What Song Are You Walking Down the Aisle To?

Bridal Chorus (a.k.a Here Comes the Bride) screams “We Are Getting Married!!” But are there other songs that can make the bride and her guests feel a.) excited b.) happy and c.) in love while still in line with bride and groom’s personalities?

For the last five months I’ve been jotting down songs that I hear on Pandora that I would like to be played during the ceremony and reception. Right now, as I am searching for a wedding DJ, I am trying to figure out what mood I want to evoke while at the ceremony. In the running are:

Happy in Love (for a sunny, SoCal wedding like mine–for two happy go-lucky people like us)
-Sweat Pea by Amos Lee
-Better Together by Jack Johnson (already our Wedding Website Theme Song)
-I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
-Hey (I Love You) by Spearhead
-If You Wanna Be Happy by Jimmy Soul
-Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
-Hallelujah by Jeff Beck
-Forever Loving Jah by Bob Marley
-Happy Together The Turtles
-Here Comes Your Man Meagan Smith
-Never Had Nobody But You M.Ward
-Thieves She & Him
-If You Want to Sing Out Cat Stevens
-505 Arctic Monkeys
-Amber 311
-Is This Love by Bob Marley

Classically Cool (traditional classical solo piano music but with a hip, indie chillout spin)
-Suite Bergamasque: Claire de Lune by Debussy
-Loreta and Desiree’s Bouquet George Winston
-After the Summer Hits Nobody
-For the Trees Matmos
-Living in the Country George Winston
-Canon in D by Pachelbel
-Gogel by Gonzales
-You’re Beautiful by Vitamin String Quartet
-Bermuda Triangle Gonzales
-Moonlight Sonata Beethoven
-Hallelujah by Vitamin String Quartet
-The Tourist Gonzales
-Lazy Calm Cocteau Twins
-An Ending Brian Eno
-Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel

Eclectic Romance (what I always listen to on my iPod)
-To Be Alone With You Sufjan Stevens
-Paradise Sade
-New Slang The Shins
-Come Away With Me Norah Jones
-Shift Grizzly Bear
-How Lucky We Are by Meiko
-By Your Side by Sade
-Wild Is The Wind by Amel Larrieux
-Across the Universe Rufus Wainwright
-The Promise Tracey Champan
-Ordinary People John Legend
-Girl by City and Colour
-1, 2, 3, 4 by Feist

Vintage Love (a mix of fun and conservative)
-I Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis
-My Baby Just Cares for Me by Nina Simone
-Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
-The Girl from Ipanema Astrud Gilberto
-Que Sera, Sera by Doris Day
-La Vie en Rose Edith Pilaf
-If Louis Armstrong
-Lean on Me Bill Withers
-Harvest Moon Neil Young
-Love Me Tender Elvis
-Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
-What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
-Black is the Colour Nina Simone

What mood are you going for, Boho Brides? What songs will accompany you down the aisle?

*images from Amazon.com


2 thoughts on “What Song Are You Walking Down the Aisle To?

    1. That is beautiful! I thought about walking to the Vitamin String Quartet’s version of it. It is very pretty too. Love your choice!

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