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Jazz Wedding Prelude Songs

Jazz Wedding Prelude Songs

The Wedding Ceremony Prelude marks the guest’s arrival to the wedding location. It typically starts around half an hour to an hour before the start of the wedding ceremony itself.

The length of the prelude is determined by the number of guests so it’s best that you’re prepared well. The wedding starts when all the important guests have arrived.

The prelude is also the best time to set the mood for the entire event, while the guests wait for the formal ceremonies of the wedding to commence. Modern wedding coordinators tend to set a cheerful atmosphere during this period, but some people prefer a subdued tone which then creates an intimate, and more solemn mood for the wedding itself. Classical music brings with it a sense of grandness, but at the same time, it also lends a sense of sacredness– telling us that an important ceremony is happening.

One of the more popular music genres to play during the prelude is jazz. It sets a light mood without being overpowering. When you play subtly upbeat music, guests tend to relax, laugh, and smile more.

The songs and its singers also add to the mood. When people hear familiar voices and tunes, they tend to sing along and this makes the waiting time less tedious

Michael Buble’s rendition of Crazy Little Called Love is clear proof that this crooner can cover any song and make it truly his own. This song has been covered by many other greats, such as Elvis Presley and Queen, but Michael’s unique and soothing voice has managed to make it new again. The lyrics of the song talks about the ups and downs of love, quite perfect for a wedding.

Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup by Nat King Cole is another jazz favorite during wedding preludes. Who wouldn’t love Nat King Cole’s voice? The song may contain French words but it plainly tells about a man pledging his love to her woman through the words ‘I love you, yes I do.’

Kenny G is one of those artists who has managed to show the world that lyrics is not really a requirement for music to be fully enjoyed. With the power of his clarinet, he wooed people around the globe and gained worldwide recognition. One of his most recognizable piece of work and most heard during weddings is Forever in Love. This piece is light and can set the mood just right during the prelude.

Another jazz master, Louis Armstrong, left us with so many great songs. Honeysuckle Rose is a song about how sweet love can be. It’s a less formal approach by comparing kisses to honey and the words work well together.

Michael Buble gets another number in this playlist with his version of the classic How Sweet It Is. This song is another staple during weddings and one that it sure to get the guests singing along because of the light, familiar lyrics.

If you want to inject some jazz music into your prelude song playlist, you can’t go wrong with these five pieces.

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Want more jazz wedding recessional songs? Grab your copy of Bridal Songs Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music 2nd Edition a one of a kind wedding ceremony music resource! Find the perfect song for your wedding celebration.

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You will find great wedding songs for all parts of your wedding ceremony from 11 genres of music. You can find songs easily as the songs are listed by genre, artist and song title. The book details the different parts of the American wedding ceremony.

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Adult Contemporary Seating of the Mothers and VIP's Songs

Music to be Seated to – Adult Contemporary Seating of the Mothers and VIP’s Songs





Adult Contemporary Seating of the Mothers

Are you looking for Adult Contemporary Seating of the Mothers and VIP’s Songs? Check out this weeks Wedding Ceremony Music Series post. This is a hard post to write as not a lot of couples choose to have a song dedicated to the Seating of the Mothers and VIP’s. We could use your help in finding more Adult Contemporary Seating of the Mothers and VIP’s songs. Leave a comment here on our Facebook page.

Baby Mine          Bette Midler

Speak Softly Love             Ray Coniff

Close To You                      Carpenters

On This Day        Christian Barnes

Child of Mine                     Carole King

A Mothers Prayer            Carrie Wilson

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Bridal_Songs Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music

Bridal_Songs Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music

Grab your copy of Bridal Songs Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music 2nd Edition a one of a kind wedding ceremony music resource! Find the perfect song for your wedding celebration.

You will find great wedding songs for all parts of your wedding ceremony from 11 genres of music. You can find songs easily as the songs are listed by genre, artist and song title. The book details the different parts of the American wedding ceremony.

