A Marvelous Moxie Marriage: Ceremony Music

Hey Peeps!

It’s been a while since I did a wedding recap, and I realized I left you high and dry on our ceremony! Let’s dive back in!

Bob the Builder and I spent so much time writing our wedding ceremony, but I also think we spent an equal amount of time choosing the music for our entire wedding. I am a very musical person, so that aspect of our wedding was very important to me. Making our musical choices was honestly one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. Bob the Builder and I chose everything together, and we took our time. Sometimes, inspiration would come to us from out of the blue!

Processional

Ever since I was a young girl, I have loved Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Every time I heard it, (which was usually at a wedding) it would make me tear up immediately. I thought I wanted it at my wedding, but when it was time to choose, the more I listened to it, I just thought, “blah”. I think it’s been played out, I guess. It didn’t move me the way it did when I was younger.

One day, in a loop of You Tube searching, I came upon Miranda Wong, a wedding pianist from Hong Kong. In addition to composing her own wedding songs, she also puts her own spin on the classics. I fell in love with her version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D, and knew that Team Bridal needed it to walk down the aisle.

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Once that decision was made, I looked around her You Tube page for some options for my walk down the aisle. I have never really been of a fan of the traditional Bridal March. It always sounded too grandiose to me, and it’s been used so often, much like Canon in D, that I think it has lost it’s meaning. At least to me. Miranda Wong’s take on the Bridal March was just so lovely, I couldn’t resist. This was the song for me!

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You can find sheet music for all of Miranda Wong’s songs at PopCafeMusic.com

Musical Interlude

Before we even got engaged, we knew we wanted this next song played at our wedding one day. Early in our relationship, Bob the Builder played it for me, and it just describes us so well.

Also, we are both tremendous Billy Joel fans. If you’ve never heard this gorgeous song, you are in for a treat. We were very fortunate that one of Bob the Builders groomsmen is a professional musician, and he was kind enough to perform it at our ceremony. I wish I had video if it, but alas, we only got a tiny snippet of it recorded. For this performance, you just had to be there!

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Photo by Redfield Photography

Jason on piano / Photo by Redfield Photography

Recessional Music

Bob the Builder and I knew we wanted to end the ceremony with a high energy music choice, to lead our guests happily into the next phase of the evening: cocktail hour. We were driving in the car together one day, and this song came on the radio. We both said, right then and there, “This is it. This is our recessional song.” BAM.

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It’s such a perfect recessional song, as it builds and builds and builds! People were literally dancing back down the aisle! Which was exactly what we wanted!

Matt, our officiant & his son (and ring bearer) Liam, dancing down the aisle / Photo by Redfield Photography

Matt, our officiant & his son (and ring bearer) Liam, dancing down the aisle / Photo by Redfield Photography

Do you think Liam is thinking, “Dad! You’re embarrassing me!” :-)

And with that, our guests were on their way to our cocktail hour, and Bob the Builder and I got to spend a few precious minutes alone…but we’l get to that later!

Up next, Ceremony Readings!

So, anyone currently choosing their ceremony music? I LOVE to hear everyone’s choices! Let me here from you in the comments!

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1 Comment on A Marvelous Moxie Marriage: Ceremony Music

  1. donald schlenger
    July 6, 2014 at 4:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you
    I really enjoy reazding your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics?

    Many thanks!
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