Wedding Ceremony Program ideas

Dreaming of a traditional wedding walking down the aisle to the same tunes that your mother did? Perhaps you love the classic sounds of the Baroque including the music of Bach, Vivaldi, Pachelbel and Handel. Or are you looking for something a bit off the beaten path that few couples have used before you? Whatever your preference, we have put together a series of programs for you to use during your wedding including Parents’ seating, Bridal party and Bride processional and recessional. Remember, just because you hear a piece for an orchestra, doesn’t mean it cannot be performed by a string quartet or a flute and harp duo.

Please note as you are putting together your program, remember, that you can feel free to move selections from one section of the service to another. Just because this package lists one piece as a processional, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t make a terrific postlude. Also, preludes, interludes and postludes are nearly always interchangeable.These are only suggestions based on our experience of where pieces can be placed in the order of the ceremony.


“Traditional”

These are the tried and true standard wedding day hits that evoke the timeless elegance of weddings from across the generations. You can’t go wrong with these favorites.

Prelude

Approximately 20 minutes of beautiful assorted classical music – usually we make the selections based on our guests’ response to our music.

Seating of the parents

Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Bridal Party Processional

Pachelbel: Canon in D

Bride Processional

Wagner: Bridal Chorus

Recessional

Mendelssohn: Wedding March

Postlude

Mozart: Alleluia


“Regal”

You envision this day as a most festive occasion and this moment as your royal entrance. Today is the one day in your life you get to wear a crown and you want the music to reflect the joyousness and grandiosity of your wedding day. These tunes are sure to impress your guests and get your blood stirring.

Prelude

Approximately 20 minutes of beautiful assorted classical music – usually we make the selections based on our guests’ response to our music.

Seating of the parents

Vivaldi: Spring

Bridal Party Processional

Delibes: Flower Song

Bride Processional

Pachelbel: Canon in D

Recessional

Handel: Hallelujah Chorus

Postlude

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto


“Outdoors”

Green grass, flowering gardens and a white trellis for you to pass through are evocative of your idea of the perfect wedding day. These pieces for trio and quartet are lovely accompaniments for a beautiful garden wedding celebration.

Prelude

Approximately 20 minutes of beautiful assorted classical music – usually we make the selections based on our guests’ response to our music.

Seating of the parents

Mauret: Rondeau

Bridal Party Processional

Twila Paris: How Beautiful

Bride Processional

Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary

Recessional

Trumpet Tune

Postlude

Ode to Joy


“Off the Beaten Path”

You love the timeless standards but would like to play music that is unique to your wedding. You’ll be pleased with how appropriate these pieces are for your nuptials and the nice mix of genres and styles they reflect.

Prelude

Approximately 20 minutes of beautiful assorted classical music – usually we make the selections based on our guests’ response to our music.

Seating of the parents

What a Wonderful World

Bridal Party Processional

Train: Marry Me

Bride Processional

Beatles: Grow Old with Me

Recessional

All You Need Is Love – J. Lennon

Postlude

Jason Mraz: I Am Yours


“The Royal Entrance”

You and your Bridal party will walk down the aisle as a queen enters to a Royal Palace.
You have it all: our string quartet, a world class singer and trumpeter.
This program is designed for indoor ceremonies only.

Approximately 20 minutes beautiful assorted classical music by our string quartet– usually we make the selections based on our guests’ response to our music.

Seating of the parents

Schubert: Ave Maria with Singer

Bridal Party Processional

Te Deum with Trumpet

Bride Processional

Pachelbel: Canon in D with Trumpet Fanfare

Mid-Ceremony Music

C.Dion&A.Bocelli: The Prayer- duett

Recessional

Mauret: Rondeau with Trumpet

Postlude

Mozart: Alleluia with Singer

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