Harpist Shelley Otis works with wedding couples throughout New England. Her sound ranges from soft and romantic classics to her own lively and upbeat arrangements of newer releases. Couples can choose from a catalog of over 400 songs in a variety of genres including classical, popular, jazz, and various world traditions, and are welcome to request additional songs that aren't on her list. She enjoys the creative challenge of adapting music of all kinds to the harp, and is committed to finding just the right music for every couple.
Like the harp but think you might want something more? Shelley also collaborates with a violinist, cellist, flutist, bassist, and percussionist. Any combination of instruments is possible: have the solo harp for your ceremony, then add in bass and percussion for a lively yet elegant cocktail hour. Or have a classic trio of harp, violin and cello.
89 Reviews for Shelley Otis
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Haley · Married on 10/17/2020
We were lucky enough to have Shelley play our wedding ceremony music, and she was my favorite part of our day! Shelley is so talented - she played absolutely beautifully and added such a special touch to the ceremony. Our guests were so impressed, and so were we. Shelley was so easy to work with, very responsive, and great with communication during the planning process. Thank you Shelley!Sent on 10/20/2020
Shelley Otis's reply:You are most welcome Haley! I really enjoyed being a part of your wedding. I loved being up on the mountain, and the view created such a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony, especially the way the sun was shining on you both as you said your vows. Thanks for having me be a part of your day :-)
Jeanette · Married on 10/09/2020
I felt like walking in the clouds!
I can't say enough of Shelley, she was so sweet and fun to work with, she was very accommodating with our venue and music choices. She was very professional and such a lovely lady. I enjoyed having her music at our ceremony so so much!, received tons of complements. It just took our ceremony experience to another level, unforgettable...Sent on 10/26/2020
Shelley Otis's reply:Thank you so much Jeanette! I really enjoyed meeting you. I'm so happy that everyone liked the music and I'm glad that I could be a part of your wedding. Wishing you both much happiness!
Nicole P. · Married on 10/02/2020
Shelley was absolutely wonderful from the very start. She was so easy to work with and made sure that everything was just perfect for our special day. She has a great list of songs she can play and was open to learning new songs that we had requested. We had to change things up for our wedding into a smaller ceremony this year due to Covid, but she was there with us through it all and helped relieve a lot of stress!Sent on 11/22/2020
Shelley Otis's reply:Thank you for the kind words Nicole! I'm so glad I could be a part of your wedding. I really enjoyed meeting and working with both of you!! Wishing you both much happiness!
Shelley is a fantastic harpist. She works with her couples to personally design their ceremony music.
Shelley Otis performed flawlessly and provided for a soft and comforting ambiance during the wedding ceremony. Shelley was a pleasure to work with and maintained a professional bearing throughout the evening. I highly recommend Shelley Otis if you are looking to add that special touch to your wedding day.
Extremely talented and versatile Harpist, plays elegant wedding classics while keeping a modern approach!