Happy Music Monday! Last week we added some new additions to our ceremony and cocktail hour options (find them here!). That got us thinking about wedding processionals. Many brides opt for traditional offerings such as Bach’s Air on the G String, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, or Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary. Traditional songs are great options for a variety of reasons; walking down the aisle to a song that hundreds of other brides processed to is carrying on a certain tradition, one that represents years of matrimony. Additionally, most ceremony musicians will have those songs as part of their repertoire so you don’t have to fret about finding sheet music for a song they need to learn.
For many brides, however, they want to think outside the box when it comes to ceremony music. Perhaps you already have a special song in mind, or perhaps you’re still looking for that perfect melody, one that moves you and encompasses all the emotions you expect to feel as you watch your bride walk down the aisle or process towards your groom with great anticipation.
So we made a playlist for you! This is just a sampling of options, some classical, some indie, and some fabulous takes on popular music. We’re particularly loving Vitamin String Quartet and Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Check it out and let us know what you’re walking down the aisle to.
Lisa @ Lorio-Ross