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This is the time when the guests are beginning to arrive and are being seated. The air seems to be alive with the anticipation of witnessing the marriage of two friends. Reinforce this with music that hints at what is to happen next.

Traditional Selections
Song Composer

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Johann S. Bach

Sleepers Awake

Johann S. Bach

Air - Orchestral Suite in D Major

Johann S. Bach

Pastoral Symphony from Messiah

George Frederick Handel

Adagio for Organ Sonata No. 2, Opus 65

Felix Mendelssohn


Johann Pachelbel

Perfect Love

Sir Joseph Barnby

Ave Verum Corpus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Contemporary Selections

Song Artist

Angel Eyes

Jim Brickman



Annie’s Song

John Denver

Only Time



Lionel Richie


Barbra Streisand

At Last

Etta James


This is the big moment! Your parents and attendants will process up the aisle ahead of you. Here are a few suggestions that will reflect both your style and the love you share as you prepare to become man and wife.

Traditional Selections

Song Composer

Allegro Maestoso from Water Music

George Frederick Handel

Elvira Madigan Theme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Four Seasons


Welcome Welcome Glorious Morn

Henry Purcell

Canon in D

Johann Pachelbel

Contemporary Selections

Song Artist

From This Moment

Shania Twain

Only Time


Storybook Love (Theme from Princess Bride)

Mark Knofler

Right Here Waiting

Richard Marx

Come Away With Me

Nora Jones

This Is The Night

Clay Aiken

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Kenny G

I Believe I Can Fly

R. Kelly

In My Life



Interlude /Unity Candle
This is a selection of music (instrumental or vocal) during the wedding ceremony to signify that something special is about to happen. A perfect time for this might be as you light the unity candle, signifying two families joining and becoming one.

Traditional Selections

Song Composer

Amazing Grace

Lari White

Ave Maria


What Wondrous Love Is This

Traditional Hymn



Contemporary Selections

Song Artist

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Roberta Flack


Kenny Lattimore

All I Ask of You
(Phantom of the Opera)

Andrew Lloyd Weber

When I Said I Do

Clint Black and Lisa Hartman

Your Everything

Keith Urban

Grow Old With Me

Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Wedding Song

Noel Paul Stookey


Congratulations! You are married! This music should be the most joyous of all! It should be something that tells the world how happy you are as you make your first trip together as husband and wife.

Traditional Selections

Song Composer

Trumpet Tune

Henry Purcell

Wedding March

Felix Mendelssohn

Ode to Joy


Praise We Sing To Thee

Franz Joseph Haydn

Alleluia Chorus

George Frederick Handel

Hornpipe ( From Water Music)

George Frederick Handel

Contemporary Selections

Song Artist

The Prayer

Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion

I Feel Good

James Brown

Beautiful Day


Walking on Sunshine

Katrina and the Wavers


Kool & The Gang

I Want To Hold Your Hand

The Beatles

The Best Is Yet To Come

Judy Garland

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