(Closed) I need unique ceremony music that is really happy …not over used and over with

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I don’t know if this is what you had in mind at all, but FI and I are using a lot of pop music performed by a string quartet (Vitamin String Quartet)… it keeps things upbeat. 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

This is the music we used:

1.    Prelude:  Any Mozart string quartet you feel appropriate

2.    Preprocessional:  from Delibes’ Lakmé, the “Flower Duet”

3.    Processional:  Mozart “Wedding March” from Le Nozze di Figaro

4.    Bride’s Processional:  Enya’s “Only Time”

5.    Recessional:  Vivaldi’s “Spring” from The Four Seasons; Handel’s “Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite

Except for the Enya, all of these are very classic but somewhat non-traditional wedding songs.  And all quite upbeat!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We’re not 100% decided on most of the songs, but we are definitely using U2’s “All I Want Is You” (bride’s processional), and probably The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” and “I Will” if we can find it. The cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is also really beautiful, although I’m kind of iffy on that song for weddings. 😉 You can hear samples of hundreds of them on Amazon.com (just go to MP3 downloads and search “Vitamin String Quartet” and you can find almost anything you can think of!).

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

We did a clarinet and a cello for our ceremony music, but after hearing from Violins, I sorta wish we went that route… (even though the clarinet and cello was amazing and also unique!)

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I love the Vitamin String Quartet! I’m pretty sure we’ll be utilizing them as well. That’s what I was going to suggest. They have so many options, and your guests will probably say “Hey…this is a beautiful song…I think I’ve heard it…OMG! I love this song!”

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

We’re having a classic guitar playing, and doing “when stars go blue” by ryan adams.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Doesn’t your church have rules and suggestions? I’ve never been involved with a church wedding that they weren’t really interested in what the couple was using. Especially the Catholic Church!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

For the processional we used Leo Brouwer’s “Afro-Cuban Lullabye” it’s also called “Cancion de Cuna”. You can youtube it… it’s so beautiful. It’s not a “classic” but it is unusual and very moving.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re having a classical guitarist play our ceremony. The procession will be BWV 1007 Prelude in D by Bach, and the recession will be Canarios by Gaspar Sanz. Other than that, we are letting our guitarist pick the music (all classical with no lyrics associated).

We are having a Catholic (non-mass) ceremony, and are not allowed to use the wedding march or things like that haha

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Ode to joy (there are some lovely orchestral versions, I got 3 on iTunes)! I have my heart set on walking down the aisle to this.

I second Vivaldi’s Four Seasons too.

Post # 16
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Wannabee

You could do any number of things in the “classic” realm. Piano and violin provide a nice classic (but not too stuffy) sound for songs like Canon in D, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, and Ode to Joy. Our website includes pages for both Classical and Catholic Wedding music suggestions. Check ’em out!

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