Creative Music Choices for your Wedding:
There are many ways to express yourself at your wedding. Your location is an expression. Food, decor and yes your music choices effectively communicate and express thoughts and emotion.
Creative Wedding Ceremony Music
Ensemble: Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano/Keyboard. “More Than A Feeling” by Boston was a request by a groom for his wedding ceremony recessional. His wedding was at Point View a secluded outdoor hill top location over looking the ocean in Rancho Palos Verdes. There is always something special about each wedding we perform that we associate with the couple…
I enjoy getting requests and suggestions of music for my quartet to play. Some of the coolest music we play are from requests made by brides and grooms planning their wedding ceremony music.
Yes the wedding ceremony music can be traditional and somewhat respectful but at the cocktail hour we can “let our hair down” and play something festive and fun. Listeners are always challenged to hear a pop song or classic rock song or show tune played by a classical quartet, “what was that song? is that from Titanic?” I heard someone ask when we played “Somewhere Out There” from An American Tail; themes from two completely different movies, but the listener was not that far off because “Somewhere Out There” was composed by film composer James Horner who also wrote the music for “Titanic.”
One bride I was working with said,
“I’ll just let my coordinator choose my wedding ceremony music. I don’t know, I’ll probably settle for “Here Comes The Bride”.”
She just wasn’t excited about choosing music for her wedding; this wasn’t OK with me. Then, I found out that she really likes Japanese Anime Themes. She didn’t think it was possible to have the music she really liked for her wedding ceremony processionals. When I told her that I could write these themes for my quartet to play (this is called music arranging) she became very excited (not just about her ceremony music) about her whole wedding!
What song would you like to walk down the isle to at your wedding?
Eric Zimmermann, DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist, Band Leader. Elegant Music 3190 Crestford Drive, Altadena, CA. 91001 Phone: 626-797-1795