Music to Your Ears! (Wedding Ceremony Music, that is!)

I get to perform the coolest ceremonies for the coolest weddings ever, and very often my couples ask me for non-traditional selections for the processional and recessional.  I turned to my colleague, Jennifer, from My Deejay in Maryland, for some suggestions. Boy, did she deliver (not a surprise since her company has won about every award possible).  Here is what she told me (oh; and by the way; she has a fabulous new Ebook out; go to her site and download your own!)

Hi Celia!  Okay…here you go! These might be a little offbeat, but you did say nontraditional! Our clients have pretty eclectic music tastes, and these are some of the coolest songs we’ve come across. PROCESSIONAL: Jake Shimabukuro – “In My Life” (Beatles cover on the ukelele – awesome!) The Sandals – “Theme from ‘Endless Summer'” The Flaming Lips – “Do You Realize” Asher Book – “Try” (from the ‘Fame’ soundtrack) Coldplay – “Life in Technicolor ii” (instrumental) Yiruma – “A River Flows In You” Explosions in the Sky – “Your Hand in Mine” Postal Service – “Such Great Heights” Gipsy Kings – “Passion” (instrumental) Belle and Sebastian – “We Rule the School” RECESSIONAL: Coldplay – “Viva la Vida” Chairlift – “Bruises” When in Rome – “The Promise” The Bar Kays – “Soul Finger” Bil Withers – “Lovely Day” The Beatles – “All You Need is Love” The Zombies – “This Will Be Our Year” FIRST DANCE: Elbow – “One Day Like This” Jamie Cullum – “Love Ain’t Gonna Let You Down” Buddy Holly – “Dearest” John Legend – “Slow Dance” Otis Redding – “That’s How Strong My Love Is” Ryan Adams and the Cardinals – “Dance All Night” Neko Case – “Don’t Forget Me” Band of Horses – “No One’s Gonna Love You” Clem Snide – “Find Love” Keb Mo’ – “Life is Beautiful” Sarah Blasko – “Something Good” Ben Folds – “The Luckiest” Let me know if you need anything else at all — I didn’t want to totally indundate you, but I’m always around if you need more information or ideas! Jennifer