People from all walks of life including scientists and psychologists agree that
there is something uniquely special about music. It can bring
joy or healing, and can take us to a place that transcends the
mundaneness of normal life.
At your wedding it is therefore important that the backdrop of music is appropriate and will
reflect the jubilance of the event as well as portray the solemity of
the occasion of the bride and groom pledging themselves to each other
for the rest of their lives. Here we present some wedding music ideas
which we hope you'll find useful or inspirational in your choice
of audio accompaniement for the bride and
groom on your special day.
for Entrance to the church
The Wedding March
by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by the church organ is one of the most
traditional wedding music pieces for the bride to enter the
church and begin her procession down the aisle. This is a
tradition that comes from the wedding of princess Victoria of England
with prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia on 25th January 1858. Princess
Victoria chose for herself the two marches: Mendelssohn's Wedding March
for her entrance to the church and Richard Wagner's Lohengrin opera to
accompany her as she left the church.
As a good
alternative to the Wedding
March, Ludwig van Beethoven's Ode to Joy from his
9th Symphony is a good popular choice.
As the witnesses sign
the wedding register, Tomaso Albinoni's Adagio in G minor is
a nice accompaniment to the ongoing ceremony.
Music As the Bride and
Groom Leave the Church.
For the exit of the
happy newly married couple from the church, Mendelsohn's Wedding March can
again be employed, like Queen Victoria used in her 1858
wedding. Wagner's Lohengrin
or George Frideric Handel's Hallelujah
Chorus are very good alternatives.
It should always be
remembered that the selection of music that will be heard during the
ceremony is the bride and groom's personal choice. If you decide on
classical wedding music you have an ample repertoire to choose from. If
you decide on more regional music or,maybe in cases of marriages of
couples from different countries,music from their homeland, you
may wish to choose traditional music from your original
country. As far as possible, try to use live instruments like the church organ to
give an authentic touch to the proceedings