Extraordinary Weddings, Elopements & Events
Planning | Officiants | Music
California & Destinations
I hired Rick Tan prior for my Mother's Birthday and with extreme satisfaction. I absolutely used him again for my Mother's 90th Birthday! The Harpist, instrumental talent, is an assurance of your event to be exactly what you hired him for. He arrived early, very professional, and personal.
Rick’s playing of the harp during the memorial service for our mother provided a soothing and uplifting ambience that was appreciated by all. Rick was excellent in communicating throughout. The service was loosely planned and he was masterful at adapting to it as it went along. I highly recommend him.
Great music, very professional, easy to work with. Would hire again for another event.
I was looking for a harpist to play live music at my daughter's wedding. We were down to the wire with no one responding, when by a miracle, I came across Tan Wedding and Events. Rick responded quickly with "Yes, I can play for you!" He more than surpassed our greatest expectations!
Rick immediately put me at ease with exact details, what to expect regarding arrival times, playing times and options for music choices. He was very easy to talk with and responded quickly to our every question.
Rick is a professional harpist who was also very warm, caring and intuitive during the entire wedding. Everyone told me how much they loved him, his music and his professionalism....he is truly the best!
From the beginning of booking the event, communication was simple and quickly responded to. Rick and his wife's music talent and the knowledge of the venue (Morris Chapel at UOP) added to a beautiful (stress free) day!
Our family and guest enjoyed listening to harp music by Rick Tan as they entered party and enjoyed lunch. He was prompt, professional and kind. He accommodated my request to play in the area above our pool and water fountain. We will invite him back for our next party.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French, Tagalog
What to Expect
An audience member should expect to be entertained in a manner that is elegant, soothing, and appropriate for the event. From classical and traditional music, to contemporary and original music, the style and genre will fit the occasion and mood of the audience!
Before they were husband and wife, Rick and Jennifer were two college students at UC Davis pursuing their own studies and interests. Rick – Filipino, Catholic, studying the biological sciences, and Jennifer – English, Armenian, Croatian, Methodist, studying classical civilizations. Two people with separate lives until they discovered a common interest – music. Rick’s piano playing lured Jennifer to sit with him to listen to his compositions, and Jennifer’s classical flute enthralled Rick. Then they discovered each other. Love and friendship grew, and the promise to marry was made.
When it was time to consider a wedding officiant, Rick and Jennifer knew that whoever they would choose had to transcend religion, faith, and culture. They found the perfect minister who graciously worked with the couple to craft words that represented the combined spirit of the couple.
On their wedding day, on the UC Davis campus, with musician friends to play Rick and Jennifer’s songs, friends and family in attendance, and a minister to bring it all together in a sweet ceremony, the couple became Rick and Jennifer Tan!
Having recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, and blessed with four children, the couple is forever grateful for a wedding day that was meaningful and representative of who they are.
Being in business for over 15 years as Reverend Tan, Jennifer and Rick leveraged their experience, talents, and connections to create Tan Weddings & Events. Reverends Jennifer and Rick now work with a trusted team of Associate Reverends, musicians, vendors, and venues to bring you a Total Wedding Experience!
Additional Booking Notes
In the case of inclement weather, musicians will need shade when the temperature is over 90 degrees F, indoor space or cover for rain/snow/high winds, and an indoor location or heat source when the temperature is under 65 degrees to protect the instruments and musicians. If other musicians will be present, we must be informed in advance. Extra fees apply when our musicians are requested to perform with musicians not on our team. Amplification is offered for harp, electronic piano, and guitar and a working electrical outlet must be available within 75 ft. of the performance space. Amplification of other instruments may be available for an additional fee. For piano bookings, piano on site must be tuned and in good working order. Option to have our pianist bring an electronic keyboard is available for an additional fee. Musicians will test the sound before the event and are not responsible for interference from DJs, other musicians, speakers, presenters, or sudden weather changes that make performing not possible. Song requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. More than 3 song requests per event will result in an additional fee.
Past Booked Events
|July 15, 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Birthday Party|
|July 14, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 14, 2018 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Birthday Party|
|March 17, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 01, 2016 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 13, 2016 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 15, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 14, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 02, 2016||Anniversary Party|
|November 28, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 08, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 02, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 07, 2015||Baby Shower|
|December 14, 2014||Luncheon/Tea|
|April 12, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 04, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
All styles of music available upon request, including traditional wedding, classical, contemporary, movie theme, video game, rock, country, jazz and other genres.
Electrical outlet within 75 feet if amplification is needed for the event.