musicIf you know Tara and I well enough, you know that music is a significant part of our lives. Which is why we wanted to have a wedding that incorporated as much live music as possible. We are fortunate to have many musical friends and family and they have graciously agreed to share their gifts with us for our wedding. Marcin Swoboda, Adam Haggarty and Micheline Mooney-Green will be performing during the ceremony as will Tara’s mom Emilie and aunts, Rebecca and Francie. For the reception, my niece and nephews, Regan, Spencer and Nathan have been practicing and will play a song on piano. Tara and I will perform one or two songs as well. Danny Iannicello and Aaron Stanton will sing a few tunes, and we will try to convince Mark Uriarte and our Musical Director, Mike Boscariol to get up and play a song.

We Want to Hear From You

Speaking of our Musical Director, we won’t be having a typical DJ for the wedding. Instead, Mike will be organizing the live acts and spinning some vinyl. Later in the evening he will set up some playlists to dance us into the wee hours. Tara and I have been having a lot of fun choosing some of our guilty pleasures — like The Humpty Dance by The Digital Underground and Shoop by Salt N Pepa. Which is where you come in! Do you want to hear some old-school hip hop? Jerry Lee Lewis? (I’m looking your way Aunt Dorothy) The theme from Golden Girls? (don’t worry, it’s on the list) Send us your song requests in the comments section below and we’ll take it under advisement (sorry, no Maccarena).

To Clink or Not to Clink

For the age-old tradition of encouraging the bride and groom to kiss, you will need to step up to the microphone. That’s right, no clinking of glasses allowed. There will be guitars and a keyboard so start practicing (or just wing it) and get ready to belt out your favourite song about…love (sigh). And if you don’t play an instrument, don’t worry — a capella versions of your favourite love songs are encouraged too!

12 Responses to “Music!”

  1. rino Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    can you please make sure you have some ‘not for resale’ on hand.

  2. Aaron Says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Ha! Will do Rino…maybe a bit of “Box of Space” too…

  3. Karlene Says:
    May 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Aaron, it sounds like you and Tara are going to have an amazing wedding! I hope you all have a great time!


  4. Zayna Khayat Says:
    May 28th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    great idea guys — did you see how music was central to the wedding in Rachel’s Getting Married? that’s what started picturing when I read your blog today.

    Some suggestions from my ipod running mix, mostly old school. These got me through all 21k’s …
    Baby Got Back
    Burning Down the House
    Bust a Move
    The Emperor’s New Clothes
    Ghetto Superstar
    Gold Digger
    Home for a Rest
    Hot in Herre
    Ice Ice Baby
    Joy and Pain
    Jump Around
    Let Your Backbone Slide
    Lets Get It On
    Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
    Sexual Healing (Reggae Remix)
    U Can’t Touch This
    Walk This Way
    Whatta Man
    99 Luftballons

  5. Aaron Says:
    May 29th, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Awesome Zayna! Yes, we were totally inspired by the wedding in Rachel Getting Married (not the family drama).

  6. Emily Says:
    June 1st, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I’m still thinking, but 2 to start:
    jeff buckley – morning theft
    cuff the duke – ballad of a lonely construction worker…

  7. Vicky Says:
    June 11th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    The song that reminds me most of Tara, because she absolutely loved it during UWP-staging in Denver is Ben Harpers “Steal my kisses”. And since then it’s one of my “all time favorites” and of course on my iPod every where I go and every time I hear it Tara is too.

    So thats my music wish there…

  8. karyn Says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 9:19 am


  9. Gary Says:
    June 21st, 2009 at 8:55 am

    hmmmm…… a wedding where in attendance is almost everyone who every taught me anything about good music: aaron, rino, bosco & brendan. i trust we are all in very good hands!

  10. Joey V. Says:
    July 8th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Anything with BONGO’s!

  11. Emily Says:
    July 16th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Ok, got another one…Ray LaMontagne – You are the best thing… great song for a wedding! Man it’s coming up quick – can’t wait!

  12. Aunt Dorothy Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Tara and Aaron:

    I have to say Aaron, that I was most impressed with your selection of music (even though you did catch me moanin’ about the rap stuff and you had to remind me that you had to please everyone!) The dance floor was packed all night which is a good indication that you did, in fact, please everyone. It was great fun and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. I had so much fun dancing, particularly with Emily, who filled in nicely for Aunt Norma and Aunt Margaret. You did great “Umily!” All in all, it was a splendid wedding. “Oh what a night!”

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