Playlist: Hip Ceremony Music by Meg Keene This is a paid post from an APW sponsor. Have I ever told you that I grew up in a home with literally thousands of classical records on vinyl? I did. We listened to classical music at home, and religious music at church, and to be honest, I didn’t know much about pop music till high school. And while I rarely listen to classical music these days, there are some places I just can’t stray from my roots: Christmas (gimmie some religious Medieval music!) and weddings (classical, classical, religious). Which is why I was in charge of APW Classical Wedding Music Playlist. But when we started putting together this playlist full of ceremony music, APWers, as ever, changed my mind on a few things. This list is hip (with hints and whispers of tradition). Each of these songs makes me feel like I’m being welcomed to a wedding I very much want to be at. For those of you working on the (seemingly impossible) task of picking wedding music, may this inspire you. And, as summer is winding to a close (what? already?) a huge thank you to Monogamy Wine, which has made these awesomely long, and informative crowd-sourced playlists possible all summer. I raise my glass of delightfully chilled white wine in their honor! Hip Ceremony Music from practicalmaddie on 8tracks Radio. Processionals for Family/Friends/Party: “I’ll Be Your Mirror” by Velvet Underground “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash “Our Way to Fall” by Yo La Tengo “Haste to the Wedding” traditional, performed by The Corrs “Once Upon a Time in the West” by Ennio Morricone “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys “Twa Bonny Maidens” traditional, performed by Siobhan McDonnell “Love You Madly” by Cake “Life’s a Happy Song” by The Muppets Processionals for Brides/Grooms: “Every Morning” by KebMo “Stay Young, Go Dancing” by Death Cab for Cutie “Heartbeats” by José González “Baby, I Love You” by Ramones “Brian Boru’s March” traditional, performed by Maurice Lennon “Baby That’s Not All” by Josh Ritter “The West Wing Theme” performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra “Home” by Phillip Phillips Hymns/Ceremony Music: “For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Yspilanti” by Sufjan Stevens “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan “The Book of Love” by The Magnetic Fields “Somebody Loved” by The Weepies “How Can I Keep From Singing” performed by Judy Collins Recessionals: “Kiss” by Prince “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine “Sigh No More” by Mumford & Sons “That’s What’s Up” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen “I Got You (At the End of the Century)” by Wilco “You Have Stolen My Heart” by Dashboard Confessional “Brand New Colony” by The Postal Service Classical Wedding Music First Dance Songs, Vol. 1 Unexpected Parent Dance Songs Last Dance Songs (For Your Wedding) Cocktail Hour Songs **This post was sponsored by Monogamy Wines. Thank you Monogamy for helping make the APW mission possible!** Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.