Post # 1
This bee hasn’t been to many weddings and needs some help. I am in the process of picking out processional music and have come to the conclusion that I am just not a huge fan of the organ. They are very grand but I just can’t get past how haunting they sound. However I love love love songs played on the piano/cello, they are just SO painfully beautiful! For example, http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OMi6hyqgpbg . I’m not really a crier but I’ve cried nearly every time I’ve listened to that song, which was a lot of times haha embarassing! So I’m considering finding a pianist & cellist to play at my wedding. Is this weird/ too non traditional? Our wedding isn’t all traditional but our theme is elegant, romantic, and beautiful in a simple way. I know my mother would prefer I used the organ bc it’s what she’s seen before.
Any thoughts on whether or not I should go for it?
Post # 3
@Bethanybee: PLEASE DO THIS! It’s not weird at all. I think this is a beautiful combination and your guests will love it! I’m a classical musician, and I’m always for doing something a little different. 🙂
Post # 4
@pengoala thanks for the encouragement! Any particular songs that you suggest/personal favorites?
Post # 5
@Bethanybee: I need to think about this for a bit! I promise I’ll come back with suggestions if they come screaming to me! 😀
Post # 6
@Bethanybee: I’m going for piano and cello as well. Piano guys have a few song. “Just the way you are” …. And “A Thousand Years” . I’ve also liked Bella’s Lullaby, cannon in d (piano player), band butterfly waltz 🙂
Post # 7
@Bethanybee: Not strange at all! A cello/piano duo would be lovely. My violin-playing friend and I (piano) played for a friend’s sister’s wedding ceremony. We played a few pieces and I don’t remember most of what we played, but one of them was Meditation from Thais by the composer Jules Massenet. It was written for violin, but here’s a gorgeous cello version with Yo-Yo Ma playing it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtiIpIJ5J2Q
And….I know it’s popular at weddings, but musicians will thank you if you stay away from Canon in D. Will try to think of other pieces for you!
Post # 8
Thank you everyone! We have decided to go for it and are booking a pianist and cellist. My mother is still thinking that for the recessional we should only have the piano playing because she is worried the cello isn’t very upbeat. She also strongly thinks I need to walk down the aisle to the wedding march.