I meet some lovely people through my job of playing the harp. Here are some favourite examples of feedback I've received:
"Hello Oona, I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for yesterday. We were both absolutely thrilled to hear you play and you helped to make our wedding day such a memorable occasion. Matt said how much listening to you play helped him to relax while he was standing waiting for my arrival! It really was so beautiful and I'm absolutely thrilled that we booked you. Thank you so much, Linsey and Matt."
"Dear Oona, Just a note to thank you so very much for the beautiful music you played throughout Cindy and Chris's wedding at Thornton Manor last Sunday. Your lovely music was really appreciated by us all and many guests have commented how much the harp was just perfect for the wonderful venue. Thank you for bringing your marvellous talent. You helped to make the wedding day magical and elegant and memorable for us all. With warm regards, Margaret and John."
"Dear Oona, Just a quick note to say thank you for coming to play your harp at our wedding at Beeston Manor on April 7th. You played so beautifully and provided such clear correspondence it helped to make the day so special and far less stressful. Thanks again and best wishes, Darren and Sarah."
"Oona played at our wedding during the reception and meal. Her music added warmth and soul to the day and was beautifully played. Our friends and family commented on how much they loved the music and how it greatly enhanced the romantic mood and atmosphere of the reception. Oona added a touch of magic and fairytale to our very special day." (Siobhan)
"Oona is a perfect accompanyment to any event. We were very fortunate that Oona came and played at Emilys Ball - a charity event. She was superb and we received lots of compliments about her and her music. I can't recommend highly enough." (Joanne)
"Hi Oona, Just a quick email to say a massively huge THANK YOU for playing at our wedding. It was absolutely beautiful, I only wish we could have heard more of you, but our guests assured us it was fabulous. A special thank you for the Stone Roses addition too, that was amazing. With much thanks, Clare & Ben."
"Hi Oona, Just a quick note to thank you for playing at our wedding. Even though Nick and I hardly got chance to hear you (as we were scooted away by our photograhper) our Guests told us how wonderful you were and truely enjoyed listening to you play. I think everyone will agree when I say that you helped make our wedding that little bit more special! So on behalf of myself, Nick and all our guests, thank you so much."
"We were more than happy with Oona's performance. The music she played created just the atmosphere we were after. She was professional and helpful and patient about my many fretting calls! I would be happy to recommend her to anyone and to thank her for her contribution to our big day." (Jane)
"Many many thank Oona for playing for us all to enjoy, I have had so many positive comments from guests on the standard of your playing and how you helped make our day so very special. Your playing is truely breathtaking, kindest regards, Gary and Yvonne."
"Oona, Melanie and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for Sunday. Hearing you play, especially One Day Like This, was absolutely beautiful. Seeing Melanie come down the aisle and listening to you playing was the absolute highlight of the wedding for me. Thank you from us both, for helping to make the day so special. Best wishes, David & Melanie."
"Hi Oona, I just wanted to say thank you for playing at our wedding on 26th August at Stirk Hall in Clitheroe. Your music was wonderful & so many people commented on how lovely it was to have a harpist playing at the wedding. Everything was perfect & our guests really enjoyed your music. We would recommend you to anyone. Thanks again, Kind regards, Shadia & Chris."
"Hi Oona, just a quick note to say thank you very much for being a part of our special day yesterday - your music was beautiful and the pieces you selected were perfect for the occasion. We got so many compliments from our guests and friends and family, so once again from both of us thank you very much!" (Paul and Helen)
"Both Les and myself would like to thank you very much for making our day so special. Everyone was blown away by your talent and are still talking about your playing. Being Welsh, I personally have always appreciated the amazing sound of the harp, but the sound of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' blew away the Welsh/Liverpool supporters and the men are all talking about it. In general you left a very big impression on the day. THANK YOU." (Judy and Les.)
"Hello Oona, thank you very much for playing at mums 70th birthday celebration last night. The music you played was beautiful and definitely added an air of elegance and sophistication to the evening. Everyone has commented on how lovely it was. How lovely to be musically gifted and do that as your job. It was nice to meet you too. I will recommend you to anyone who needs a Harpist in the future. Thanks again and best wishes. Andrew (on behalf of my family)."
