Designing Wedding Ceremony Music
Designing a wedding is a lot of fun. Inspiration comes from a variety of sources and like a symphony the composition is the sum of its parts but I think it is “people” not “things” that really make a wedding; just like a musical composition on mere paper is alive by its performance and receipt by the listener.
The bride’s dress reflected the 1920s design of the Clarke Estate. For more on the architecture of this Southern California land mark see Clark Estate History.
Over the years I have performed mainly on the Lawn and in the back yard under the impressive California Oak trees. This wedding was the first time I had the opportunity to DJ in the Clarke Estate Courtyard. This location is beautiful at all times of the day and magically transforms as the sun goes down and the light changes.
Creative Wedding Ceremony Program – Solo Cello
5:00 – 5:15 Prelude Music as guests arrive – On the Lawn
Music: Clair De Lune, C. Debussy
Music: Winter, Vivaldi
5:15 Wedding ceremony processionals start on cue from Clarke Estate coordinator: Tamra Cook
Wedding Ceremony Processionals
Groom with Parents
Music: Nocturne Eb Opus 9 #2, F. Chopin
Music: Arioso, J.S. Bach
Bride with Mother & Father
Music: Bach’s cello suite No. 1 in G Major
Music: Wedding March, F. Mendelssohn
Wedding Reception Music – DJ/Master of Ceremonies
First dance Music: That’s How Strong My Love Is, Ottis Redding
Father Daughter Dance Music: For a Dancer, Jackson Brown
Mother and Groom Dance Music: In My Life, The Beatles
DJ Dance Music
DJ Dance Music requests were mostly from the 50s with some 60s; I think the father of the groom had some influence over the songs requested being a drummer for Los High Tops a “Surf-a-Billy Band” in Santa Cruz.
Creative couple, great location, meaningful toasts, everybody danced; I have to admit I had just as much fun as they did.
See: DJ Dance Music from 3 Successful Weddings
Congratulations Elizabeth and Henderson!
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music DJ / Master of Ceremonies, Pianist and Band Leader 626-797-1795