A beautifully played solo violin is perfect church wedding at the following moments:
Live violin music as your guests arrive at the church
As your guests enter the church, a violinist can get them seated more quickly and set the tone for this most traditional part of the day. Many brides and grooms opt for light classical music for this moment, creating a stunning mix of tradition and occasion. Live violin music can also act as a conversation-starter for those guests who have not seen each other in years!
Music for the Bride’s Entrance
From the Wedding March to Christina Perri and John Legend, nothing is off-limits for this violinist. This is the moment that will remain in the minds of everyone who attends for weeks and years to come – and the very first few moments of your wedding video. Give a nod to tradition with Mendelssohn, Handel (Queen of Sheba) or Vivaldi (Four Seasons), or pick your favourite track for the wedding violinist to play. Hear him play it live on Skype or FaceTime before the big day so you can time your walk down the aisle to perfection.
Encouraging the reluctant to sing!
It’s quite possible that the majority of your congregation are not regular churchgoers and find it difficult to raise their voices in song. An experienced violinist can help dismiss any nerves and join in with the organist if appropriate, or lead the congregation alone.
Signing the Register
Music for the signing of the register
As you complete the legalities of marriage and then pose for photos, music of your choice fills the church and keeps your guests entertained. This violin music can be subtle or celebratory – it is really up to you and your tastes! You should pick up to four tracks for the violinist to play, in order of preference. If the violinist does not get to track 3 or 4, he will save it up for later.
Music for the departure of the married couple
Everyone applauds the newly married couple as they leave the church, and this is your chance you hear celebratory and joyous music on the violin as you all move outside to begin the celebrations. Popular choices include Greatest Day, Signed Sealed Delivered and One Day Like This – but you can pick anything for the wedding violinist to play.