I've mentioned before Mr. Newport is super traditional, so I'll be heading towards him on our wedding day to Here comes the Bride. Once that decision was made, Mr. Newport thought the ceremony music was done.
Wrong. We still had a few songs to pick out. We are getting married in a Catholic Church, but we aren't doing a full mass, so luckily it did narrow down our choices. We needed to decide on a song for the mothers and wedding party to walk down to, the processional, and the recessional. We thought we had it nailed down.
So the processional was our obvious choice. We are going with The Bridal Chorus by Wagner.
We then had to find a song for the wedding party to walk down the aisle. We decided to go with Canon in D by Pachelbel. It's so long that we are also using it as the mothers walk down the aisle.
Last it was time to choose the recessional. The obvious choice for us was the Wedding March by Mendelssohn. I never really considered anything else for the recessional.
Until.....I realized there was no where to include our alma mater's song. Our school song which was played many times throughout our college years is Hail Holy Queen. I knew I had to include it in the wedding somehow. When we found out we only needed three songs, it narrowed our places to use it. The processional was set, so it left the wedding party song or the recessional. At first I wanted to keep the Wedding March, but it doesn't make sense to have our friends walk down to our alma mater song, so we decided to forgo tradition and we'll be leaving the church as husband and wife to Hail Holy Queen.
Too Bad we can't include the Sister Act version somewhere.
Are you choosing traditional music for the ceremony or going for something a little different?