Ceremony

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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How Pachebel’s Canon became wedding magic

Pachebel’s Canon

A lovely little piece of baroque music written more than three centuries ago was resurrected in a Robert Redford movie and somehow became wedding magic. Yes, Johann Pachebel’s repetitive little ditty known as Pachebel’s Canon is one of the most popular wedding ceremony entrance songs for brides. Robert Redford resurrected Pachebel’s Canon In his directorial…

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Popular wedding Bible verses for wedding ceremonies

popular wedding Bible verses

Millennials are interesting. They by and large have similar beliefs on  heaven, hell, and miracles as previous generations. They pray. But they don’t attend church regularly, because they’re not all that comfortable with organized religion. Nonetheless, when it comes time for planning their wedding ceremonies, they are totally interested in including popular wedding Bible verses.…

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The changing role of religion in modern weddings

wedding Bible verses

God is still part of contemporary weddings, but formal religion less so. Nonetheless, wedding Bible verses are still a staple in wedding ceremonies whether the ceremony is in a church or elsewhere. A majority of Millennials believe in God Although a majority of Millennials believe in God, they are less likely to marry in a…

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Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

One of the most popular wedding entrance songs has got to be Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by JS Bach. If you’re in the process of selecting wedding ceremony music, consider the rich possibilities of Bach’s Masterpiece. Bach composed the piece between 1716 and 1723 as part of a larger piece. Interestingly, he conceived the…

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