Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Here comes the bride...

Summer is usually the high season for weddings, but since people in Ketchikan don't seem to be wrapped quite so tight about having "The Perfect Wedding", invitations trickle out throughout the year. If you're planning your own upcoming wedding, we have a whole range of resources that will help you with all those decisions: gowns, cake, flowers, party favors, bridal showers, honeymoons, vows and music.
Our latest CD - The Knot Collection of Ceremony & Wedding Music - has compiled a selection of beautiful classical music for every stage of the ceremony. You could play a lovely Haydn serenade while your guests are arriving, an excerpt from Handel's Water Music during the processional, a nice interlude from Puccini, and a rousing allegro from Vivaldi as the wedding party leaves. There are many other options on this disc. My personal favorite is the suggestion to play the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah during the recessional (is it the couple themselves or the parents that are so thankful that the marriage has finally taken place?)
In addition to this new arrival, we have other CDs of wedding music, as well as books, videos and magazines available for checkout. To make things easier for the busy bride, we've compiled a list of resources (organized by subject). This pamphlet is available at the front desk, and we are always happy to help you find what you need. Congratulations and best wishes!

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