Acting as in integral and sensory experience on your wedding day, capable of creating different atmospheres and shifting moods from one of romantic solemnity to celebratory revelry, music has transformative effects and a key role to play throughout your ceremony. The perfect song selections playing from the moment you enter right through to the euphoric conclusion requires consideration of both lyrics and mood. Enjoy the process with your partner, making it meaningful to you, including favourites tunes and perhaps recruiting an expert to help set the tone from day into night.
We picked the brains of acoustic singer and hand picked LANE musician Nick Downey on all things ceremony music….
Having live music at your ceremony not only helps
guests relax as they await your arrival, it helps set
the tone for the day. Typically there are 3 songs played during the
1. Processional - As you walk down the aisle
2. Signing - While the papers are signed
3.Recessional - As the ceremony comes to a conclusion.
There's no real rules, you can have all or some of these.
Here's my top 10 you probably wont find in any popular top 10 list. Again there's no real rules when it comes to picking your songs, it might just be your favourite song, it might be a song that holds a special meaning for you and your partner or it might be something you've recently discovered and the lyrics resonate with you...have a bit of fun with it. Having the songs performed live makes for a unique experience that you and your guests wont forget.
gets sweeter - Finley Quaye
The dress looks nice on you - Sufjan Stevens
Making memories of us - keith Urban
You're the one - the Black Keys
Orange sky - Alexi Murdoch
Two - Ryan Adams
Always on my mind - Tiki Tane
Lullaby - Dixie Chicks
Dear someone - Gillian Welch
Easier - Ane brun and Tingsek
Just as a live, acoustic version of a song can feel unique, consider also covers of classics, new and old, performed and sung completely differently to their original. Perhaps a song whose lyrics you love, but whose mood and beat (of the original) just isn't right for a ceremony! Some of our favourites include Boy & Bear (covering Empire of the Sun's) Walking On A Dream or Cat Power (covering Phil Phillips) Sea of Love.
Find our handpicked LANE musicians here.