Musing today about what music was used at famous weddings.
At Princess Diana and Charles’ wedding, Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince Of Denmark’s March) was the processional music. They also used Pomp and Circumstance by Elgar, an English composer, but I’m not sure where – probably it was the recessional. She walked into the cathedral to a Fanfare of some sort.
Someone was asked what music was used at her funeral, and the reply was that it was quite likely the same as that used at her wedding. I think the implication was that Prince Charles was not a good catch…
At Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s wedding, Andre Bocelli serenaded the couple, and Tom, for some strange reason decided to sing “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”, probably because it was featured in his blockbuster “Top Gun.” What were you thinking, Tom?
I read somewhere that their wedding music included Ave Maria – Katie was Catholic until shortly before the wedding, when she converted to Scientology, Tom’s ‘religion’ of choice.
Diana Krall and Elvis Costello, two well known singers, were married in relative obscurity – though there were 150 invited guests, the paparazzi were kept in the dark. Little can found about their music, but we do know that the Irish band The Chieftains performed, along with frontman Paddy Maloney.
Do you know anything about other famous weddings you can share?