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#1 jfwolfe72

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    Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:01 PM

    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 Man’s Desiring” - Bach

    Bride’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

    #2 Nrvsbride

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      Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:02 PM

      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.

      #3 Christine

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      Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:31 PM

      We did the Hawaiian one as our recessional.
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      #4 ACDCDCAC

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      Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:37 PM

      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.

      #5 Yari

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        Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:53 AM

        I voted for playing it during the sand ceremony

        #6 ~Melissa~

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        Posted 06 March 2008 - 01:59 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by DougsGirl
        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

        #7 michaelwachniak

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          Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:00 AM

          whenever I hear that version of the song I always imagine a slow-motion video of people going off into the sunset... you should play it as you are leaving :)

          #8 drbrainfreeze

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            Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:39 AM

            I'm actually using this version as my father-daughter dance.

            #9 nikkianddean

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              Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:25 PM

              Can you include it inthe cocktail hour (if you are having one)?
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              #10 jfwolfe72

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                Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:35 PM

                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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