This is a list of 30 pieces of music that were played, over the past year, at Liverpool Celebrant wedding ceremonies.
The Beatles were featured quite a few times and Stevie Wonder's 'Signed, sealed, delivered' remains a favourite for the grand exit.
We also had the theme from Jurassic Park (there were lots of references to dinosaurs at that wedding, at the 'Bombed Out Church')
It was great to hear Love Shack, by The B-52's (at Hallmark Hotel, Sefton Park) - this song is a huge favourite from my past.
Pachelbel's Canon in D was played a few times, including live renditions on a harp and by a steel drum orchestra.
In addition to the versions in this compilation, we had amazing acapella singers, harpists, guitarists, pianists, saxophonists and the steel drum orchestra (you may see one of the drummers in this picture from The Palm House).
What every piece of music had in common was that they had been selected by each couple.
Sometimes, the reason that a piece of music was chosen was included in the ceremony itself, because it formed an intrinsic part of that couple's love story.
Sometimes, it was just a great piece of music that they liked.
I can honestly say that I enjoyed every single one...
Here's the list (in order of title):
And I love her by The Beatles
Calico Skies by Paul McCartney
Crazy little thing called love by Queen
For you by Roses & Frey
God only knows by The Beach Boys
Here comes the sun by The Beatles
Hoppipola by Sigur Ros
I do, I do, I do by ABBA
I gotta feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
I'll be there by Jess Glynne
I'll be there for you by The Rembrandts
I'm yours by Jason Mraz
Isn't she lovely by Stevie Wonder
Just for me by Al Green
Kissing you by Nick Pitera
Lean on me by Bill Withers
Love Shack by The B-52's
Over the rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Pachelbel's Cannon in D by Steel Drum Orchestra
Paradise by George Ezra
Schubert's Sonata in B Flat
Signed, sealed, delivered (I'm yours) by Stevie Wonder
(Sittin' on) The dock of the bay by Otis Redding
Something just like this by Coldplay
Somewhere only we know by Keane
Theme from Jurassic Park by John Williams
A Thousand years by The Piano Guys
What a wonderful world by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Wonderwall by Oasis
You make loving fun by Fleetwood Mac
To listen to this playlist on Spotify please click here
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