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Monika Vasey, harpist

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Monika Vasey, harpist

Congratulations on your engagement and thanks for visiting my WeddingWire profile! I am located in Arlington, VA and have performed for hundreds of... Read more
Monika Vasey, harpist

Congratulations on your engagement and thanks for visiting my WeddingWire profile! I am located in Arlington, VA and have performed for hundreds of special events in DC, Maryland and Northern VA over the past 15 years. With my harp and lifelong passion for music, I will create a unique musical experience tailored to your personal preference and vision. Performance highlights include performances for the President of the United States, the President of Liberia, as well as for the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Reception, as well as many other high profile clients. Additionally I have performed with many esteemed orchestral associations including the National Philharmonic, Apollo Orchestra, Mid Atlantic Symphony, and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.

I will gladly assist with music selections and coordinate with additional musicians if needed. My personal attention and dedication to the musical details of each and every event will ensure your satisfaction and ease of mind. My artistry and musical sensitivity will guarantee an enjoyable and memorable experience that you and your guests will always remember.

I am available as a solo harpist or can coordinate various ensembles including harp with flute, voice, violin, or cello. My repertoire is extensive- including Classical, Celtic, Jazz and Popular styles and I will gladly accommodate special music requests. I plays on an ebony Venus Concert Grand Penti pedal harp, adding a stunning accent to any event setting. Please check out my reviews to hear what past couples are saying!

To listen to music samples, please click here: http://www.monikavasey.net

Feel free to reach me directly at (716) 316-6961 or monikavasey@mac.com 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, Orchestra
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3
What instruments does your group play?
Harp
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music

REVIEWS

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Brooke
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Great harpist! She plays beautifully! She found a flutist to accompany her and they provided beautiful music for my ceremony and cocktail hour. She also worked really well with my planner, thanks Monika!
Great harpist! She plays beautifully! She found a flutist to accompany her and they provided beautiful music for my Read more...
Great harpist! She plays beautifully! She found a flutist to accompany her and they provided beautiful music for my ceremony and cocktail hour. She also worked really well with my planner, thanks Monika! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Monika Vasey, harpist responded with the following comments:

Brooke, I am so glad you were pleased with our playing. We really enjoyed playing for you and the harp and flute really turned out to be a perfect combination for your wedding. Many many thanks and wishing you all the best! Monika
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N
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Monika was absolutely wonderful to work with! She is a supremely talented harpist, but she was also very easy to work with in planning for music and offering suggestions. We were very lucky to find her, and she is highly recommended!!!
Monika was absolutely wonderful to work with! She is a supremely talented harpist, but she was also very easy to work with Read more...
Monika was absolutely wonderful to work with! She is a supremely talented harpist, but she was also very easy to work with in planning for music and offering suggestions. We were very lucky to find her, and she is highly recommended!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Monika Vasey, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the great review, I am so glad you were so happy with my services!
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Leila
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
MONIKA WAS AMAZING! I hired Monika to play the harp for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and it was the best decision I made for my wedding! When the doors opened for me to walk down the aisle, I was beaming and almost burst into tears when I heard the music coming from the harp- it was so gorgeous, elegant, and absolutely magical. I think all of my guests were in tears too. Monika played Canon in D for me, which is what I had always dreamed of walking down the aisle to. Her price is really good. I thought i had wanted a string quartet, but it wasn't really in my budget, so I decided to have a harpist play and it honestly sounded so much better and had a way more elegant and romantic quality to it. The music filled the entire room which I think is another reason why it got everyone so emotional. Monika also played during the cocktail hour and I had several people come to me afterwards saying how great her song selections were. I'm so so so happy with how everything turned out!
MONIKA WAS AMAZING! I hired Monika to play the harp for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and it was the best decision Read more...
MONIKA WAS AMAZING! I hired Monika to play the harp for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and it was the best decision I made for my wedding! When the doors opened for me to walk down the aisle, I was beaming and almost burst into tears when I heard the music coming from the harp- it was so gorgeous, elegant, and absolutely magical. I think all of my guests were in tears too. Monika played Canon in D for me, which is what I had always dreamed of walking down the aisle to. Her price is really good. I thought i had wanted a string quartet, but it wasn't really in my budget, so I decided to have a harpist play and it honestly sounded so much better and had a way more elegant and romantic quality to it. The music filled the entire room which I think is another reason why it got everyone so emotional. Monika also played during the cocktail hour and I had several people come to me afterwards saying how great her song selections were. I'm so so so happy with how everything turned out! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Monika Vasey, harpist responded with the following comments:

