Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Searching for Contemporary Song Selections for the Bridal Procession?

(picture taken from Brian & Kristin Blonk's Wedding- July 2014)

     Looking for something nontraditional to be played for your wedding Ceremony? No need to worry, today we focus on just that! It's becoming more and more less popular to walk down the aisle to the traditional “Bridal March”. With so many additional songs that may more appropriately express the words that you would like for your guests to hear as your bride and bridal party walk down the aisle, the classic wedding ceremony selections, are now seldom chosen by brides to be played during the ceremony. Top Notch recently held a consultation where the bride was “stuck in the middle”, meaning she knew she did not want the traditional wedding ceremonial songs, but was completely clueless on other options that could be played for her wedding procession. No need to fear, Top Notch is HERE! Actually, a great resource for choosing great, modern wedding processional songs can be found in the Popsugar article listed below. In fact, the site shares 50 of the most popular songs chosen recently to walk down the aisle. Reviewing 50 song selections, can take up some time. Therefore, Top Notch has viewed the article repeatedly, and opted to share, what I think, may be the Top 15 songs chosen by Brides recently to walk down the aisle. They are as follows.

  1. Christina Perri'- “A Thousand Years”
  2. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - “Somewhere over the Rainbow”
  3. The Piano Guys- “Just the Way You Are” (and there version of “A Thousand Years”, the selection mentioned above are both extremely popular”
  4. Train- “Marry Me”
  5. Ed Sheeran- “Thinking Out Loud
  6. Jason Mraz- “Lucky”
  7. Ingrid Michaelson- “Can't Help Falling In Love”
  8. Jeff Buckley- “Hallelujah”
  9. Lifehouse-”You and Me”
  10. Adele- “To Make You Feel My Love”
  11. Vitamin String Orchestra- “Use Somebody” (originally written by Kings of Leon)
  12. Glen Hansard- “Falling Slowly”
  13. Sigur Ros- “Hoppipola”
  14. Ellie Hollis- “Rather Be” (originally written by Clean Bandits)
  15. Bright Eyes- “First Day of My Life”

The article in it's entirety can be found at http://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Wedding-Processional-Songs-34604637#photo-34604637. Additionally, many of the song selections listed can be found in instrumental formats from such bands as “The Vitamin String Orchestra”, “The Piano Guys”, The Dallas String Orchestra” and more. I encourage all brides to attempt to search for various instrumental versions of their favorite songs, if the actual versions with lyrics, drums, etc is too intense in fitting the theme of your ceremony.

On another note, Top Notch has seen a large majority of the selections mentioned above chosen for First Dance songs as well. Hmmm...perhaps I may have to follow up with First Dance songs”Top Chosen First Dance Songs” for next weeks post. Until then Top Notch partiers.

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