Live Music For Civil CeremoniesThe pieces below are the most requested from couples when they choose live music for their civil ceremony. The pieces are very suitable to walk down the aisle, sign the register and have as the Bride and Groom’s exit.

However, if you are not getting married in a Church and have chosen to have a civil ceremony wedding in a registry office, hotel or stately home, the music should have no religious connection. Otherwise any piece may be chosen from our repertoire list for your wedding ceremony.

We are often asked to play special requests that are not in our repertoire and are pleased to do so if advance notice is given. We will take one or two requests up to two weeks notice.

Although the traditional Wagner and Mendelssohn pieces are still requested for the entrance and exit of the wedding ceremony, couples often chose more contemporary pieces that have a special meaning for them.

Live Music For Civil Ceremonies

The following is a selection of music that fits well for each part of the ceremony:

Bride’s Entrance
Cannon in D – Pachelbel
The Bridal Chorus – Wagner
(Here Comes The Bride)
Air (The Water Music) – Handel
Sonata Theme – Mozart
Plasir d’Amour – Traditional
*Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Scarborough Fair – Traditional
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
True Love – Cole Porter

Signing The Register
Little Dance – Haydn
Aria – Handel
Minuet – Bach
Recuerdos de la Alhambra – Tarrega
Gymnopedie No.1 – Satie
Spanish Romance -Traditional
Cavatina – (The Deer Hunter) Myers
*Ave Maria – Gounod
Air On A G String – Bach
Greensleves – Tradition
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – (from Wizard of Oz)
Close To You – Carpenters
The Look Of Love – Bacharach/David
Wind Beneath My Wings –
Pelagias (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin)

Bride & Groom’s Exit
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Alla Hornpipe (The Water Music) – Handel
On Wings Of Song – Mendelssohn
The Flower Duet – Delibes
It Had To Be You – Cole Porter
Love Changes Everything – Lloyd-Weber
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
Our Love Is Here To Stay – Gershwin
I Get A Kick Out Of You – Cole Porter
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison

* Indicates that these pieces are not usually allowed in a civil wedding ceremony.

Last updated: 08/07/2019