(Closed) Untraditional songs to walk down the aisle to — What is yours?

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Post # 92
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

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@gramgeek:  Yes, yay!!  Good to see another Utada fan too πŸ™‚  Thanks, happy and fun is exactly what I want!

Post # 93
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

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@CookieCharmer:  I’m such a HUGE pumpkin fan that my kids are named after them lol.  Seriously.  My middle child is named Corgan and his twin sister is named after a song on their very first album.  I was going to name my oldest son William (after Billy Corgan) but at the last minute changed my decision.  I kept with the singer/songwriter/music theme though and he is also named after a singer :).

Post # 94
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My dad and I have had a tough relationship and I don’t want him to walk me down the aisle. But one thing that I do value about our relationship is our shared love of music. My dad plays guitar and sings really well and all the good memories I have of him are from times when he was playing and we were singing together.

So instead of having him walk me down the aisle I want him to play me down to “Dancing Shoes” by Green River Ordinance. Our chapel is small and his voice carries really well so he can probably get away with just himself and his guitar. (If not, he’s allowed to bring his amp/equipment to the chapel, so it works either way.)

I am really excited about this idea because “Dancing Shoes” is a really perfect song and it will be so meaningful to me to have my dad playing and singing while I walk down the aisle. I plan to talk to him about it soon, fingers crossed he likes the idea as much as I do.

Post # 95
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@pengoala:  @gearbride:

I also used the Portuguese Love Theme! I had to spend AGES convincing my DOC to just trust me – she was convinced that playing just one song for the whole party to walk to would be a disaster, but I had it timed perfectly so that I rounded the corner at the crescendo and it turned out AMAZING.

We used this version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faqWafcTT6s

I cried my face off and so did my husband and I KNOW that a huge part of that was the song. I will probably always cry now when I hear it!

Post # 96
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

I kept it more tradiational with Canon in D, but our Family walked down the aisle to a lovely piano version of Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” and the bridal party walked to Vitamin String Quartet’s version of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” –it’s really beautiful in instrumental! πŸ™‚

Post # 97
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Aerosmith- “don’t want to miss a thing” in string quartet. 

Post # 98
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@TheHoneyWajr:  Yep! That is the clip we used as a model for our string quartet. πŸ˜€ My husband chose it actually, and he bawled like a big fat baby! πŸ˜€

Post # 99
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Staralfur by Sigur Ros has been mentioned a few times, and that’s the one I’m leaning towards as well.  I’m a bit on the fence though, because the only weddings I’ve been to have had simple live music (the church piano, one acoustic guitar, etc.) so I’m not used to someone walking to a song that has vocals or is pre-reocrded.

Post # 104
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Hey ladies,

i am thinking of Across the Universe – Rufus Rainwright version for me to walk. loooove the music and I feel it’s lightly dramatic for outdoor ceremony but not sure if its appropriate…? Im concerned about that part repeating “nothing gonna change my world”, the my my my part. What do you think?

 

Post # 105
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Thinkboxxx:  Haha, Apocalyptica’s “Nothing Else Matters” is the song we used! Good choice Wink

That for the procession, and original version of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” for the recession.

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