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Recent Wedding on Cape Cod Unique & Magical

Recent Wedding On Cape Cod: Unique and Magical

Recent Wedding On Cape Cod: Unique and Magical

Theresa & James #tj082617, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Congratulations and thank you to Theresa Gaffney and James V Hollie on their recent wedding on Cape Cod at the Lighthouse Inn. ! Thank you for inviting me to be such an important part of your unique wedding day!

The Lighthouse Inn provided the perfect setting for this enchanting sunset ceremony. Located on the southern facing shore of Cape Cod, in charming West Dennis, MA, the stage was set for the two to become one.

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Unique!

Thoughtful planning by the bride & groom assured that everyone was comfortable for the seaside nuptials. The invited guests were treated to dinner before the ceremony! A first for me and for the venue. Bill Sherman and his staff did a fantastic job providing for this first of its kind (for any of us) dinner first, then the ceremony and capping it off with an eventful reception.

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Ceremony

The North Atlantic Ocean was the backdrop for this lovely ceremony officiated by Cedric Saunders with readings by Liz Londergan, Deb Wallace Mehigan, Stuart Coleman and Justine Lomanno.

The groom, James Hollie had one request for his wedding day, a song by Jagged Edge, ‘Let’s Get Married Remix’ .

‘Meet me at the altar, in your white dress’.

I suggested that he try something not unique, but rarely used, the groom’s entrance song.

James and his best man started this wedding ceremony off with cool R & B flair

It was this wedding that was the motivation behind the Classic R & B Grooms Entrance Songs post found on this, Jacky B’s Wedding DJ Blog

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Reception

The reception immediately following the ceremony was held in the Lower Deck at the Lighthouse Inn. This unique room sits just below ground level, providing an incredible view of the ocean that appears at high tide to be at eye level when you are standing looking out the windows. One of the most unbelievable backdrops to a dance floor that I have had the fortune of seeing.

 

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Magical

The night was truly a special one. The evening became something more as there was fireworks on the beach right next to the Lighthouse Inn!! Theresa and James led everyone just outside to witness a fabulous display of pyrotechnics. The fireworks lasted almost 20 minutes climaxing with an awesome grand finale.

Just writing about this wedding reception has kept me smiling and feeling good. Thank you, Theresa and James, for allowing me to be a part of this recent wedding on Cape Cod, a truly unique and magical evening!

Man, I love what I do!

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Recent Wedding on Top of the City of Providence

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Katelyn & Kenae's Wedding Reception

Recent Wedding on Top of the City of Providence

Thank you and Congratulations to Katelyn Carveth and Kenae Brooks on their recent wedding reception at the Hilton Honors Providence Biltmore Hotel.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding reception!

From the setting, the ballroom on the 17th floor of the Hilton Honors Providence Biltmore Hotel

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to the love story brought to life by the welcome to the family, by dads,  Eric Carveth, and Walter Brooks and toasts by Maid of Honor Anne Marie “Sissy” Skiffington & Best Woman, Monica “OJ” Cooley! Keefer Dowell grabbed the microphone to do a parody of all the things the bride & groom should do if they want to stay married! (Such as always go to bed angry with each other).  Additional toasts after the cake cutting from Brendan “Scumbag” Powers and Geoffrey Lake led into traditional parent dances and a special song to Katelyn’s mom Dawn Carveth.

The traditional bouquet and garter toss included a cold one for Kenae! (Who chugged it down to cheers from the guests!) And Pedro putting the garter on Jacob!

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I had been looking forward to this wedding receptions dance party. (my favorite part of any wedding! Just saying) And I was not disappointed! The music guidelines that Katelyn & Kenae provided was spot on. The guests I had a chance to talk with at their tables and later had requests that everyone wanted to hear! The dancing never stopped! Don’t tell anyone they were even dancing on the windowsills!

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Thank you to Monique Bernard Avila and Norbert Avila (Norbyyyy I didn’t know that was you till after the reception!) for referring this wedding to me.

