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Renowned International Harpist Esther Underhay is not an agency with a pool of musicians to give you the luck of the draw. She personally brings her experience performing for three Presidents of the United States, full-time harpist at Ritz-Carlton and performing all over the world on Celebrity Cruises to your wedding to assist you in having the Wedding of your Dreams.

Esther and her string trio and jazz band have been performing in South Florida for literally 1000s of weddings ceremonies and cocktail hours over the past 20 years. "It is so exciting to work with a bride and groom as we work closely together throughout the process of creating the ceremony music they have envisioned."

You want to be surrounded by family and friends. In the process you will become friends with your photographer, your caterer, your florist as they help you determine what you would like for your special day. And I believe that it is important with your musician as well, Make an appointment to meet with me, with no obligation. Let me catch your dream, make your dream come true. "

"Virtually any song that you would like to have played I 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 "Beautiful in White". It is YOUR day and I 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:

Complimentary in-studio personal consultation to assist you in choosing just the right music for your wedding or special event.

Liability insurance

Amplification for up to 150 guests

Any songs you would like as long as they are playable on the harp

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Experience

Esther has performed for over 2,000 weddings and over 1,000 corporate events, and toured the world on Celebrity Cruise ships. She has played for international dignitaries including Presidents George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, for H.R.H. Prince Edward, on national television and radio, and even for the Economic World Leaders' wives at the G7 Summit.

Services

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.

In South Florida you may choose to have one or two harps, as well as other ensemble arrangements including:

  • Harp/flute duo
  • Harp/guitar jazz duo
  • Harp/flute/cello trio
  • Harp/violin/cello trio
  • Harp/violin/viola/cello quartet
  • Jazz band

Areas Covered

The Elegant Harp & String Ensemble serves South Florida including West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Martin County, as well as Solo Harp in Alexandria Bay, 1000 Islands, and surrounding area in New York in the summer.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$425

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$525

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Sample Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Drums
Flute
Guitar
Harp
Piano
Trumpet
Saxophone
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Vocals
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Paul M. Married on 03/11/2023
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Elegant Harp Perfection

I cannot begin to find the words to express the level of beauty and ambience that Esther with her Elegant Harp Trio created for our daughters wedding. The quality of music and overall elegance provided for the Ceremony and Cocktail hour simply said was "outstanding". We could not be more happy for the results, as Esther hit the mark with her image and song options. Esther worked closely with our daughter to select appropriate song choices both on and off Esther's playlist. If you did not hear Esther play "Hallelujah" you are missing something wonderful. Esther's Elegant Harp Trio was on premise and set up to play well before our guests started to arrive, and we received rave revues from everyone. Simply stated if you want an elegant, entertaining and professional addition to your event, look no further. We highly recommend The Elegant Harp, they met any and all what we envisioned to make our daughters wedding special.
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India J. Married on 03/25/2023
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Impeccable

Esther and her team played at our wedding ceremony. She was so sweet, personal, accessible, accommodating, and most importantly, professional! She has a plethora of all kinds of songs to choose from, and is happy to learn songs as well. She made our ceremony magical and stunning. Thank you for everything!!!
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Jaclyn M. Married on 03/01/2023
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Magical Music!

Esther and her team were absolutely wonderful and played the most beautiful music for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. I could not be happier with them - they are professional, extremely talented, and truly listened to my musical interests and choices. Thank you Esther and Elegant Harp for being part of my special day!
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Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina Hotel Weddings

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.

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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.

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Esther does a wonderful job providing the perfect background music for your ceremony! Always the consummate professional!

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