Creating Magic with Harp Music for a Wedding: Your Guide to Booking a Wedding Harpist in Las Vegas


Planning a wedding can be a whirlwind of decisions, but one aspect that stands out for many couples is the music. This is where I come in! I’m Kristie Smith, a top-rated wedding harpist based in Las Vegas, and my mission is to create an unforgettable musical experience on your special day by providing harp music for weddings.

Harpist for Weddings

I have a rich background of musical training. My Bachelor of Music degree is in harp and piano performance from the University of Arizona. I went on to complete a Master of Music degree and a Doctorate in harp performance at Indiana University. At the same time, I have traveled internationally, won numerous competitions and awards, and trained under some of the world’s most respected harpists. All these experiences have honed my skills, preparing me to deliver a truly exceptional performance at your wedding.1

An integral part of our wedding day!

Kristie was absolutely phenomenal in every single way. She was attentive to our different musical interests. We were by no means easy clients but Kristie delivered a setlist and performance that went above and beyond. At every step of the planning process she was communicative and open to suggestions. She sent us music she thought we might like just so we could review it and make an informed decision. Just incredible.

The processional I had chosen for the ceremony was one of a kind and Kristie played it perfectly. Nearly all the music we requested was either fairly complex or required learning new repertoire entirely and Kristie did just that. We were so thrilled and happy with the results.

All our guests and even our photographer were amazed we had a harpist and kept saying how wonderful she was.

We got married in Death Valley National Park at a remote location in the park and Kristie brought her harp all the way out to us! I couldn’t have imagined today without her.

Prior to the wedding I was an anxious mess and even though we were hundreds of miles away she provided encouragement over text. I felt confident knowing she would be the one performing for our wedding. She was an integral part of our day and I cannot recommend her enough!

Our wedding was everything we had hoped and that is, in no small part, due to Kristie.

–Stephanie F., married in Death Valley on 1/11/2023
Harp music for a wedding

The Power of Customization

A highlight of my work as a wedding harpist is creating customized music arrangements for each of my couples. Whether you dream of walking down the aisle to the timeless strains of classical harp music or surprising your guests with a harp rendition of a modern pop hit, I can turn your dream into reality. Your guests will be delighted as they recognize a popular tune played in an unexpected way.

Personalizing Your Wedding Songs

When it comes to customizing the harp music for your wedding, it’s all about capturing your personality and love story. Music has a magical way of encapsulating moments and feelings like nothing else can. So why not take the time to infuse your special day with songs that mean the most to you? You don’t have to limit yourself to traditional wedding music–you can feel free to think outside the box! Are there any songs from a movie or a TV show that you both love? Or perhaps there’s a pop song that always gets you both singing along? I can weave these elements into your wedding day soundtrack, imbuing each moment with a little bit more “you.”

My harp isn’t just an instrument. It’s a tool for creating an atmosphere that is uniquely yours. I’m not just playing notes; I’m creating a soundtrack for your special day, bringing your story to life through music. If you and your partner have a favorite band or artist, I can play their songs on the harp. Or if you bonded over a video game or an anime series, I can play those themes as well. Imagine the looks on your guests’ faces when they expect to hear Classical music, and instead, they hear the theme song of your favorite movie or a hit by your favorite artist. That’s the magic of customization!

Kristie is incredible. She was totally professional and equally friendly–we felt like we’d know her for years. But most importantly she plays beautifully.

She was great in developing a playlist with us and even learned a handful of songs that are special to us to make our wedding day all the more magical.

Thank you again, Kristie!”

–Andrew D., married at the Oasis at Death Valley on 12/7/2019
Harp music for a wedding: harpist's hands at the strings

The Harp: A Symphony in a Single Instrument

If you’re considering live music for your wedding, the harp is a great choice. It creates an atmosphere of sophistication and elegance, providing a complete musical texture without the need for additional instruments. Live harp music for a wedding adds a personal and dynamic touch to your event, setting it apart from others.

Booking Harp Music for a Wedding

By booking me, you are ensuring that your musical needs will be met with the utmost of care and customization. Whether your event is an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, I can set the tone with my music. And while I’m based in Las Vegas, I am happy to travel within the contiguous US for weddings.

Kristie is beyond incredible.

She was the best part of our big day, but most of all leading up to it.

