Saturday, December 1, 2007

#218: hey mr. dj...

happy december everyone! december happens to be my FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE month in the entire universe. i'm on an (un)healthy high for 31 full days straight. it's pretty fantastic.

so, i was considering what kind of music i'd walk down the aisle in. canon d? NEXT! i'm too abnormal to walk down in classic wedding music. here are my top choices. the song would play during the boys' entrance, the lighting of the candles by the mothers, the bridesmaids' walks, and then...for me.

that's right. 1 song. no switcheroo when the doors open for me. just. 1. song.

the frontrunners:
songbird - eva cassidy
by your side - sade
make me whole - amel larrieux
no one - alicia keys

any other suggestions?

16 comments:

Lady T said...

happy December!!!!

how about When I See You Smile- anyone's version. tons of them out there.

something by Eric Clapton....

a Luther Vandross instrumental....

hundreds of things come to mind....lol

Lady T said...

oh! something i am considering for myself....maybe taking something more traditional and remixing it with a heavy base track.

i'm also considering getting my brother to do a sax solo while i walk......

ok, enuff for now......

meg said...

we're using:
Feels like Home - Chantel Kreviazuk
The Luckiest - Ben Folds

and our first dance will be Beth Orton's version of I Love How You Love Me.

Emily Pee said...

I LOVE this topic! I have spent a lot of time drafting the perfect playlist for my ideal wedding, as it will definitely lend to the "feel" of the day. I wanted something very floaty, so here's my list:

30 minutes prior- while guests are being seated-

Air – Playground Love
Colin Hay – I Just Don’t Think I’ll Get Over You
Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Air – How Does This Make You Feel?
John Lennon – Look At Me
Nico – These Days
Sue Jorge – Life On Mars?
A Perfect Circle – The Nurse Who Loved Me
Air – Highschool Lover

Processional- this includes everyone, family, attendants & me-

Mark Mothersbaugh – Loquasto International Film Festival

Ceremony- played continuously through, will probably need to add to this, or just have a REALLY short ceremony!

Mark Mothersbaugh – Mothersbaugh’s Canon
Air – Afternoon Sister
Michael Andrews – Rosie Darko
Squarepusher – Tommib
Michael Andrews – Gretchen Ross
Kevin Shields – Ikebana

Recessional

Mutato Muzika Orchestra – Hey Jude

My suggestion to future brides is to use music from the soundtracks of your favourite movies, almost all of my music comes from one soundtrack or another.

scamps said...

So far, I'm thinking this:
Processional - "Somersault", Zero 7
Recessional - "Lovely Day", Bill Withers; or "For Once In My Life", Stevie Wonder
First open dance - "Gimme Some Lovin'", Spencer Davis Group
Father/daughter dance - "Gracie", Ben Folds

I'm a little concerned about playing the ceremony music. The ceremony is on a town common, so I'm concerned if anyone will even hear it.

elizabeth said...

i love what you've chosen. i'm personally using "chasing cars" by snow patrol.

alissa said...

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mouse said...

I recommend going with something you really love, and have listened to for awhile. One of my favorite songs is "glass vase cello case" by tattle tale (from the movie But I'm a Cheerleader) and I can't help but smile when I hear it.

I started to get a little flustered right before it started, but when the song cued I was just like "oh yeah, I'm in the sunshine, my favorite song is playing and I'm marrying my best friend." Now whenever it comes up on my ipod I get the warm gushies again.

No special recommendations other than if you get something mostly instrumental you can cut it off or loop it to fit easier.

MEP said...

We are using "By your side" by Sade for the sand ceremony at our wedding - it's gorgeous. And I'm walking in to Craig David's "Unbelievable."

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Songbird by Eva Cassidy. Another option would be the version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo Ole.

pasadena said...

Hi! First time on your blog and I love it!

P O S I E S said...

Love the Eva Cassiday idea. Though, I think that song might be a tad bit too sad.

Katie said...

hey, i just wandered onto your site by chance... i got married on may 2006 and i loved getting to decide on walk-down-the-aisle songs.

i don't remember everything but we had:
-"100 years" by five for fighting for family walking in
-i don't remember the song for the wedding party... shame on me.
-"here comes the son" by the beatles for ME walking down the aisle
-"send me on my way" by rusted root for my hubby and i walking back down the aisle, post ceremony.

it's a good idea to do one song for everything. i thought it would take a long time to walk to the front but it didn't so "here comes the son" didn't really get too far into the song like i hoped it would :( also, the guy doing our music was an idiot and didn't follow directions so the music started long after i started walking.

ok done ranting. lol. good luck planning your wedding! definitely go with something nontraditional!

Katie said...

oops, i just read the "about" part of the website... you know, the part about this being just for fun?? lol, so ignore the part about "good luck planning your wedding".

however, i like your site even more because now that my wedding is over i always find such great ideas and it makes me a little sad. so now i don't feel bad for replanning my wedding in my head lol.

we had a pretty crafty/diy wedding all in all but you always find great ideas when you're done with something.

singswtharmony said...

I was going to do a string quartet, and then decided to do a bagpiper! It's going to rock the socks off of my guests (we are very Irish/Scottish in my family) and it was half the cost of a quartet! Can't get better than that!

Britt and Sean said...

We're getting married in June and all the ladies and I are walking down the aisle to Dixie Chicks "How long do you want to be loved?" It's soft and sweet, acoustic and lovely.