ART_DECO saidFull orchestra, Handel, maybe some Mozart, part of it outdoors in Summer, just as I did the first time.
We had a Dixieland band play at our wedding. And not just during the reception---we had them play the processional and recessional music too. We were a-swingin' and a-swayin'.
LOL! I had a chamber orchestra in the choir loft, nearly 30 instruments. They reassembled outdoors in the university gardens after we exited, in full bloom in June, for our receiving line. They continued to play Handel and other music appropriate for an outdoor festival, heavy on the brass.
At the reception for 300, at a private estate nearby (we actually walked over in procession, no cars), we began with a piano combo during cocktails as guests arrived. After dinner a dance band took their place. We were both amateur musicians then, and so music was essential to us, a number of our musician friends performing.
A limousine drove us over to our wedding suite at the Plaza in Manhattan. Next morning the Matron of Honor and Best Man joined us for breakfast in our rooms. Later we went down to the Palm Court to listen to a violin quartet while we took coffee. Then back to New Jersey and into our own car, already packed with our luggage.
Next stop was Williamsburg, Virginia. I had rented one of the historic colonial homes on the site, which you could do in 1978 (not sure if you can today). We stayed there nearly a week, then went on to Florida for another week at Disney World, staying at a couple of places. Including Fort Wilderness for a few days, because we both loved camping.
Then finally to my sister's property in South Florida for a final week. After which my bride went to Ft. Benning, Georgia to begin Active Duty as an Army Second Lieutenant. I had personally commissioned her a month earlier, so that we were married as Officers (though I declined the uniform nonsense for the wedding). And if I told you who she is today, one of the most prominent & distinguished women in the United States, you would be stunned.