Quality of service4.9
67 of 68 couples recommend it
Elizabeth Church, Married on 17/10/2015
Sent on 27/11/2015
We originally heard of Chantal at The Wedding Co show in February 2015. My husband (fiancé at the time) heard her play and told me that he had always wanted a harpist at his wedding. We took her card, but as we were in the very early stages of planning didn't do anything further about it. After we had secured our venue we looked at its list of preferred vendors and her name was on it. After we watched a couple of her youtube videos we contacted her and booked her to play during our wedding and our cocktail time.
Chantal provided us with a list of her repertoire, and we selected our processional, recessional, and signing of the register music. We also picked a few specific songs that we wanted to have her play at the reception.
The day of the wedding she arrived ahead of time, and set up. Our venue mentioned that she was one of their favourite vendors to work with. The reviews we got from our guests regarding her playing were fantastic, and we were told that some would like to find a way to hire her for their own events. She played a wide variety of music... Numerous styles. One person told me that she was even able to play music from The Game of Thrones.
My only regret regarding the music was that as the bride I was so occupied waiting for the ceremony to begin, taking photos outside, and visiting with guests that I didn't have the chance to really take in the music. My hope is that others will decide to hold an event and hire Chantal, and then invite me to attend.
In summary, we had a fantastic experience with Chantal, and would 100% recommend her to anyone!
Thank you for your thoughtful review Elizabeth! I am so glad your guests gave you great feedback about my performance. Hopefully one of your friends will hire me for their wedding or special event so you can have a chance to enjoy my performance more! I hear that comment a lot from brides, wishing they heard more of my performance. It's a compliment to me, thank you again!
Jason Jansson, Married on 17/10/2015
Sent on 20/10/2015
We couldn’t imagine any other live music act to have performed during our greatest milestone. Chantal was engaging and provided brilliant guidance and support during the planning stages. She graced us with her presence for two hours by playing during the guest arrival period, the ceremony and for the cocktail hour that followed. Chantal truly set the tone for the moment when we saw each other for the first time at opposite ends of the aisle and then provide the perfect atmosphere for our guests as family and wedding party photos were being taken. We cannot provide a high enough recommendation to another couple who are looking for a musical performance on their wedding day.
Jason, thanks so much for your touching review! I am honored every weekend to be a part of 'that moment' when couples see each other for the first time at opposite ends of the aisle. It's the best part of my job! Thanks for your review!
Jay Tan, Married on 27/09/2015
Sent on 19/10/2015
It was a pleasure to work with Chantal, as she was very easy to work with and all of our guests enjoyed her music. Prior to our wedding at the Quad in Hart House, University of Toronto, Chantal connected with us via internet to provide consultation and played live samples of her music. She also accommodated our dress code and arrived early despite her long commute. All in all, her performance was a definite plus for our ceremony and we would recommend her to all our friends.
Thank you Jay for your kind words! Thanks for mentioning that I was able to accommodate your dress code and arrived early, these are details that will help educate more couples when trying to hire a musician. It's so important to be easy to work with and I value making that a priority for all my clients!
Irene Wong, Married on 26/09/2015
Sent on 19/10/2015
It was a delight having Chantal play during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. The music from her harp gave the ceremony a very romantic and elegant feel. We corresponded through email and she would always respond quickly. We met on our wedding day and she came early to set up and meet our officiant to coordinate the ceremony. Our guests all enjoyed having her play the harp. We got to choose all our music from her large repertoire, which included contemporary and classical music.
My husband and I highly recommend Chantal to play at your wedding. She's very punctual, professional and an excellent harpist.
Thanks again Chantal for making our ceremony special with your pieces.
Thank you Irene for your great review of my services. Your mention of how we corresponded through email and that I would always respond quickly is valuable to me. This is my full time career and I take it very seriously when dealing with clients. There is a ton of planning that goes into one day and I like to be sure my part of the planning is the easiest for my clients. By responding quickly it allows them to get another thing checked off their list! Thanks again for having me!
Sunny Cho, Married on 19/09/2015
Sent on 29/09/2015
Chantal played the harp for our wedding at McLean House at the Estate of Sunnybrook.
She was absolutely wonderful to work with from the beginning when we connected with her to the last min when she played her beautiful piece at our wedding reception. She's very professional, prompt, very knowledgeable (with what would work/not work for logistics with harp and the setting) and generous with her time and feedback. We liaised with her several times up to our wedding date- she was readily available via emails and Facetime. My husband and I were completely confident that Chantal would do an excellent job for our wedding given her years of experience, and we were quite right. She played beautiful pieces during our ceremony as well as for background music prior to the ceremony. Our guests were very excited to see harp being played. We are thrilled that we have made the decision to go with Chantal for our music. Thank you, Chantal :D
Thank you for your detailed review Sunny! Your comments will help educate others about how important it is to hire a professional. Mentioning that we liaised several times and that I was readily available via emails and Facetime is an important detail to clients. Also mentioning your confidence in me before I had even performed for your wedding is KEY. Being confident with whom your hire gives the day so much less added stress! Thanks again for having me!
Cindy Carter, Married on 12/09/2015
Sent on 22/09/2015
Chantal was a true professional, played the harp beautifully for our reception. She was a pleasure to deal with and we will look to her again when our second daughter gets married.
Thanks for the kind works Cindy, the best compliment is a great review and re-hiring me for a second performance. I can't wait to play again for you, your family is lovely!
Tracy Filice, Married on 12/09/2015
Sent on 29/09/2015
Chantal was very professional and played the most beautiful music for our guests to enjoy during cocktail hour and receiving line! Guests are still raving about her, music from heaven!!
Thanks for your great review Tracy, I am so glad your guests enjoyed my performance!
Sent on 28/08/2015
Chantal was attentive to detail. She is able to customize each piece of music to fit the length of the ceremony. Chantal is very good at what she does and the music was magical!!
Rashan Reid, Married on 18/07/2015
Sent on 26/07/2015
Chantal provided us with some wonderful music on the day of our wedding. She was always professional and was quick to respond to emails. She also made a special musical request possible!
Laurence Gannon, Married on 18/07/2015
Sent on 02/08/2015
Chantal was fantastic. Really glad we hired her.