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Ceremony Music

Ceremony Music

The most basic wedding ceremony music arrangement usually involves three types of songs: preludes, processionals, and recessionals.

Prelude music is a lighter kind of ambient music that sets the mood while your guests are being seated and waiting for the ceremony to begin. It usually starts when the doors open, or as early as 45 minutes but usually no later than 20 minutes before the beginning of the actual ceremony.

Next is the processional, which accompanies the entry of the extended wedding party: Family, Bridal Party, and Bride. The same song can be used for each, but changing to another song when the bride enters will add drama and highlight her entrance.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the recessional plays. As the name implies, this music accompanies you as you make your exit and is generally bright and lively.

Many couples choose to add interludes or songs played during significant moments such as the unity candle lighting or the ketubah signing. You might also want to include a postlude, which is a selection played while guests exit the ceremony.

Steve Cipriano Solo Guitar Ceremony Music

Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical, & Country. 

I started Cipriano Productions in 2000. Since then I average 40 wedding ceremonies a year. Give me 2 weeks before your reception and I’ll have ANY song you want for YOUR big day. It doesn’t matter what style classical, rock, country etc, etc, etc. YOUR guests will love the beauty of the guitar and so will YOU.

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Raine Austen – Wedding Vocalist

 Cipriano Productions is thrilled to now be able tooffer the fabulous Raine Austen.  Raine’s vocal talents would be perfect for ceremony or dinner music.

Guitarist Jeremey Poparad

Patrick Wagner

Professor Wagner has toured with The United States Marine Corps Band, The Ohio National Guard Band, The Diamonds, The Four Aces, The Four Tops, and numerous local acts and bands. He has been recorded on over a dozen albums which includes the Grammy nominated ‘Live at EJ Thomas Hall’ with the internationally renowned “University of Akron Steel Drum Band.” 

Mr. Wagner currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Percussion and Staff Dance Accompanist at Youngstown State University, and also as the Assistant Director of Percussion at Kent State University at Stark Campus. He is also proud to serve as the Percussion Instructor for Manchester and Ellet High Schools.

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Paul Olson – Guitarist

Paul Olson began performing the classical guitar when he was 5. He has 8 years of classical and 3 years of contemporary training and studied at The Cleveland Institute of Music.

Paul has a strong mastery of both finger style and flat pick style guitar that enables him to play a wide range of music from classical to contemporary to classic rock. His extensive knowledge of theory and ability to improvise makes him a versatile well-rounded musician.

Paul has performed professionally as a soloist and in local bands, including The Steve Cipriano Band, for several years. In addition to the guitar, Paul plays the clarinet.

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hallam & Delaney

This unique blend of Cello & Guitar is a GREAT option for ceremony, cocktail & dinner music.

Musical duo featuring a cello and guitar for your wedding ceremony or cocktail party.

“We play classical, jazz, popular, country, ethnic, you ask for it, we’ll play it.