(Closed) Now I know why everyone picks Pachabel's Canon….

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 46
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i walked down the aisle to canon. i’ve always loved that song and it was always my first choice.

our family and bridal party walked to jesu joy of man’s desiring. 

Post # 47
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I love, love, love Canon in D.  I don’t care that it’s overused.  😉

Post # 48
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Rose214:  I’ve played at ceremonies in my church and can’t stand the Canon anymore lol. I think I’ve heard it too much. I’m planning on Trumpet Voluntary for my processional with Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring as a prelude.

Post # 49
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Pachelbel’s Cannon is a beautiful piece but it always makes me think of this comedy routine:


Personally, I walked down the aisle to a solo guitar version of Here Comes the Sun!

Post # 50
44 posts


Rose214:  I love canon! It’s beautiful and I wanted a song to give me that “feeling” that canon gives.  But……it is over used.

my fiancé actually picked an instramental version of bittersweet symphony and it was awesome.  I walked down when it really kicked in. And we actually got compliments on it! It gave me that “feeling”-happy, joyous, exciting…loved it❤️

Post # 51
2473 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


megz06:  +1

I walked down to this and it was beautiful. Piano guys have a lot of other nice songs as well. I had it timed so I ended up walking out at the climax around 2:30-ish mark

Post # 53
20 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

Ha!  I love it too!  I’ve been a sucker for the song since I was a kid!

Post # 54
1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We had a trio play the following:

PROCESSIONAL (kids and bridesmaids) – Air (Bach)

PROCESSIONAL (bride) – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

SIGNING: Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart)

RECESSIONAL Spring (Vivaldi)

I looooved every piece, and we were very happy with the music!

Post # 55
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Rose214:  haha OMG this is exactly how I feel… I spent hours going through the numerous selections that our string trio offers and still came back to Canon in D. My dad at some point wants “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof to be played (we’re having a Jewish wedding), so I toyed with that as an entrance song but ultimately ruled it out. 

Post # 56
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

KCKnd2:  I picked Largo for my bridesmaids’ processional. Hope it’s a good choice!

Post # 57
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014



I used “Largo” too! For everyone walking in before me (I had a small wedding).

I LOVED it. It is very stately and a little dramatic (my husband liked that, as he escorted his mom down the aisle). And I love how it builds in drama, which seems to lead up nicely to the bride’s entrance.

My processional was “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring.” I find it more cheerful and upbeat than Canon in D without being any kind of syrupy (that I don’t like). And it seems to match Largo well- our organist made a lovely transition. And, as a plus, the choir I sing in occasionally does it. So I can reminisce.

Post # 58
2710 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

A couple more thoughts; Bach Air on a G String, Meditation from Thais (Massenet), the slow movement of Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, or Debussy Arabesque no 1 played on harp.

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