You're getting married! Congratulations!!! Or having a very special event. The Elegant Harp, String Ensemble, and Jazz Group are musical groups serving South Florida and the 1000 Islands, New York for the past 20 years. We, Esther and AnnaLisa Underhay, are a mother-daughter harpist duo, and love to create beautiful melodies and background music for your ceremony and throughout your wedding day. We have played internationally, and will cater to your desires so you can create an ideal ambiance for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, bridal shower, or other special event. Virtually any song that you would like to have played we would love to play it for you, whether you want Classical such as the "Canon in D", standards such as "Can't Help Falling in Love" or "Here Comes the Sun", or current pop songs, such as "A Thousand Years", "All of Me", or "Clocks". Guests often come up to us and say they guessed every song that we played. We keep a balance so that it does not intrude and compete with the conversation but rather complements. It is YOUR day and we want to assist in making it all that you have dreamed it to be.
We have several packages whether you have 2 or 300 guests.
Included to meet your needs:
In-studio consultation to assist you in choosing just the right music for your wedding or special event.
Amplification for up to 150 guests
Any songs you would like as long as they are playable on the harp
Together, we have performed for over 1,500 weddings and over 1,000 corporate events. Both Esther and AnnaLisa have toured the world on Celebrity Cruise ships. Esther has played for international dignitaries including Presidents George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, for H.R.H. Prince Edward, on national television and radio, and even for the world leaders' wives at the G7 Summit. AnnaLisa has performed on ABC television, at Carnegie Hall, and for audiences in several foreign countries, including Japan and India.
The Elegant Harp & String Ensemble creates custom setlists that reflect your personal tastes for the wedding or special event. We can also learn new songs and arrangements just for you. You may choose to have one or two harps, as well as other ensemble arrangements including:
The Elegant Harp & String Ensemble serves South Florida including Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Martin County, as well as the 1,000 Islands, New York in the summer.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Meghan · Married on 04/08/2017
Esther (and her husband, who officiated our wedding ceremony) were absolutely amazing. Most little girls have a picture from an early age of what their wedding will be like. While that image changes when you actually plan your wedding, the moment she began playing the bridal march, I almost teared up, as at least that moment was exactly the moment I had pictured my whole life--and it's one of the few moments of our wedding day that is still crystal clear in my mind, which is such a gift to me. Working with her was definitely one of the best decisions I made to ensure that our ceremony was perfect. On top of her skill on the harp, she was so easy and accommodating to work with. Esther performed at our outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour, which was a concern of mine due to a lack of coverage on the outdoor location. Esther and her husband arrived early and figured out a solution without any trouble (and no additional stress on us to try and help). She is a consummate professional, but also extremely personable--you really feel that she is so happy to be a part of your special day. I would recommend her again and again. Thank you for everything!Sent on 04/24/2017
Mirena · Married on 10/13/2018
It was the right decision
We really enjoyed having a harpist at our wedding. AnnaLisa was professional, on time and very easy to work with. I melted to the sound of the harp as I walked down the isle. I thoroughly enjoyed this experince and highly recommend.Sent on 10/31/2018
Linda · Married on 02/10/2018
Amazing - Esther was wonderful, and really added an elegant touch to your wedding! Thank you SO much. She was lovely, and a delight to work with.Sent on 05/28/2018
I don't know where to begin to write about Ester Underhay and her amazing harp skills. The love she has for her art you can feel through her music, and hear in your heart. She preforms all of the classics, as well as plays music you'd hear on today's music stations. She is always dressed elegantly, with a warm smile that reaches her eyes. Ester is one of a kind.
Esther is an awesome Harpist and an elegant, sophisticated individual. We've worked with her (and her husband, Pastor Paul Underhay) often through the years and they are consummate professionals. If you want class, elegance, grace, and most of all talent playing beautiful music, choose Esther.
Esther does a wonderful job providing the perfect background music for your ceremony! Always the consummate professional!