We’ve had something of a breakthrough today regarding the wedding music – and specifically the music for the entrance of the bride. (Me!) Because we both love our music, and because we both have a tendency to make things that little bit more complicated than they really need to be, we decided not to go with the traditional "Here Comes the Bride". Or rather, I decided. Terry was all for it (or all for the electric guitar version we found by Queen, anyway), but I wanted to find something a little bit more meaningful.
Well, it’s taken a long, long time, but I think we’ve finally found it. This morning we took delivery of a CD Terry had managed to track down on Amazon. On it is an orchestral version of Queen’s Teo Torriatte (‘Let Us Cling Together’), which is a song I’ve loved since I was a kid. I still love it, and, luckily, so does Terry. So we think we’ve found our entrance music – and probably our exit music too. Yay!
Of course, the whole process was made slightly more complicated for us because we’re having a civil ceremony, which means that there must be no reference to religion whatsoever – not even in the lyrics of the songs we use. That ruled out Jeff Buckley singing Hallelujah, which I love, and it ruled out a whole bunch of other songs which aren’t necessarily religious, but which still use words like "heaven" or "angel". (Although, on the plus side, it did mean that no one could suggest Robbie Williams!)
Just to complicate matters, neither of us is very interested in classical music, and didn’t have a clue about most of the suggestions given on wedding websites. If you’re still looking for music to walk in or out to, though, I recommend The Wedding Music Company’s website which allows you to listen online to snippets of the most popular wedding songs, and also has a section on wedding music tips.