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Christine Briggs (formerly Palethorpe) (Nottingham Harpist) performs at wedding ceremonies and is based out of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. The harp’s unique sound is the ideal soundtrack for romantic occasions. Professionally trained harpist Christine delights in adding to the ambiance of a couple’s day with her stunning repertoire. She will serenade your guests from the ceremony through to the drinks reception, lending her ethereal and eclectic musicianship to your special celebrations.

Services Offered

Christine Briggs (Nottingham Harpist) plays live at both indoor and outdoor events, using high-quality equipment and amplification to ensure the sound carries. Once you have booked Christine for your big day, she will arrange a complimentary consultation online or in person. This way, you can hear a taster of her style and musical selections and decide on which songs best suit your preferences. Christine offers a number of wedding packages, the most popular being her Wedding Breakfast Package. This plan includes the ceremony, cocktail reception, and celebratory breakfast.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Entertainment

How far in advance should I contact you?

I recommend getting in touch as soon as you have your venue booked as I take bookings up to 2 years in advance

What style of music do you offer?

Classical
Jazz
Rock
Latest hits
Pop
Folk
Other (Classic hits, Disney, Soundtracks, Video Game Music)

Type of musical group:

Solo
Soloist

Size of group:

Soloist

Repertoire:

I play over 4 hours of the most popular wedding music from memory and invite you to create your own playlist

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

Yes, I can create your very own harp arrangement as an optional extra. I'll also send you an audio sample so you can hear your song before the day and listen back on it forever

What's your experience?

I've performing at weddings all over the UK since 2014 and play at over 100 weddings every year

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

Yes, i have some performance requirements such as enough space to play and a back up plan if you're celebrating outdoors

Can you travel?

Yes, i mainly perform in the East Midlands but can travel throughout the UK

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, i don't charge for the first hour of travel. Please enquire for an accurate quote

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

What is the length of time of the act?

I offer packages from 1 hour to 4 hours of performing

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

I arrive at the venue 1 hour before I need to play but I can get set up in as little 30 minutes

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event
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Do you have any questions?

Request pricing

Reviews for Christine Palethorpe (Nottingham Harpist)

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Jemma M. Sent on 11/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely magical

We hired Christine to play at our wedding at Newstead Abbey on 27th June. The music was absolutely beautiful and I couldn't imagine walking down the aisle to anything else. All our guests commented on how wonderful it was, and how much they enjoyed it.
Thankyou so much for making our day so special.
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Laura A. Sent on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Christine wedding harpist

We were so happy that Christine was able to play the harp for our wedding ceremony. She is so talented and added such a beautiful vibe to the day. Her communication was fantastic, pricing was affordable and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much!
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Lucy D. Sent on 28/12/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

One word… amazing!

I can not thank Christine enough for the atmosphere she created for the guests sitting down and waiting for me to arrive.
Not only that, but she helped in surprising my now husband when a dinosaur walked down the aisle, and played Jurassic Park Theme for us!
I felt like I was walking on air when walking down the aisle to my chosen song as Christine played it with absolute perfection.
Highly recommend her!!
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Ayesha N. Sent on 01/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Breathtaking!!

Just wanted to say thank you so very much for making our special day just that much more special. You had made process from the very beginning so very simple and stress-free, me and my husband both really felt like you captured exactly what we had both envisioned at our wedding ceremony.
When we both had heard the harp playing ‘our song’ we both instantly had goosebumps, you were absolutely phenomenal.
The guests loved hearing the harp during the ceremony, you really set the ambience to what we were wanting.
Thank you for making our special day so memorable, you will always be an important aspect of our wedding memories!
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Johanna Sent on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

So talented and made the ceremony super special

We had the most wonderful day and are still on cloud nine!
I’m so sorry I didn’t catch you to thank you- you are so talented and you definitely made the ceremony super special. So many people commented on your wonderful playing- my cousin in particular was so impressed with Journey! The Jewish ceremony worked so well too, thank you again for working so well alongside Mark. Your playing the harp was truly magical.

Thank you so much

Johanna and Adam x
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Laura Sent on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic

Liam and I just wanted to say thank you so much for being part of our special day. You were absolutely fantastic and all of our guests loved the music and your talent shone through.

Your input added to making our day the most magical time, we loved every part of it.
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Donna-Marie Sent on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful playing - it really was perfect

Thank you so much for your beautiful playing. Everyone commented how fabulous you were and you really set the scene and the atmosphere for a beautiful wedding in the most wonderful way. There were so many tears before the ceremony even started!

Thank you for playing all the songs requested-it really was perfect.

We will certainly be spreading the word about your talents.

Thank you so so much for making their day so special.
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Matt Sent on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

So Special

Thank you for playing during our wedding ceremony at St Wilfrid's church on Friday 5th July. It was very special to hear our chosen songs being played and to see how much it meant to our family (particularly our grandparents).

We will make sure to recommend you to family and friends in the future!
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Emma Sent on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

So many compliments about how beautiful the harp was!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your performance on Friday, we had such an amazing day and had so many compliments about how beautiful the harp was.
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Rachel Sent on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The music was beautiful

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for playing during our ceremony and drinks reception - the music was beautiful, it really set the tone for the whole day and made the ceremony feel even more special.

We had the most perfect wedding day; thank you for being a part of it.
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Matt Sent on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

So many compliments on how beautiful the harp was!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your performance on Friday, we had such an amazing day and had so many compliments about how beautiful the harp was.
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Emma Sent on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect

We had the most perfect wedding day; thank you for being a part of it.
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Rachel Sent on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The music was beautiful

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for playing during our ceremony and drinks reception - the music was beautiful, it really set the tone for the whole day and made the ceremony feel even more special.
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Anonymous Sent on 04/12/2019

Walking down the aisle to perfect

Thank you so much for your beautiful music on our wedding day. It was stunning.
I had many people compliment you in the evening.
A few favourites that people mentioned were Jurassic park, oasis half the world away, hey jude, some where over the rainbow, clocks by cold play to name but a few.

Daniel loved game of thrones and Harry
potter. My personal favourites were walking down the aisle to perfect, it was just beautiful and James Arthur say you won't let go .

We cant thank you enough!
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Anonymous Sent on 04/12/2019

So many tears before the ceremony even started!

Thank you so much for your beautiful playing. Everyone commented how fabulous you were and you really set the scene and the atmosphere for a beautiful wedding in the most wonderful way. There were so many tears before the ceremony even started!

Thank you for playing all the songs requested-it really was perfect.

We will certainly be spreading the word about your talents.
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