Two years later: Remembering the music of our special day... music just adds so much to a wedding ceremony, and we wanted our music selections to be unique yet traditional.
Here's what went down:
This was actually at the end of the ceremony... instead of having everyone say the Lord's Prayer together, I asked one of my college girls to sing it. I already had a CD with her singing it, so I knew it would be an amazing finish to the ceremony.
Congregational hymns (played with piano and a vocal leader):
- All Creatures of Our God and King - traditional hymn redone by the David Crowder band
- Mighty to Save - Hillsong United
We chose to have congregational hymns over having soloists as a way to include the congregation in our special day. However, as I was searching for first dance songs, I found "This Day" by Jadon Lavik. It is not very well known at all, but I fell in love with the lyrics. When I shared it with Grizz, he just up and offered to sing it while playing the guitar. Yes, please!!
- This Day - Jadon Lavik
On a side note... it was incredibly awkward to stand up there without him! Well, it was a bit awkward to stand up in front of everyone throughout the ceremony. No one ever talks about that! I resisted the temptation to look out at everyone, as I did not want to see that all eyes were on us. Ugh. Even during the congregational songs... have you ever just stood and stared at your guy and sang for two entire songs? Haha. It's just one of those things I have to laugh about when I think back to that special day :)
- Music chosen by organist
- Wedding Party - Canon in 'D' (sometimes referred to as Pachabel's Canon)
- Bride - Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring
- Trumpet Tune
That's all folds... the music at our wedding ceremony. I can't believe it's already been two years... it is so fun to look back and reminisce!
*Photography by Black Studios.