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Wedding Music Ideas

Dreaming of a traditional wedding walking down the aisle to the same tunes that your mother did? Perhaps you love the classic sounds of the Baroque including the music of Bach, Vivaldi, Pachelbel and Handel. Or are you looking for something a bit off the beaten path that few couples have used before you? Whatever your perference, we have put together a series of programs for you to use during your wedding including Parents’ seating, Bridal party and Bride processional and recessional. Remember, just because you hear a piece for an orchestra, doesn’t mean it cannot be performed by a string quartet or a flute and harp duo. Please note as you are putting together your program, remember, that you can feel free to move selections from one section of the service to another. Just because this package lists one piece as a processional, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t make a terrific postlude. Also, preludes, interludes and postludes are nearly always interchangeable. These are only suggestions based on our experience of where pieces can be place in the order of the ceremony.


“Traditional”

These are the tried and true standard wedding day hits that evoke the timeless elegance of weddings from across the generations. You can’t go wrong with these favorites.

Prelude

20 minutes of beautiful assorted classical music and other love songs to great your guests properly and to set the mood.

1. Seating of the parents

      Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

2. Bridal Party Processional

      Pachelbel: Canon in D

3. Bride Processional

      Wagner: Bridal Chorus

4. Recessional

      Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

5. Postlude

      Beethoven: Ode to Joy

“Regal”

You envision this day as a most festive occasion and this moment as your royal entrance. Today is the one day in your life you get to wear a crown and you want the music to reflect the joyousness and grandiosity of your wedding day. These tunes are sure to impress your guests and get your blood stirring.

Prelude

20 minutes of beautiful assorted classical music and other love songs – usually we make the selections based on our guests’ response to our music OR you can let us know if you are more of a tradiditional & classical music fan, or you lean more toward contemporary love songs.

1. Seating of the parents

      Vivaldi: Spring

2. Bridal Party Processional

      Delibes: Flower Song

3. Bride Processional

      Pachelbel: Canon in D

4. Recessional

      Handel: Hallelujah Chorus

5. Postlude

      Bach: Brandenburg Concerto

“Outdoors”

Green grass, flowering gardens and a white trellis for you to pass through are evocative of your idea of the perfect wedding day. These pieces for duo, trio and quartet are lovely accompaniments for a beautiful garden wedding celebration. We do not recommend choosing music that is “too soft”, because on outdoor wedding ceremonies the sound fades away much easier and faster than indoors…You want all your guests to enjoy the music, not only the first row, right?

Prelude

Approximately 20 minutes beautiful assorted classical music – usually we make the selections based on our guests’ response to our music.

1. Seating of the parents

      Mauret: Rondeau

2. Bridal Party Processional

      Princess Bride/Storybook Love

3. Bride Processional

      Trumpet Voluntary

4. Recessional

      La Rejouissance

5. Postlude

      Love and Marriage (Sinatra)

“Off the Beaten Path”

You love the timeless standards but would like to play music that is unique to your wedding. You’ll be pleased with how appropriate these pieces are for your nuptials and the nice mix of genres and styles they reflect.

Prelude

20 minutes beautiful assorted classical music to great your guests properly and to set the mood.

1. Seating of the parents

      You raise me up

2. Bridal Party Processional

      Hallelujah (from Shrek)

3. Bride Processional

      Marry me

4. Recessional

      All you need is love

5. Postlude

      Stand by me