Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Marrying Kind of Music

We’ve made decisions on our ceremony music!  It feels good to tick another to-do off the list!

Back in high school I used to play in the orchestra.  It was the first time I heard Pachabel’s Canon in D and I fell in love.  It has been used in so many weddings, but I wasn’t going to let that deter me.  Unfortunately when Mr. Gazelle hears Canon in D all he can think of is this:

So….maybe I could find another piece of music that I loved just as much?  Enter So You Think You Can Dance and the first time I saw the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.

Is that Coldplay’s Yellow?  By the Vitamin String Quartet?  I absolutely love this version!  I think we’ve got the piece of music that will play as I walk down the aisle!

What about for when our parents are seated and Mr. Gazelle and his groomsmen walk down the aisle?  Mr. G loves the Princess Bride and can quote the movie line for line.  The theme from the movie, Storybook Love by Mark Knopfler, is a beautiful and appropriate piece.

I think we need a piece of music for when we sign the marriage license.  If so, our front runner is Vitamin String Quartet’s All You Need is Love.

And finally once we are pronounced husband and wife it will be time to joyfully recess down the aisle.  The song that we plan to boogie back down the aisle to? 

Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine!  Should be fun, right?

The other day I was listening to these tunes in the car and imagining walking down the aisle to Yellow.  It totally made my eyes well up with tears.  These tunes are perfect.

Did you decide to go a little out of the box with your ceremony music selections?


audgepodge said...

All perfect choices!!! I will have to bookmark this, lol!

And I love walking on sunshine, it always makes my funtime mixes :D

Unknown said...

One of my favorites I attended was the bride walking in to "This Year's Love" by David Gray. It was actually the first time I had heard contemporary aisle music, very cool. Us, we just had tumbleweeds whistling by...

Saying I do said...

great choices! I looove some of these songs!