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Julianne B. · Married on 06/10/2021
We were so lucky to have Shelley be a part of our special day! Leading up to the wedding, she was super communicative and helped us in creating and customizing a music setlist for both our ceremony and cocktail hour. She has the sweetest, warmest energy and is wildly talented -- her music truly made for such a memorable and special ceremony. So many of our guests came up to us at different points to let us know how much they enjoyed her music. I can't recommend her enough!!Sent on 06/15/2021
Tom D. · Married on 06/05/2021
A Beautiful, Elegant Touch to Our Ceremony
We were so lucky to have Shelley at our wedding. She’s an incredibly talented harpist, and a very kind person. Our guests told us they were tearing up before the ceremony even started because of her music alone.Sent on 06/09/2021
I can’t imagine we were the easiest wedding she’s ever done, as we were planning it during COVID and had a lot of our own ideas for the music we wanted to hear. Shelley was patient and flexible with us the entire time, and we were so impressed by the songs she learned just for our ceremony.
We highly recommend working with Shelley (and listening to her music on Spotify)!
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!
Avery · Married on 09/12/2020
Elegance, Delight, and Joy
Pre-covid, Shelley was not one of our original vendors, but if there was good to come out of covid, it was in being able to hire Shelley for our intimate wedding! When we first hired Shelley, we thought we only needed music for our ceremony and cocktail hour. When we changed our plans (again) to have a full ceremony and reception for 30 people, Shelley seamlessly worked with us not only to learn two new songs, but to add a violinist and percussionist to our day to make sure all our needs were covered (and Cami and Fabio were truly fabulous)!Sent on 09/21/2020
Shelley's music is beautiful. She has an astounding repertoire of music that was nothing short of delightful on our wedding day. Shelley moved effortlessly from playing songs like Hallelujah during our ceremony (for which there wasn't a dry eye in the house) to playing Taylor Swift cover songs (which had everyone in awe, giggling, and bopping around). We, our families, and our guests were nothing short of thrilled by the music that Shelley provided - she added such joy, elegance, and wonder to our celebration. At the end of the evening, Shelley asked us if she could play one more song, as if there was any chance in the world that we wouldn't want to hear more from Shelley! One of my favorite memories of the day was dancing with my family to that last song.
Working with Shelley was easy - she is compassionate and passionate about what she does. We requested a recording of our first dance song so we could practice, and Shelley got us the most beautiful recording in ONE DAY. Not only that, Shelley told us that what she gave us was a rough copy - it was beautiful and I am dying to have other recordings from Shelley. Any wedding would be that much better with Shelley, and I am forever grateful that we were gifted the chance to work with her and to have her music surrounding us throughout our day.
Shelley Otis's reply:Avery, thank you so much for all the kind things you said! I’m so happy that you liked the music. You were a pleasure to work with, and I—we—had a lot of fun putting together the music for each segment of your wedding. I loved it when you all started dancing. There’s nothing else that tells a musician better that people are enjoying the music. I wish you both much happiness. Thanks for having us be a part of your day!!
Angie L. · Married on 06/14/2020
Wonderful to work with Shelley
Shelley was wonderful to work with for our wedding. She has a great repertoire and was knowledgable and flexible in helping us choose the music we wanted for our ceremony.Sent on 09/12/2020
Shelley Otis's reply:Angie, thanks for the kind words! I really enjoyed working with you and Wyatt. You are both lovely people and I’m glad I could contribute to your wedding!
Hilary F. · Married on 08/19/2019
Wedding at Glen Manor RI
Shelley was extremely helpful, understanding right from first contact especially as we are from the UK making us feel reassured and nothing was too much trouble! Shelley even learnt a new song for our wedding which shows how far she will go to make your wedding extra special..... we can not express how awesome Shelley is everyone at our wedding we’re blown away with Shelley’s talent! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts xxxSent on 10/09/2019
Stacey G. · Married on 08/18/2019
Shelley is an extremely talented musician! She was able to play requests on the harp! She is extremely professional with a wonderful personality. She was perfect!Sent on 08/29/2019
Nicole M. · Married on 07/20/2019
Want a magical ceremony? Hire Shelley to play the music.
