(Closed) Non-traditional prelude songs only please :)

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

what kind of music do you like?

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Haha I’m using “waiting on a woman”. pretty perfect prelude music… 😉

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The Vitamin String Quartet does BEAUTIFUL music — modern songs done in a chamber arrangement.  Some of the songs that will be playing while we are waiting for the guests to arrive will be their version of Coldplay’s Clocks and Yellow, The Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses, and The Beatles’ Hey Jude.  You can listen to short samples of the songs on Amazon.com.  I love the idea of taking something modern and giving it a traditional twist. 🙂

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m doing a 30 minutes of music as well ALL non-traditional.  Here are a few of my choices:

Super Duper Love by Joss Stone

EVerlasting Love by Natalie Cole

In My Life by the Beatles

You and I by Feist and Wilco

Today by Joshua Radin

Songbird by Eva Cassidy

All You Need is Love by Lynden David Hall (Love Actually Soundtrack)

Blackbird by the Beatles

I can’t remember the other.  Hope that helps.

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i’m actually walking down the aisle to an acoustic guitar playing “angel” by jack johnson. i’m pretty excited about that. do you listen to ben gibbard/deathcab for cutie? he’s got a great mellow voice. i particually love his solo stuff.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Littlebug — That is such an adorable idea, I may have to steal it!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Our musician picked out some music, but my favorite ones:

(all on piano)

Ben Folds ‘The Luckiest’

Cirque du Soleil ‘O’

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

oooh!  @krissycake – I love ‘The Luckiest.’ That is a great song.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have picked out some good ones. Our prelude song for the girls, is waiting on a woman, taylor made by colby and the riddle, five for fighting…. and my Daddy is singing to me, wonderfull tonight by Eric Clapton when i walk down and we are having Me First and the Give Me Give Me’s I would walk 500 hundren miles when the wedding party leaves.. If you like new takes on old classic, check them out… some real fun stuff. ( warning , Some can be real heavy)

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We had a rock and roll theme wedding, so our prelude music was REALLY non-traditional:

  • God Only Knows – Beach Boys
  • Soul Meets Body – Death Cab for Cutie
  • Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  • When I’m 64 – The Beatles
  • Happy Together – The Turtles
  • Don’t Falter at the Alter – Cab Calloway
  • Let’s Get Married in a Barnyard – Bahttsi
  • Tiny Dancer – Elton John
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  • I Will Possess Your Heart – Death Cab
  • You Belong To Me – Carla Bruni (yes, the French presidents wife! She has a beautiful voice!)
  • I Wanna Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
  • Damned if I Do – Jace Everett
  • If I had $1,000,000 – Barenaked Ladies
  • Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding

It’s a LOT of songs, but we had to make a CD to give them, and that was an hour worth of music.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

here’s some songs i’ve done for weddings.  i know some of them seem like strange choices for a wedding, but my cousin requested them for her wedding so…  besides, most music sounds pretty elegant on the harp

don’t fear the reaper – blue oyster cult

i walk the line – johnny cash

tonight, tonight – smashing pumpkins

obladi blada – beatles

in my life – beatles

all my loving – beatles

all apologies – nirvana

come away with me – norah jones

star wars theme

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

You should definitely check out Vitamin String Quartet! They have a ton of popular “mainstream” songs, and they’re SO pretty!

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My brother used U2’s instrumental only version of “With or Without You” as the wedding party was walking in.  I really liked it.

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