Testimonials

I am always thrilled by the response to my playing as it is wonderful to hear how the music has been enjoyed. Here are a letters and recommendations of my playing from people I have worked with in the past.

Subject: Re: Harpist for your Wedding Day – 5th May 2017

Hi Shelley

Just want to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. You were amazing sounded beautiful. You made our wedding extra special.

 Thanks again

Charlotte and Matthew -  May 2017

Hi Shelley,
Just a quick message to say thank you so much for playing on our wedding day. We had the most amazing day and so many of our guests commented on how beautiful you sounded. We are now busy gathering video footage so that we can hear you some more! You created such an emotional and special entrance into the ceremony and a beautiful atmosphere during the drinks reception in the sunshine.
Once again, thank you very much
Lucy and Lawrence
6th August 2016

 

Dear Shelley

Just a note to say thank you so much for your wonderful playing at our Wedding at Ellenborough Park.  It was beautiful and everyone enjoyed it so much.  I can happily recall the music played during the ceremony amongst the nerves and whirlwind of it all!  The playing at the drinks reception went down really well with all our guests.  So glad we had the sunshine!

With best wishes and many thanks

Nina and Andy

June 2016

Dear Shelley,
Rhys and I would like to thank you, though, for the beautiful music you brought to our special day. From the moment I stood outside the door, waiting to walk down the aisle, I knew we had made the perfect choice when I heard you playing. It was elegant, emotional and made the day even more memorable.
Our guests were very complimentary; they continue to comment on your flawless performance and the range of music you played. Not only this, many have mentioned how lovely you are. I’m sorry that myself and Rhys did not get to speak to you on the day.
Thank you again for being a part of our special day.
Best wishes,
Helen & Rhys
20th November 2015
Dear Shelley,
Just a short note to let you know how much we appreciated your performance at Adrian and Nia’s wedding at the Manor House, Celtic manor Newport on 7th November 2015. Great musicianship and a superb selection of music that created a wonderful atmosphere to complement the occasion. Many of our guests commented how much they enjoyed your contribution to the bride and groom’s special day.
Best regards
Paul and Barbara Smith

 

Hi Shelley,
Just would like to thank you again for your star performance at our Wedding last friday, really appreciate it and the effort you went through to learn my favourite song :) you really made the day extra special! you really made us very happy :) everyone has told us how much they enjoyed listening to you play

Thank you ever so much!

Rhîan and Andreas

Wedding 4th September 2015

 

Hi Shelley,
Adam and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding Saturday. Asking our guests what they remember the most is how amazing you played and created a feel good atmosphere throughout the day. Our ozzy friends in particular want to take you home!
Lovely to meet you
Rhiannon & Adam
Xxx
Wedding August 22nd 2015
Dear Shelley,
I just wanted to drop you a message to thank you so much for making our special day that even more amazing. Everyone commented on how superb you were and we really can’t thank you enough for being there. I hope it will not be the last time you play at the lightouse (or for us) and I am sure that Chris and Barbara will be recommending you to any couples who will be tying the know there in future ;)
Thank you so much, again, Shelley. The day was a complete, wonderful blur for us – but one of our most cherished memories was Amy and I sitting quietly and listening to you at the end, whilst we waited to leave for the reception and everyone else had gone. Truly special x
Kindest regards
Anthony and Amy x
P.S.  We will be ordering a copy of your CD soon, as well :)
Wedding Summer 2014
Hi Shelley. Hope your well. I wanted to emailed you to say a HUGE thank
you for playing at Coed y Mwstwr for us at such short notice. There was
not one single person at out wedding who didn’t comment on you. Everyone
was so impressed. My sister in law made a comment about how when they
were trying to practise walking my little niece down the isle you changed
your song to twinkle twinkle and that was a lovely touch. Even now when
people are talking about our wedding you always come up about how amazing
you were. One guest during dinner thought we were playing a CD, it was
only when someone pointed out that you were over in the corner that she
was amazed. Everyone loved how you played songs that everyone recognised.
Such as modern stuff to welsh songs.  We couldn’t say thank you enough.
You made our day much more special.
Thank you :)
Jennifer – Wedding March 2014
Hi Shelley
We hope that you are keeping well?
Just a quick note to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful music on our wedding day. They atmosphere was electric in ceremony room and we thank you sincerely for helping to create that. I apologise if I seemed a bit not with it on the day but there was so much going on I was overwhelmed. We had the most amazing day and we thank you for sharing it with us. Your passion to the music is incredible and we are extremely delighted to have met you. Thank you for everything Shelley,
Michael & Ceeley x x
Wedding 2014