There is no one like Shelley. Not only is she an extremely talented musician, she is incredibly kind and warm. We were so lucky that Shelley wasn't booked on our wedding date as we decided to add live music to our ceremony fairly last minute. The harp is such a beautiful and slightly unusual instrument. I can honestly say, it truly made our ceremony one of a kind.Sent on 10/16/2019
I approached Shelley with two ideas:
1. My husband really likes a song called "Is and Is and Is" by White Denim (definitely an untraditional choice) and I thought it would be a fun tune for him to walk down to. Despite never hearing the song before, Shelley embraced the challenge and created such a fun arrangement for us!
2. I got the idea of singing during my ceremony and Shelley was on board right away. She played a stunning, slowed down version of "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles to accompany me. She was even willing to transpose the song to a different key that worked better for my vocal range. I was nervous (nearly chickened out several times!) but I did it, all thanks to Shelley's calm, encouraging presence. It was an amazing experience.
My husband and I are beyond appreciative of Shelley's hard work and could not recommend her enough. Book her! People won't stop coming up to you to tell you how much they loved her music, even months after your wedding.
Alice · Married on 07/13/2019
The Perfect Soundtrack
Shelley was an amazing ceremony musician for us. From our first meeting, where she brought a travel harp and played any song from her list that we wanted to hear, to her samples online, she gave us great ways to envision what our wedding day would sound like. She also learned a new song for us! She was very easy to work with and professional leading up to and on the day of our wedding. We highly recommend Shelley!Sent on 10/20/2019
Cherry · Married on 07/05/2019
Working with Shelley was such a pleasure and a breeze! She is incredibly talented and really wants to make your day extra special. After my initial meeting with Shelley, it was a no brainer to hire her. We had no idea what kind of music we wanted and she gave us so many selections, even offering to learn music if we didn’t like any of it. She was able to play our selection of music throughout our ceremony. Extra props to her as our wedding day was incredibly hot and you wouldn’t have even noticed looking at her. Thank you for being a part of our day Shelley - we couldn’t recommend you enough!!!Sent on 04/05/2020
Shelley Otis's reply:Thanks Cherry! It was my pleasure! Your ceremony was beautiful despite the heat and I'm glad I could be a part of it. Wishing you both all the best!
Becky R. · Married on 04/28/2019
Elegant addition to our ceremony!
My husband and I hired Shelley to play our ceremony in Providence RI. From our first email exchange she was very kind and professional. She is very talented and has an impressive list of songs she can play on her website. Everything she played for us sounded gorgeous. Her rendition of 'Going to California' was a guest favorite! Even if you are hiring a DJ for your reception (like we did) I highly recommend hiring Shelley for your ceremony or even cocktail hour. Her music will provide an elegant touch to your wedding and I think her fee is extremely reasonable!Sent on 05/17/2019
Caleb F. · Married on 12/15/2018
Flexible and outstanding!
Shelley was so amazing from start to finish. Her repertoire of songs was outstanding and she even learned a new song just for us. We knew we were going to be in good hands and that people would enjoy the music the moment we first met via FaceTime. Shelley was super flexible and made everything work even with our last minute changes. Thanks for making our wedding such a memorable occasion.Sent on 12/19/2018
Laurel · Married on 12/08/2018
Shelley is a true professional.
I was waiting to review Shelley until I received my wedding video back so I could replay our ceremony OVER AND OVER AND OVER but I just couldn't wait to share how amazing Shelley was throughout the entire process. From the first conversation, she was more than willing and able to help our ceremony be just as magical and special as my husband and I imagined. She went above and beyond for us. We went back and forth on email and even at the very last minute, I added a third musician! Shelley didn't even blink and made it happen. They were beautifully positioned and dressed at the ceremony. We were able to chat briefly before the ceremony and then after, she came up to me to make sure we had a nice connection. Walking down the isle, I blacked out but before the ceremony I could hear them playing and it was just beautiful! I highly recommend Shelley and anyone she recommends to make it a beautiful moment for you and your groom. She is a lovely person and that shows through her demeanor and music. It was very special. Thank you Shelley.Sent on 12/30/2018
Briana D. · Married on 12/07/2018
Shelly did an amazing job! Our guest were blown away and it made our ceremony so special. We would recommend her to anyone looking to have a harp player in their ceremony!Sent on 12/30/2018
Laura B. · Married on 11/11/2018
Created the Most Amazing Memory For Us
Shelley was amazing! First of all, her prices are very reasonable and were perfect for our ceremony needs. We hired her for our ceremony, only.Sent on 01/14/2019
What she was really extraordinary at was creating the perfect song for my aisle walk. My husband and I are huge Wu-Tang fans and, probably a year before, we sent her CREAM and asked if she could turn the into into a harp version. I am telling you, she is the reason that moment will be cemented in our memory forever as pure elation. I wasn't nervous or shaking once I heard her transition into CREAM and my husband and I grinned at each other as I walked down.
