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jacket courtesy of amazon Your wedding vows, readings and music : the words and music that will make all the difference to your big day, by Carol Hamilton
"Although this is a general resource guide to the wedding ceremony, it's been referenced in this section because of the music lists which set it apart from other similar guides. The lists cover every stage of the day in both traditional and contemporary styles, and include dance music suggestions to get every up and mingling.
Usual templates for traditional toasts, and readings (suitalbe for both religious and civil ceremonies) found elsewhere are helpfully presented."

jacket courtesy of amazon Ultimate Wedding songs, presented by TimeLife.
"A compilation album of classic popular love songs including - Tonight, I celebrate my love (Peabo and Roberta Flack) -- I will always love you (Dolly Parton) -- The wedding song (There is love) (Captain and Tennille) -- I pledge my love (Peaches and Herb) -- You are so beautiful (Joe Cocker) ; I'll always love you (Taylor Dayne) ; Always and forever (Heatwave) ; Eternal flame (Bangles) ; Lady (Kenny Rogers) ; You're the best thing (The Style Council) ; (They long to be) close to you (Dusty Springfield) ; Unforgettable (Nat King Cole). In the same vein, we have also bought Wedding album : 20 of our favorite love songs , while The National Trust Wedding Album is more of a mix of traditional and popular."

book jacket courtesy of amazon Bride's guide to wedding music.
"Note that these "recognisable" wedding versions are for orchestra.
Contents include : Adagio : from Sonata in E-flat / Mozart -- Allegro : from Brandenburg concerto no. 4 in G / J.S. Bach -- Air : from Water music : Suite no. 1 / Handel -- Trumpet voluntary / Clarke -- Prelude to Te Deum / Marc-Antoine Charpentier -- Canon in D / Pachelbel -- Trumpet tune / Stanley -- Wedding march : from Lohengrin / Wagner -- Jesus joy of man's desiring : from Cantata 147 / J.S. Bach -- Allegro : from "Spring" of The four seasons / Vivaldi -- "Sheep may safely graze" / J.S. Bach -- Wedding march : from A midsummer night's dream / Mendelssohn -- Arrival of the Queen of Sheba : from Solomon / Handel -- Toccata : from Organ symphony no. 5 / Widor.
The library also has A bride's guide to wedding music for civil ceremonies, also based on classical orchestral music."

For similar classical works, but for organ try :

For similar classical works but for other instruments try :


The perfect wedding songbook, compiled by Len Handler
The Organist's wedding album, compiled and edited by Matthew Drayton
Oxford book of wedding music
Wedding gala : sixteen celebrated pieces for a perfect wedding, selected and arranged for organ by John Norris

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Subject: Dewey number:
Beauty - Hair & makeup etc 646.72
Cakes 641.8653
Ceremonies, celebrants and vows, including alternative & civil 392.5
Clothes 395.22
Decoration and craft projects 745.594
Dresses 392.54
Flowers and Bouquets 635.966
Music scores 780.24
Photography 778.993925
Poetry & Readings 808.80354
Sewing 646.47
Speeches & Toasts 392.5
Video 778.598


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