Looking for something special for your wedding ceremony music or special event? Consider hiring Stephanie Claussen, a professional harpist from Minneapolis. Stephanie offers poise, grace, reasonable rates and customer satisfaction. Here’s what some people have said about Stephanie:
I just wanted to thank you for your gorgeous playing at our party. Everyone there was entranced by your selections and sensitive, virtuoso performance.
“Thank you for promoting a calm ambience for our wedding reception. I personally appreciated the music during the dinner. All guests were delighted and impressed. Gary’s mission was accomplished – to make guests feel wonderfully enthralled. One guest even said it was like entering a fairy land. We were going for heavenly but fairy land is close.”
-Lynn, 2018 bride
“Stephanie Claussen is a very rare find.
“Without really knowing the depth of what she can do, we hired Stephanie to play at our wedding. Though her specialty is Celtic music, we also asked her to learn a couple dozen new songs in a few short weeks. Not too demanding, right? But she was unfazed, and played every single song to perfection at the wedding.
In every way, Stephanie exceeded our expectations. With her extraordinary musicianship, she brought untold grace and beauty to our wedding. Before the ceremony, at the dinner, and all the time in between, we were transported by her heavenly playing.
“We even asked her to stay an hour later than planned and nearly wore her fingerprints off, but everyone wanted her to stay and she was soul of graciousness. All the guests raved over her talent. It was the smartest wedding money we spent.
“If you want to bring the true magic of music at your event, Stephanie will bring it—guaranteed. In her quiet, radiant way, she is nothing less than sensational.”
—Karen, 2012 bride
“Stephanie was everything we could have hoped for—and more. She played for our wedding ceremony, and was so easy to work with.
She had us over for a “mini concert”, where she showed us what/how she played, and we were instantly in love. She could play anything, it seemed—we had a list of songs we wanted, and she nailed every single one of them!
“On top of that, she looked beautiful at the wedding, and she arrived an hour early—it was obvious that she took this seriously, and yet she was so natural. All our guests keep asking us, “Who was that harpist??” Thank you Stephanie!!”
—Lindsay, 2016 bride
I would like to thank Stephanie Claussen for the wonderful harp concert on Sunday afternoon. What a delight that was for Hillsboro. People are still talking about the beautiful music.
—The Hillsboro Banner, 2013
Stephanie is a true artist. Her music is magical and heavenly. She helped us to achieve a feeling of ethereal bliss and joy at our wedding ceremony and I simply can not imagine it any other way.
“Not only is Stephanie an artist, she is incredibly kind, passionate and professional. She gave my mother and I a private miniature concert pre-wedding to help narrow down the musical choices, and let me tell you—it was difficult deciding because she is so good!
“Stephanie is also very affordable for what she is capable of. She is very talented and her rates can’t be beat.
“Through the phases of meeting her, deciding the music, and having her travel 120 miles by vehicle AND a 20 minute boat ride to join us on an island for our wedding ceremony, plus her post wedding thank you—it was effortless and complimentary. She is truly an exceptional addition to anyone’s wedding day.”
—Brianna, 2013 bride
Your music and presence provided a peaceful and beautiful sense of calm, of peace. Thank you!
We hired Stephanie to do our ceremony music and also during our reception/dinner. Deciding to have a harp play and then picking Stephanie was one of the best decisions we made for the whole entire wedding!! No joke.
“The music was so beautiful! It gave such an elegant and romantic feel to the whole day. She was there early to set up and played before the ceremony begun. It was so perfect to have the music playing as guests arrived and found their seats. Since were were having a low-key, small wedding–we did not hire a DJ. Instead, we asked Stephanie to play during our cocktail hour and one hour into dinner (which she actually ended up staying right till the end of our reception).
“We didn’t have any special music picked out; we just let her do her thing. And it was perfect (and I really mean it). It was soft. slow music in the background, nothing too loud so people couldn’t talk. Having her there playing was so fun to watch as well! The harp is beautiful instrument to see played. We received many compliments from our guest about having the harp playing during dinner.
Stephanie was even able to give us our first dance as husband and wife. It was a beautiful waltz that we picked out from one of her CD’s in advance. Of which, we love by the way! We have bought a few of her CD’s from iTunes and really enjoy them.
“SO, in conclusion. If you want to work with a polite, no hassle, dependable vendor, Stephanie can do all that! She was so kind to us and just generally a very sweet person. I would hire her again in a heartbeat if I could.”
—Alex, 2013 bride
“I just wanted to send you an email to let you know how many compliments we received from your music! … you were an extremely well loved and appreciated feature for our brunch-goers!”
-Laura at The Finnish Bistro, 2016
Stephanie played the harp for before our wedding ceremony and during the ceremony. Everyone commented on how beautiful and relaxing the music she played was. Stephanie was very accommodating in meeting us, she even learned how to play two songs for our wedding! I highly recommend her to anyone.”
—Nicole, 2015 bride
“Stephanie outdid herself!! She is so talented, and has such a pleasant persona. She fit into our day so perfectly, and effortlessly (or so she made it look!) Highly recommended!!!”
“My husband and I were so impressed with Ms. Claussen’s professionalism, both during the planning process, as well as during the ceremony. She was incredibly prompt when responding to questions or concerns. She went out of her way to ensure my husband and I were aware of all of our options for all parts of the ceremony.
“With her knowledge, suggestions, and patience, we were able to individualize our ceremony based on our preferences and it couldn’t have been more beautiful. We received so many compliments from our guests. I would definitely recommend Ms. Claussen’s services to anyone. We appreciate all of her help in making our wedding day everything we hoped it would be!”
-Allison, 2013 bride
Stephanie did a fantastic job! All of our guests loved being able to watch her play during our ceremony. Having the harp music added so much to our wedding with very little effort or time required on our part. Stephanie was incredibly easy to work with.”
-Morgan, 2015 bride
“We hired Stephanie to play during our wedding reception. We had her choose a prelude which was beautiful and asked her to learn 2 “pop” songs (one with a singer and one instrumentally). She did an amazing job. We had planned for Stephanie to rehearse the song with the singer the day of the wedding but she went above and beyond our expectations and arranged a rehearsal the day before just to be sure.
“Highly recommended. We would definitely hire Stephanie again.
-Michael, 2016 groom
“Stephanie was wonderful! She was available on (relatively) short notice, has an extensive repetoire, and sounds amazing!
“She’s great for e-mail communication, which was really helpful to me as I didn’t have a lot of daytime hours for phone calls. She learned a new song for the sand ceremony, and that was part of her package.
I also appreciate how she was able to judge the mood at the cocktail hour and play appropriate and interesting music. My wedding also had a lot of children, some of whom were very curious about her harp, and she kindly indulged them by letting them touch it and showing them a few things. She didn’t have to do that.
“I’d recommend Stephanie to anyone.”
-Jennifer, 2016 bride
“I wanted you to know that you were absolutely wonderful. The music was beautiful and I couldn’t have been happier. Thank you SO much for being part of our day!”
-Annie, 2016 bride