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Where Can I Incorporate the Over the Rainbow Song?

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I think I've narrowed down the songs for the wedding ceremony. However, I'd still like to incorporate Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" song. When should I play this? During the sand / unity candle ceremony or after the recessional while everyone else is leaving or someplace else altogether? Here's my rather traditional song line-up so far:

 

Prelude

“Air on a G String†- Bach

 

Seating of the Mothers

“Jesu, Joy of Manâ€s Desiring†- Bach

 

Brideâ€s Processional

“Canon in D†- Pachelbel

 

Lighting of the Unity Candle / or Sand Ceremony

“Guitar Concerto in D. Major, Largo†-Vivaldi

--OR—

“Romance in F†-Beethoven

--OR—

“Somewhere over the Rainbow†- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

 

Recessional

“Spring from the Four Seasons†- Vivaldi

--AND??--

“Somewhere over the Rainbow†- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

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I like the idea of doing it during the sand ceremony b/c sometimes when people are leaving they don't really pay attention to the music that is playing. They are usually just hungry and want to get to the food. I think during the sand ceremony would be really pretty.

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We are using this song as well but during the processional when the whole wedding party and my dad and i are walking to the front.

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Originally Posted by DougsGirl View Post
We are using this song as well but during the processional when the whole wedding party and my dad and i are walking to the front.
Me too... it got everyone in tears. It's such a moving song, I couldn't have picked a better song to walk out to.

I still get goosebumps when I hear it

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I think we've decided to use it as our grand entrance song when we're coming in for the reception. Since all of the other songs were classical and since our ceremony will be in a chapel on the beach, we thought that using the rainbow song might not mix too well.

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