(Closed) What are you walking down the aisle to?

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I walked down to Sade’s "By Your Side". 

I know classical music or "Here Comes the Bride" works for many, but I just wanted something more meaningful to us and sounded more pleasant than, "Dun-dun-dun-dun…"

We hired our DJ to do a separate set-up for the ceremony to play the songs we wanted for processional/recessional and my walk.  We picked fun songs like Lauryn Hill’s "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You" for the BMs when they were walking down the aisle, and it really set the tone that we wanted…upbeat, fun and all about love!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2008 - Historic Inn

"I Love N.Y.E." by Badly Drawn Boy.  A string quartet played before the start of the ceremony and for the cocktail hour following – but I have always thought this was the most beautiful piece of instrumental music, like, ever.  Had to use it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Hymn, by Vangelis for the bridal party, and Only tiem by enya for me.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The last 1:20 of Interpols Lighthouse…. instrumental.  So pretty!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Handel’s Water Music- Air.  Hornpipe will be our recessional.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

 ashokan farewell, played by a single violinist (for me)

still haven’t decided on the bridesmaids or processional 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Hey Missrae- it’s Ashokan Farewell for me too!  I have a flutist and may have it be a duet with a violinist.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

that’s awesome!! i had never heard it until the violinist mentioned it.. our ceremony is in a civil war fort, so i was worried she was going a little too war on me  but it’s a BEAUTIFUL song!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

Water music by Handel

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Missrae- I’m actually getting married in Phoenicia, NY which is right near the town of Ashokan that inspired the song.  You should look up the meaning behind the song- it wasn’t written during the Civil War, it was written in the 90s (I think) at the end of a music camp run by the composer!  I chose it, not only because it’s beautiful, but that area of the Catskill Mountains is very special to me and the song evoked that sentiment for me.  But I think that’s an awesome choice for a wedding in a Civil War fort!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m walking down to At Last by Etta James in an instrumental version. I really love the song and didn’t want to go with the traditional canon d or the bridal chorus. I feel like this is just much more ME

Post # 14
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Worker bee

i sent you a PM 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

My bridal party walked down to "Sigh No More, Ladies" from Much Ado About Nothing (anyone in the audience who remembered the lyrics probably got a snicker out of it), and I walked down to the theme from "The Princess Bride." All on the harp.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

My processional was to "We Must Be in Love" by PureSoul. It epitomized everything I felt and I loved that it was from a woman’s perspective on her wedding day.

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