"Hi Oona, just a note to say a massive thank you for the superb playing at our wedding at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight on Saturday. We all loved it and there was such variety. Thank you for making our day special- we all gave a huge round of applause for you later at my speech. I would recommend you to any of my friends without hesitation." (Mark and Katherine)
"Hi Oona, I want to say you did an absolutely fantastic job with the music for our wedding at Mottram Hall on 15th July. I couldnt ask for more.... I loved it all. Will recomend you to everyone I know and I will definately use you again with any events I have. Alera."
"Oona, Gareth and I would like to thank you for your beautiful music for our wedding at Ferraris last wednesday, many of our guests commented and you had our daughters transfixed! Your music really complimented our special day and we thank you. Lindsay and Gareth xxx"
"Dear Oona, Matthew and I are writing to you to thank you for playing beautifully on our special day. It was all very hectic and time flew away from us, but you made our drinks reception everything we had hoped it would be. The atmosphere while you played was happy and filled with love, and without your talent we feel that this would not have been felt as strongly. Thank you so much. Yours Sincerely, Alexzandra & Matthew."
"Hi Oona, thank you for the wonderful harp playing at our daughters wedding it made the day special and everyone commented on how relaxing and beautiful it was. Kind regards,
Philip and Suzanne."
"My husband and I were absolutely over the moon with the extremely high quality of Oona Linnett’s harp playing. We arrived at our reception venue to be greeted by Oona having set up her harp outside in the garden playing beautifully to our guests. We were very lucky to have excellent weather on our wedding day, and so the whole atmosphere was so romantic with the extremely talented Oona, playing the background music to our perfect day. We could not have been more pleased, and are very grateful. Mr & Mrs Roberts x"
"On behalf of myself and my husband we would both like to thank you so much for the sensational and professional performance at our wedding at St Joseph's Church yesterday. You made our day and everyone commented on how beautiful it was." (Lisa)
"Chris and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing beautifully at our wedding. We've had lots of positive comments from guests who were really impressed by your playing and how it added a touch of class to our wedding." (Carla and Chris)
"Hi Oona, Thank you so So much for being part of our special day on Saturday. You were amazing- very talented :-) And thank you for allowing me to have pictures with your harp what a beautiful musical instrument. Your playing of the harp brought happy tears. We are forever grateful and thank you again so much, Lidya xxxx "
"Hi Oona, I just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. You were sensational and the music you played was beautiful, we couldn't have asked for more! A number of our guests commented on how they got goosebumps as soon as they heard you playing! Jim and I certainly agree with that and felt that the music added to the emotions everybody was feeling. You certainly helped create the atmosphere on the day and Jim and I cannot thank you enough for making our special day so perfect and memorable!" (Dawn)
"Just wanted to thank you for helping to make our wedding day (21st Dec - Hilltop Country House) so special. Your music was beautiful and we were so happy with the choices we'd made for the ceremony. So many of our guests commented on how lovely your music was as they arrived and enjoyed a drink. So sorry we didn't get to thank you on the day but we really were so happy to have you there. Best Wishes, Helen and Scott."
"Hi Oona, I never got the chance to thank you on Saturday for such a wonderful performance. It really helped to make the night a massive success and added that little bit of wow factor which I wanted. Thank you so much, I hope I can work with you again! Rebecca."
"Dear Oona, thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding. It was a truly magical day. Everyone loved the harp, it brought a wonderful atmosphere to our wedding. Best wishes, Sheryl and Gareth."
"Dear Oona, thankyou for sharing in our special day with us on Sunday 19th June, Chester Grosvenor. Your playing was utterly sublime. With our best wishes, Adam & Angela."
"Hi Oona, Just a quick message to say a massive "Thank you" for playing at our wedding at Crewe Hall on the 20th August. I am sorry that I never got the chance to thank you personally. You music was beautiful and I was in tears before walking down the aisle, as soon as I heard you play, it was so moving.
