I'm so excited to share an emerging trend that I think personalizes a wedding in a very unexpected way...alternative musical selections. During a client meeting finalizing ceremony details, I was really happy to note that her music was classic and elegant but in a modern way!
Although Canon in D is one of my favorites, and always will be, I can't help but be enamored by using popular music in instrumental form as an alternative to classical. There are so many fantastic bands that have shaped the music industry in the last few years, and I'm seeing a push by Millenials to use these beautiful songs to celebrate their love.
Of course, string quartets, harpists, pianists and classical guitarists are all updating their repertoires to accomodate the idea that classical music doesn't have to mean "Bach" it can mean "Death Cab for Cutie." In fact, one of my favorites is the strings rendition of Such Great Heights by Postal Service.
I imagine it would be the perfect bridal processional. It is just hauntingly beautiful! http://youtu.be/rmXslBjoffs
For a recessional, I've kind of always loved Today by the Smashing Pumpkins because it is upbeat and happy but in an edgy sort of way.
Of course, this type of music is not appropriate for all weddings. Church weddings, depending on your denomination, tend to limit what music they allow. However, if you're getting married in a secular style ceremony, think outside the box in terms of music. Wouldn't it be so fun to hear a classical rendition of that song you both love, or perhaps was playing when you first met at that party?
Well there you have it! Adapting alternative music into something classical is a great way to showcase your personal style throughout the ceremony without it being purely aesthetic.
So I leave you with what I wish I could have had as my recessional....http://youtu.be/sV9pHacl2M8.
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