Part of the wedding services provided is a private consultation to help you choose the music that will best suit your wedding. You think you would like something different but want to hear the music? Send me an email and set up a consultation.
Celtic Wedding Traditions
Celtic wedding traditions and customs have come down to us from the ages, and are full of meaning and beautiful sentiment. I have done a lot of research to find Celtic wedding music. In my research I have come across much more to the Celtic wedding tradition than the music and would like to share a few customs with you. Many more customs and traditions, as well as Celtic music suitable for weddings, are included in my Celtic Wedding Book.
Modern Day Weddings
Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life. You will want everything to be perfect, including the music. To get you started, below is a list of the areas in which music is generally used during the wedding. This is what is usually done, but by no means your only option. Besides playing for traditional weddings, Aedan also specializes in the non-traditional.
This is the music being played while the guests are arriving and being seated. It is usually soft background music. Classical music is often played, however, slow Celtic airs are quite beautiful and work very well for the Prelude music.
The processional music is played while the wedding party and bride walk down the isle. The music for the wedding party and the bride is usually different. Many people choose the traditional Bridal March for the bride, but Aedan can provide suggestions for other music that is equally, if not more, beautiful and appropriate for the bride's entrance and walk down the aisle.
If you choose to have music during the ceremony, a few ideas might be during a candle lighting, quiet meditation or prayer, or any other non-speaking time during the ceremony.
The recessional music is played while the bride and groom, wedding party and wedding officiate walk back down the isle. It is usually upbeat and celebratory. For the non-traditional, a Celtic piece entitled Banish Misfortune works well both musically, and its name suggests a wonderful start for a new beginning.
This is played immediately after the recessional while the guests are leaving their seats. A postlude is not always needed, however if the guests are leaving slowly it's nice to fill the time with music.
For samples of music, please visit the "Wedding Music" page.
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. Your music provided a beautiful setting for our ceremony and everyone there truly enjoyed it. Thank you. ~Jason & Julie
I'd like to thank you for being a part of our special day! Your glowing presence and soothing music was a beautiful addition to the solemnity of our ceremony.