I'm back! And I've had some time to readjust myself (careful!) out of my MASSIVE jet lag. So, now, well rested, I have come to you with the two songs I wrote for the ceremony of my wedding.
First of all, the wedding was wonderful, as well as the honeymoon! It's taken a little while to get off that high. Sorry this isn't a longer blog, but I'm pretty tired.
Below are the two songs I wrote for the ceremony. The first one is the Processional, where everyone but the bride walks up to the altar. The second song is the song for when the bride enters. Both songs are my own renditions of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. There's a story as to why we chose this as our theme for the ceremony but I won't bore you with the details (unless you ask for it).
The recessional was where the full version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow was heard. We used the version by Israel Kamakawiwo Ole'. I'm sure most of you have heard this, but if not, I'm sure you can find it easily online. I would post it here but I heard a while ago about a bunch of blogs being shut down because of posting copyrighted material so, to be safe, I will not. Let me know what you think.
Oh, and the funny story, as I mentioned in my last post: I unfortunately made the song for the bride too short and the DJ told me that if it finished before she walked down the isle, he would just loop it. Wellllll, instead of looping to the beginning, he just looped the last note over and over and over and over and over again until he just faded it out and left Stacey to walk down the isle in silence. AAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!! I tried so hard to make it work so it played the whole duration of her walk and then ended perfectly on her arriving where I was standing. I guess my advice to someone doing this for their own wedding would be to just write it too long and let it fade out. Much better than possibly having your bride walk down the isle in silence. But the day was perfect and we didn't let it ruin anything. Everything that goes wrong is just a story. So, on that note, here are the songs...