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Jessica Frost-Ballas

Stephens City , VA
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LOCATION

102 Hammer Court
Stephens City, VA US 22655 (map)

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540-550-7955

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement!

Jessica Frost-Ballas is the Shenandoah Valley’s most requested harpist for weddings and her extensive experience and diverse repertoire... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement!

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) Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Harp, Piano, Trumpet, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Long Black Formal
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes! Sound clips are available and in-person music consultations are available with some music packages.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
30 minutes
How much space do you usually require?
5x5' square is usually sufficient. A flat, level, and dry surface is also required.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Mileage is included for the first 60 miles of travel. There is an additional charge of $.50/mile for every mile over 60. For round-trip travel totalling more than 100 miles there is a traveling fee of $50.00.

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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
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.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kimberly
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
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: Ceremony Music
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
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: Ceremony Music
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!
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Niki
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
The ceremony music was beautiful. I would recommend a live harpist for every wedding.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amy
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Jessica is an amazing musician! She was very professional and helpful in suggesting and planning our selections for the ceremony and reception.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Julie
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
She and flautist Jaclyn Duncan Frost played for our August wedding - the ceremony and cocktail hour. She was very easy to work with and we communicated everything very well.

The music was beautiful and she has a large repertoire, so it wasn't an issue finding music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. I'd recommend Jessica for your live music needs.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Jessica Frost-Ballas responded with the following comments:

Julie, Thanks so much for your feedback! I enjoyed performing for you and working with Jaclyn! Thanks again and congratulations on your marriage!
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Ann
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Jessica was amazing! She sat with my fiancee and me and played many songs when we didn't know exactly what we wanted. My fiancee just pulled out his mp3 player and named songs off it for her to play. She was very flexible. She transposed music from piano sheet music at our request. She played some very interesting songs you do not normally hear on the harp, and we feel that it really made our wedding day special! There were traditional songs we chose, and the "Lord's Prayer" played during the vows made it so nice. The bridal entrance was "Today" by the Smashing Pumpkins, which Jessica played from piano music. She also played "Cantina Band" from Star Wars, and everyone is still talking about it!
Very flexible, and a wonderful personality. Great to work with!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Jessica Frost-Ballas responded with the following comments:

Ann, thanks so much for your feedback! I had a lot of fun preparing the music for your ceremony and enjoyed getting to play non "traditional" music for your wedding! Congratulations on your marriage!
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Katrina
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
**Jessica was an amazing musician and very professional to work with. She had a very large repertoire of music to chose from and multiple suggestions for the ceremony. Jessica offered suggestions about music selections and timing. She flawlessly transitioned between pieces and played until we were ready to transition to dinner, it was so seemless I didn't notice that she played a couple of our specially requested songs multiple times so that my husband could hear them all the way through. Jessica took Metallica selections and made them sound amazing on the harp.
-Katrina


**Jessica Frost is my oldest friend, and I was very pleased that she was able to come and play at my wedding. Given the fact that I was resonsible for very little in the planning of my wedding, all I can say is that she worked closely with my wife in planning the perfect music to correspond with our ceremony, bringing to the table her vast knowledge of and experience in such things. She was even able to take a few of my own special requests. The entire evening was made so much more special by her remarkable musical talent, and her mere presence.

Jessica, thank you so very much for being a part of a most special day.
-Matt
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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murphinette727
Wedding:
9/5/2009
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Jessica was great! I had my heart set on a harpist and she couldn't have been better. We contacted her a little bit late and she was so easy to work with.

We had our wedding at our Catholic church which could have been difficult to work with in terms of the music allowed during mass or ceremony. Jessica's repertoire is vast and our priest had no issues with any of the music we selected (it was classical and religious - no popular pieces or anything).

The music at the ceremony was beautiful. I just wish I could have heard more of it!
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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