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Music for your unity candle ceremony

unity candle

The unity candle ceremony is a late 20th century American innovation. Following the exchange of vows and rings, the bride and groom light a larger, “unity,” candle with two smaller tapers, symbolizing the unity of two lives and two families. Some trace the origin of the tradition to an early 1980s television soap opera. Whatever.…

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The language of love

language of love

What kind of person are you? You have a unique opportunity to express the essence of who you are during your wedding vows. These few minutes define the rest of your life. Consider them carefully. For inspiration, let’s soak in some beautiful expressions of the language of love found in literature. Shakespeare William Shakespeare expresses…

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The best movie soundtrack songs for wedding ceremonies evoke strong emotions

movie soundtrack songs for wedding ceremonies

The cinema is a treasure trove of great music for soon-to-be married couples. Last week, we considered some of the most romantic music written by the legendary Italian composer, Ennio Morricone. This week, let’s broaden our scope and consider the best movie soundtrack songs for wedding ceremonies written by other great film composers. “The Feather…

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Check out these movie soundtracks for great wedding ceremony music

movie wedding songs

Movie soundtracks are the new classical music. Some of the most innovative movie composers around are masters of the symphonic idiom. Some great movie wedding songs have emerged from the movie genre that you might want to consider for your wedding ceremony. Let’s focus on a single master of the form, the great Italian composer,…

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Finding a wedding officiant

wedding officiant

You need to find a good wedding officiant for your upcoming wedding. It’s not a last minute decision, either. You need to line one up a good one at least eight months in advance of the big day. Church weddings aren’t as popular The process isn’t as straight forward as it used to be, simply…

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The Wedding March was good enough for Queen Victoria. How about you?

The Wedding March

The great classical composer, Felix Mendelssohn, composed the Wedding March in C major in 1842. Today it is known as THE ‘classic’ wedding recessional song. Its triumphant melody never ceases to move wedding guests as a newly married couple march to their destiny, guided by love. Interestingly, Mendelssohn composed the piece as a music setting…

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How a wedding ceremony works

anatomy of a wedding ceremony

Religion, customs, and style will mold your wedding ceremony. Nonetheless, most ceremonies feature fairly typical elements. Let’s look at the anatomy of a wedding ceremony. The Anatomy of a Wedding Ceremony Prelude music: Nice, soft music is typically played while your guests are seated. Many couples hire live musicians to play romantic, classical music. A…

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Think outside the box for your wedding procession song

wedding procession song

You can’t go wrong with Pachebel’s Canon or Vivaldi’s Spring for walking down the aisle. We’ve suggested a number of other delightful classics in previous blogposts. On the other hand, suppose you want to be a little different? What about Leonard Cohen’s rock classic, “Hallelujah”? And for an additional twist, how about the a cappella…

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Pitfalls of an outdoor wedding

outdoor wedding

Who doesn’t love an outdoor wedding? There was the one that took place overlooking the Tennessee River at Lake Guntersville State Park. The look of the wedding was magical. The view is stunningly beautiful!  Its one of my most favorite venues to entertain at and I perform many events there! And then there was the…

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Customized wedding ceremony music grows in popularity

customized wedding ceremony music

You know DJ Brian Anderson for our wedding entertainment services. Don’t forget, we also can provide customized wedding ceremony music.  This is becoming a bigger deal as more and more couples insist on custom-curated ceremony music matched to their personality, style, and religious traditions. These couples aren’t content with a simple piano or guitar accompanist. They…

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