*** Shaping your Ceremony Music with the magical sounds of Summer ->
There is something a little more magical about summer ceremonies. The warm lazy atmosphere of the long days carries a specifically relaxing and lovely feeling with it, the sound of pianos,violins and acoustic guitars carrying over the warm afternoon breeze for all to enjoy.
Summer ceremonies are so amazing in that they can happen absolutely anywhere! From the stunning back yard gardens of TO mansion houses to the gorgeous vineyards of the NOTL region, we have been accustomed to adapting to virtually any beautiful ceremony environment. Happy acoustic guitars, basses and violins are the subject of this week's blog post as we explore some of our favourite musical options available for your summer ceremony. AND because summer ceremonies can sometimes take place in creative locations without access to power, each one of these musical line-ups is available acoustically with no need for electricity. Here are some of our favourite summer songs and the talented musicians who perform them with us. Feel free to EMAIL US for more song ideas or for more info on any of our summer ceremony line-ups. WARM-HEARTED ROCK These are the soft songs that are hidden within some of your favourite albums. Beautiful melodies that fill the air with love and light, especially when they are performed with a mix of warm summer strings. Our own Min-Hi performs a lovely example with a soft ceremony rendition of Leonard Cohen's legendary Hallelujah.
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen All My Loving - The Beatles Harvest Moon - Neil Young Into The Mystic - Van Morrison Love Of My Life - Queen Wildflowers - Tom Petty Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon Landslide - Fleetwood Mac Yellow - Coldplay Better Together - Jack Johnson Linger - The Cranberries Everything I Do (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams ROMANTIC CLASSICS There are some songs that feel like they were written specifically for wedding ceremonies. These song requests come up over and over again whether we suggest them or not, ranging from classics like Elvis' Can't Help Falling In Love to modern favourites like Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud. Here is a nice example with myself performing backing guitar with Min-Hi to popular wedding processional Canon in D.
Canon In D - Pachelbel Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presely Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong A Thousand Years - Christina Perri Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Marry Me - Train Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel Your Song - Elton John Marry You- Bruno Mars Today Was a Fairytale - Taylor Swift At Last - Etta James Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
SUNNY BEACH VIBES The sound of sunny acoustic guitars brings happy beach vibes SO it makes sense to choose similarly beachy summer ceremony music. Our own Lilly and Neil perform one of our favourites with Ben Harper's Forever in the video below. Pour yourself a cocktail, close your eyes and let yourself be transported to your own happy beach place.
God Only Knows - Beach Boys Is This Love - Bob Marley Forever - Ben Harper Better Together - Jack Johnson Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat Gravity - John Mayer Amber - 311 Drive - Ziggy Marley Every Breath You Take - UB40 Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti Fallin For You - Colbie Caillat The Girl - CIty and Colour Are you interested in a specific song or musicial line-up? Feel free to EMAIL US for more info.