The Wreckers' Jessica Harp marries
Monday, February 4, 2008
– Jessica Harp, one-half of The Wreckers, married violinist and band mate Jason Mowery today in Franklin, Tenn. at an art gallery.
"Growing up you and your girlfriends talk about getting married, who you will marry, the kind of wedding you want - today exceeded all of my expectations," said Harp. "Jason and I feel incredibly lucky to have such amazing family and friends to share this wonderful moment with."
The couple chose to keep the nuptials intimate by inviting their family and closest friends. A multitude of candles and special lighting illuminated the ceremony, while flowers were kept simple. Chocolate and aqua were the bride's colors of choice for the occasion. As a special touch, the couple had guests supply a list of their favorite songs to be played at the reception.
Harp along with Michelle Branch as The Wreckers released their debut album "Stand Still Look Pretty" in May 2006. The album included "Leave The Pieces," "My Oh My" and "Tennessee." In 2006, The Wreckers were the first duo to reach number 1 with their debut single, "Leave the Pieces," since Brooks & Dunn in 1991 and the first female duo to reach the top with their debut single in more than 53 years.
In December 2007, they released the live CD/DVD "Way Back Home: Live From New York," recorded during a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on July 13, 2007. In late 2007, both Harp and Branch announced they would release solo albums on Warner in the coming months.
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The timing for the release of The Wreckers's live CD/DVD package from July is strange to say the least. For one, not many bands put out a live record when only one studio album has been released, especially when the live set mostly includes that debut disc with little new to offer. Also it is well known that there may not be a second studio album as both Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp are branching out (pun intended) to solo projects.
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