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The Food of LoveThe Food Of Love

published October 11th, 2013

As Shakespeare penned, “If music be the food of love, play on”.

Music is certainly a vital ingredient in anyones wedding day celebrations. From the bride’s meander down the aisle to the last dance at the wedding reception, many couples spend hours agonizing over the song list.

The two biggest trends in wedding music at the moment are both very different styles but would both sit comfortably at a wedding. Not everyone likes to follow trends, but it’s nice to know what’s “trending” so then we can choose to follow them - or not.

First we have the Classical Ensembles, which are now proving to be popular.

The Downton Abbey wedding in season three has exerted an obvious influence on real weddings. Of course back in the early 1920s (in the absence of CDs and MP3s) live ensembles were the only option for wedding music, and they certainly lend an air of grace and sophistication to the proceedings. And who doesn’t love classical music?

We also have the minimalist, or “DIY” approach.

It seems minimalism is in these days, which is a lifestyle choice that favors simplicity over material things and consumerism. Couples are more inclined to do what feels right to them and take a much more relaxed approach to the music. So this could mean DJ’ing at your own wedding or letting the guests have more of a say on the playlist.

So whether you walk up the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride” or the theme to “Battlestar Galactica” the important thing is that you can relax and enjoy your big day, regardless of what any “trends” dictate.


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