I once played “The Water is Wide” at a wedding. It’s a pretty song, but the bride gave me an arrangement that she wanted me to play, and it had the lyrics as well (I had never heard the lyrics before). The third verse of the song says “Love is sweet and love is fair, fair as the dew when first is new. But love grows old, and waxes cold, and fades away like morning dew.” Good thing no one was singing with me.
Abide With Me was the strangest request I had. When asked why chosen the father of the bride said it was the only hymn he could think of. I asked if he knew the words and when he said no, showed him and played a verse. There was a rather rapid cancellation of that as a request!
Someone on YouTube showed a Celtic-themed wedding with “She Moved Through the Fair” used as the processional. Very pretty, but the second verse starts out “Last night my dead love came to me…” Fortunately, it was instrumental only.
About 20 years ago – the bride and groom both wanted to walk down the aisle to the “Pink Panther” theme – you know – dead ant dead ant dead ant dead ant dead ant – – – – – – I tried to talk them out of it, but it was very special to them and they ended up just playing a tape of it for their entrance while I did all the rest of the music on harp