Weddings and other Special Events
I've been playing harp for weddings in the Delaware Valley for over twenty years. I've played for all kinds of ceremonies: religious weddings (Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Wiccan) and non-denominational weddings; both indoors and outdoors (churches, court-houses, yacht clubs, golf courses, mansions, beaches, ships, and even a wedding in a barn!)
As a wedding harpist, my goal is to help the bridal couple have music that truly reflects them, with an air of class and elegance. Some folks opt to walk down the aisle to classics like "Canon in D". Others prefer something less predictable, like "Stairway to Heaven". I play a wide variety of music to accomodate all kinds of musical tastes: Classical, Folk, Pop, Rock, Jazz, and Country. With thousands of songs in my repertoire, a couple can find selections that are unique to them.
In addition to special songs, couples might choose special instrumentation. Perhaps you'd like a duo, trio, or even a band? I have many options available. My husband Mark Dishong is a talented organist and pianist. Our daughter Eleanor Dishong is a fine violinist and singer. We also have access to many other excellent musicians who play instruments like flute, cello, guitar, drums, and trumpet.
Besides weddings, I offer music for many kinds of special events: Parties, Anniversaries, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Memorial Serrvices, Fundraisers, Grand Openings, Retirements, Concerts, and other festive occasions.
As a former casino harpist, I play a wide variety of music to accomodate all kinds of musical tastes: Classical, Folk, Pop, Rock, Jazz, and Country. With thousands of songs in my repertoire, people can find selections that suit their tastes.
In addition to special songs, some might choose special instrumentation. Perhaps you'd like a duo, trio, or even a band? I have many options available. My husband Mark Dishong is a talented organist and pianist. Our daughter Eleanor Dishong is a fine violinist and singer. We also have access to many other excellent musicians who play instruments like flute, cello, guitar, drums, and trumpet. Whatever you choose, solo or combo, I will strive to make sure you have what GigMasters website deemed as a "Five Star" experience!
What others say:
"Everyone at the party enjoyed hearing you play. I have been receiving calls all week. You have such a wonderful talent, and your beautiful personality really enhances it. Thanks again!"
-Eileen Maguire, anniversary party hostess
"We thank you so much for providing the wonderful music and voice...We received so many comments on the entertainment. You are truly a blessing to our ministry."
-Lois Hepler, Rainbow of Hope, Inc.
"Laura's music added tremendous depth to the event. Months later, I'm still receiving comments about how beautiful her music is."
-The Reverend Ryan Paetzold
"You [Laura] played at a surprise birthday party in Cape May for my very good friend. It was so nice to hear the beautiful music as we enjoyed a wonderful meal. Thank you!"
-Donna Haar, party guest
"We were extremely pleased with the time you took to learn our selections...and with the overall presentation at the wedding. You were absolutely wonderful, and we feel you made our ceremony beautiful and romantic. We couldn't be happier!"
-Kelli McStay Ringen, bride
"We are so grateful to have you be a part of our wedding. Your musical touch added a very classy touch to our ceremony... You have a wonderful selection of music. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special."
-Gwyn Habingreither, bride
"Thank you for celebrating our wedding with us and thanks again for doing our ceremony music. Many folks said the music was great! We had a wonderful time!"
-Cynthia Tjoa, bride
"Laura played at a very intimate gathering held at my parents' home for guests who could not attend my wedding. One guest, my mother's best friend, Debbie, had missed the 'big day' because she was battling cancer. We had photos and a video to watch while Laura played her harp. It felt very elegant and special. But then a most unforgettable thing happened. In a very spontaneous moment, Laura gave Debbie an impromptu harp lesson. Unbeknownst to me, Debbie had an unfulfilled wish to play the harp. I will never forget the joyous expression on Debbie's face as she carefully cradled Laura's harp, while Laura guided Debbie's hands across the strings. It is my favorite memory of Debbie. She passed a few short months later. Laura is not only a consummate artist, but a generous, caring spirit. Thank you for enriching our lives and making our dreams come true!"
-Heather Stuebe, bride