(Closed) Ceremony Music

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1 posts

I am also having a pianist and violinist play at our wedding.  I’ve just spent SO much time trying to find some beautiful songs for them to play.  There are TONS but hard to know exactly what you are looking for sometimes.  We are getting married in a catholic church, so all the songs are a bit traditional….not sure if that is the idea you are going for.  


Mozart- Ave Verum Corpus

St. Saens -The Swan 

Debussy-Claire De lune

Handel- Ombra Mai fu

Edgar- Salut D’ amour 


Seating of mothers/grandparents

Ave Maria


Bridal party processional

Pach. Cannon


Bride’s entrance

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring


Unity Candle

One Hand One Heart- West Side story



Wedding March- Mendelsson


Hope this helps!


Post # 5
5 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009

Hi  blueeyedgirl11

Here are some suggestions from the Philadelphia String Quartet.

Seating of the Families

“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” – Bach

* Processional of the Attendants

“Canon in D” – Pachelbel

* Processional of the Bride

“Bridal Chorus” – Wagner

* Lighting of the Unity Candle

“Ave Maria OR The Lord’s Prayer”

* Presentation of Mr. and Mrs. Recessional

“Wedding March” – Mendelssohn


We hope this helps and we wish you have a spectacular wedding!


Post # 6
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with the previous suggestions. Another traditional one is Bach’s Air on G-string, you could probably find an arrangement for violin with piano.

One that I am considering doing for my own wedding is “One Hand, One Heart”, from West Side Story.  Although this is traditionally a vocal piece, I heard a version on youtube with violin solo doing the melody and harp accompaniment, but you can do piano accomp. instead. Less “classical” but beautiful and romantic!

Good Luck!

P.S. just realized One Hand One Heart was already mentioned…but I am gonna leave my post up anyways.

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