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movie wedding songs
Ceremony
October 14, 2019

Movie wedding songs make great wedding ceremony music

Movie soundtracks are the new classical music. Some of the most innovative movie composers around are masters of the symphonic idiom. Some great movie wedding songs have emerged from the movie genre that you might want to consider for your Cincinnati wedding ceremony. Let’s focus on a single master of the form, the great Italian composer, Ennio Morricone. Mr. Morricone is a gifted composer of romantic melodies, a talent common among Italy’s finest composers. Gabriel's Oboe I recently attended a wedding where the bride made her entrance to a beautiful piece of music he composed in 1986 for the movie,…
wedding officiant
Ceremony
September 2, 2019

Finding a wedding officiant

You need to find a good wedding officiant for your upcoming wedding. It’s not a last minute decision, either. You need to line one up a good one at least eight months in advance of the big day. Church weddings aren't as popular The process isn’t as straight forward as it used to be, simply because Millennials aren’t as religious as their predecessors. That means they are less likely to have a church affiliation, the traditional source of wedding officiating. In 1986, the number of people in the 18 to 29 year age range who had no  religious affiliation was…
The Wedding March
Ceremony
August 12, 2019

The Wedding March was good enough for Queen Victoria. How about you?

The great classical composer, Felix Mendelssohn, composed the Wedding March in C major in 1842. Today it is known as THE ‘classic’ wedding recessional song. Its triumphant melody never ceases to move wedding guests as a newly married couple march to their destiny, guided by love. Interestingly, Mendelssohn composed the piece as a music setting for William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. However, the piece became wedding gold when it was selected to be played at the royal wedding of Victoria and Prince Frederick of Prussia on January 25th, 1858. A typical modern wedding is likely to feature a…
anatomy of a wedding ceremony
Ceremony
August 5, 2019

How a wedding ceremony works

Religion, customs, and style will mold your Cincinnati wedding ceremony. Nonetheless, most ceremonies feature fairly typical elements. Let's look at the anatomy of a wedding ceremony. The Anatomy of a Wedding Ceremony Prelude music: Nice, soft music is typically played while your guests are seated. Many couples hire live musicians to play romantic, classical music. A growing number use a DJ (like us) for higher quality sound and greater flexibility in the music played. Pre-processional ceremony: This is when the mothers are seated. It’s nice to play special music for this tender moment. The procession: Bridesmaids process in to lovely…
wedding procession song
CeremonyDance
July 22, 2019

Think outside the box for your wedding procession song

You can’t go wrong with Pachebel’s Canon or Vivaldi’s Spring for walking down the aisle. On the other hand, suppose you want to be a little different? What about Leonard Cohen’s rock classic, “Hallelujah”? And for an additional twist, how about the a cappella group Pentatonix’s take on this classic? Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRP8d7hhpoQ Cohen’s lyrics are mysterious, laced with biblical references without really being religious. Some call it the ultimate secular hymn. The joyful repetition of the word ‘hallelujah’ certainly creates a celebratory mystique for walking down the aisle. Something for you to consider. The Canadian Mr. Cohen wrote the…