May the Lord Open
Becs, I can’t wait for your big day!! When your college bestie asks you to DJ her wedding, you don’t say no — no matter how busy you are as the music supervisor for the Emmy Award winning Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale!
As usual, I worked under the assumption that your friends and family are well-meaning but very, very stupid!
Hair & Makeup with the Bridesmaids: Girls Who Get Ready by Cosima
Some girls just wing it, but not you! You girls GET READY. This is a big character moment — the emphasis on getting ready underscores that this wedding is really important to you!
Groom and Groomsmen’s Processional: Here Comes Your Man by the Pixies
So what I really wanted here was a voiceover from Jack describing exactly what we’re seeing. He said no, so this was the next best thing!
Seating of the Grandmothers: Grandmothers Walk by John Tinger
Who are these old ladies? What’s their deal? A mystery no longer.
Bridal Processional: There Goes the Bride by The Derailers
In case the white dress / veil / bouquet thing doesn’t come through on camera!
Kiss at the Altar: Kiss the Girl by Colbie Caillat
This is a metaphor!!
Bouquet Toss: I Throw You Flowers by David Kilgour and Sam Hunt
Honestly I’ve been so overwhelmed this week trying to take advantage of my HBO free trial before it expires, so I kind of phoned this one in.
Cake Cutting: Cut the Cake by Average White Band
I can explain this one in person.
Father-Daughter Dance: Dance With My Father by Luther Vandross
Try and see this one from your guests’ perspective — you just got married to Jack, and now you’re dancing with some old guy?? Is it a joke? A kink? A portent of an impending dystopia in which women are rehomed like unruly Corgis? Musical storytelling to the rescue!
The Party Starter: Get Up and Dance by The Doors
They say “show, don’t tell”, but I say, why choose??
Last Song: The First Song by Band of Horses
Irony is NOT dead!
Exit to the Limo: Throw the Rice by Eugene
I can write a little program insert if this is still too confusing!
Coming up next, your honeymoon playlist. I just know there’s the perfect opener out there somewhere! You’re still planning to be on a boat?
Hugs and kisses,