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As I browsed online through a number of Vitamin String Quartet songs for inspiration, I remember the one that stood out the most to me was their version of "Fix You" by Coldplay. As soon as the song was over, I just knew I would walk down the aisle to this song. As cheesy as it sounds, the first (dozen) times I listened to the song, I kept tearing up. I thought it was so beautiful and there's even a cue about halfway through the song that sounds like the perfect part for a grand bridal entrance. Check out the song below.
At first, FH was a little iffy about the song (he thought the lyrics weren't exactly wedding-worthy but my argument was that there wouldn't be any lyrics!) but he did agree that the string version was really nice. As a compromise, I promised he could pick the recessional song if I could have this as the processional (marriage is all about compromise after all, right?) He's decided on "Home" by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and I wholeheartedly agreed since the song is one of our favorites.
We also asked our string quartet to learn one more song, "So Here We Are" by Bloc Party. This will be one of five or six prelude songs and is another song that is very special to us--Bloc Party was the first concert FH and I had ever gone to together (7 years ago this summer!) and the band we've seen the most--I think we've seen them 5 times. The rest of the prelude songs are already on the quartet's repertoire, so here they are for your listening pleasure.
Will you be choosing non-traditional music for your ceremony?