Akin to wartime.
There are so many words that have been used to describe this momentous year that we've just lived through. And yes, it's been incredibly tough. But we're also here to tell the tale of 2020, a year like no other. In a year where I performed at just 13% of the weddings I was booked at, it would be easy to cast the last twelve months off as a waste. But looking back through my diary and photos, there have been some great moments. Here's a few highs and lows from the last 12 months:
Every year when December rolls around, I explode like a festive bomb. I adore Christmas and everything that comes with it. The music, the jumpers, my candy cane earrings (yes I am wearing them as I write this) and of course the films. Each year brings with it a raft of new festive films but for me, the old ones are the best. Here's my run down of my Top 10 Christmas Films...
That's right, I mentioned the C-word - Christmas! It's creeping up on us and with lockdown lasting until 2nd December there's no better time to get started on your gift shopping. I've collated 7 of my favourite (female founded) small businesses who are all online and offering something unique. Take a look...!
A Fats Waller classics, this jazzy number is an absolute delight to play!
Expertly arranged for harp by Ray Pool, Ain't Misbehavin' is a go-to for drinks receptions for me. Just to listen to it conjures up images of champagne glasses, sun shining on a happy couple and their guests.
As a harpist, I have lost count of the number of weddings I have performed at, but it's certainly over 150. While I'm not playing, I get quite nosy about what has been chosen for the day; what is personal to the couple and how they use the traditions of marriage to make the day special for them.
I have been lucky enough to see some really amazing wedding ceremonies and I have gone ahead and compiled my top 5 tips for your wedding ceremony, just to take some stress out of the planning for you...
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