Post # 1
Hello Bees! I am getting married in 5 weeks and I cannot decide on what song to walk down the aisle to. I need your help!
To give a little background, Fiance and I are having a bit of an untraditional wedding… nothing too off the wall, but we want to reflect our personal style with is sort of dark and offbeat. Our colors are black, red, and silver (I am wearing silver), and we are getting married outside at a castle. These songs all have significance to us – we listened to them heavily when we started dating 6 years ago, so I have very strong ties to them. I want something that reflects us BUT I don’t want anything that will sound too “funeral.” I think our families are expecting us to be a little unconventional with the music, so I don’t think anyone will be too shocked, but I also don’t want the atmosphere to be too morose – this is a joyous event after all! I’d love to get others’ perspectives on my choices – what would you think if you heard these at a wedding? Which do you think would work best? Thank you in advance to anyone who listens to these and offers feedback :o)
Katatonia “For Funerals to Come”
Dimmu Borgir “Sorgens Kammer” (probably starting around 2:26)
Dimmu Borgir “Det Nye Riket” (we can lift out the vocals, or skip to around 4:00)
Castlevania “Lost Painting” (this one is actually from a video game)
Another option is to have Fiance compose an original song, but I’m worried there isn’t enough time at this point! He has a prototype started (sorry, no clip!) but can’t work under pressure. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well!
Post # 3
No suggestions (sorry)–I was just humored because I think that you are my metalhead husband’s long lost twin! He kept asking about playing Slayer 🙂
Actually, wait, I do have a suggestion–of sorts. I think you should totally do whatever your style is and if you love metal, you love metal, but I do relish the idea of using some tracks off Pat Boone’s metal covers album for your guests to dance to because it’s sort of tongue and cheek you + traditional wedding. Come on–it’s Pat Boone doing “Panama”!
Post # 4
@BothCoasts: LOL, that would be pretty hilarious! We are going to break away from the metal for the dancing part of the reception, it’s just the ceremony that I really want to “stick to my roots”. And thank you for reassuring me that whatever I pick, as long as it is significant to me, that is what matters :o)
Post # 5
Do you have a favorite, or maybe on eyour leaning towards? Me personally, I liked the second one, and the forth one.
My girls will be waking down to apocalyptica. Their version of Nothing else matters by Metallica 🙂
Post # 6
@Colieee34: For a while I was dead set on the fourth one, Castlevania. But Fiance isn’t crazy about it, which in turn makes me less crazy about it :o( although it is still in the running because it has the best “walking” rhythm. #2 is another that I am strongly leaning towards, so I am reassured that you liked both of those. And By The Way that Apocalyptica song will be beautiful!
Post # 9
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: LOL! I actually did consider Emperor’s “Opus a Satana” :oP
Post # 10
caveat: i don’t know any of these (or maybe that’s what you’re looking for)
of all of them, i liked #5 the best as it had a faster tempo (aka less like a funeral march) and felt more “optimistic” – a better starting point for a happy marriage!
Post # 11
@Zanne54: thank you, yes that is helpful! Most people at the wedding will never have heard these songs, so I don’t want to pick something that to me sounds totally normal but to others may be interpreted as “doom and gloom”. I am definitely happy to be marrying FI! :o)
Post # 12
Queen did a version of the traditional Here Comes The Bride march for Flash Gordon. It’s probably not what most consider “metal” because, well, it’s Queen. But it’s rocking’. Not doom and gloom, and familiar enough that everyone knows what it is, but it’s definitely not the traditional wedding march.
Post # 13
Hi! Not a metal expert by ANY means, but I did listen to them all! I liked (and voted for) #5. I agree with PP – it felt the most upbeat/happy occasion to me. 🙂 I also didn’t mind the 1st one, but having “funeral” in the title threw me off. 🙂 Lastly, for some reason, #2 was creepy to me – not that it’s a bad song, just gave me a weird feeling for some reason. Good for you for making your wedding totally you!!
Post # 14
@MsChippyChap: I listened to them and I think Ulver has a lighter feel than the others, so it gets my vote!
Post # 15
My processional is most definately metal!
The wedding party are walking out to Rejoice in the Fires of Man’s Demise by 3 Inches of Blood
I will be walking down to Motorhead’s Love me Forever
I think you should choose whichever song makes you happiest, because honestly, if it’s not a popular song that everyone knows, no one will remember it but you (and a few of your die hard metal friends)
Post # 16
Thanks for the feedback everyone! :o)
@metalbride: Fiance said the same thing… no one is going to know/remember it (except for maybe 3 guests) so as long as I will love it, that is what is important. At least it seems that none of these are “definite no’s” which is a relief. By The Way you picked awesome songs for your processional, that will be great! My bridesmaids are walking to either “Into the Dead Sky” by At the Gates, or “Feathers Fell” by Dissection (guitar version), and our recessional is “Fra Fjelltronen” by Wongraven.