Award winning singer/songwriter Anna van Riel is no stranger to performing for couples on their big day. Not only has she sung many a blushing bride up the aisle, Anna is also renowned for the personalised songs couples commission her to sing for their big day.

With a variety of packages available, Anna aims to cater to your wedding day musical needs. Her solo performance is the perfect choice for those truly intimate moments at your wedding, and Anna also performs as a duo, or a trio with the added dynamic of pianist David Baker and violinist Johanna Hansen, to bring strength and body to your favourite romantic songs.

The effervescent songstress combines folk melodies with acoustic guitar and ukelele to create a uniquely stunning sound that has been likened to Joni Mitchell meets Alison Krauss.

As well as taking the awkwardness out of wedding rehearsals with her relaxed and practiced approach, Anna provides her own PA and performs a selection of well-known covers and catchy originals that create a warm and magical atmosphere, perfect for your special day.

There's nothing quite like having someone sing your bride up the isle and into your arms. Anna specialises in bringing that emotive and memorable magic to your ceremony, followed by a summery, feel-good collection of contemporary covers and originals to entertain you and your guests over canapés.

Hi Anna. 
Thank you so much for being part of our special day. You were amazing! From the rehearsal to the day and singing our wedding songs, we were absolutely stoked and everyone was blown away by your voice! You made everything perfect xx  
Paul and Tarryn Sumner


Songs Anna performs:

  • Latch- Sam Smith
  • The Wedding Song- Angus and Julia Stone
  • Over the rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo`ole's
  • Fly me to the Moon (ukulele)
  • Dock of Bay - Otis Redding
  • Summertime- George Gershwin
  • All I want is you (ukulele)- Barry Louis Polisar
  • So True- Black Seeds
  • Make you feel my love - Bob Dylan
  • What a Wonderful World (ukulele)- Louis Armstrong
  • ... and many more

Contacting Anna


To contact Anna directly about music for your wedding day
phone 027 367 9940


Wow and more wows!
Anna recently played at our wedding Wanaka for a few hours during our very cosy reception. We had a small intimate wedding with just 2 families as our guests, Anna was perfect for our special day, we gave flexibility with what Anna played and fully trusted her to play to the mood of the afternoon...we certainly were not disappointed...she was spot on. From the word go upon contacting Anna via email, she was responsive and enthusiastic in every way. I commissioned Anna to write a song for us as a couple and what a beautiful song she produced called "Peter Pan". So fitting for us both and with such a stunning voice, she took our breath away when she performed it for us at our venue. Anna is a wonderful singer with an amazing voice and a friendly persona to match! She brought such a warmth to the occasion and I would highly recommend Anna for any occasion...without ANY hesitation at all. Thank you for adding some extra sparkle to our special day as the person you are and with your incredible singing.
Lucy Taylor
We had Anna van Riel sing while we signed the registry on our wedding day. The song was written by Anna especially for our day and was an amazing gift that friends and family were able to share with us at an incredible moment in our lives. I remember it every time I hear our song and love the feeling of uniqueness it brings.
Elizabeth Murch
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