Bask in the Glow of Light on Your Vintage Melbourne Wedding Day

Rachel Chipp

Vintage weddings are become increasingly popular in Melbourne and what could be more vintage than folk songs from centuries past?

Light are a classical duo, composed of Evripides Evripidou on guitar and harpist, Michael Johnson. There is such purity to the sound of a harp and the guitar adds nuance to the songs. Together, the duo are a harmonious blend of character and melody.

A fantastic mélange of countries are represented in Light’s interesting assortment of folk song offerings: from the rugged Celtic fields of Ireland in the uptempo ‘Morrison’s Jig’ to the mysterious paradise evoked in ‘Eastern Passion’. ‘Misirlou’ is modernly recognised from Pulp Fiction and having later been sampled on Black Eyed Peas’ ‘Pump It’ but this tune humbly started its life in Greece and its Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences are evident in its compelling exotic and fiery fusion.

Pachelbel’s beautiful ‘Canon in D Major’ is one of the most popular song choices to walk down the aisle to. It has such class and carries all the emotion of the moment as it sweeps the bride down the aisle. It is usually played by violins at weddings, so implementing a harp and guitar to the mix makes a true classic uniquely yours.

When Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, everyone was intrigued by what wedding music they would pick. One of their choices was ‘Fantasia on Greensleeves’ which was inspired by ‘Greensleeves’, taking this traditional tune as its starting point and also incorporating the melody from ‘Lovely Joan’ into the song. Light include both ‘Greensleeves’ and ‘Lovely Joan’ on their song list if you are inspired to channel royal choices. ‘Greensleeves’ has an even stronger link to royalty as it is believed to have been written by Henry VIII for Anne Boleyn.

From a love song that is five hundred years old to a love that will last a thousand more, Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ has become an incredibly popular choice in recent years for the processional. The lyrics ‘One step closer’ that transport the bride down to the aisle towards her destiny would bring tears to even the most stoic observer’s eyes. Even without the accompanying lyrics, Light’s stunning instrumental version carries deep emotion.

The evocative atmosphere created by Light’s deluxe combination of harp and guitar is a divine, dreamlike accompaniment to a wedding day that adds an extra touch of magic to the occasion.

So sit back, relax and allow Light to transport you on a whirlwind trip around the world and travel through time to centuries past at the speed of Light for your vintage Melbourne wedding.

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