Top wedding ceremony songs as chosen by our celebrants
Photo by Danielle Symes Photography
At some point in the wedding planning process, choosing the soundtrack for your ceremony will come into play.
For some the decision may be easy, you might have a set of songs that you give you all the feels. For others, you may be tearing your hair out trying to find the perfect melody to accompany you down the aisle or send you off to party.
Thankfully we have some experts on board who can help us with the decision-making process. Who better placed to advise on the perfect needle drop than our favourite celebrants, who have seen and heard it all – though most insisted that choosing their favourite song was like choosing a favourite child!
Aisle song – Can’t Help Falling in Love by Kina Grannis or Elvis.
It brings a tear to my eye every time.
Signing song – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith and The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice.
It was too hard to pick just one, I love both these songs.
Recessional song – Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men.
I love the upbeat vibe of this one.
Aisle song – Love on Top by Beyonce.
I love the upbeat nature of the song and you can’t help but do a little shoulder shimmy when listening to it. The song just makes me smile and who says you have to walk down to a slow mooshy lurve song!
Signing song – We Are Family by Sister Sledge
Because, why not! Another song that brings nothing but happiness and joy.
Recessional – Stupid Love Lady Gaga
This is a recently new song which has such a cool beat, it’s great to listen too as you’re dancing to the bar!
Aisle song – Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
Signing song – Hey Ho by The Lumineers
Recessional – Love Sweet Love, by Groove Armada
The party then starts as soon as you walk back down the aisle!
Aisle song – Ocean Eyes by Alicia Keys (Recorded Live at Jungle City Studios)
I love this version of Billie Eilish’s mega hit, so simple yet so beautiful.
Signing song – Hey Ho by Lennon & Maisy
Recessional – Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Perfect upbeat song to send you into party mode!
Aisle song – Simply the Best by Noah Reid
Oh Schitt’s Creek how I love you. I want all my couples to share that rare and beautiful love that the lovely David and Patrick do. This song has the most perfect goose bump inducing build, and makes my heart catch in my chest every time.
Signing song – Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
The Beatles make me feel that the best is always ahead of you. Whatever path you have travelled to be here today, I promise that the most wonderful steps are still to come.
Recessional – Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
Imagine your eco-confetti raining down as you share your first kiss with this soundtrack. Positive and upbeat, this gorgeous Coldplay energy will set the love party vibes for the rest of your day!
Aisle song – XO by John Mayer
I had never heard this song until a client of mine used it. She made the most beautiful entrance and this song was perfection and was quickly added to my own personal playlist!
Signing song – Bloom by The Paper Kites
Sweet, uplifting and easy listening, perfect for signing your marriage documents.
Recessional – Baby, Now That I Found You by The Foundations
An oldie but a goodie to send you back down the aisle and ready to dance.
Aisle song – Speechless feat Tori Kelly OR Two Little Words by Reuben Koops if a ballad ain’t your thing.
Basically your aisle song is all about the drama!
Signing song – Love You For a Long Time by Maggie Rogers
I think the romance is over here. The couple have just kissed, crowd’s gone wild so an upbeat tune is necessary but not so upbeat they want to leave yet!
Recessional – Sweet Lovin’ by Sigala OR You Make My Dreams (Come True) by Hall & Oates for the vintage lovers.
Whatever you choose, it absolutely has to be a banger!
Aisle Song – Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher by Pat McIntyre
This one really plays with your emotions; it starts of slow and romantic, you hear it and immediately think you’re going to sob the entire time the bride walks down the aisle, then boom, it lifts, and instead you’re dancing AND sobbing the entire time the bride is walking down the aisle. It’s a win win.
Signing Song – Saturday Sun by Vance Joy
Vance Joy has this ability to make your heart smile – his music is so heartfelt and emotive.
Recessional – Proud Mary by Tina Turner
For no other reason that this song gets me absolutely pumped. You’ve got to fade it in from around 2:15 while the celebrant is saying their last words then give it some juice when the beat picks up, and…cue fun!
Aisle: This Year’s love by Damian Rice for something a little dramatic or You’ve got the love by Florence and the Machine, it’s so bold and just has great vibes!
Signing: Cupid by Sam Cooke or Ain’t that Love by Ray Charles
You can tell my love for some classics and old jazzy numbers.
Recessional: Do you believe in magic? by The Lovin’ Spoonful – makes you wanna dance on outta there.
I also had a couple walk out to White Wedding by Billy Idol and that was so much fun – definitely ready to party!!
Aisle: I Am Yours by Andy Grammar
With these beautiful beats sure to bring all the feels to your big day, have you got the rest of your ceremony situation under control? Click here for some top considerations for making your ceremony the best it can be.