The march of the bride. Very determining moment of the wedding as different melodies have different impacts on people. A romantic melody together with the first appearance of the bride can immediately bring tears of joy to everyone’s eyes, while a fun party song can also set the cheerful mood for the rest of the evening.
I was curious which are the most popular songs during the entrance of the bride and also which were the most unique marches caught on camera. Given that there are almost endless number of songs that can be introduced I have come to the conclusion that similarly to the Wedding Apps 101 series I will also divide the processional, recessional and other moments into genres.
In today’s post the spotlight is on classical pieces which have for centuries have been a popular choice for couples.
Richard Wagner’s Wedding March
I think this is one of the melodies that everybody recognize especially when it is played on an organ. In most movies and animations this song is used and in real life it is just as much popular.
Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
I think this is the ideal partner of Wagner’s march. However this is more common when the ceremony has ended. It is also one of the most iconic traditional songs especially when you close your eyes and imagine the newlyweds exiting the church.
Pachelbel’s Canon in D
One of my personal favorites to be honest. This song sounds great not only on a piano but also on violin and guitar.
Bach – Arioso from Cantata BWV 156
Until this moment this was an unknown piece to me but I can definitely imagine it as a good choice for the processional song.
Handel’s Largo from Xerxes
It is a song that definitely reaches the depth of people’s hearts. I have found multiple versions such as played on a piano but I have to admit that played by the orchestra it has a better impact.
These are the ones that I found definitely worthy to mention however if you know what other classical songs are recommended by others please do not hesitate to contact me at any time or share it in a comment.
Until next time!
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