ABOUT

Hello, my name is Alison Eve

You can call me Ali...  I have had the privilege to play at your weddings since 2006, and I look forward to working with you on your wedding music.

Music is in the family as my Mum, Joyce Eavis, is a piano teacher. At school I learned trumpet, classical guitar, taught myself rock guitar, and then studied voice after college. My first harp came to live with us in 1999, and it's the instrument I've been waiting for all my life! 

I married the drummer in my heavy metal band in 1989, and now we play in the folk band, "Eve & The Garden". He's also a vicar, so sometimes we do weddings together! I run a female-voice choir called "nChant", and a duo with a violinist called, "Hey Diddle Diddle The Harp & The Fiddle". 

Below you will find details of the different things I can do for you for your wedding.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO DO FOR YOU?

There are three basic options that I can offer you for your wedding music

Up to 60mins of Music

from £180

  • Music whilst your guests gather in the ceremony space
  • The big wedding party entrance
  • Something during the signing of the Registers
  • Music for your first steps together as a married couple at the conclusion of the ceremony.
  • I can play outside if the weather allows.
  • You can have singing in the ceremony and if there is a special song that you would like your guests to take note of then this is a good idea.
  • You can even add a song in as a solo item in place of a reading.
  • In church I can lead the hymns and other liturgical music if required. I can also do a "double-act" with the organist and choir, dividing different aspects of your music between us as guided by you. You will need to check with the priest or vicar that using outside musicians is ok.

Up to 90mins of Music

from £230

  • Playing whilst you and your guests enjoy bubbly and photos immediately after the Ceremony and before the Wedding Banquet.
  • I can play outside if the weather is good, and I generally seek to situate myself where most of your guests will be. Each venue is different so how much  time you will be able to hear me depends on whether you move to a different part of the property for group photographs, or whether these are taken close to the bar (Let's face it, that's where most of your guests will be hovering!).
  • This can either be instrumental music or sung music depending on the pathway you choose (more about those later).
  • This is usually 90mins on average.
  • If you're having something a bit different and only need a hour playing here then do let me know so that we can work out a customised quote for you.

Up to 2 hours of Music

from £255

  • Music whilst you and your guests enjoy your meal together usually lasting for up to 2 hours. Do let me know if you are doing something a little different and we can work out a customised quote for you.
  • You will also need to let me know whether your speeches come after the meal or before, as this will affect my set-up and pack-down times, and need to be factored into the timing.
  • This is a very good place for you to choose the music I play as you will be sat there eating and much more likely to catch your favourites than during the Drinks Reception.
  • I can also offer sung or instrumental music depending on the pathway you choose.

HOW CAN THESE OPTIONS BE COMBINED?

Here are the various ways in which the three Basic Options can be put together in a number of Combo Options

CEREMONY & DRINKS

Up to 2.5 hours of Music

from £305

  • Includes all the Ceremony music
  • Includes all the Drinks music.
  • My harp is portable so I can move easily from the Ceremony to the Drinks area.
DRINKS & BANQUET

Up to 3.5 hours of Music

from £380

  • Includes all the Drinks music.
  • Includes all the Banquet music.
  • My harp is portable so I can easily move it around your venue.

CEREMONY & BANQUET

Up to 3 hours of Music

from £430

  • Includes all the Ceremony music
  • Includes all the Banquet music.
  • Includes 90 mins gap between Ceremony & Banquet.
  • You will need to provide me with food, and plenty of tea!!!
  • This combo option is not available on the Wild Apple Pathway.
CEREMONY, DRINKS & BANQUET

Up to 4.5 hours of Music

from £500

  • Includes all the Ceremony music
  • Includes all the Drinks reception music
  • Includes all the Banquet music.
  • My harp is portable so I can easily move it around your venue(s)
  • This combo option is not available on the Wild Apple Pathway.
  • You need to provide me with food, and plenty of tea!!!