The wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony music

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, you and your partner will have spent hours thinking about every part of your wedding day, from choosing the perfect venue, the wedding dress, the flowers, the food, you may have also spent a long time choosing your first dance song and the music that is going to fill your dance floor for your wedding party. But a question that I am often asked within a few weeks of the wedding day is “Can you recommend any ceremony music”  

As somebody who has recently got married myself, the one part of the day that both you and your partner along with all your friends and family are there for is the wedding ceremony, so why not spend a little time choosing the right music to create the right emotions for your wedding ceremony.

Your wedding ceremony Ceremony is split into 4 Parts

The Pre-Ceremony

Imagine all your guests have taken their seats in the ceremony room, everyone is waiting for the brides arrival, most wedding venues will either have no music playing or maybe whatever CD  or playlist happens to be in the CD player, but why not pick 5 or 6 songs that mean something to you are your partner love, that create the emotions that you both of you want your guests to feel.

Here Are Some Examples Of Pre-Ceremony Music

  • Chris Ingham – Come Away With Me
  • Chris Ingham – Over The Rainbow
  • Chris Ingham – You’ve Got A Friend
  • Piano Guys – Just The Way You Are
  • Relax A Wave – Part Of Your World

The Processional

The processional song is the music that the flower girls, the bridesmaids and the bride walk down the aisle to, you can have one piece of music or a different piece of music for every member of the wedding party.

Here Are Some Examples of Processional Music

  • Adagio (Flute & Guitar) – Mozart
  • Air (Chamber or Quartet) – Handel
  • All Of Me – John Legend
  • Arioso – Bach
  • Be Mine – David Gray
  • Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell Dan Redfield &  Elizabeth Hedman
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • Beautiful In White – Westlife
  • Bridal March, Wagner
  • Canon in D, Pachelbel
  • Chapel of Love – Dixie Cups
  • Claire De Lune – Claude Debussy
  • Con Te Partiro – Andrea Bocelli
  • Dance Of The Blessed Spirits – Christoph Gluck
  • Fallen – Lauren Wood
  • The Flower Duet – Charlotte Church
  • From This Moment – Shania Twain
  • Fur Elise (Piano) – Beethoven
  • Glasgow Love Theme, from Love Actually
  • Greensleeves (Flute & Harp)
  • Halo – Beyonce
  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  • I knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach
  • Joy (Piano) – George Winston
  • Just The Way – Bruno Mars
  • Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers
  • Longer – Dan Fogelberg
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • Minuet (Keyboard or Quartet) – Mozart
  • Marry Me – Train
  • Ode To Joy (Organ, Violins) – Beethoven
  • Pastoral Symphony (Orchestra) – Handel
  • Pathelique Sonata (Piano) – Beethoven
  • Prelude No. 1 in C Major – Bach
  • Rule The World – Take That
  • The Secret Wedding (From Braveheart) – David Arkenstone featuring Kathleen Fisher
  • Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
  • A Thousand Years (originally Christina Perri) – A Piano Guys
  • Velocity Of Love (Piano) – Suzanne
  • Wedding Song (There Is Love) – Laura Creamer
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennet

Signing Of The Register

After you and your partner are married the registrars will ask you to sign the register, this will take 10-15minutes (depending on the photographs that are taken) so you will need 2-4  songs, so why not pick some romantic songs to celebrate your wedding

The Recessional

The recessional song that the bride and groom walk back down the aisle to, this song needs to be more upbeat, a chance to celebrate your marriage

Here Are Some Examples of Recessional Music

  • 1000 Years – Christina Perri
  • Air On A G String – Bach
  • Alla Hornpipe – George Frederic Handel
  • All You Need Is Love – The Beatles / Lynden David Hall (Love Actually)
  • Allegro (Chamber, Orchestra) – Vivaldi
  • Alleluia (Choir, Organ & Horns) – Handel
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • Arrival Of The Queen (Chamber) – Handel
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Begin Again – The Piano Guys
  • Best Is Yet To Come – Nancy Sinatra
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • Butterfly Waltz – Brian Cann
  • Chapel Of Love – Elton John
  • Darlin Darlin Baby – The O’Jays
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Finally – Ce Ce Peniston
  • Hakuna Matata (From The Lion King – Joseph Williams, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella & Jaso
  • Happy Together – The Turtles
  • Hallelujah – Quincy Jones
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – Jnr Walker
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
  • I’m A Believer – The Monkees
  • It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr
  • Just The Two Of Us – Grosvenor Washington Jnr & Bill Withers
  • Le Rejouissance (Orchestra, Violins & Horns) – Handel
  • Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  • Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
  • Little Green Bag – George Baker Selection
  • Love You More – JLS
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • Now That We’ve Found Love – Heavy D & The Boys
  • Ode To Joy from Symphony No 9 in D Minor
  • One Love – Bob Marley
  • Perfect Day – Lou Reed
  • The Prince Of Denmark’s March – Jeremiah Clarke
  • Rigaudon (Horns, Organ & Horns) – Andre Campra
  • Rondeau – Jean Joseph Mounet
  • Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
  • Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Spring (Chamber) – Vivaldi
  • Te Deum – Marc-Antonio Charpentier
  • This Will Be – Natalie Cole
  • Trumpet Tune & Air – John Stanley
  • Turn Turn Turn (To Everything) – The Byrds
  • Walking On Sunshie – Katrina & The Waves
  • Wedding March – Mandelsson
  • We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
  • You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
  • You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  • Your The First The Last My Everything – Barry White
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson

If you would like some help with your ceremony music then either message me here or call/text me on 07736-880 790