Laura Lee contacted us back in December of 2014 for her August 2015 wedding. However, since a family member already had a contact with musicians, she decided to book them instead [and we're all for using friends and family in your wedding!]. Fast forward about 7 months.
I got a phone call from Laura Lee and she explained that there were some difficulties with the other musical group. Amazingly enough, we still hadn't been booked that day! I loved how her wedding came together, and by the next day, we had everything nailed down and ready to go!
Before the Ceremony began, Laura Lee's friend sang a solo of Great is Thy Faithfulness. I love it when weddings begin with a powerful hymn like that. It prepares everyone for the sacred union and puts everything into perspective.
Although we don't have any photos of us during the wedding, here is the list of music we played!
Great is Thy Faithfulness [Soloist]
Wonderful, Merciful Savior [Mothers/Grandmothers]
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring [Bridal Party]
Canon in D [Bride]
Best Day of My Life [Recessional]
Canon in D is such a popular and common piece for weddings. Some don't like it because it's played so much. Consider why it is played so much:
It's absolutely beautiful! The melodies are woven together to swell in sound and harmony [which is perfect for processionals!]. It also has a very simple chord progression - which means that it's easy to end the song at any point. We also create our own version of the piece, so we never play it the same way twice. It's so much fun!
If you are a Bride, and someone tells you not to use a particular piece/song because it's overused, consider what they say, but make the decision yourself. I would totally use Canon in D for my wedding because it's beautiful [even though I've played it countless times - even a pop version of it].
Congratulations to the new Mr.+Mrs. Parker!
Venue | Victorian Crow's Nest
Musicians | Wescottage Music