Mary and Jonah were married at the Ottawa Wedding Chapel on a beautiful Saturday in October. This quaint church is available for ceremonies, and I was especially pleased with the wonderful acoustics! I was set up in the loft on the left side of the sanctuary (next to the organ), and was able to see and hear everything I needed to be able to time the music correctly. That’s always a plus!
The mothers entered to “Everything I Do, I Do it For You” by Bryan Adams. After they lit the side candles for the unity ceremony, I switched to “Butterfly Waltz” for the bridal party processional. Mary’s entrance music was Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” and we made sure that her favorite parts of the piece were included. It’s a short aisle, so that meant skipping over a few variations to get to the “good stuff.” That’s one of the perks of having live music for your wedding ~ you can truly customize your processionals to be exactly what you want them to be!
The bride and groom lit the unity candle and presented roses to their mothers while I played the Rascal Flatts song “Bless the Broken Road.” The recessional was a new one for me: “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from Monty Python’s Spamalot. Not exactly traditional, but a perfect close to the ceremony!
Planning a wedding in Northern Illinois? Harp music is an elegant and classy addition to any ceremony! You’ll find sound clips, pictures, and music lists on my website: Northern Illinois Wedding Music.