I’m constantly amazed by the power of music. It can make a sad day seem brighter and can make the most awful of situations appear bearable. Music can also take the happiness of an occasion and turn it into a feeling of euphoria.
Music and especially specific songs are also meaningful to people for many different reasons. It may be for as simple a reason as it was the song that was playing when they met their spouse or when they got engaged. Recently I was discussing which songs my latest clients wanted and couldn’t believe the reason they gave me for choosing a certain version of Im Eshkachech – it was their grandparents’ favourite Hebrew song and therefore meant a lot to them.
The converse is also true and if you pick a song that brings up negative memories or feelings for a couple it can ruin their big day. Having learnt this lesson from my own wedding I insist on working together with my clients to make sure their song-list is perfect for them.
Music plays a very important role in my life and that’s why I do what I do. The music that I play for my clients is unique for their wedding ceremony and has special meaning to them as they prepare to spend the rest of their lives together.