Post # 1
Im getting married in a church next year and am trying to figure out what I should walk down the aisle to.
Traditionally..there is someone who plays the organ..but im not sure if I want to go down that route.
I was thinking about having someone sing a song, while someone else plays the piano.
And then I was thinking about having a string quartet..but having a string quartet can get pricey.
Has anyone heard of the Leona Lewis song called "Footprints in the Sand"? Its such a beautiful song.. I was thinking of walking down to this song and have the bridesmaids & flower girls start walking down to this song..so that by the time im to walk down, it would be at the mid-end of it. What do you think?
What are you walking down the aisle to?
Post # 3
Not sure yet, but I’m collecting options and here are some I like:
At Last, Etta James
Crazy Love, Van Morrison
Truly, Madly, Deeply, Savage Garden
I Want to Grow Old with you, Westlife
and…Come Away with Me, Norah Jones (although it’s a little slow)
Post # 4
Listen to Canon in F by the O’Neill Brothers online at amazon.com. It’s a nice way to step away from Pachabel’s Canon in D.
Post # 5
I used Cannon in D only because I had always dreamed of walking down the isle to it since I saw Father of the Bride in middle school. But my husband and the bridal party walked in to Falling in Love in a Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg. It was beautiful!
Post # 6
I’m having the traditional Bridal March played on a harp by my cousin. For my bridesmaids I’m having Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago, it’s such a pretty song and sounds amazing on harp. For the recessional, I’m having Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
I didn’t think I’d be the type to have the traditional song, but when I heard it on harp I fell in love with it. It sounds so different. PLUS, in your case, a harpist might be cheaper than a string quartet.
Post # 7
i’m walking down to Hymne by Vangelis……its such a beautiful song.
we’re going to have it played by string duo.
Post # 8
I’m (think-its still 10 months out) I’ll be walking down the ailse to Fade into You by Mazzy Star.
Post # 9
The whole wedding party including myself walked down to Debbie by Michael Nyman. I used piano music from movies (Pride & Prejudice, Wonderland, Amelie) throughout the ceremony, it was fun to have nontraditional music like that!
Post # 10
I walked down to "Sometimes” by Gabrielle it’s on the sundtrack to Love Actually. I thought it was a nice pace and didn’t have any words.<span style=”font-size: 12pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman'”>
Post # 11
First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes
Post # 12
I walked down to Canon in D because I always wanted to
Bridal party: Storybook Love from The Princess Bride
Recessional: Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves
Post # 13
I am walking to Canon in D but the girls are walking down to Moon River by Henry Mancini from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I have a pianist/organist/vocalist all in one and then added a violinist. That is a nice addition if a whole string quartet is not in your budget. It was not in mine.
Post # 14
I like the idea of "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana for walking down the aisle and "Halleilujah" or "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough" for walking out. Dramatic, although not romantic. 🙂 I don’t do traditional very well.
Post # 15
I walked down the aisle to the Bridal Chorus otherwise known as "Here Comes the Bride" played on a huge honkin’ church organ. So predictable but it sent shivers down my spine. LaLaLa – Whether you go for something traditional or more creative, I would suggest walking down to something different than your bridesmaids so that there is a distinct transition and cue that you’re on your way. You are after all, the BRIDE! I say bask in it a little bit and have your very own song.
Post # 16
"Aria di Mezzo Carattere" from Final Fantasy VI, played on harp and violin.