Here are some tips when choosing ceremony music:

•Processional music can mark a formal start to the ceremony with a stately sound or create a flowing feeling as you, your friends and family walk toward your guests.

•Selections during the ceremony are often brief, quiet, and meaningful.

•Recessionals are celebrations! The music should feel uplifting and quicker paced to lead everyone upwards and onwards to cocktails, dinner, and dancing!

We hope you enjoy choosing your ceremony music, but we know that you have many, many decisions to make before your big day. We are very well-experienced in choosing music for ceremonies, so remember: you can leave as much of the music selection process up to us as you'd like!

Good prelude music should stay in the background but also set the mood for your ceremony.

It isn't necessary to select particular pieces for the prelude. Once you have made your processional selections the musicians will have a good idea of what is appropriate to play at this time.

. . . some of our favorites . . .

Air on the G String-- Bach

"Winter" from the Four Seasons-- Vivaldi

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring-- Bach

"Air" from the Water Music-- Handel

Canon in D-- Pachelbel

Bridal Chorus ("Here Comes the Bride")

"What a Wonderful World"-- Louis Armstrong

Butterfly Waltz-- Brian Crain

Bittersweet Sympony—The Verve (quartet only)

. . . some of our favorites . . .

Arioso—- Bach

"Winter" from the Four Seasons—- Vivaldi

"Meditation" from Thais—- Massenet

The Lord's Prayer-- Malotte

Panis Angelicus—- Franck

Ave Maria—- Bach-Gounod or Schubert

What a Wonderful World—- Louis Armstrong

Norwegian Wood—- Beatles

Butterfly Waltz-- Brian Crain

. . . some of our favorites . . .

Wedding March—- Mendelssohn

Hallelujah Chorus—- Handel

Spring from the Four Seasons—- Vivaldi

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba—- Handel

Hornpipe—- Handel

All You Need is Love—- from the movie "Love, Actually"

Bittersweet Symphony-- The Verve (quartet only)

Here Comes the Sun-- Beatles

At Last—- Etta James