31 Days: Music From Our Wedding

Plumfield Dreams ~ Music From Our Wedding

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I’m going to do posts about Christmas music for the next two days (the 24th and 25th), so I thought it made sense to do a post on our wedding music today, since we got married on December 23rd. It’s important you know that, since some of these songs are Christmas songs. 🙂

It probably won’t surprise you to learn the music for our wedding was of special importance to me. I chose each piece with care. Here are some of those I loved the most.

Christmas Canon ~ This song is a Christmas reimagining of Pachelbel’s Canon in D, which everyone knows as one of the most popular wedding marches. Everyone in the wedding party walked down the aisle to this one. Thankfully there are a couple of transitions in the music, but we had to plan it carefully to make it work. Looking back, it’s one of my favorite parts of the evening.

Songbird ~ This was our first dance song. It didn’t have any special meaning to me beforehand, but I really liked everything about it. I agonized over that first dance song, and this one finally just felt right. It still feels that way.

A Cradle Prayer ~ My sister sang this wonderful Christmas prayer while we lit our unity candle. I’ve always loved this one, and it was the perfect reverent note for that moment.

In Christ Alone ~ We added this song into the ceremony at the last moment, because I felt the need to sing it. My sister and I sang it as a duet. It meant a lot to me to sing with my sister in the ceremony, because we’ve been singing together since we were little kids. In one of those twists that could only be a “God thing”, Andy and I both lost family friends the weekend of our wedding, one the day before and one the day after. And an hour before our ceremony, my best friend (and Matron of Honor) gave birth to her first child. The last verse of this song seemed written exactly for that moment:

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry, to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
‘Til He returns, or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

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