We’re having a traditional United Church ceremony, so our choices music is pretty traditional. But I love that!
Music is a huge part of my life. I’ve sung in semi-professional choirs since I was 10, so my current choir will be singing at our ceremony. We’ll also have an organist/pianist and a bagpiper (my Mother is from Scotland and my FI’s family will be welcoming me to their clan by pinning me with their tartan, so bagpipes are kind of a must!).
PRELUDE: Wachet Auf by Bach, O Magnum Mysterium by Lauridsen, Amazing Grace by Hatfield
PROCESSION and BRIDE ENTRANCE: Hymn – Praise to The Lord
HYMN DURING SERVICE: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
SIGNING OF REGISTRY: Ubi Caritas et Amor by Mealor
RECESSIONAL: Highland Laddie – Bagpipes
POSTLUDE/RECEIVING LINE AFTER SERVICE: Scotland the Brave on Bagpipes, Marie’s wedding on Bagpipes
I know to a lot of people these songs will be too classical/boring/pretentious, but my friends and family will totally see me reflected in them. I’ve personally sung each and every piece in choir over the years and I love them. The recessional, with the bagpipes, will totally reflect my FI and his fun, loud, let’s party personality!
Links to audios of each piece if you want to hear them.
Wachet Auf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSkz3j9b23Y
O Magnum Mysterium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7ch7uottHU
Amazing Grace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlxjoOhfNqU
Praise to The Lord http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JvCmvlm-Qg
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m51iY7zADQ8
Ubi Caritas et Amor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQE4ryqdvMg
Highland Laddie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rjbrqcQ5Sw
Scotland the Brave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSH0eRKq1lE
Marie’s wedding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvjn03A3sbw