Leila, I am so glad you were so happy with my services! Your wedding was absolutely gorgeous and it was really an honor to be a part of it. Thank you for your kind words!
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J
Wedding:
6/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Was one of the easiest parts of the wedding to arrange...we asked for some of the music to be uniquely synchronized with the ceremony and Monika did it perfectly no problem...the music was spot on; definitely raised the ambience of the occasion...make this the least stressful decision of your event
Was one of the easiest parts of the wedding to arrange...we asked for some of the music to be uniquely synchronized with Read more...
Was one of the easiest parts of the wedding to arrange...we asked for some of the music to be uniquely synchronized with the ceremony and Monika did it perfectly no problem...the music was spot on; definitely raised the ambience of the occasion...make this the least stressful decision of your event Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Monika Vasey, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jonah, it was such a pleasure to play for your wedding! I'm so glad you felt it was easy to work with me! my best, Monika
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Anya
Wedding:
6/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Monika was great. I started looking for a harpist around 4 months before our June wedding. She also responded promptly and provided her repertoire which was really helpful in deciding songs to play. The songs I chose were a little nontraditional (Yiruma - A River Flows in You and A Thousand Years) but she had experience with both. She even learned a song for our recessional (Halo by Beyonce) which was gorgeous on the harp. Monika also responded quickly to last minute concerns and questions I had which was very helpful. The harp music was a perfect fit for our outdoor garden wedding and we highly recommend Monika!
Monika was great. I started looking for a harpist around 4 months before our June wedding. She also responded promptly and Read more...
Monika was great. I started looking for a harpist around 4 months before our June wedding. She also responded promptly and provided her repertoire which was really helpful in deciding songs to play. The songs I chose were a little nontraditional (Yiruma - A River Flows in You and A Thousand Years) but she had experience with both. She even learned a song for our recessional (Halo by Beyonce) which was gorgeous on the harp. Monika also responded quickly to last minute concerns and questions I had which was very helpful. The harp music was a perfect fit for our outdoor garden wedding and we highly recommend Monika! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Monika Vasey, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thank you Anya! SO glad you were happy with the music!
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Briana
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Monika was absolutely amazing! A couple people were telling me that just having one instrument at the ceremony would sound lonely (which of course is not the sound you want for a wedding ceremony) but I am SO glad I didn't listen and went with my gut about Monika. She was great to work with, very responsive, (especially considering I didn't contact her until less than a month from the wedding and she still worked with me even with the tight timeline) and really just a breeze to work with. I can't tell you how many of my guests came up to me at the reception saying how much they enjoyed the harpist and that it was just the perfect touch to the ceremony. Her price is AMAZING considering northern VA prices. I honestly was about to just use an ipod to play 'here comes the bride' I was so fed up with the outrageous prices for string instruments until I found her website. My husband and I were married in a small historic church so at first there was a concern about where she would play, but she was very flexible and fit perfectly at the front of the church. She was perfect, the harp was perfect, everything was perfect. She really set the tone for the wedding and, again, I highly recommend her.
Monika was absolutely amazing! A couple people were telling me that just having one instrument at the ceremony would sound Read more...
Monika was absolutely amazing! A couple people were telling me that just having one instrument at the ceremony would sound lonely (which of course is not the sound you want for a wedding ceremony) but I am SO glad I didn't listen and went with my gut about Monika. She was great to work with, very responsive, (especially considering I didn't contact her until less than a month from the wedding and she still worked with me even with the tight timeline) and really just a breeze to work with. I can't tell you how many of my guests came up to me at the reception saying how much they enjoyed the harpist and that it was just the perfect touch to the ceremony. Her price is AMAZING considering northern VA prices. I honestly was about to just use an ipod to play 'here comes the bride' I was so fed up with the outrageous prices for string instruments until I found her website. My husband and I were married in a small historic church so at first there was a concern about where she would play, but she was very flexible and fit perfectly at the front of the church. She was perfect, the harp was perfect, everything was perfect. She really set the tone for the wedding and, again, I highly recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Monika Vasey, harpist responded with the following comments:

