Cocktail Hour BEFORE the Wedding Ceremony & group Sing-A-Long - instructions & play list

3:15PM *Cocktail hour begins BEFORE THE CEREMONY... set up in ARBOR AREA of the Waveny House and begin playing all classical prelude music 

4:30PM *Move to grove area for ceremony and continue to play joyful music until processional

  • Chopin Nocturne
  • Mozart (garden party - light and airy music)

Prelude music stops and ceremony begins


  • Beatles All You Need is Love (skip British intro)

NOTE: when all bridal party & bride to front, they will spontaneously announce and ask for a sing-a-long to Chorus LOVE,LOVE,LOVE then "All you need is love" "All you need is love" "All you need is love" (3x)

5PM *Ceremony Ends—Recessional music is pre-recorded - trio moves to front foyer

5-5:45pm - trio plays during receiving line at front hall

NOTE: play music by these composers for the receiving line:

  • Bach
  • Grieg
  • Mendelssohn
  • Beethoven
  • Haydn
  • Brahms
  • Handel
  • Strauss
  • Vivaldi
  • Schubert, etc.

NOTE: Do not play the following pieces:

  • No Pachelbel Canon in D
  • No Schubert or Bach Ave Maria
  • No Bach Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • No Children's Prayer
  • No Hallelujah Chorus!!!
Kathy Schiano