I am so very much NOT a traditional bride this time around. This is a renewal for me and the original wedding I did the white dress but it was kinda an elopement. It was just us and my parents.
So for this time it is all about us and our style. Well I love things different and I just about done finalizing our ceremony music. I’m interested to find other brides who are ditching the norm and are doing something very unique and more them!
I shared this on another thread, but this is going to be a solo cond during our ceremony. It had a lot of sentimental meaning to my guy and I. We are going to go the acoustic guitar route for the ceremony and my cousins daughter, who has a beautiful voice is going to sing this. I can’t wait!
I can’t stand Canon in D, Here Comes the Bride or any other “wedding-y” music, so our entire processional including my walk will be to The Book of Love (Peter Gabriel). All our pre-ceremony music will be contemporary instrumentals by the Vitamin String Quartet, and our recessional is I’m a Believer (Smash Mouth).
Well, while we are still in the pre-engagement phase, we are planning on using a string version of music from Halo 3 as the music that our bridesmaids/groomsmen enter to, and string music from Super Mario Bros. as our recessional. No ‘Canon in D’ here! 🙂
We used an orchestra version of “My Immortal by Evanescence” for the bridal party processional. We got married on December 11th so I walked down the “Christmas Cannon Rock” by Transiberian Orchestra. It has an electric guitar in it and I hit the bottom of the set of stairs to come down the aisle right when it kicked in. LOVED IT! We recessed to “Just the way you are” by Bruno Mars which was DH’s request. He said it reminded him of me the first time he heard it.
*Chuckles* We were…different. My sweetie and I are movie buffs, and I love soundtracks-some of the orchestral music is just gorgeous. So, the music to which people were seated was a collection of favorite soundtrack songs. Let’s see. Lord of the Rings, A Beautiful Mind, Jurassic Park (yes, really) Gladiator, Dances with Wolves, Braveheart, American in President. Bridesmaid processional was a jazzy Cannon in D, then the Bridal March & for the recessional….Indianna Jones. It got the laughter and applause we’d been hoping for, and it was fun for the guests to guess which movie the music came from.
Our entire processional (which isn’t very long but still) will be “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz and our recessional will be “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra as a tribute to my grandmother. I’m still trying to come up with a few songs to play while guests are being seated.