Post # 1
My FI and I just LOVE “Love Actually”. It’s his favorite chick flick and maybe the only movie in the world he has seen three times in three days.
Also, his favorite song in the movie is “Portuguese Love Theme”, one of those songs he replays like a thousand times.
I was thinking of surprising him and putting it as the processional music (and tricking him that we’re having Canon in D or something like that)
I think it’s a great song and I looove the crescendo at the end which would make a perfect entrance for the bride.However, is the first minute and a half too slow?
Also, I reaally want “All you need is love” as the recessional. I ordered personalized napkins that say “All you need is love” and my sister pointed out that I should use it as the recessional. Then I rememberd that it was the song used as a recessional in Love Actually and also one of my FI’s favorite scenes in the movie!
What do you think!?
Post # 3
@merenguito: omg i am soooooooo jealous. love, actually is my favorite movie ever and I had this same idea but I’m getting married in a catholic church and it’s not allowed 🙁 i think the timing will be perfect. please do this so i can live through you!!!! haha
Post # 4
I think it is a bit slow, but you wouldn’t want a 3 minute processional anyways (i would think lol) I would start it from where you needed, for the length of your aisle and go from there.
I like the build up too… You could also use the middle or what ever part you like for the length you need (just tell the person in charge/band where to start in the song)
We’re using All You Need Is Love as our recessional but the version from Across the Universe starting at the harmonizing at 1:28 into it =)
I love the songs you got & love how personalized they are for ya’ll
Post # 5
I think thats a lovely idea!
Post # 6
i agree with @amnystik:. Maybe cut the first minute out and start it where it picks up a bit.
I absolutely LOVE love actually, too! My proposal was inspired by love actually. FI came to my door at 7 AM (I was in a dorm at the time) and had a boom box with him with the poster cards. He played “silent night” outside my door while writing the exact same sayings on the poster cards, just like Mark did to Juliet. Except for the last card it said “Will you marry me?” rahter than “merry christmas”
Post # 7
I hope I wasn’t thread jacking! That was not my intention :)…I just get carried away sometimes!
Post # 8
What a great idea!
Do you know if that song was written exclusively for the movie or if it was a song before that?
Post # 9
@Gabrielle123 — I love your story!!! I think it’s a charming part of the movie ( I wish their story would have been more developed throughout) Thanks for sharing it!
@sparkles_10 – I really don’t know, it was compsed by Craig Armstrong, who usually writes stuff for soundtracks (Moulin Rouge, romeo + juliet, love actually), so I’m thinking probably exclusive to the movie soundtrack.
I agree That the first part might be a little slow too, but I can’t figure out if we actually do need 3 minutes cause we have my mom/brother, FI’s parents, flower girl, ring bearer, 4 couples for bridal party and me. that’s still 9 sets walking down the aisle and that might take around 3 minutes.
Also, we’re having a band, so they’ll probably have to play it , so I guess it’s easier to cut if they’re playing live.
I’m meeting with the band next week so I’ll ask their opinion!