Hi Briana! Thanks so much for your wonderful review! The comment about one instrument sounding "lonely" is absolutely correct for instruments such as the violin, cello or flute, because they play a melody but cannot add a harmony simultaneously. The harp is a fantastic choice, because like a piano it is "self-accompanying" meaning not only can the harpist play the melody, but also a supporting harmony or accompaniment, on one instrument. So glad you felt the music was so great. All the best, Monika
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Gina
Wedding:
1/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Monika played for my daughter's winter wedding. We could not have been happier with her music. She provided the perfect accompaniment to this beautiful occasion. My daughter was flexible, and left the music choices to Monika. She played the perfect selections for the preamble, ceremony, and cocktail hour! She even wore a beautiful green gown to coordinate with the seasonal colors! We had a fun time and would recommend her highly!
Monika played for my daughter's winter wedding. We could not have been happier with her music. She provided the perfect Read more...
Monika played for my daughter's winter wedding. We could not have been happier with her music. She provided the perfect accompaniment to this beautiful occasion. My daughter was flexible, and left the music choices to Monika. She played the perfect selections for the preamble, ceremony, and cocktail hour! She even wore a beautiful green gown to coordinate with the seasonal colors! We had a fun time and would recommend her highly! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Monika Vasey, harpist responded with the following comments:

Gina, I'm so happy you were pleased with my services. It was a lovely wedding and I was happy to coordinate my outfit to the wedding colors. Thank you for the kind review!
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Anita
Wedding:
11/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Monica was fantastic! We were incredibly lucky to have her at my sister's wedding. She responded to me quickly and gave me suggestions for traditional music that is played at certain points in the ceremony. Her contract was easy to understand and she was extremely flexible. And, she is an amazing and gifted musician. She made a beautiful ceremony even more so--thanks, Monika!
Monica was fantastic! We were incredibly lucky to have her at my sister's wedding. She responded to me quickly and gave me Read more...
Monica was fantastic! We were incredibly lucky to have her at my sister's wedding. She responded to me quickly and gave me suggestions for traditional music that is played at certain points in the ceremony. Her contract was easy to understand and she was extremely flexible. And, she is an amazing and gifted musician. She made a beautiful ceremony even more so--thanks, Monika! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Monika Vasey, harpist responded with the following comments:

Anita, thank you for your kind review! I am so glad you felt working with me was easy. It was an honor to be a part of your sister's ceremony!
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Keldy
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Monika was the best! She was very responsive to my requests and played beautifully. All of my guests commented on how magical her playing was. She was open to my requests and helped me with options when I was unsure of music I wanted. Monika was professional at all times and warm/welcoming to my guests.
Monika was the best! She was very responsive to my requests and played beautifully. All of my guests commented on how Read more...
Monika was the best! She was very responsive to my requests and played beautifully. All of my guests commented on how magical her playing was. She was open to my requests and helped me with options when I was unsure of music I wanted. Monika was professional at all times and warm/welcoming to my guests. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Hank
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
I could not recommend Monika Vasey more highly. I've had Monika play for numerous events and she is always one of the highlights of the gathering. Exceedingly talented and gracious! Your guests will be awed.
I could not recommend Monika Vasey more highly. I've had Monika play for numerous events and she is always one of the Read more...
I could not recommend Monika Vasey more highly. I've had Monika play for numerous events and she is always one of the highlights of the gathering. Exceedingly talented and gracious! Your guests will be awed. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

DEALS

Add an additional hour of music for $150
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Promo Code: HARP-Y HOUR   $300 Value
Add an hour of harp music for your cocktail hour for only $150! *Must also book ceremony service. $50 charge for venue relocation if at different address.

Available to the first 10 couples
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$200 OFF- harp at cocktail hour (with ceremony booking)
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Promo Code: COCKTAILHARP   $350 Value
Receive an hour of harp music for cocktails or reception at a discounted price when you also book harp for your ceremony service.
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