RE: Harpist for your event – Wednesday 21st August 2013

Hello Shelley

Lovely to meet you also and thank you so much for playing at the event.  I have to say that everyone I spoke to all commented really positively on the harp music.  As you could see, the age range was quite vast but I was so pleased that there was something for everyone and to hear people talking enthusiastically about it, they were even singing to it at my end of the table!  So a huge thank you for creating such a fantastic ambience for us all.

Best wishes

Karen

Karen Moses | IAESTE UK | Scholarships and Exchanges

Programmes & Projects | British Council

 

Good evening,

We have finally settled down from Thursday and would like to thank you for your playing at our wedding. Your non stop flawless performance not only provided the sound track to our wedding day and a lifetime of memories but also provided the atmosphere that the day so desperately needed, every guest that spoke to us commented on how outstanding you were. We had no idea your presence there was going to have such a huge impact on everyone that attended.

Please once again accept our sincere gratitude for playing at our wedding.

Naiomi and Ian – Wedding May 2013

 

Dear Shelley,

Thank you so much for your wonderful contribution to Tristan and Helen’s Wedding. So many guest commented on how beautifully you played and also on your talent and professionalism. The music sounds superb on the video and has enabled us to enjoy it at our leasure. I wish you continued success and shall enjoy your music for years to come. My thanks again and all best wishes, Annette.

Wedding Summer 2012.

 

 

Dear Shelley,

Just a short note to express a very big “Thank You” for provicding the entertainment at our Ladies Night on Friday last. I have been inundated with calls telling me that it was one of the best Ladies Nights ever and attributing the success of the evening to the “Divine Harpist!” Many were astonished that you were able to play, virtually non stop for nearly four hours without repeating yourself – what an amazing repertoire you have.

We hope that your return journey went without incident and that you were able to fulfil your next day’s engagement – a wedding I believe?

If ever you need any sort of reference, please call – we would be delighted to sing your praises.

Sincerely – and thank you again.

Michael

February 2012

 

As soon as we heard the sound clips on her website we were sold.  What a beautiful sound to accompany our day.

Shelley asked us about all elements of the day; the kind of mood we wanted to create, any special music that we wanted that she may need to learn for the day.  We were filled with confidence during the build up to the day.

Our day arrived and we were right- Shelley sounded fantastic.  It created exactly the mood and atmosphere we wanted.  My only wish would be that I would have loved more time to sit and listen (being the ‘bride’ does have its draw backs).  Thanks Shelley, you definitely contributed to the perfect-ness of our day, you played beautifully.

Emma and Paul

Wedding – October 2011

 

Dear Shelley,

Thank you so much for a delightful day at Bath. Everyone was so happy while you were playing and I am immensely grateful to you for helping us make it a wonderful day. I hope we can meet again.
Best wishes
Christopher

Christopher Gardner-Thorpe
MD FRCP FACP, Consultant Neurologist
Editor, Journal of Medical Biography

 

Hi Shelley,

This is just a little email to say a huge thank you for playing your beautiful harp on our wedding day.  You were absolutely fantastic and all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed your playing and thought you were amazing, as did we!  We are thrilled that you were available to play on our wedding day.
Thanks again and best wishes,
Victoria & Jonathan Morgan
Wedding – August 2011

 Hi Shelley,

I didn’t get a chance to properly thank you on the day for playing the harp. It really was beautiful- alot of guests commented how splendid the harp playing was! The music for the signing of the register in the church and then during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast at the Glen-yr-Afon really was breathtaking! Thank you also for playing all our our requests! I will definitely be recommending you to family and friends :)

Thanks so much again.

