- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I am really struggling with processional music. I am more of a classic (semi traditional maybe but not too sentimental if that makes sense?) girl. I am not feeling the contemporary processional song list (Washed Out, Beatles, Sigur Ros, Iron and Wine, etc). I am also not feeling the ultra-traditional song list.
I just want very pretty, semi sophisticated, unique and warm/energetic instrumental music. This could include electronic or electronic elements and could be very old or very new. I like strings, accordion, flute, clarinet, piano. I probably would not want a guitar/banjo/ukulele as the main component but would like a song that used them in a smaller supporting way.
I played a bunch of songs for my FI over the weekend, and there was only one that he did not vehemently reject. It’s a song I love and if we were having more of an outdoor/organic wedding it would be a done deal. But I don’t feel that it suits our venue which is a car museum. It’s like the polar opposite of the feel of the song. I’ll post it to see if anyone thinks it’s still a nice song to use even in our venue. it does fall in the contemporary category which isn’t quite my style to use as a processional song, but it is a favorite song in general with some memories attached to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjNJ3sE6nvY
I think The Last Time by Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra is a perfect song, but my FI hates the association to the Bittersweet Symphony song that sampled it and I tend to agree. But this song does have all the right elements for a perfect song for me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKC5cdGBY04
Please give you me your suggestions! What are you using????