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Jessica played the harp during my ceremony and cocktail hour. Because I don't live nearby to where she is located, we planned the playlist over the phone months before the wedding. Jessica was kind enough to play some songs for me over the phone so I was able to hear her play. She was also willing to work with me on some song changes days before my wedding. She was a little hard to get ahold of, ususally taking a few days to return my messages, but in the end that really didn't matter because she made my ceremony beautiful with her musical talent! The wedding day went so quickly and was such a blur to me, my only regret is that I never got a chance to meet her in person at the wedding, except for a quick hello and thank you as she left! She was very sweet and very talented and would recommend her to other brides! She also comes highly recommended by my wedding venue, the Don CeSar in St Pete Beach, which says a lot.
Jessica was very pleasant to work with and the ultimate professional. I had a blast choosing songs for my wedding and listened in delight, as she graciously played pieces for me on the phone. Although, her schedule is quite full, she made time to help plan my special day. I kept having a harpist play at my wedding a secret. It was a great surprise! Everyone was pleased and very impressed with Jessica's elegant touch during my outdoor wedding. I'm upset that I didn't get a chance to properly meet her and thank her, but it started to rain and the time allotted during my ceremony was up. Jessica, my husband and I thank you very much and I highly recommend you to anyone.
Oh it was such a delight to play at your wedding! I felt so bad to rush out but I had to get the harp out of the rain and was so wet when finished I didn't want to come inside and interrupt your pictures. Thank-you so much for including me in your special day!
Jessica was great to work with and very talented! She was easy to get a hold of and work with. We had an outside ceremony and cocktail hour and having the Harp music playing really added to the ambiance. I highly recommend Jessica to all other Bay Area brides!
So I had my officiate, photographer, dress, condo on the beach, and the beach location for the ceremony. I needed music. Music? What kind of music can you get on the beach? Maybe I shouldn't do music...just use the sound of the seagulls and the waves. I was given the option of a professional that would bring speakers and whatever kind of music I wanted. That just sounded too cheesy to me. My ideal was a Harpist but I didn't think it was possible. How would we get it out to the beach? Wouldn't the sound of the waves drown the sound of the harp out? As usual, I Googled it. I found several harpists willing to drive to Sarasota for a small fortune; others couldn't bring the harp on the beach. When I got in touch with Jessica, I knew I had the right person when she said, “The Harp is the music of Angels”. Done. Sold. Not only is SHE an angel, she is beautiful, kind, happy and simply glowing. In a nutshell, this is what she did for us: We had a long phone consultation (we had a destination wedding, so I never met with her in person), we picked specific music for my walk down the aisle, background music during the ceremony, and the music for our walk together as husband and wife. I felt so comfortable with my decision to hire Jessica...I just kind of forgot about her…let her do her thing and never had to worry about her. She arrived unannounced, that little bitty girl dragged her humongous harp out of an SUV, wheeled it across the parking lot, lugged it through the sand all by herself. She set up, played throughout the entire ceremony and played during our photography session. I simply will never recommend any other harpist but Jessica. She is elegant, beautiful, punctual, reliable, talented and affordable. Laura DF
Thanks so much for this sweet review. It was such a pleasure to be a part of your special day. Wishing you all the best!
Jessica played the harp during our ceremony and cocktail hour. She performed beautifully, looked stunning, and was very polite and sweet visiting with our guests. We found her pretty last minute and were so happy she was available. She was so easy to work with and the end result was just perfect. We were so blessed to find her and would highly recommend Jessica Cardwell to anyone!
Such amazing ambiance for the wedding! My husband and I probably got more compliments on the harpist than anything else both on the wedding day and at our brunch the next day. She was such a great addition to the wedding and really made for a romantic setting. Jessica was incredibly professional and very easy to work with. It was also nice that she played the harp during our planning sessions so that we could actually hear what was going to be played at the wedding. Great vendor!
I hired Jessica over the phone for my parents 5oth Wedding Anniversary celebration. Jessica bubbled with Caring and Sweetness from the start of the phone call. Jessica's professionalism and manorism could not be matched! When i walked into my home where the reception was being held I could not believe my eyes!!! She was like and Angel.....Simply beautiful!!! Jessica you were a hit! Everyone told me how beautiful you played and made my Party a sucess! I have a beautiful picture of you that I will mail to you. Thank You so much for doing my Party.
Jessica was one of the first vendors we booked. We met her at the Don Cesar bridal show where she was playing and meeting with brides. We had been on the fence between a string quartet, steel drums and a harpist. As soon as I heard her play, I knew I wanted her to perform our ceremony and cocktail hour music and booked her before we even listened to another musician. Jessica was so easy to work with and had great suggestions for songs. She even played samples over the phone for me, which brought me to tears. I am so happy we hired Jessica - she created such an elegant and romantic setting for our special day.
Jessica came to our wedding on time and her services added the right touch to our beach ceremony, beautiful harp skills :)
jessica and I only spoke over the phone to plan her playing for my wedding ceremony but it was enough. She played various pieces for me on the phone and helped me make decisions about what music to play as I only knew what I wanted to walk down the aisle to and what I wanted my bridal party to walk to. The harp was the perfect addition to our beach ceremony. It was beautiful. I higly reccomend her even though her price was higher then others I had spoken with, she was worth it!
Jessica performed at my wedding this past weekend and did an amazing job!! She was highly recommended at the Don CeSar where I got married and I'm glad we decided to go with her. She was very professional and arrived on time. I am still getting compliments on the music she performed!! The wedding ceremony is a blur to me because I was so nervous but hearing the harp in the background was perfect!!!! Thank you so much Jessica!!!
Jessica played for us at our wedding this past December and did a fantastic job. In the days leading up to the wedding I had a difficult time deciding on music for our ceremony and Jessica graciously played over the phone for me until I found the perfect piece! Her presence there really set the tone for the night and the guests all raved about how beautifully she played. Thank you so much for everything!
-Jason and Stephanie
I am the mother of the bride, and was asked to find a musician for the ceremony. I found Jessica to be very responsive. She worked with me on price, and played the songs my daughter wanted her to play. Before the wedding, my husband thought we were silly to hire a harpist, but after the wedding, mentioned several times that he thought Jessica's music added so much, and was glad we did.
Ms Cardwell is an extremely tallented person who is also a joy to work with. Everyone at my wedding commented on how wonderful she was and that "it (having a harpist) made the ceremony." I very highly recommend her!