Katy and Nick Cliffe

Wedding Summer 2011

Dear Shelley
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to our Silver Wedding celebration. We had a truly fabulous evening and everyone who was part of it helped to make it a memorable occasion, none more so than the magical welcome of your harp to our guests; simply splendid.

 

If we are ever lucky enough to have another event to celebrate in such style we certainly know who to contact!

 

With our many thanks and warmest wishes,

Katharine and Neil Tonkin
Anniversary – Spring 2009

 

Dear Shelley
You gave our wedding that little something extra and different, such that we have even had some guests writing us thank you cards and specifically mentioning the harpist and her music “from all over the world… to match the guests”.  We felt you made such a huge effort to provide some beautiful music and was amazingly able to manoeuvre the harp with ease around our venue.

Thanks for all your efforts,
Jenny
Bride  - Summer 2008

 

Hi Shelley,

Thank you so very much for playing at our event on Saturday – and in particular for staying the
additional few hours! Everyone agreed that the music was brilliant and really made the night extra
special.

I’m in the process of organising our events for 2009 therefore I’m sure I’ll be in touch soon to
book your services!

Thank you once again and I hope to see you soon.

With best wishes,

Ali
Development Officer – Events & Stewardship
Cardiff University
Alumni Dinner – Spring 2009

 

 

 

Hi Shelley,

It was fantastic arriving at our wedding reception seeing you playing the harp, it looked magical.  The experience was even better when we heard you playing both when we arrived and over our wedding breakfast.  All of our guests commented on how nice and different it was and that they could not believe “You’ll never walk alone” on the harp would be possible as well as the lovely Disney pieces (as requested)!  We wanted a fairytale wedding and Shelley you complimented our theme wonderfully.  We are so grateful and would definitely recommend you to others.

Best Wishes,

Matt and Amy

Bride and Groom – Summer 2008

 

Dear Shelley,
Once again, allow me to say a big thank you for agreeing to play your harp at the pre-conference reception for this year’s NOTA conference.

Thanks for being so flexible – I realise that we weren’t exactly sure how the evening would pan out, but your cheery willingness to go with the flow was a significant relief to a busy organiser!  Actually, when choosing which harpist to commission for the event, and we did have a choice, it was your pleasant, optimistic and flexible approach that made the choice an easy one.  Thanks for taking on the choice of music too; I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of pieces-from classical favourites to Leonard Cohen, superb!
Finally Shelley, your playing was a real delight to the folk who attended the event – I had comments from all sides about how lovely it was to walk into the castle library to be greeted by the sound of the harp.  On behalf of NOTA – both nationally and the Wales branch – thank you for doing such an excellent job and for truly providing the icing on the cake!  I wouldn’t hesitate to strongly recommend you to anyone looking for a competent, professional, cheery and flexible musician who will deliver beautiful music with a smile – thanks Shelley!

Kind regards and best wishes for the future, Jonny.
Children’s Services Manager - Barnardo’s Taith Service, UK
MSc;  BA(Hons);  DipSW;  DipCrimCJ;  RSW;
Conference Autumn 2008

 

 

Dear Shelley.

Just wanted to say a ‘big thank’ you for saturday at Lower Slaughter Manor.  You played so lovely, many of our guest commented on your performance.

You added to our day and made it really special.  I was keeping it all together until I walked into the ceremony and heard you play, after then I was very tearful, good job Andy was on hand with his hanky!!!

Anyway, many many thanks again, you were wonderful.

Take Care, I will pass on your details to any future brides I meet.

Best wishes

Emma and Andy.