Ceremony Music with violinist questions

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  1. vfinder1

    vfinder1 Mouseketeer

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    We are planning on having a violinist at our wedding during the ceremony and for the pre-reception. For those who have had a violinist at your wedding or plan on having one what songs did you use?

    Prelude/ seating?

    Mothers Entrance?

    Officiant and men's entrance?

    Brides Entrance?

    Unity/ Rose Presentation?

    Recessional/ Exit?

    Even if you didn't have a violinist what songs did you use? We are having a hard time deciding. Also how many songs did you need to choose?

    Thanks :)
     
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  3. Wish on a Star

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    We finally just picked our music!! We are having an Escape, so we don't get as many tunes, but this is what we're going with..

    Maid of Honor entrance: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

    Bride entrance: So This is Love

    Recessional: God Only Knows the Beach Boys

    Cake Cutting: All you Need is Love The Beatles

    First Dance: A Whole New World

    Hopefully they'll sound ok on violin!!
     
  5. gemmybear83

    gemmybear83 <font color=royalblue>I would blame it all on Bob<

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    Great choices!:)
     
  6. Petals & Pixie Dust

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    I was worried about the whole violinist playing certain songs too...but I watched Toni's wedding and I have to tell you-I was pretty impressed with the music. I think the violinist did a great job!
    that's just my 2 cents :rotfl2:
     
  7. MegKate

    MegKate 2010 UMaine Graduate... now unemployed. What to do

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    We're having a pianist and violin player for the ceremony, so I bought the sheet music for most of this and either transposed it into the proper key, or the website had an autotransposer.

    Prelude/ seating? All those Disney songs... "So This is Love", "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?", "Beauty and the Beast" etc

    Mothers Entrance? "Wedding Song (There is Love)"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2UtgzBTiEE

    Officiant and men's entrance? "Answer" by Sarah McLachlan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVOu47ib9s8

    Brides Entrance? "At my Most Beautiful" by R.E.M.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVhm0ePCjis&feature=related

    Unity/ Rose Presentation? "Beautiful" by Wayne Brady and Jim Brickman
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS9GH8XX3Ew

    Recessional/ Exit? "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts arrangement by the O'Neill Brothers
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGJbIew7Jt0&feature=PlayList&p=756E3DC1ECFACE99&playnext=1&index=1

    I put the links up for YouTube versions of what will be played. R.E.M. is my favorite band - probably more of an obsession - lol! So I had to have "At My Most Beautiful" to walk down the aisle. The song itself has a strong piano base and then we'll use the violin for the melody. I've tried it out using MIDI and it sounds great!

    Oh yeah and our first dance is "I'll Be Loving You Forever" by the New Kids on the Block and then at 3 minutes in, we Rick Roll everyone! Should be fun!
     
  8. meryll83

    meryll83 All it takes is faith and trust...

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    Where did you find the violinist bit in Toni's wedding - do you have a link?

    I could only find the sneak peek with the piano music that STVS put over the top......
     
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    *****SORRY THIS IS DISNEYBRIDE TONI**** I POSTED ON BOBBY'S NAME...LOL


    I loved my violinist!!! I can't remember her name though...LOL. I was a little worried about what the music would sound like with the violin but it was actually perfect.

    I had:

    Prelude: Disney songs (anything she wanted to play)

    Mothers: Jesu, Joy of Men's Desiring

    Men: Can you Feel the Love Tonight

    MOH: A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes

    Bride: Canon in D

    Sand Ceremony: Candle on the Water

    Recessional: A Whole New World

    First Dance: At Last by Etta James

    Father and Daughter: Daddy's Little Girl

    Mother and Son: You Raise me Up, Josh Groban

    I was also worried that the songs of the dances would sound stupid being played by a violin but the were perfect!! You knew exactly what the songs were when they were played. I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't have to provide any music. Also, during the reception, I had her playing and she was playing songs from broadway musicals, disney songs, and even Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Nice mellow music. It was really cute when she played the Mickey Mouse Club song when Mickey and Donald came in!
     
  10. Petals & Pixie Dust

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    Your violinist was amazing!
     
  11. meryll83

    meryll83 All it takes is faith and trust...

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    I've just clicked, did you actually watch the wedding on the day? I was thinking you'd seen it on a video!

    Toni,
    Thanks for the reassurance, we did a bit of hunting on iTunes yesterday, and I discovered some pretty cool songs done by violins, so I think we're set to get our final choices sorted now!
     
  12. Petals & Pixie Dust

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    Check out Vitamin String Quartet. They have some GREAT current music all done in string quartet (obviously) They even have Queen! So, if you're looking for that instrumental time while people are eating...I totally suggest this! :thumbsup2
     
  13. tinks_1989

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    For an escape wedding is there only a limited amount of songs you can have. I dont mean the violonost cant play many what i mean by it are they only aloud to play a certain amount of songs for you
     
  14. meryll83

    meryll83 All it takes is faith and trust...

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    These are the people that I found that convinced me violin music can be cool!!
    Is this a time limit e.g. half an hour, or an actual song limit?
    I wondered actually how long the violinist is present...
     
  15. tiggersam00

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    Ummm, all I have to say is amazing... totally awesome Meg!:lmao:
     
  16. meryll83

    meryll83 All it takes is faith and trust...

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    What's Rick Roll-ing?
     

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