(Closed) Non-traditional music for ceremony??

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I walked up the aisle to a very non-traditional song. It was on the piano, but it was the music to Avenged Sevenfold’s “Warmness on the Soul.” It was beautiful and everyone was SHOCKED that it was a song by that band. I’m very happy that I did it. It was unique and definitely fit our personalities better.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How about Beethoven’s 9th (Ode to Joy) as either a processional or a recessional – If they say it’s secular, wave an english translation of the words under their noses.  It’s my personal favourite piece of music of all time, and sounds amazing on an organ, or using a recording of a full orchestral performance.  It’s not totally unique, but it is a little less common, and I just find it is a powerfully HAPPY piece of music.

 

 

 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My mom and I had it out over this. I really wanted to walk down the aisle to “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz and she felt very strongly that I should pick something traditional like Canon in D, or at least something instrumental. So I scoured the internet and found an instrumental acoustic cover of “I Won’t Give Up” on iTunes that’s meant to be for karaoke, but is so pretty I’m going to use it to walk down the aisle.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m walking down to The Princess Bride theme played on an acoustic guitar

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was adamant that the processional song be Concerning Hobbits from the LOTR soundtrack. Our ceremony venue doesn’t have the capability to do recorded music, so we found the music transcribed for piano for the musician. Partner was okay with the choice when he saw how excited I was and when I agreed that he had complete control over the recessional music. He picked the theme from Star Trek: TNG.

 

Our wedding is turning much more nerd chic than originally anticipated.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are having a pianist, but are staying away from classical music (although I love it, just not for my wedding).  The processional will be Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles, we will sign the registry to All I Ask of You from the Phantom of the Opera, and our recessional is Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrisson.  I’m most excited for Brown Eyed Girl, it’s so upbeat and our pianist plays a great arrangement of it!

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The wedding package that we intend to purchase includes a bag-piper (it’s in Scotland). I’m all for it… it’s properly more tradtional that the Led Zeppelin quartet cover that we seriously considered. LOL

 

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