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Ideas For Modern Music

Posted on May 12, 2019 at 2:45 PM

During a Civil Ceremony you are not permitted to have any music that is overtly religious. Even though today these rules are somewhat more relaxed than in the past, your Registrar will advise and vet your choices. There are many pieces of modern wedding music to choose from that doesn't have any religious association. You can choose classical music for your ceremony and have lighter pop music options during your cocktail hour and reception. Consider choosing two contrasting pieces of music that are a moderate length. The first should be contemplative while the guests enter and the second could hint at the celebrations to follow the ceremony. Choose something celebratory, when your guests leave, that can be heard alongside the happy throng. If your budget will allow it then choose live wedding music. It will feel much more personal and special. The most popular choices are harps, string quartets and pianists. You can also book them to stay during your reception and for your wedding photographs, drinks and hors d' oeuvre. Listed below are a few examples of popular classical music pieces played at wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Bridal March from ‘Lohengrin’ (Here comes the Bride) – Wagner

Canon in D – Pachelbel 

Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – G F Handel

Ave Maria – J S Bach/C Gounod

Adagio – Albinoni arr. Giazotto

Panis Angelicus – C Franck

Wedding March – ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ – Mendelssohn

Toccata from Organ Symphony no 5- C M Widor

Alla Danza / Hornpipe from ‘Water Music’ – G F Handel

Recessional Music Choices

Posted on March 24, 2019 at 1:05 PM

I know a lot of brides get consumed with ideas as far as what music to walk down the aisle to, but what about when you exit the church as newlyweds, otherwise known as your recessional music? Make sure you choose a musical accompaniment for this too, because this will be the first walk you take as husband and wife so you want it to be atmospheric and memorable. Listed below are 12 popular song choices for walking in and walking out so all bases are covered. You can listen to each one on YouTube to see which songs you like.

Processional Wedding Songs

Bridal Chorus, Wagner (BKA Here Comes The Bride)

Canon in D, Pachelbel

A Thousand Years, The Piano Guys (originally Christina Perri)

Glasgow Love Theme, from Love Actually Soundtrack

Marry Me, Train

Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

Recessional Wedding Ceremony Songs

Wedding March, Mendelssohn

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Handel

Don’t Stop Believing, Vitamin String Quartet (originally Journey)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Stevie Wonder

First Day Of My Life, Bright Eyes

Now That We Found Love, Heavy D & The Boyz

Popular Wedding Songs for The Father - Daughter Dance

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 1:30 PM

The moment a bride dances with her father is one of the most sentimental moments of her wedding day. The wedding reception venue will be filled with many emotions as this tender moment unveils. This is a spotlight dance that pays tribute to the love between a daughter and her father so it has to be done right, meaning you have to have the perfect song.

This is a list of some of the most popular wedding songs for the father - daughter dance at the reception.

"What A Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong

"Isn’t She Lovely,” by Stevie Wonder

"My Father’s Eyes,” by Eric Clapton

"Unforgettable,” by Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole

"I’ll Stand by You” by the Pretenders

"Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart

"Daughters” by John Mayer

"Stand By Me,” by Ben E. King

"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You,)” by James Taylor

"Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” by Elton John

"You are the Sunshine of my Life,” by Stevie Wonder

"In My Life,” by the Beatles

"Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon