It sounds over the top, but I had pipe organ, string quartet and a choir of 35. My mom is an organist and choir director and the choir members are all friends; it ended up being incredible.
The prelude included the Gounod Sanctus and Lloyd Webber Pie Jesu
Mothers – Schubert – Ave Maria
Processional – Mouret – Rondeau
Opening Hymn – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Preparation of Gifts – Hopson – The Gift of Love
Communion – Tchaikovsky – Andante cantabile and Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
Recessional – Vivaldi – Gloria
Postlude – Mozart – Rondo from Eine Kleine
At the reception we had, of all things, a polka band at my Hungarian dad’s insistence. The reception lasted seven hours until they kicked us all out of the place! My husband and I danced to Our Love is Here to Stay by the Gershwins and my dad and I danced to Mr. Wonderful.
When my sister was married a couple years ago, she asked my mom and I to choose everything. She had the same organist with two singers and I was ‘coerced’ into being matron of honor/harpist.
The Mozart Laudate Dominum and Rhett Barnwell’s Ave Maria were in the prelude
Mothers – Lloyd Webber – Pie Jesu
Processional – Campra – Rigaudon
Harp solo – Sakura, Sakura (my brother-in-law is Japanese)
Vocal solo – Beethoven – Ich liebe dich
Recessional – Marcello – Psalm XIX
She had a dj for the reception and danced to Just the Two of Us by Bill Withers with her husband and then Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller with our dad. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
Julie in Atlanta