Selecting Music for the Wedding Ceremony

The traditional wedding ceremony includes the following. However, this is just an outline.  I am happy to work with you to select music that fits your unique ceremony. 

  • Prelude – 15-30 minutes of music while your guests arrive and are being seated
  • Seating of the Family – grandparents, parents, and any other special guests that are being escorted down the aisle
  • Wedding Party Processional – the entrance of the groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower girl, ring bearer
  • Bridal Processional – the entrance of the bride
  • Special Ceremony Music – background music during the lighting of the unity candle, sand pouring, communion, etc.
  • Recessional – Departure of the newlywed couple and the wedding party
  • Postlude Music – Upbeat music while guests exit

Music Selection

The following is a list of commonly requested selections to help you choose music for your wedding or special event. This list is only a small portion of my repertoire. I am always adding new music, so if you do not see a song that you love, please ask me about it. I also love learning new music and am always open to special requests.

Classical

  • Air on the G String – Bach 
  • Aria from “Lascia ch’io pianga” – Handel 
  • Arioso – Bach 
  • Ave Maria – Schubert
  • Bridal Chorus – Wagner 
  • Butterfly Waltz – Brain Crain
  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Clair de Lune – Debussy 
  • Fur Elise – Beethoven 
  • Gymnopedie No. 1 – Satie
  • Hymne – Vangelis
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach 
  • Jupiter from “The Planets” – Holst 
  • Largo from the “New World Symphony” – Dvorak
  • Maid with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy 
  • My Heart Ever Faithful – J. S. Bach 
  • Nocturne in E-Flat – Chopin
  • Plaisir d’amour (The Joy of Love) – Martini 
  • Prelude in C Major – Bach 
  • Simple Gifts – Traditional American 
  • The Nightingale – Deborah Henson – Conant 
  • To a Wild Rose – MacDowell
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke/Purcell 
  • Wedding March from “A Mid Summer’s Night’s Dream” – Mendelssohn 

Pop/Classics

  • All of Me – John Legend 
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • Best Day of My Life – American Authors 
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis 
  • Despacito – Luis Fonsi 
  • Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain
  • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
  • Havana – Camila Cabello
  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  • I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz 
  • Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars 
  • La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
  • Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding 
  • Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
  • Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan/Adele 
  • Marry Me – Train 
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars 
  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran 
  • Photograph – Ed Sheeran 
  • Stay with Me – Sam Smith 
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra 
  • That’s Amoré – Dean Martin 
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole 

Movies & Broadway

  • A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella 
  • A Whole New World – Aladdin
  • All I Ask of You – Phantom of the Opera 
  • Ashokan Farewell – PBS Civil War Series
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – The Lion King 
  • Edelweiss – The Sound of Music
  • How Does a Moment Last Forever – Beauty and the Beast Live Action 
  • I See the Light – Tangled 
  • Married Life – Up 
  • Mia and Sebastian’s Theme – La La Land
  • Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Music of the Night – Phantom of the Opera
  • Someday My Prince Will Come – Snow White
  • Somewhere in Time – Somewhere in Time
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz
  • Tale as Old as Time – Beauty and the Beast
  • The Rainbow Connection – The Muppets
  • When You Wish Upon A Star – Pinocch

Christian

 
  • Abide by Me – Traditional Hymn 
  • Amazing Grace – Traditional American 
  • As the Deer – Traditional Christian 
  • Be Still My Soul – Traditional Hymn
  • Be Thou My Vision – Traditional Irish Hymn 
  • How Great Thou Art – Traditional Hymn 
  • Hymne – Vangelis 
  • In Christ Alone – Stuart Townend
  • In the Garden – Traditional Hymn 
  • It is Well with My Soul – Traditional Hymn 
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach 
  • Nearer, My God to Thee – Traditional Hymn 
  • O Perfect Love – Traditional Hymn
  • Simple Gifts – Traditional American Hymn 
  • The Lord’s Prayer – Malotte 
  • The Prayer – Josh Groban 
  • Thy Word – Amy Grant 
  • You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban