Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Please don't stop the music (until we all get down the aisle)

Mr. Spaniel and I love music, and there was all kinds of great stuff we'd planned to incorporate into our ceremony. But it only took a few revisions of our monster programs to realize that our musical selections would overtake our actual ceremony in duration if we didn't make some cuts! As a result, we've dropped from six much-loved and deeply-considered pieces to three.

The wedding party's processional will all be to the ever-popular Pachelbel's Canon in D. I know this is a super, super common selection, but there's a reason for that: it's so beautiful! True story: I was not the kind of girl who dreamed of my perfect wedding from a young age—I've made up everything as we've gone along, pretty much—but I knew from the first time I heard this piece at a dance recital when I was four-years-old that this song would be in my wedding. Luckily, Mr. Spaniel likes it, too, since we've decided the bridesmaids and groomsmen will walk down together (I'd initially thought they'd walk down with him before the rest of the processional), so it stays!

We've chosen slightly less traditional music for my processional and the recessional. And so, without further ado...

Bridal Processional: Vitamin String Quartet's cover of U2's All I Want Is You

I've always thought this was a beautiful love song.

Recessional: The Zombies' This Will Be Our Year

Cuter than the band's name would lead you to believe, right? I tend to think of this song as a New Year's song, but I think it works for the recessional just as well!

Where did you find your wedding music?

1 comment:

  1. All great choices! We have yet to pick our music, but have asked some of our friends to play acoustic guitar during the ceremonies. I'm kind of leaving this up to my fiance - hope his picks are as good as yours!


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