Post # 1
I will be married in a garden in September with a string quartet providing the music. I have a close friend and colleague that is a talented musician and is willing to sing and/or play guitar. I am looking for a song for her to perform during my ceremony. I’d like it to be unique, beautiful, romantic, fun, and not too secular. I’d like the piece to have a religious/spiritual connection without being too blatant about it, which usually equals cheesy. It will have to work with either guitar or strings. This is a TALL order, but if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them. Happy Planning!
Post # 3
It might be a little too blatantly spiritual for you, but we used Chris Rice’s "Hallelujahs" in our ceremony. While not a "love" song, it is a meaningful song for us, has a great soulful melody, and was a unique choice to boot! We had it sung accompanied by solo piano (as in the track) but I’m sure a guitarist would be a find accompanist as well.
Post # 4
I love Led Zeppelin’s Bron-Yr-Aur. I don’t know that it’s spiritual enough, but it’s about a place they loved and it’s all instrumental. I bet it’d sound great done by a quartet with a guitar.
Post # 5
What about greensleeves? It is a love song.
Post # 6
Our friend is going to do Neil Diamond song Marry Me. I had never heard this song before at ANY site….beautiful. He will perform as we sign the registery
You can find a clip of a video of the song at starpluse.com
Post # 7
I think "Feels Like Home" might fit that bill. The version I fell in love with was from the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days soundtrack and by Chantal Kreviazuk. I think there are a few other recordings out there too, but I don’t know who sings them. The words are so pretty and just great for a wedding I think. Depending on your particular love story it may be just right, or a little off, but there is a "we were made for each other" sentiment that is religious if you interpret it that way, and secular if you want it to be. Beautiful for a female voice, and a single guitar or string accompaniment would be a great background.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
Steven Curtis Chapman’s "I Will Be Here" would also be beautiful.