Today more and more couples are composing their own wedding ceremony. There are a number of ways you and your finance can add that personal, creative touch to your wedding. WeDo will assist you in writing your own vows or change some of the words of traditional vows. Whatever you decide, WeDo will prepare a KEEPSAKE PROGRAM to be part of your momentoes. Your WeDo Officiant will help you to coordinate the reading of the vows or you may choose to read the vows to each other. Either way, the joy of going over the vows and readings will not only help you feel comfortable with the lines - but bring the ceremony into full view of your heart, mind and spirit. GREAT FUN.
You know yourselves, so, work with WeDo and we'll help you to design involvements that will be wise, so as not to stressssssssss anyone too much - particularly the Bride & Groom but to include those that would be honored and remember it for a lifetime.
Music plays an important role in the ceremony. Be sure to select music that corresponds to the type of ceremony you are having. Check with your officiant to ensure that your selections are appropriate.
The Classic Order
This music is played while guests arrive and are seated.
Courante from Three Lute Dances (Francisque)
Adagio from Sonata in E-Flat (Mozart)
Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G (J.S. Bach)
Air from Water Music (Handel)
This music begins when the mother of the bride is seated and continues while the bridesmaids and bride walk down the aisle.
Wedding March from Lohengrin (Wagner) "Here Comes the Bride"
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Prelude to Te Deum (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Trumpet Tune (Stanley)
During the Ceremony
You may include music during the ceremony, this may be a favorite hymn, instrumental or even a contemporary love song.
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)
Allegro from Spring (Vilvadi)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
The Call from Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Sheep May Safely Graze (J.S. Bach)
This is played while the bride and groom make their exit. This should be uplifting to reflect the celebration to follow.
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)
First movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F (J.S. Bach)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Tip: Consider hiring a musician or vocalist to perform at your ceremony.
The Celtic Order
Music during the ceremony, and recessional pieces. Prelude pieces include a haunting:
"My True Love's Hair" followed by an equally compelling
"My Lagan Love," a stately rendition of
"Ay Waukin O!" the second and third airs of
"Bridget Cruise," and more. Among the processional tracks is an elegant rendering of the "
Manx Courting Song," which begins with simple harp notes and then fills out with the sounds of bodhran and mandolin, and
"The Gentle Maiden," a harp solo. There is also a lovely waltz version of
"Star of the County Down." Ceremony music includes a return to
"Bridget Cruise" for the first and fourth airs, a poignant version of"
She Moved Through the Fair" that pairs harp with fiddle and then adds mandolin, and the sweet strains of
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