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Weddings and Special Events Music

 Celebrate your event with the piano playing of Vancouver pianist Stephanie May. Her passion and musicality will set the ambiance your guests are sure to enjoy and remember.  Stephanie's extensive repertoire lists and ability to play any piece of sheet music gaurentee her performing will create the atmosphere that one truly appreciates. The sound of music and the feelings your guests get as they arrive to your celebration is their first lasting impression.  

Special Event Piano Background Music

* Wedding Ceremonies

* Receptions

* Corporate events

* Conferences

* Cocktail hours

* Anniversaries 

* Celebrations

* Birthday Parties

* Retirement Parties

* Family Gatherings

* Holiday Parties

$175 per hour

Wedding Ceremony Piano Performance Package


includes the following:

* Consultation / Music Selection

* 20-30 minutes of Prelude music as Guests arrive and are being seated

* Song for Family entrance and seating

* Song for Bridal Party entrance

* Processional for  Bride entrance

* Song during the Signing, Offertory, or Communion, etc.

* Recessional for the Bridal Party departure

*  Music as Guests exit





may include the following:

* Set up of own digital piano - $150

* Playing at wedding rehearsal - $175

* additional time - 

$175 per hour

* Travel fees may apply to contracts



All performance contracts will be sent to clients through email. Clients will have 7 days  to return a copy of the signed contract with deposit; during that period the date and time of your event will be held. Clients will be notified through email when the contract and payments have been received. Once the payment has been processed a signed copy of the contract will be returned to the client.


Deposits and Final Payment: 

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total amount is  required. Final payment is due either 7 days before your event or on the day of the event depending on your payment method.

If the performance is cancelled within 30 days of the event, there is a $175 cancellation fee.


E-transfer:  for payments made by e-transfer, final payment will be required 7 days before the event date.

Cheque:  for payments made by cheque, final payment will be required 7 days before the event date.

Cash: payments made by cash can be made on the day of the event during set up time.

Wedding Music Tips for Ceremonies

In general a wedding ceremony has six main parts to choose your song selections for: Prelude, Seating of Family, Processional, Signing, Recessional and Postlude.  For religious ceremonies please be sure to clear your song selections with your officiate. Wedding ceremonies vary according to religion, therefore it is recommened that a detailed program be provided in advance.




As Guests arrive and are being seated, the prelude of music sets the tone and ambiance for your ceremony. It is not necessary to choose specific songs for this portion. However if you have suggestions I can accommodate. 



Family Entrance

This song is played during the seating of the Brides Mother and Family.




The music for the processional is played while the Bridal Party and Bride enter and walk down the aisle.

* For a short aisle with a small bridal party: It is recommended to choose one song in order to create fluidity and build towards the Bride's entrance.

* For a long aisle with a larger Bridal Party: It is recommended to choose one song for the Bridal Party and one song for the Bride's entrance.

Timing is key! 

There should be aproximatley 10 seconds of music before the Bridal Party begins their entrance. The music will end when the last member of the Bridal Party is positioned at the front. Before the Bride starts her entrance, there will be a couple of seconds of silence, then when the music begins, the Bride is the maestro and her pacing dictates when the music will conclude.




During this part of the ceremony, background music is played while the Bride and Groom sign the register. As this portion only takes a couple of minutes, it is recommended to choose one song.




This song is strong, cheerful and upbeat and is played while the Bride and Groom and Bridal Party depart the ceremony area.




Similar to the Prelude, it is not necessary to provide song selections for this portion. As your Guests exit the ceremony, musical selections in the same style will be performed.

Classical Prelude and Piano Song Samples:

* Adagio Cantabile from Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.13 ~ Beethoven

* Intermezzo in A major, Op.118 No.2 ~ Brahms

* Meditation ~ Massenet

* Largo from the opera SERSE ~ Handel

* Piano Concerto No.21 in C major,

second movement ~ Mozart

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Traditional Wedding Ceremony Song Samples:

Air on the G String

Ave Maria

Air form Water Music

Canon in D major

Bridal Chorus

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Trumpet Voluntary

Trumpet Tune

Wedding March


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Contemporary Song Samples:

A Thousand Years

The Prayer

At Last

This I Promise You

Up Where We Belong

We've Only Just Begun

You Raise Me Up


The Wind Beneath My Wings

Take My Hand

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Country Song Samples:

God Gave Me You

Love of My Life

My Best Friend

Cowboy Take Me Away

Me and You

Grow Old with Me

From This Moment On

Bless the Broken Road

To Make You Feel My Love

Love Like Crazy

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R & B Song Samples:

Here and Now


Stay With Me

I'm Not The Only One


All of Me

Just The Way You Are

Spend My Life with You

I Can't Help Myself


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Gospel Song Samples:

The Wedding Song

Bread and Wine

This Song

In a Moment

Order My Steps

Like Jesus Does


Heavens Knife

I Found You

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