Again thank you very much. Regards, Mr & Mrs Powner"
"Dear Oona, On behalf of the Chief Executive, the Board, customers, partners and staff of Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance at our recent 5th Anniversary dinner at The Hunting Lodge, Adlington Hall on 13th July. Your playing complimented the setting beautifully and it was almost a shame we had to drag ourselves inside for dinner! Many positive comments have been received on the success of the evening – so thank you once again. Kind regards, GILL"
"Dear Oona, we just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding on 20th May. The music was fantastic and everyone was very complimentary about you! The harp looked and sounded fantastic in the barn and set the scene perfectly. Thank you once again, Sarah and Mike. x"
'We just wanted to thank you for your fantastic performance at our wedding on Wednesday at Peckforton Castle. Your talents created the perfect atmosphere and your choice of music and dress was just perfect. In the words of the toastmaster you really are one of the best. We will recommend you at every opportunity. Once again thank you from both of us, you made our day!' (David and Tonya)
"Thank you so much Oona for playing at our wedding on 28th May at Lilleshall Sports Centre. We thought it was beautiful and made the day so special. You are truly gifted and so many of our guests commented on how fantastic you were. Claire and David xx"
"Hi Oona, just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our special day on Saturday 14th May! Myself and my wife Natalie thought the music was fantastic and really did make the ceremony that extra bit special and your dress was a spot on match for our colour scheme! So many of our guests commented on the Harp music and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family."
"I just wanted to pass on my thanks again to you for a wonderful performance on Friday night at our Gala Dinner. I’ve had lots of comments from people that they thought your playing was lovely and a great touch to start the evening off. Thank you. Regards, Lorraine."
"Hi Oona, Just a note to say thank you for playing at our 40th birthday meal last Friday. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the music was a great accompaniment to the meal with many people commenting on how wonderful your playing was. Thanks again, Jonathan and Helen."
"Dear Oona, I would like to thank you for playing at the Alyn Lodge during the visit of our European partners. It provided just the right mood for the evening. Everyone who attended the evening has commented on your wonderful performance and professional standards, and, should I have occasion to engage a harpist again in the future, you will be top of my list. Warm Regards, Phil"
"Dear Oona, we just wanted to say a massive thankyou for your absolutely beautiful harp performance at our wedding at Arley Hall on Saturday 18th December 2010. I am so sorry I didn't get a chance to introduce myself. The whole day was a massive whirlwind and I can't remember much of what went on other than I had the most amazing day. Your harp playing was stunning and it made the civil ceremony so beautiful. Lots of love, Fiona and Neil. xxxx"
"Hello Oona, Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your beautiful music at our wedding ceremony. It was absolutely perfect and an extra special finishing touch. I would recommend anyone to use you! I'm sorry we didn't get to say thank you in person on the day - we were whisked away! Lots of people told me how lovely it was and we've watched the dvd back and appreciate it all the more! Thank you so much, Hayley and James."
"Oona, our Harpist, was absolutely amazing.... she made a beautiful ceremony even better... it was soo romantic.... just stunning. The music she played was like something out a fairytale! We were both over joyed with Oona's performance, her playing made the day complete. All of our guests commented, and said how beautiful the harp sounded. In fact my cousins husband John, was taken with the music that he just sat and watched Oona play for a while afer the ceremony."
"Just got back off hols and wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful performance at Julie & Paul's wedding. It exceeded all our expectations and with having such beautiful weather it really was one of the main highlights of the day - both Julie & Paul told me it was just perfect for them."
"Oona exceeded all our expectations; the music we chose combined with Oona's own selections made the day so memorable - I only wish I could have listened for longer, Lots of positive comments from many guests about our choice for music at the wedding. There was nothing needed for improvement, Oona was excellent."
"Dear Oona, Thank you for the music you provided for our daughter on her wedding day at the Mere Court Hotel on 15th February. The sound of the harp is wonderful when played by somebody of your ability. You set the tone for a perfect day and we feel that you should be made aware of our thoughts. Thank you, Gary and Susan."