H O W T O | Choosing Your Ceremony Music

Every couple that comes to us is different and your music selection will reflect who you are individually and as a couple – maybe you have some favourites you have been singing along to together for years, the song that was playing when you first met or got engaged… or your couple’s karaoke classic?!?

But after choosing your ensemble, whether it is a string quartet, string trio, string duo (or any other combination in between!) selecting your ceremony music can be tricky – so we’ve outlined all the bits’n’bobs to help you create the right mix of tunes.


PROCESSIONAL | 1 OR 2 choices

This is the entrance of the bridal party and can be done, most commonly, in one of two ways:

  • One music choice – to accompany all of your flower girls/page boys/bridesmaids including the bride down the aisle
  • Two music choices – the first choice to accompany the bridal party followed by a slight pause before beginning the second choice for the bride only.

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Flower Duet – Delibes &/or Canon in D – Pachelbel

You may also like: Bridal Chorus – Wagner (Here comes the bride…) as the second traditional choice for the bride’s entrance

CONTEMPORARY ENTRANCE | Traditional + a modern twist

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri &/or All of Me – John Legend


All of these choices work equally well together for two separate entrance choices or simply on their own to allow you to hear more of the song or piece



Music to accompany the newlyweds sign on the dotted line after the I-do’s.  Typically, two choices here work well in case things take a little longer than expected.

RECESSIONAL | 1 choice

The exit of the newly married couple and bridal party for congratulations and of course, the party!  This is the time to pick something upbeat to celebrate your marriage, to lead guests out of the ceremony venue on a high and perhaps create a connection to the vibe you have created at the reception.


Feeling overwhelmed yet? The choice of music is endless (just have a look at our repertoire list!) so we’ve come up with some of our favourite combinations for the whole ceremony below, choices that we think work every time and also just to help guide you in how to include your own particular favourites.

Traditional Classical

Processional | Canon – Pachelbel &/or Bridal Chorus – Wagner

Signing | Air – Bach OR Flower Duet – Delibes

Additional Sections | Gabriel’s Oboe – Morricone OR Winter – Vivaldi

Recessional | Queen of Sheba – Handel OR Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Contemporary Romance

Processional | A Thousand Years – Christina Perri &/or All of Me – John Legend

Signing | How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding OR Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Additional Sections | Fields of Gold – Sting OR This Old Love – Lior

Recessional | Viva la Vida – Coldplay OR Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

Classic Meets Modern

Processional | Canon – Pachelbel &/or Flower Duet – Delibes

Signing | Perfect – Ed Sheeran OR Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Additional Sections | Over the Rainbow (Hawaiian) OR Intermezzo from Rusticana – Mascagni

Recessional | Hornpipe – Handel OR All You Need is Love – The Beatles

Vintage Vibes

Processional | At Last – Etta James &/or Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Signing | Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis/Ingrid OR Moon River

Additional Sections | La Vie En Rose – OR Your Song – Elton John

Recessional | Stand By Me OR L.O.V.E.

Alternative Inspired

Processional | Do You Realise &/or Chicago – Sufjan Stevens

Signing | The Luckiest – Ben Folds OR First Day of My Life

Additional Sections | Us – Regina Spektor OR Come to Me – Goo Goo Dolls

Recessional | Just Like Heaven – The Cure OR Home – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes


|| Don’t hesitate to let us know how you want your ceremony to go and we will do our thing to make sure the music accompanies your unique and personal proceedings without a hitch!  Feel free to get in touch to discuss your wild ideas, we can’t wait! ~ K + S x ||

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Call Kathryn on 0452 622 284

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