Kristie responded within moments of me reaching out on a late Friday evening and I have honestly never been more impressed with any service I’ve ever received. From the level of communication, to the variety of songs she was able to customize and all of the time and effort she spent learning and showing us the songs we requested-just top notch above and beyond.

We wanted songs that most people have not even heard of and she accommodated for everything and with not a lot of notice before our wedding date.

She communicated with me frequently, often times without me even being the first to reach out. She got on a video call with us and played each song which really just solidified what we already knew (that our day was going to have our personal touch through her musical styling). She even sent sheet music to our songs in advance.

The big day came, and she enhanced our experience even beyond anything I could’ve dreamed. She made our day. Her and her music is what me, my husband and guests rave about the most. I’d pay even more than what she charged because she is beyond worth it!

Thank you so much Kristie for being my favorite part of my wedding planning and day!!

–Angela M., married in the Valley of Fire on 11/12/2022

The Booking Process

The process of securing my harp music for your wedding is simple. On booking, I provide an invoice for a 50% payment, with the remaining balance due a week before the wedding. I believe in meticulous preparation, so I stay in close contact with my couples and coordinate with other wedding professionals to ensure the seamless execution of your event.

My (now) wife and I booked Kristie to perform at our wedding and the cocktail hour of our reception.

Kristie was a complete professional from the beginning. She invited us over to her condo to sample some of her music and then took the time to work with us to develop the list of songs that we would like played.

What really stood out to me, though, was that we never had to chase Kristie down for anything, never had to confirm our time a hundred times, etc. She made our wedding so much easier and was one of our easiest vendors to work with!

Kristie has the ability to play a wide range of music, giving you options regardless of your taste or occasion. She will even learn new songs for you.

Overall, I was very impressed and would not only hire Kristie again, but recommend her to everyone!

-Matthew R., married at Emerald at Queensridge in Las Vegas on 4/16/2022

Your Wedding Harpist

Let’s hear it from those who’ve experienced my services firsthand. Here’s a review from a happy groom:

I had spoken to Kristie months before my event, opted for another harpist – they were double booked, another harpist – let down. Reached out to Kristie, a week before the event, who was still in touch and giving me advice ref harpists despite not being her client!

Within minutes she had called to talk. I didn’t want to ask too much from her as she would only have a week to practise brand new songs, however she insisted, even though she admitted they weren’t in her current repertoire, nor songs she even knew. During the call Kristie sight read the songs to me, which if you don’t know, takes immense proficiency.

It was a pleasure to have her there playing on the day!

–Stephen H., wedding at the Red Rock Boardwalk, March 2022
Harpist for a wedding at DragonRidge Country Club

Crafting a Symphony of Love with Harp Music at Your Wedding

A wedding day is a symphony of love, and every symphony deserves the right melody. If you’re looking for a unique way to express your love and personality on your special day, my experience and dedication might be just what you need. With my attention to detail and a concert hall-worthy performance, I can turn your dream into reality with my harp music at your wedding. After all, love deserves nothing less than magic!

Harp Music for a Wedding

Now that you have some insight into how I can add a special touch to your wedding day with the power of music, I invite you to visit my Wedding Songs page. Then while you are there, you can browse my extensive song list. Whether you’re dreaming of classic love ballads, movie themes, popular hits, or even video game music, I’m confident you’ll find songs that resonate with your unique love story. And if the song you’re dreaming of isn’t on my list, I can create a custom arrangement for you!

This is your day—let’s fill it with music that is as unique and beautiful as the love you share. I can’t wait to create an unforgettable soundtrack for your special day. Get in touch today and let’s begin this once-in-a-lifetime journey together!

  1. Note: The photos in this post are courtesy of Susie and Will Photography and Amber & Co Photography.



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Imagine the looks on your guests’ faces when they notice an intricately carved harp at your wedding and expect to hear angelic Classical music—but instead, the air is filled with the theme song of your favorite movie together, or a popular artist you both love.

This is the surprising and delightful customization that I’ll bring to your wedding, showcased in the beautiful music of the harp.

​With a doctorate in harp performance and years spent studying with the world’s top harpists, ​I blend Classical elegance with a contemporary vibe. The classics, like Etta James and Louis Armstrong, flow effortlessly from my fingertips, with a lush sound like you’ve never heard them performed before. But I also completely customize the music for each wedding by creating brand-new arrangements of current top hits, indie artists, and even video game and anime theme songs. Whatever you love listening to, I can play!

And I can't wait to meet you!

I’m Kristie