Friday, July 9, 2010

5 on Friday - Set 22

















On Sunday, my husband and I will be celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary.

I know - crazy!

For today's set, here are five pieces of music that played during our wedding and reception.

For more amazing tunes, visit Travis at Trav's Thoughts.

1 - Gymnopedie No. 1 - Erik Satie

At the time of our wedding, I didn't know the name of this piece, but I'd heard it before and had always loved it. Brad had always loved it, too.

The pianist for our ceremony had a selection of music which she played while guests arrived and were seated. As I was in the side room getting my bouquet and veil arranged, I heard this music and was filled with joy. From his spot at the front of the church, Brad heard it too, and had the exact same reaction.



2 - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack

I walked down the aisle to this song.

"I felt your heart
So close to mine
And I knew our joy
Would fill the earth
And last
Till the end of time
My love

The first time
Ever I saw
Your face"


- Ewan MacColl



3 - Canon in D major - Johann Pachelbel

Our recessional music began at the 2:46 mark, where the triumphant, joyous section begins.

Although our wedding was in July, I have to say the slide show that goes along with this clip just takes my breath away. Fall is my favorite, favorite season - perhaps one of the reasons my wedding color was red.



4 - Pretty World - Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66

This is the song we danced to for our first dance. We even took ballroom dancing beforehand so we could samba.

"We'll hang a little sign that just says
'Paradise: Population 2'
I know together
We can make a pretty world
For me and for you"


- Adolfo / Alan & Marilyn Bergman / Gaspar



5 - A Bushel and a Peck - Dee Dee Lennon and Larry Dean

My mom and Aunt Sheila sang this song at the reception in order to get Brad and I to kiss. Since Brad had a habit of singing this to me, I just loved that they'd picked this one in particular.

"I love you
A bushel and a peck
A bushel and a peck
And a hug around the neck

Hug around the neck
And a barrel and a heap
Barrel and a heap
And I'm talkin' in my sleep

About you"


- Frank Loesser



Nikita Banerjee says Samba...wow! I am making a list of songs we like as well! We are going to have a sangeet ceremony so some dancing is going to be involved!

Charles Gramlich says Happy 18th. My wife and I are only on #3.

Anne MacFarlane says Happy Anniversary Julia and Mr. Julia!!

7 comments:

Nikita Banerjee said...

Samba...wow! I am making a list of songs we like as well! We are going to have a sangeet ceremony so some dancing is going to be involved!

And happy anniversary in advance!

Charles Gramlich said...

Happy 18th. My wife and I are only on #3

Anne MacFarlane said...

Happy Anniversary Julia and Mr. Julia!!

Akelamalu said...

Happy 18th Anniversary Julia and Brad!

What great music you had at your wedding. :)

Jamie said...

Congratulations on 18 years. In this day and age that comes close to being a miracle, but you definitely had a great start with wonderful music.

Travis Cody said...

Great tunes! The Roberta Flack is a particular favorite of mine.

Happy Anniversary!

DrillerAA09 said...

Thanks for stopping by Driller's Place and listening to my 5 on Friday. Glad you like the badge.
What diverse 5 on Friday set you have. Wow! Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66...that takes me back. Have a wonderful week-end.