“There are several parts to a wedding and each part can have its own design and atmosphere created by music.”
“The links shown are from recent weddings and parties illustrating this idea.” Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann DJ and Master of Ceremonies, Pianist and Bandleader. Elegant Music: 626-797-1795
Prelude Music As Guests Arrive
It is easy to create a welcoming atmosphere with music. Guests are arriving. They taking in the beauty of the location. There is an ensemble performing. The anticipation that something important is about to happen is unmistakable.
Wedding Ceremony Processionals
Every motion picture has a “soundtrack” that conveys emotion and supports each scene as the movie unfolds. In much the same way music can be used to underscore those processing down the aisle. Seating of parents, Groom’s entrance, Bridesmaids processional, Bride’s processional. Each of these can have its own music. Something fun, something beautiful, something romantic, something triumphant! It’s a lot of fun to choose music for your wedding ceremony processionals and recessional. Traditional classical music always works. However, as an example of “Something Fun” I remember several weddings where the groomsmen processed to something unusual that totally worked: Theme from “Star Trek Voyager” and another coming out to “Zooster’s Breakout” from Madagascar“ and still another processed wearing sunglasses to the “Peter Gun television theme” played by the quartet.
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Cocktail Hour Music
After all that anticipation of a wedding ceremony there is a release. I remember one bridesmaid say “The hard part’s over.” Now that everything is more relaxed guest really start interacting; it’s a party. This is a wide open opportunity to choose music.
Grand Entrance Music
Wedding ceremony music and cocktail hour music work well with a live ensemble. One of my favorite grand entrances was for a wedding at the Langham where the Groom and Bride chose “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole for their bridal party entrance and “Heart of Courage“ by Two Steps from Hell at marker (:56) for their entrance. Big contrast; very creative choices. For this grand entrance prerecorded music played on my 4 speaker Dance Floor Surround Sound system worked great!
Live Music During Dinner
Selected prerecorded music played by a DJ during the wedding reception totally works. Selecting music is almost like painting using bold colors and broad strokes if that’s how you feel. When budget permits it is nice to have live music during dinner with perhaps a little bit of dancing between dinner courses.
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DJ Dance Music
When programing dance music for a wedding I like to get requests from “the party animals” – the dancers. Looking at your guest list you know who your dancers are. As a DJ I am playing to them. This creates excitement that brings everyone else out to the dance floor.
Parties and Weddings and Your Ideas
Elegant Music specializes in Live Music and DJ Dance Music for Weddings and Parties. I look forward to speaking with you about music for your coming special event.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist and Bandleader