Sample Wedding Ceremony Program
Prelude occurs twenty to thirty minutes before the ceremony. Selections of light classical are at the discretion of the Trio although special selections can be requested.
Seating of the Parents:
A piece of your choosing to be played as the mother of the groom and the mother of the bride are escorted to their seats. Sometimes, brides will also include grandparents as well. Some nice selections would include Hymne by Vangelis, Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, or Handel’s Water Music. The piece is tailored to fit.
Wedding Party Processional:
A piece of your choosing to be played as the Bridesmaids enter. Sometimes Brides will also have a ring bearer and flower girl enter last, just before the Bride. Some favorite song selections include Pachebel’s Canon in D, Handel’s Water Music or Bach’s Air, Arioso, and Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. This piece played during the Wedding Party Processional is tailored to fit.
This musical selection is most commonly a stately piece like Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary, Purcell’s Trumpet Tune or Wagner’s Bridal Chorus. Some Brides, however, prefer a slower, more flowing piece such as Pachebel’s Canon in D. The piece chosen is tailored to fit.
The piece chosen for the unity candle lighting is usually slower in tempo. Some Brides use this as a time to have friends or family with musical talent play or sing a special selection. Both Schubert’s Ave Maria and Thy Perfect Love by John Rutter are beautiful pieces for both instrumentalists and vocalists. Other beautiful selections include Frank’s Panis Angelicus or Hymne by Vangelis.
A very lively, celebratory piece that immediately follows the presentation of the couple. Selections could include Handel’s La Rejouissance, Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy or Handel’s Hornpipe.
Postlude music continues the lively, celebratory feeling while guests exit the wedding. Selections are at the discretion of the Trio although special selections can be requested.