The best decision we made (nay Fi made for me) was to cut out our quartet. I cried, I screamed, I uttered the words: Don't you want me to have my DREAM wedding?! And he did not budge. I fired our quartet and then set to work coming up with music for the ceremony.
Somewhere half way through that process I realized that by having to play pre-recorded music meant I could have Wynton Marsalis play at my wedding. I could have Patti Griffin sing. I could have everything I wanted- just recorded.
Without further ado, our ceremony music:
Prelude: Vivaldi Autumn I & III
Mother's entrance: Patti Griffin's Heavenly Day
Bridal Party: Pachelbel Canon in D
Processional: Eternal Source of Light Divine, Wynton Marsalis and Kathleen Battle
Recessional: Scotland the Brave, performed by a real live bagpiper
I am really happy with the flow and the expression of the music we picked. I am kicking myself a little (just a little) for not coming to this decision a) on my own and b) sooner. Eh.