Thank You Eric Carveth for your generous gratuity. I almost feel guilty for getting paid for doing what I love to do for such a great group of people!

Thank you to the staff at the Hilton Honors Providence Biltmore Hotel! Excellent food and superior presentation! From the beautiful ballroom to the sychronized “popping bottles” the atmosphere was outstanding;

Fellow Vendors

Kudos to Ray Conaty (photographer) and Bryan Way of Bright Birch Films. I never saw you guys! (One of the greatest attributes of a wedding photographer or videographer is their ability to get the ‘shot’ without becoming the shot.) Great Job guys. Following is a little teaser of Katelyn & Kenae’s wedding day by Bryan.

For those of you that went to the wedding, stop by my Facebook page, find any Katelyn &/or Kenae Picture and leave a comment. If you enjoyed yourself, I would truly appreciate you liking my page. If you did not enjoy yourself, please message me and tell me what I could have done better, like remembering my man, Norbyyyy!

The 2 images in this article of the wedding were taken from my smart phone.

Actual Wedding Photos!

Follow this link for great images from Ryan Conaty, the pro photographer. Lots of images here, go to the later pages to see the dance part of the reception.

Recent Wedding at the Top of the City of Providence

Recent Weddings with DJ Jack Barros aka Jacky B!

Recent Wedding with Jacky B at the Charles Hotel

Recent Wedding with Jacky B on Top of the City of Providence

Recent Wedding with Jacky B at the Lighthouse Inn

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Recent Wedding with Jacky B at the Villa

Recent Wedding with Jacky B at Whitney’s Inn

Rock Songs For The Brides Entrance

Rock Songs for the Brides Entrance

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Rock Songs for the Brides Entrance

Welcome to Rock Songs for the Brides Entrance this weeks edition of our Wedding Ceremony Music Series.

I believe in a thing called love
Just listen to the rhythm of my heart
There’s a chance we could make it now
We’ll be rocking ’til the sun goes down
I believe in a thing called love

From I Believe in a Thing Called Love  by the Darkness

You’re everything I need and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo

From Halo sung by Beyonce written & sung by One Republic

This could be
Para-para-paradise
Para-para-paradise

From Paradise Sung by Coldplay

All aboard!ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay

Crazy, but that’s how it goes

Millions of people living as foes

Mayube it’s not to late

To learn how to love

And forget how to hate

From Crazy Train by  Ozzy Osbourne

She can make angels

I’ve seen it with my own eyes

You got to be careful when

You you’ve got good love

‘Cause them angels will

Just keep multiplying

From Angel by Jack Johnson

You look right through me

There was no one else

I sat beside you

And became myself today

Today

From Today by Joshua Radin

Waiting for a star to fall

And carry your heart into my arms

That’s where you belong

In my arms baby, yeah

From Waiting For A Star to Fall by Boy Meets Girl

Do You Want More Wedding Ceremony Song Suggestions ?

Other Wedding Ceremony Music Post Links

Brides Entrance Song Posts

                Rock Songs for the Brides Entrance

Wedding Processional Song Posts

                Adult Contemporary Wedding Processional Songs

Grooms Entrance Song Posts

                Modern Grooms Entrance Songs

                Classic R & B Grooms Entrance Songs

Wedding Prelude Song Posts

                7 Great Country Wedding Ceremony Songs for the Prelude

                5 Fun Prelude Songs

General Wedding Ceremony Song Posts

                Pop Wedding Ceremony Music

                Traditional Wedding Ceremony Music

                Jazz Wedding Ceremony Music

                Christian Wedding Ceremony Songs

                Reggae Wedding Music

                Alternative Wedding Ceremony Music

Want Even More?

Grab your copy of Bridal Songs Your Guide to Wedding Ceremony Music 2nd Edition a one of a kind wedding ceremony music resource! Find the perfect song for your wedding celebration.

You will find great Pop wedding songs along with 10 other genres of music. You can find songs easily as the songs are listed by genre, artist and song title. The book details the different parts of the American wedding ceremony.

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