Music to My Ears

On Saturday afternoon, after picking up my dress and veil, Ryan and I, plus our moms, headed to the church to meet with the organist.

Normally, she hosts music seminars where a number of engaged couples come and listen to her play and choose their ceremony music. Due to our tight schedule, this was the only time we could meet with her, so it was just the five of us.

She played us 6 processional songs and 6 recessional songs. I was told to choose one song for each of the following:
  • Seating of special guests (parents and grandparents)
  • Bridesmaid processional
  • Bride processional
  • Bride and Groom recessional
  • Guest recessional
Deciding on my processional music was an easy one. Out of the six songs she played, only one really felt right. The other decisions took a little humming and hawing and asking our moms' opinions until we came to a solid conclusion.

Here's what we decided on...
  • Seating of special guests: Canon in D (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Bridesmaid processional: Air from "Water Music Suite" (G.F. Handel)
  • Bride processional: Trumpet Voluntary in D Major (Jeremiah Clarke)
  • Bride and Groom recessional: Wedding March from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Guest recessional: Allegro Maestoso from "Water Music Suite" (G.F. Handel)
My processional music is a little cliche, but I love the overall feeling and general grandeur of it all.

And when I listen to it, I can totally picture myself walking down this aisle...

Only 8 more months to go!
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