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The ceremony music was beautiful. I would recommend a live harpist for every wedding.

5.0/5.0
Niki, Wedding Date: 08/18/2012

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Jessica Frost-Ballas is the Shenandoah Valley’s most requested harpist for weddings and her extensive experience and diverse repertoire means that your ceremony music will be in the hands of a trusted professional. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and the elegant addition of the harp is the perfect complement to your special day. Jessica is available for wedding ceremonies, civil unions, commitment ceremonies, vow renewals, rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, dinner music, and receptions.

Jessica offers two levels of lever and pedal harp packages for wedding ceremonies and an all-inclusive platinum wedding package. Reception music (rehearsal dinner, cocktails, dinner, farewell brunch, etc.) may be added to any package for an additional fee.

Package Options
Sapphire Lever This budget-friendly package is intended to give couples with a limited budget the opportunity to include the harp in their wedding ceremony. All music will be selected by Jessica Frost-Ballas. This package includes: 15 minute prelude Ceremony music including up to 2 processionals and 1 recessional 10 minute postlude Set-up and tuning at your venue 2 consultations by phone or email Choice of the Merlin R lever harp or Dusty Strings Ravenna lever harp Diamond Lever This package includes the options from the Sapphire Lever package but allows for basic customization of the ceremony music. As the lever harp is limited in some technical ways music may be selected from the following Lever Harp Repertoire List. This package includes: 15 minute prelude Ceremony music including up to 2 processionals, 1 recessional, and 1 selection during the ceremony 10 minute postlude Set-up and tuning at your venue 1 30 minute in-person consultation and 2 consultations by phone or email Choice of the Merlin R lever harp or Dusty Strings Ravenna lever harp (amplification available) Sapphire Pedal This package includes the options from the Sapphire Lever package but allows for use of the larger pedal harps. This package also allows for the addition of other musicians (flute, violin, harp, clarinet, bagpipe, and other instrumentalists are available). All music will be selected by Jessica Frost-Ballas. This package includes: 15 minutes of prelude music Ceremony music including up to 2 processionals and 1 recessional 10 minutes of postlude music Set-up and tuning at your venue 2 consultations by phone or email Choice of the two lever harps above or the Lyon and Healy 23 pedal harp Option to add other instruments or vocalists ($200-300 per musician) Diamond Pedal The package is intended for the couple who would like the most freedom of choice in regards to instruments and music. It is also the most popular package available. This package includes all the options of the Diamond Lever package but allows for use of the larger pedal harps and therefore a larger repertoire list. This package also allows for the addition of other musicians (flute, violin, harp, clarinet, bagpipe, and other instrumentalists are available). This package also allows for music selections not found on the Repertoire List and more performance time. This package includes: 15-30 minute prelude Ceremony music including up to 3 processionals, 1 recessional, and 2 selections during the ceremony 10-15 minute postlude Set-up and tuning at your venue 1 30 minute in-person consultation and 2 consultations by phone or email Choice of the two lever harps above or the Lyon and Healy 23 pedal harp Customized music (up to three selections not on the Repertoire List) Option to add other instrumentalists or vocalists ($200-300 per musician) Platinum This all-inclusive wedding day package is intended for the couple who would to utilize the magic of the harp throughout their wedding. The music for this package is fully customizable. The package includes all the options from the Diamond Pedal package but provides unlimited consultations, unlimited ceremony music, additional ceremony performance time, and additional music for the reception. Reception music can include the cocktail hour, dinner, or reception. Additional discounts are provided for other wedding-related events. This package includes: 30 minute prelude Unlimited music during the ceremony 15 minute postlude Set-up and tuning at your venue Unlimited consultations in-person or by email or phone Choice of the two lever harps above or the Lyon and Healy 23 pedal harp Customized music (up to five selections not on the Repertoire List) Option to add other instrumentalists or vocalists ($200-300 per musician) 120 minutes of additional music at the same venue as the ceremony (additional fee for change in venue) 20% discount for other wedding-related bookings (engagements party, bridal shower, bridesmaids luncheon, rehearsal dinner, or farewell brunch)

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What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

9 Reviews

5.0/5.0
 
5.0/5.0
Lindsay, Wedding Date: 10/06/2012
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Jessica played the harp at my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. She had great ideas for the music selection and she had plenty of experience at our setting. It was the perfect touch for our garden wedding. She was so easy to work with.

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5.0/5.0
Kimberly, Wedding Date: 09/15/2012
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Jessica was wonderful! My guests complimented on how the harp sounded like a stereo. They were amazed how it sounded. I had Jessica play for the ceremony and the reception -wonderful! Jessica was very cordial and professional. I would definitley recommend her to play at any special event you have!

Services Used: Musician

5.0/5.0
Danielle, Wedding Date: 08/18/2012
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Jessica did a great job at our ceremony! We had a meeting in her home and discussed the type of feel we wanted and the music selections that would fit that feel. She completely understood us and played us a few selections. She also printed out a couple customized songs that we wanted to use and played it for us right there. It was so nice to be able to pick exactly what song we wanted to hear when the wedding party was walking out and it helped putting me at ease to hear Jessica playing her beautiful harp to the song I picked to walk out to. We absolutely loved it, thank you Jessica!!

Services Used: Musician
Jessica Frost-Ballas responded with the following comments:
Danielle, thank you so much for your review! I really enjoyed the music you selected for your ceremony! It was unique and VERY memorable! Best wishes to you and your husband!

5.0/5.0
Niki, Wedding Date: 08/18/2012
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The ceremony music was beautiful. I would recommend a live harpist for every wedding.

Services Used: Musician

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