It’s your wedding day. The organist is playing your favorite classical music or hymns as the honored guests file into the church. There’s a hush. It’s time to begin.
The mothers process to the lovely sound of a vocalist singing your favorite song. They light the candles and are seated.
The bride’s maids begin to process to “Pachelbel Canon” or “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”. They line up at the front of the sanctuary and wait.
There’s a pause. A hush. Suddenly, a brilliant trumpet fanfare soars through the silence in the church. Your guests feel a chill as they stand up, anxious to see the bride. The doors open and the bride steps forward to the music of “Trumpet Voluntary” or “Trumpet Tune”. This is a moment everyone will remember.
The ceremony is finished. It is time for the couple’s first walk as man and wife. “Hornpipe” and “Prelude to a Te Deum” are two of the many great musical choices for the recessional.
Don’t forget the golden sound of flugelhorn in the prelude. “Ave Maria” and “Simple Gifts” are two prelude favorites.