Post # 1
Is anyone else have a classical or Spanish guitarist for their ceremony? I do, and would love to hear other people’s ideas for songs. My processional (for me) is set and different, but everything else is up in the air.
Post # 3
We want spanish guitar for the ceremony, but we havent picked musician yet! I am glad to see somebody else is doing that :). Can you share what song you are walkin down the aisle? Once we have our person picked out I’d be happy to share what exactly we are doing (wedding less than 2 months away, one more thing on the list to do, getting more stressed)
Just curious, do you carry that music theme for the rest of the evening? We might continue with spanish guitar or some type of latin jazz for the cocktail hour, but receptiong dancing would be more North American music
Post # 4
I’m having a guitarist for my ceremony and a singer. My song will be in spanish but is very very beautiful.
Here if you’re wondering which –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VUX-ZI-blE
Post # 5
We had a guitarist at our wedding ceremony. It was outside in a field and sounded very pretty. Here was what he played for us…
1. Seating of mothers- Bach-air on a “G” string
2. Wedding party procession- Bach- prelude in D major from cello suite #1
3. Processional- Pachabel’s canon
4. Recessional- Vivaldi-“spring”
While the guests were being seated, he played Tom Petty’s Wildflowers and The Beatles’ Mother Natures Son plus others.
Post # 6
I’m walking down the aisle to “Somewhere My Love”, aka “Lara’s Theme” from an old movie, Dr. Zhivago. Check it out on YouTube. It is actually a Russian style piece, but sounds amazing in Spanish guitar style. Totally tangent, but my guitarist is Russian by birth, raised in China, then moved to Argentina in his teens, then to the US in his 30s. Fascinating guy.
I don’t plan on carrying the theme the whole night. My plan is to open the cocktail hour with some loungy bossa nova tunes, but to move into other genres through the night (some French accordion music, like in the movie Amelie, then into more night club but not yet dance music, heavy on Beck, then dance).
We should swap ideas in the next few weeks.
Post # 7
I too am having spanish guitar for the ceremony. My guitarist plays everything. But I know he plays alot of flamenco & brazilian influenced music. I have NO idea what to have played for ANY of the ceremony. I’m trying to stay away from uber traditional, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. Hoping I might get some ideas from this thread….
Post # 8
So I at least think I have found a processional for the BMs and GMs. I really like Romance Anonimno. It is a pretty famous classic guitar piece of Spanish origin, so I think it will sound familiar but not worn out to people.
If you want something a bit more dramatic, the other one I like right now is Recuerdos de la Alhambra.