“The Lovers, the Dreamers, and Me…”

Do you recognize those lyrics? It is from one of my favorite songs and the song I’ve decided to walk down the aisle to, “The Rainbow Connection.”

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Why such a random, non-traditional song you may ask?

Because I love it, and when I told Mr. Castle my idea, I think his eyes welled up with a happy tear or two. It’s one of those songs that to me, is hopeful and magical. When I was a little girl I used to sing it for auditions. It reminds me of my childhood, and all the good things in this world. Now although I love Kermit the Frog’s version, I will not be walking down the aisle to his voice…I’m thinking something more like this…

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Two of Mr. Castle’s groomsmen are going to be playing it on the guitar. I can’t wait to see Mr. Castle’s face, I hope our guests enjoy our selection as well!

For our other ceremony music we decided to put one of our dear friend’s vocal talents to work. When our Grandmothers and parents enter he will sing this:

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We are such Disney nerds, right? “Castle on the Water,” is another nostalgic song for Mr. Castle and I. It’s a perfect fit for our family member’s walk down the aisle.

Time for a non-Disney selection, as our bridal party enters he will sing this:

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For those of you who are not familiar, this song is from the musical The Music Man. A lot of people know it from The Wedding Singer. It’s the song that the little old lady sings at her anniversary party. I have always loved it but I definitely wanted a more up-beat version for our ceremony. The Beatles’ version of the song is the perfect fit!

OK, one more nerdy Disney moment. For our recessional this song will be played.

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So that’s our ceremony music. I’m excited! What kind of music are you using for your ceremony?

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Mrs. Castle

Location:
NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
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    RyantheGirl 41 posts, Newbee @ 6:50 am

    I LOVE Rainbow Connection. It makes me cry every time I hear it! Beautiful choice!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 6:51 am

    The Rainbow Connection is going to be so pretty on the guitar! It’s going to be lovely!

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    prairiedog 455 posts, Helper bee @ 6:54 am

    rainbow connection is the only song i know how to play on ukulele :) it also makes me cry, in the best possible way.

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    StarryNight2011 3240 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:11 am

    Awesome choice! My hubby and I thought about incorporating Rainbow Connection into our wedding, but didn’t find a good place to use it. We’re both big Muppets fans. :)

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    cannon 513 posts, Busy bee @ 7:18 am

    Every single song here is amazing. I would totally bawl at your wedding just from the music selection. (I routinely cry at all these songs. Plus I love Pete’s Dragon so much.) I hope you plan to have lots of hankies available! We did the Willie Nelson version of “Rainbow Connection” during our reception. I also really love Paul Williams doing it on Yo Gabba Gabba! And it was the first dance song at one of my friend’s wedding.

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    haelmai 321 posts, Helper bee @ 7:18 am

    I love Candle on the Water! Your music makes me so happy!!! :-)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:58 am

    I love all your song selections, The Rainbow Connection just brings me to a happy place :)

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    hassle_j 798 posts, Busy bee @ 8:08 am

    Love it! I recently saw the new Muppet Movie, and when Rainbox Connection started, I got goosebumps!!

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    piglover 319 posts, Helper bee @ 8:29 am

    I love the rainbow connection! We also used it in our ceremony, but I didn’t walk down the aisle to it. Our guests loved it and were commenting about how it reminded them of their childhood when they heard it. Great choice!

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    mssocks 1336 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:38 am

    Such great song choices!! We didn’t choose our recessional until the day before the wedding, and now I wish I had thought of that song from Up!! So cute!

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:40 am

    All your choices make me so happy!! I love untraditional picks!

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    coyote 1564 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:06 am

    Oh my gosh I love ALL of these choices. Music Man is one of my favorite musicals. :D

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    archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 9:58 am

    you have fantastic taste in music, castle- i loooove the rainbow connection, and think it will be so special!

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    piratebride 72 posts, Worker bee @ 11:39 am

    We were watching the Muppet Movie the other night and decided to use this as one of our wedding songs too, so I’m so happy to see this on here. Nice choice!

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    Star Fruit 33 posts, Newbee @ 12:48 pm

    I love UP!! good choices!

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    Mrs Sarah McK 4056 posts, Honey bee @ 12:51 pm

    Ok, I love all these songs…I’m sitting sniffling just listening to them.

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:49 pm

    As a fellow Disney nerd…I mean lover, I heartily approve of all of these songs! I mostly in favor of anything that’s special to the bride and groom. Who wants an old stand-by when you can have something more meaningful? :)

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    zippitydoodah 210 posts, Helper bee @ 7:58 am

    Oh boy am I jealous! Rainbow connection was pretty close to being our first dance song, and would for SURE be somewhere in the wedding if we weren’t getting married in a Church that doesn’t allow any non-church music :(

    Also, our card box is an Up handprint mailbox and we have an adventure book as our guest book :) That song is making me cry just listening to it haha

    Ugh, this whole week I’ve been SO bad about not being able to chose my own music that would be meaningful to me. Darn Catholic wedding….

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