Friday, February 12, 2010

The Beat(les) Goes On

"All you need is love!"

"She loves you, yeah yeah yeah! And with a love like that, you know you should be glad."

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

Well, if you haven't guessed by now, those are all quotes from Beatles' songs.  To put it bluntly, I.  HEART.  THE BEATLES.  Like, know pretty much every single song, most of them by heart, and could listen to only Beatles songs for the rest of my life and be quite content.

So it made sense to ditch the traditional Canon in D for the processional, embrace the hippie-dippie vibe of my wedding and request the lead singer of our band to play a few acoustic/instrumental Beatles songs for the processional and recessional. Plus, he agreed to do it at no extra cost since they'll have to be at the venue setting up anyways, so I managed to save a few hundred smackaroos by not hiring ceremony musicians.

While Mr Trail Mix, his parents and our bridesmaids and groomsmen walk down the aisle,  The Characters will be playing an instrumental version of "Here Comes the Sun:"

I think this song is so simple, sweet and speaks to new beginnings. I almost always tear up when I hear it and since I'm sure I'll already be crying at this point anyways, might as well go hog wild and really get my tear on.

And then for my grand entrance, I'll be walking down the aisle to The Beatles' "In My Life."  This is my all-time, hands-down, number one favorite song of all time.  I love the lyrics; they tug at my heartstrings in a way no other song does.  I'll share the song with you all but I want to first share my favorite quote from it:

"But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I loved you more..."

Ah, see, I'm sitting here crying just typing that out.  I don't know what it is about this song but it gets me every time.

And finally, after all the tears have been shed, vows have been recited, rings have been exchanged, we've kissed and broken a glass, it's time to walk back down the aisle as husband and wife! This requires a fun song that reflects the joy in the occasion, that everyone will know and can sing along to if they want. I haven't actually fully decided between "All You Need is Love,"

Or "I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends,"

Or "I Want To Hold Your Hand."

It's a tough call, they're all pretty awesome songs.  So what do you all think? Which song should I use for my recessional? Do you love the Beatles like I love the Beatles?


  1. oh GAWD i love the beatles. I have forever. for-e-ver. (what did you think of Across The Universe??)

    I love your idea :-) I wish my future hubby liked the beatles as much as I do because I am so totally tempted to straight up COPYCAT your fab idea. I want to walk down the aisle after being pronounced as husband and wife to "I wanna hold your hand!" SO CUTE.

  2. I love the Beatles! I think I might choose All You Need is Love... but that is a hard choice.