(Closed) Non-Traditional Ceremony Music- What are you using??

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

So far, this is what we have planned.

Prelude (music played while guests are being seated):
La Mer (Charles Trenet, our first dance is going to be Beyond the Sea)
Mad About You Theme
Vienna (Billy Joel)
and, lastly, Somebody’s Getting Married from The Muppes Take Manhattan

Processional:
Rainbow Connection (Kermit the Frog version)

Bride’s Entrance:
Still undecided – either going to be a cover of the Beatle’s Blackbird, or Ingrid Michaelson’s cover of Can’t Help Falling in Love

Recessional:
De-Lovely by Robbie Williams (De-Lovely soundtrack)

We chose songs that we like, have meaning to us, and work within the context.  We are also having our DJ do the music, and I like using covers of some stuff to really find the song we like with the lyrics that have special meaning for us.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Fun!

My step-brother in law will be playing classical guitar for our ‘processional’. He’s going to start with the classic Ode to Joy and then segue into "Can’t Smile Without You" (Barry Manilow!). 

Then for our "recessional"/when we smooch, we’re having friends perform (guitar and vocals) "I Second that Emotion" (ala Smokey Robinson). 

I’m excited about it. I want our wedidng to be fun and light-hearted and happy and non-traditional, and I think the music is going to set that vibe nicely. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love Vitamin String’s rendition of "Never Think" from the Twilight soundtrack. Even if you are anti-Twilight, give it a shot.

We are having a bagpiper for our recessional

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@gilneas — hehe Fiance Has been very adament that we can have NO Muppets at our wedding. My family has a weird obsession about Muppets but Fiance is not feeling it lol.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Prelude – “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel

Processional – “Nothing Else Matters” as performed by Apocalyptica

Recessional – “Nothing Else Matters” as performed by Metallica

That’s it!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@GaBGal – Hah, my fiance asked if he could include that song from The Muppets Take Manhattan as a joke, and I actually liked the idea, so I left it in there for him – and the Kermit version of Rainbow Connection is just lovely and wonderful, and has a lot of meaning for me and my family, so I felt it was appropriate!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Our bridal party processional will be to “All My Life.” Love it.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wedding Party – “Here, There, Everywhere” by Beatles

Bride – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Hawaiian version

Recessional – “All You Need is Love” – Beatles

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

we are using an instumental beat from one of our favorite bands.  my Fiance makes music, so he is going to mix it and oop it so it fits in with our walking down the aisle.  it’s gonna be rad!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@bluespurrs – Fiance and I discussed using Nothing Else Matters by Apocolyptica for the processional, but even though he is a big Metallica fan, he thinks it sounds too dark.

The only thing I know for sure right now (I think) is Today by Smashing Pumpkins will be the recessional. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Processional – if I Ain’t Got You, Alicia Keys

Sand Ceremony – Beautiful Dreamer

Exit – L-O-V-E, Nat King Cole

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I used the hawaiian version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow for the bridal party processional

I did the theme song from The Princess Bride (Storybook Love) for my entrance.  It is a beautful instrumental song.  For the recessional we did Build Me Up Buttercup. 

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