Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wedding Wednesday - Ceremony Music!

This week's topic is Ceremony Music!  Parker & I blessed to have close friends, Carrie & Beaty, not only mentor us, but also sing at our wedding!  These two are awesome people and their hearts are on fire for the Lord. 

This photograph, taken by Ginny Corbett, is of Carrie & Beaty with their son Davis when she was pregnant with their daughter, Hallie Grace.  They are such a gorgeous family!

Anyways, I'm convinced that they could sing "Old McDonald had a Farm" at the wedding and it would sound good.  They've recorded two Contemporary Christian albums & if you're interested in buying them - which you should be - message me and I'll hook you up!

Parker & I are planning to have them sing while we light the unity candle, but we're having a hard time finding the perfect song.  We want something Christian rather than secular, something short (or that can be shortened), and something that Carrie & Beaty can sing together.  There is the potential for having them sing two songs if we can't decide on one - one during the seating of the mothers/lighting of the family candles and one while Parker & I light the unity candle.  Finally, we will have a pianist and Beaty can also play the guitar.

So here are four songs that we like:
"Be Thou My Vision," a traditional hymn
"When I Say I Do" by Matthew West
"To Have and To Hold" by Christian Bautista
"A Page is Turned" by Bebo Norman

You can listen to them here:

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Once you listen, scroll to the top right sidebar and vote on which one you think we should use!  Thanks for helpin' a girl out! :)

Last week's poll results for "Did you follow the 'something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue' tradition?"  Drum roll please.......

The YESES have it - looks like y'all are some traditional brides!  "Yeah!" got 5 votes, and "Nope!" got 1.

Thanks for stopping by this week's Wedding Wednesday!  Love y'all!
laura ann


Georgina said...

So glad you did a post on ceremony music. I have been STRESSING about what music to play during the ceremony. Since it's outdoors, almost all of our music is being played by our DJ. All except for Alex Wadford is playing/singing Lover Never Fails by Brandon Heath during the Unity Sand ceremony. I'm trying to find something for my bridesmaids to walk down to. Any suggestions?

Candice said...

Of course, I LOVE the idea of "When I Say I Do" ;) We're looking forward to our "second dance" to that song!!!! Let me know how I can help.

Amanda said...

OK, so I voted for "When I say I Do," but I also really liked "To Have and To Hold." I also think "Be Thous My Vision" would be great for the sitting of the mothers and lighting of the family candles.