Lydia Haywood - Harpist Reviews

37 | Galloway, OH
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37 Reviews for Lydia Haywood - Harpist

Recommended by 100% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Emily

    Emily Kingrey · Married on 06/06/2020

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    Made our Wedding so Magical!

    Lydia made our wedding day feel so magical and special. Her playing is so beautiful and my family enjoyed listening to her so much. Lydia was responsive and so flexible with constantly changing wedding plans, due to our wedding being during the covid-19 pandemic. We ended up have a backyard wedding with only immediate family and were so thrilled Lydia was able to be a part of our day, truly so special.

    Sent on 07/28/2020
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    Cameron Smith · Married on 11/23/2019

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    Perfectly professional

    She was so professional and helpful in choosing music. She even learned a new song for my wedding!

    Sent on 11/26/2019
  • Deborah

    Deborah Jimenez · Married on 03/30/2019

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    Wonderful musical performance!

    Lydia Haywood did a wonderful job playing the harp and piano for my wedding. Everyone loved her music! She is a skilled and passionate about her music. I would definitely recommend Lydia for any special event!

    Sent on 11/05/2019
  • Chelsey

    Chelsey · Married on 07/29/2017

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    Beautiful Touch to our Ceremony

    Being the bride, there are so many things you miss but I can tell you I remember the harp in the background guiding me and my father down the isle to my husband. It calmed my nerves and was simply beautiful. Lydia was so fun to work with and truly set our ceremony apart from others. She was even willing to learn a few extra songs for me at only the cost of her sheet music. I would highly recommend her as she continues to receive only the highest of compliments from my guests.

    Sent on 10/08/2019
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    Maggie · Married on 12/31/2016

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    Lydia was a perfect fit for our New Years Eve wedding in Columbus. Her music is beautiful and she is so, so easy to work with. We got tons of compliments on Lydia's work, and I would definitely recommend her to any bride.

    Sent on 02/06/2017
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    Mary · Married on 10/16/2016

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    Lydia did a fantastic job performing fo our outdoor wedding. She helped us choose the perfect songs to play. And was very professional as well as personal. I highly recommend her for anyone wanting a special touch for their wedding. We got a lot of compliments from our guest on her playing. Thanks Lydia!

    Sent on 12/22/2016
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    elizabeth · Married on 09/03/2016

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    Lydia played amazingly at my Daughter's Sept. 3, 2016 Wedding, however it was her level of professionalism and expertise that I appreciated most.
    She carefully guided us in selecting music that set the tone for our wedding, respected our input and maintained a personal rapport from the onset.
    We were without worry and confident that she would be an asset to our Special Day.

    Sent on 09/09/2016
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    L · Married on 09/03/2016

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    Lydia is a consummate professional and musician. I would highly recommend her to make any event a stellar experience. We procured her to preform at our daughters wedding and we were more than pleasantly satisfied with Lydia's overall service. Unforgettable!

    Sent on 12/17/2016
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    Mackenzie · Married on 06/25/2016

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    Lydia was wonderful to work with! Our wedding was a small backyard wedding and she was the PERFECT addition to our ceremony. She had no hesitations about being outside and was just a joy to work with. It was really fun picking out songs as we planned the ceremony. She was helpful and full of suggestions. I love the mix of classic and modern songs choices and also her willingness to learn new songs. Oh and the music was beautiful!!!

    Sent on 12/15/2016
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    Cassie · Married on 06/25/2016

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    Lydia is a joy to work with. She is patient, kind, and flexible. She did a wonderful job at my outdoor wedding, setting the tone for my entire ceremony. Her music selections were exactly what I wanted. Everyone loved her!

    Sent on 12/23/2016
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    Jessica · Married on 09/20/2014

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    Lydia was wonderful. There were so many compliments given to us regarding the choice of the harp for our music. We would highly recommend Lydia. The ceremony was outside in a wedding garden. The music carried along with the breeze making the sound even more beautiful. It was also nice having harp music playing during the cocktail hour as well. Lydia is very easy to work with and very talented. We felt confident in choosing her as our harpist. Thank you to Lydia for sharing her awesome talent with us.
    - Jessica W

    Sent on 01/05/2015
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    Nicole · Married on 09/06/2014

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    Lydia was amazing! She was so professional and helpful throughout all of the planning!! I had a few songs that I wanted, but no ideas for others. She sent samples, offered suggestions and guided me in setting up the music. She really selected amazing music for my day!! At the ceremony- she was so, so nice, and her playing was gorgeous!!! Everyone talked about it!! I cannot say enough about her... And highly, HIGHLY recommend her!!!

    Sent on 12/30/2014
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    Megan · Married on 08/22/2014

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    Just beautiful!! Lydia exceeded my expectations and was so easy to work with. She showed up, sounded amazing, and made my day stress free. Highly, highly recommend.

