Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
bring musical enhancement to your special day
As a vocalist it is an honour to be a part of someone’s special day. I pride myself on enhancing the ceremony and capturing the emotion and tenderness of the mood. This is your opportunity to influence your ceremony with personal choices in order to relay your personal feelings. I am here to help you explore these feelings and to deliver them to a professional standard during your big moment! During your free consultation I will guide you through the ceremony informing you of the opportunities for musical enhancement and perform a variety of music to help you discover the pieces you believe best capture your feelings and best represent the fantastic journey you are embarking upon. I am a firm believer that when words are not enough, music speaks. I am confident that during your consultation you will see what I mean!
Below are the common spaces within a marriage ceremony where musical enhancement is appropriate
- Bride’s Entrance
- Lighting of two Independent Candles
- Responsorial Psalm
- Lighting of the Marriage Candle
- Sign of Peace
- Communion – usually a minimum of two pieces
- Signing of the Register
* The Alleluia, Lamb of God, Holy Holy etc can also be sung if desired
This structure applies to Catholic Church Ceremonies. However, Church of Ireland Services follow a similar structure which can be discussed and finalized at a consultation if you wish.
Civil Marriage Ceremony
- Entrance Music
- After the Opening Reading
- After the Marriage Vows
- After the Exchanging of the Rings (this is an optional part of the ceremony)
- During the Lighting of the Candle (this is an optional part of the ceremony)
- After the Marriage is formally declared/Signing of the register
- Exit Music
*Music may also be chosen for when photographs are being taken and congratulations being offered. As the Civil Wedding Ceremony is quite short and can often be confined to a finishing time all of these opportunities may not be availed of. It is also insisted that strictly no religious content be included in any music/song/poetry or readings chosen.
In addition to the above I also offer Pre-Dinner/Champagne Reception music in your chosen venue. This is when all those beautiful love songs that could not fit into your ceremony or perhaps were not quite appropriate for the ceremony can provide a relaxing backdrop for your guests. As always I can offer advice on possible pieces. In particular the modern section of the Wedding Repertoire suggestions may be of use. This service usually spans approximately one hour duration but can be prolonged or shortened depending on your needs and timetable for this special day.