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    We walked down the aisle to the sound of 35mph wind gusts blowing through the trees over our head as my FIL escorted my wife across the foot bridge in the park where we got married.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSR View Post
    Ahhh, Cannon in D major.... the one song every bride walks down the aisle to.. I learned this in music appreciation at UNLV (there was a ton of hot chick in that class)
    Untrue, even if you mean Canon in D major, and not actual gunfire.

    My processional was Sir C. Hubert Parry's "The Birds" (Aristophanes), (which is a little too rare for You Tube) and my recessional was the Hornpipe from Handel's "Water Music":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJlJPZx1BRM

    As the anthem before the ceremony, the Jubilate Singers (a classical acapella group in Washington, a subset of the Scribner choir which sings with the Symphony and the Washington Opera), sang this, which I still think is a beautiful wedding anthem. It was written by John David in 1980:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH2W7tSGuT0

    I will love you more than me
    and more than yesterday
    If you can but prove to me
    you are the new day

    Send the sun in time for dawn
    Let the birds all hail the morning
    Love of life will urge me say
    you are the new day

    When I lay me down at night
    knowing we must pay
    Thoughts occur that this night might
    stay yesterday

    Thoughts that we as humans small
    could slow worlds and end it all
    lie around me where they fall
    before the new day

    One more day when time is running out
    for everyone
    Like a breath I knew would come I reach for
    the new day

    Hope is my philosophy
    Just needs days in which to be
    Love of life means hope for me
    borne on a new day

    You are the new day
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    More pre-wedding music: "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring".

    During the reception, a pianist played Gershwin, Porter, and other standards.

    Here's one view of the room in which we had the wedding and the reception: I was a Hay-Adams bride, long before the Obamas had ever heard of the place. :D

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    Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring is a nice one. Canon is nice too. Should play some Stravinsky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by asdf2231 View Post
    We walked down the aisle to the sound of 35mph wind gusts blowing through the trees over our head as my FIL escorted my wife across the foot bridge in the park where we got married.
    We were going to have an outdoor wedding but the remnants of a hurricane were going through the mountains at the time. Wind and a ton of rain. Our wedding was at 2:00 pm. We moved it indoors. The worst of the rain stopped about a half our before the ceremony.
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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    Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring is a nice one. Canon is nice too. Should play some Stravinsky!
    OMG! I feel like some kind of trend slave. We used the Pachebel for the entrance and the Bach for the exit. My only saving grace is that I did this in the 80s and we had a professor of music as our organist (real organ). He played all our music as a gift and he was a superb musician.
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    Alot of nice classicals and contemporaries are for the wedding. Jeremiah Clarke's Prince of Denmark's march is also nice. I wonder if old songs such as Come Write Me Down or The Irish Washerwoman are still being played.
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