Before the ceremony we played Christmas music, including Sarah's favourite "O Holy Night". For the ceremony itself they chose:
Entrance: Gabriel's Oboe
Lighting of the Individual Candles: Air on a G String
Between Readings: Inis Oirr
Lighting of the Marriage Candle: Air on a G String
Offertory Procession: Canon in D
Sign of Peace: Ave Maria (Schubert)
Communion: 1. One Day Like This 2. Pure Imagination
Signing of the Register: 1. Waltz of the Flowers 2. Viva La Vida
Recessional: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
My very first time playing in the Honan Chapel was for UCC Choral Society's "Carols by Candlelight" one Christmas, and I always remember O Holy Night being one of my favourite songs they sang. When I shared that with Sarah, she said the same thing, that she loved the Carols by Candlelight and O Holy Night was a personal favourite of hers and she adored the chapel at Christmas.
Sarah and Kieran were, in fact, continuing on a long tradition of weddings in the Honan Chapel; Sarah's parents got married there as did their parents, Sarah's grandparents! What a wonderful tradition to be able to keep alive in a family! Long may the happiness continue on all sides of the family, congratulations guys!!!