Movie Inspired Wedding Songs

Mr. Hummingbird is not particularly a movie person. He finds sitting for two hours generally makes him feel impatient as he would much prefer to do something interactive (read: smashing grunts as Master Chief in Halo 3). However, since we’ve been together, I’ve encouraged him to watch and try different movies and it’s actually paid off as many of his favourites now are things I recommended. In fact for the past couple of years, we’ve gone to see some really good flicks on our anniversary (March of the Penguins, Oldboy and Brick respectively).

Anyway, when it came to working out what music we might use in the wedding, Mr. Hummingbird actually suggested that we use songs from some of our favourite movies as part of the day. So we picked out a couple of tracks we might like to accompany us down the aisle during the recessional or to play during our first toast. I’ve linked to a couple of You Tube clips below so you can see and hear the songs how we first heard them in the movies:

Whole Wide World By Wreckless Eric (Stranger Than Fiction – Will Ferrell finally lands the anarchist baker of his dreams after bringing her a bunch of “flours”)

All I Want Is You By Barry Louis Polisar (Juno – A pregnant, Sunny-D toting Ellen Page trots along to animated opening credits)

In Your Eyes By Peter Gabriel (Say Anything . . . – Lloyd Dobler shows his love and dedication to his girlfriend by playing their song on a boombox underneath her bedroom window. Go to the window Diane!)

500 Miles By The Proclaimers (Benny and Joon – Johnny Depp is wacky and loveable as a Buster Keaton obsessed guy who falls in love with a mentally ill young lady.)

Oh La La by Faces (Rushmore – I always thought this ending was very sweet.)

C’est La Vie by Chuck Berry (Pulp Fiction – Gotta love Travolta cutting a rug!)

We haven’t decided exactly what we’re using where yet, but I love these songs and how they all come from movies with unconventional love stories (well . . . maybe not Pulp Fiction, but the song’s still cool).

So what do you think? Are there any other cinephiles out there using movie music on their big day? How have you been inspired to include touches from some of your favourite movies in your wedding?


Mrs. Hummingbird

Wedding Date:
June 2008
Fun With A Laser Gun
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    Kathy, Guest @ 6:16 pm

    I went to a wedding last year and after announcing “Mr. and Mrs…..” Johnny Cash’s “I walk the Line” began playing, and they both took a step at the same moment and walked down the isle…Not for everyone, but it really worked for this couple. The wedding was so elegant, so this was so unexpected, and you just had to smile big.

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    Colleen, Guest @ 6:43 pm

    I knew when I heard Bow Wow Wow’s version of “Fools Rush In” in “Marie Antionette” that we would use it in our wedding. But ours will be the original version by Brook Benton.

    “When we met…I felt my life begin…so open up your heart and let…this fool rush in.” :o)

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    Weddingbee » Blog Archive » If Only Processionals Were Longer, Guest @ 12:25 pm

    […] I know from Miss Hummingbird’s recent post that you guys are some seriously hip brides, so how about you? If time and tradition weren’t […]

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    Emily321 1 posts, Wannabee @ 3:12 am

    Recetly i picked and chose some classical wedding music on my personal blog.
    Listen to them and find your perfect wedding songs,

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    Kelly F., Guest @ 7:49 am

    My fiance and I will be using instrumentals from some of our favorite films as well. Accoustic guitars for the processional from City of Angels and Princess Bride (Storybook Love), a recessional fanfare from Jurassic Park, and entering the reception to the Imperial March from Star Wars. So delightfully nerdy and so very US!

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