We chose a selection of other songs for the period while guests sat and our outro and it was beautiful - her harp is loud and the perfect background music.
Beyond her talent, she was very easy to communicate with and so incredibly friendly. I'd recommend her above all other musicians for ceremony music!
Nathashali · Married on 11/03/2018
Even under cold winds, she wowed us !
Shelley performed elegantly during our wedding precession and recession. Despite the cold winds that day, Shelley did an amazing job and really wowed our large audience. Her song list is very extensive and she is willing to learn new music. She can be easily contacted and is quite helpful in the upcoming months. We really enjoyed her being a part of our day.Sent on 12/30/2018
Melissa · Married on 10/20/2018
Graceful, poised and talented
Shelley was one of the nicest strangers I've ever met. During our planning, we had a slight hiccup with the officiant and she was more than flexible and adjusted to all of the changes with grace. She played beautiful music and every one of my guests thought she was classy and well-composed. I wish I could do this all over again! Thank you Shelley!Sent on 12/30/2018
Chelsea · Married on 10/12/2018
Amazing and elegant!
Shelley was so easy to work with! She sounded absolutely amazing during the ceremony and cocktail hour; we received so many compliments from our guests! She gave such a romantic feel to the rustic venue and really helped tie everything together, especially for the ceremony. Her version of "Here comes the sun" by the Beatles will make you tear as well as Canon in D! I highly recommend Shelley, you won't be disappointed!Sent on 10/16/2018
April · Married on 10/06/2018
Shelley was amazing to work with and she did an amazing job with the ceremony!!!! Even more amazing was how flexible she was, last minute we were looking for someone for cocktail hour and she told us she even played piano. She was one of the best vendors we worked with. The first harpist we had cancer and it was the best thing that could have happened!Sent on 01/02/2019
Jennifer · Married on 09/29/2018
Shelley was such a great find! She was absolutely amazing to work with throughout the entire process of wedding planning. She was quick to respond to any message, was professional, and flexible! Her music is beautiful!! Our guests loved listening to her play. I am so pleased we booked her and highly recommend her!Sent on 10/09/2018
Cassandra · Married on 09/15/2018
My now husband and I hired Shelley to play for both our ceremony and reception. She completely exceeded our expectations! She is so talented, pleasant and such a joy! Our guests loved her as did we. She made our day complete! Thank you again Shelley for such an amazing day! Definitely will be recommending you to all we know. When looking to book beautiful music for your special day don’t think twice and hire Shelley, we promise you won’t be disappointed!! :)Sent on 09/18/2018
Jennifer · Married on 08/31/2018
Hands down the easiest vendor we worked with!
While planning our wedding, we knew from the start that we wanted a harpist to play our ceremony. When we received the list of musicians from our venue, Shelley immediately stood out to us. Her music is beautiful. She was hands down the easiest vendor we worked with. She provided us with a list of songs she’s played in the past and even offered to learn a new song for us, if we had anything specific in mind. The variety of music on her list blew us away! You simply cannot go wrong with Shelley as your musician.Sent on 10/29/2018
Michael · Married on 08/24/2018
Shelley was very helpful. Met with us a few times over the phone, even playing some songs to help us decide. Our ceremony started late but it was really nice to have her playing for our guests while we all waited. Her playing was a perfect touch to the day!Sent on 09/11/2018