    Sent on 08/30/2014
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    Audra · Married on 05/03/2014

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    Lydia's music is absolutely beautiful. It added an air of elegance to our tiny service, making a big impact. Our church was very old and very tiny and frankly any other music would have overpowered the small venue. It was so important to me to have a harp at our service that I chose it over things like flowers, etc. We had a small budget to work with so we had to be particular with our choices. Thankfully Lydia's rates are extremely reasonable and to be quite frank, flowers die but I will forever have the cd she produced for us, just as I will always have my memories. I know I will never forget standing in the vestibule, listening to her play Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; my heart felt so full it's hard to put into words just how much that meant to me. Then she moved on to Canon in D and it was time for me to finally walk down the aisle to meet my husband. If you want to add that special indescribable something to your event, I definitely recommend booking Lydia.

    Sent on 12/30/2014
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    Cybil · Married on 04/26/2014

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    Lydia was polite, energetic, professional and responsive. She always replied promptly to my inquiries and played beautifully outside at our wedding. I would highly recommend her for any event. She provides the excellent service and attention we tend to hope to get from vendors but rarely see. Great work Lydia!!

    Sent on 05/08/2014
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    Ali · Married on 03/22/2014

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    Lydia wa professional and very easy to work with. She had so many songs on the list that she already knows/plays and even was willing to learn a new one for our ceremony. She sounded great with the other musicians that we hired as well. The price was a great value. Thank you Lydia for helping to make our wedding so beautiful!

    Sent on 12/29/2014
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    sommer · Married on 09/14/2013

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    She made my wedding memorable! It was outside and the harp play was perfect. I still have people calling me telling me how great she was!

    Sent on 09/23/2013
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    Laura · Married on 09/14/2013

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    Although, as the bride, I didn't get to hear the pre-ceremony music, I had nothing but glowing comments from my husband and my guests about Lydia's fabulous playing and her beautiful harp before the ceremony. I heard her play the processional piece, a piece in the middle of the ceremony and the recessional tune. All were beautiful.

    I picked a few non-traditional pieces she had in her playlist to be played before the ceremony along with more traditional pieces. Guests were surprised to hear Stairway to Heaven being played on the harp. Lydia was willing to play our choices and would have learned something new had we requested it.

    She allowed us to come to her home to hear her play before we decided to go with her. She was friendly, pleasant and extremely talented. I would highly recommend her services. The only thing I would offer to Lydia to improve would be to offer more samples of her playlist on her website. I did listen to quite a few of the songs listed on her playlist through other harpists' websites since I was not familiar with the majority of the pieces. I'm sure she would have played anything requested in person but in making the decision about songs, I found listening to them at home repeatedly on the web helpful.

    I did make my selections and sent her my song choices. She offered suggestions to my choices and we rearranged or changed things accordingly. I was glad to have her input and reasoning. She advised on pieces that were more appropriate for different portions of the service which made sense as I had only heard samples of many when I selected them. My only regret was not having her videotaped (no video of the rest of my ceremony either) for me to hear her playing before the ceremony and to be able to enjoy it at a later time. I would absolutely go to hear her play publicly any time I had the chance.

    Bravo, Lydia!

    Sent on 09/24/2013
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    Sundus · Married on 08/17/2013

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    Lydia was amazing! The music was flawless and beautiful for our black tie wedding at the art museum and statehouse. She worked with us beforehand to make sure the music fit our personalities and one song flowed into another. She even learned "our song" and we were able to hear that as we walked out for the first time as husband and wife.

    I would highly recommend Lydia to anyone looking for an elegant harp for their wedding. She did a wonderful job.

    Sent on 11/24/2013
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    Melanie · Married on 06/29/2013

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    Everything was excellent! Lydia did a wonderful job.

    Sent on 07/24/2013
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    Elizabeth · Married on 05/11/2013

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    Lydia did an amazing job at our wedding. Her music was beautiful and she really added something extra special to our wedding. She was very professional and her communication throughout the planning process was great. I would highly recommend her to anyone! She really made the ceremony sound wonderful.

    Sent on 05/22/2013
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    Jennifer · Married on 12/12/2012

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    I absolutely cannot say enough about Lydia Haywood. She provided the music for our ceremony and our dinner afterward. EVERYONE commented on how beautiful and classy Lydia & her Harp were. I picked my own music, some not traditional at all, and Lydia was more than accommodating to this. You would truly be doing yourself an injustice not to have her play for your event!!! Looking for something "different" to walk down the aisle? Have Lydia play John Denver's "Annie's Song" for you. Totally amazing and highly recommended!

    Sent on 12/17/2012
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    Claire · Married on 12/08/2012

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    Lydia provided excellent music for our ceremony. It was beautiful and added elegance to our special day.

    Sent on 12/17/2012
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    sandra · Married on 12/01/2012

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    We couldn't have been more pleased with Lydia! She is a very talented and
    gifted harpist and had a large selection of song choices for many different faiths. What beautiful music! Exceeded our expectations!!!

    Sent on 12/03/2012
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    Brianna · Married on 07/07/2012

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    Lydia played beautifully at our wedding. She was very professional and we had several compliments. I would definitely recommend her to others!!

    Sent on 09/18/2012