Post # 1
I originally posted this in Ceremony but then realized there was a whole music board… who knew lol
Soooo i don’t know what to do. Growing up i have always wanted to walk down the aisle to Canon D … but now that the wedding is just over a month away (OMG) I am thinking that i would like to do something a bit non traditional. The new choice is by Vitamin String Quartet Your Guradian Angel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tStAK1v5_g ) which is one of my fav songs ever. Also my girls are walking into Wonderful Tonight played by my step dad.
What do you all think? What are you walking down the aisle to?
Post # 3
I’m staying very traditional for my church ceremony:
Procession Canon in D, followed by “Here Comes the Bride”
Recessional: Ode to Joy, followed by the Halleluia Chorus
Post # 4
Right now I am trying to find something like Hoppipola, that isn’t Hoppipola.
Personally, I think the only truly traditional processional music is Here Comes the Bride. That’s what people will probably think of when you tell them you’re going with traditional music. I consider Canon in D a popular choice, but it isn’t THE traditional bridal music.
Edit: The rest of what was originally here was meant to go in a different post. Sorry!
Post # 5
Do whatever you want. We’re using Canon in D, but it’s because Fiance really, really likes it. Plus, we’re doing live music for the ceremony, and Canon in D is one of the easiest songs for the musician to time appropriately, and as a former wedding musician (the person playing our wedding is my teacher’s daughter), it was important to me to make her job less complicated. Also, it has that bit in the middle where all the sudden it gets grander-sounding, which is perfect for us b/c between the short aisle and the really small wedding party, i’ll be walking to the same song as everyone else, so if I go down to the cool part it marks me as “special”.
Post # 6
@EffieTrinket: That’s okay. I am Catholic but the ceremony is not going to be a Catholic ceremony. We are getting married at a mansion with the reception to follow in the same place. So the entire thing is not overly traditional. I suppose youre right that the bridal march is the true tradition… just seems that a lot of the weddings i have been to lately have used canon so i have adopted that to be the new traditional lol. I am unfamiliar with Hoppipola… what is it?