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Poll: Ceremony Music

What type of music are you having at your ceremony? Any specials songs? Recording or live?I would love to have a Hawaiian group (vocal and ukelele) and a hula dancer. (Not sure if its in the budget yet!) Also would love traditional Hawaiian music -- but Hawaiian Wedding Song maybe too cliche? I've always dreamed about walking down the aisle to Pachabel's Canon D but not sure that will work for an outdoor ceremony.

Re: Poll: Ceremony Music

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    carrieoz_76carrieoz_76 member
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    edited December 2011
    We will be using You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne at *some* point.  I just freakin' looove that song.That, and Bad Things by Jace Everett - the theme to True Blood.  :)As for beach ceremony music, we'll probably go with a live singer/guitar player.  I think simple and natural is probably best for that setting.Carrie
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    edited December 2011
    We're doing the uber-budget ipod thing. We're going to use songs done the vitamin string quartet.
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    lelekaylelekay member
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    edited December 2011
    We had a guitarist/vocalist. We had him learn two special songs for us that were quite non-traditional: "Grow Old With You" (from The Wedding Singer) for the processional, and "Who Says You Can't Go Home" by Bon Jovi for the recessional. I say if you want Canon in D, then have Canon in D! I think it'd work great for an outdoor ceremony, besides, have what you want! I'm all for personalizing your music, rather than doing what you think you "should" do.
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    edited December 2011
    we're having an outdoor garden wedding, and i was thinking about doing canon in d also...i think it will work fine.sorry, random tandem: does anyone still use the "here comes the bride" song?  i can't remember hearing it at any of the weddings i've been to...only on tv and in movies...
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    edited December 2011
    We had a guitarist/soloist and a violinist.  We used "Mele A Ka Pu'uwai" & "Maunaleo" (as sung by Keali'i Reichel) for the processional... incorporated "The Road That Never Ends" & "E O Mai" (also by Keali'i) into the ceremony... and used "Love" by Matt White for the processional. If you've always dreamed about walking down to Canon in D then I really think you should do it.
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    edited December 2011
    Hi there!  We got married in a chapel, but it was always my dream to walk down the aisle to a symphonic version of Pachelbel's Canon in D and that's exactly what I did.  :)  We played a recording of it and it fit nicely with the chapel setting. I think you should use Canon in D if that has been your dream.  If you want live music, you could do a guitar version...or what about an ukulele version???  You can find many versions on youtube, but here are a couple. Upbeat two-ukulele version: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxSFj-lYb4o[/url] One-ukulele version: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vztp4beZ9U[/url] GL & let us know what you decide.  :)
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    licia9880licia9880 member
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    edited December 2011
    I never would have thought to have Canon D played on the ukulele! Thank you so much! Even if live music is not in our budget I still think I want to use the recording of the classical version...that song has always symbolized weddings to me. Maybe we could find a meaningful song in Hawaiian for the recessional? Thank you ladies for your help!
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    carrieoz_76carrieoz_76 member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh, that upbeat Canon in D on the ukelele is *awesome*!!  I'm totally saving that idea for later to see if we can work it in.  Thanks!Carrie
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    vanilla15vanilla15 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think you should definitely walk to Canon D &  I agree that the more Hawaiian version is a great idea too! My bridal party walked down the aisle to Ka Pua U'i & I walked down to Somewhere Over the Rainbow...both by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.  Then we left the church to All You Need Is Love by the Beatles.I think you should walk to whatever makes you happiest.  Traditions are very nice & classic, but I also think at a less formal/beach weddings, anything goes!!
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    ETweetETweet member
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    edited December 2011
    I haven't picked out our musicians yet but I picture me walking down the isle to a soloist and ukelele playing IZ's version of "Somewher Over the Rainbow". At the end of the ceremony I would love to walk out with FI to his version of "What A Wonderful World." Those songs give me goosebumps!
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    edited December 2011
    MrsNicole I love the reved up version of Canon in D! Great find!
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