Photo by Wedding Photographer Savannah Sturkie

Walking down the aisle is one of the most captivating moments of any couple’s wedding. For many attendees, it is the first moment they lay eyes on the bride dressed in her gown. Not only is it a special moment for the bride, but it is a vision the groom will never forget as his future spouse strides towards him. Music plays a significant role in preserving the sentimental value of the memory for the soon-to-be marrieds and cultivating a mood that captures the essence of their relationship. This blog post details four genre categories and 20 song suggestions to choose from that will make for a stunning bridal entrance.

Reference a Favorite Film

If movies hold a special place in your heart, there are endless film scores recognized for musical excellence to sample from. Here are five songs from crowd favorite films that are sure to grasp guests’ attention and create a main character moment for the bride and groom:

  • “The About Time Theme” by Nick Laird-Clowes from About Time
  • “Theme From Jurassic Park” by John Williams from Jurassic Park
  • “Stuff We Did” by by Michael Giacchino from Up
  • “Mia & Sebastian’s Theme (Celesta)” by Justin Hurwitz from La La Land
  • “The Princess Diaries Waltz – Score” by John Debney from Princess Diaries
Photo by Daniel Zuchnik

Indie Love Songs

The bridal entry is a great opportunity for the woman of the hour to showcase her individuality. If you’re “not like other girls,” don’t worry — there are plenty of alternative songs that can encompass your authentic taste in music and love for your partner as you make your way down the aisle:

  • “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes
  • “Rivers and Roads” by The Head And The Heart
  • “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron
  • “Cleopatra” by The Lumineers
  • “Bloom” by The Paper Kites

Photo by Wedding Photographer Savannah Sturkie

Modern Renditions of Timeless Classics

Featuring a rendition of a well known classic during the wedding procession stirs the emotions of witnesses of all ages. These contemporary stylings will complement any modern couple with an affinity for time-honored music:

  • “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Ingrid Michaelson
  • “Hallelujah” by Tori Kelly
  • “Here Comes the Sun (feat. dodie)” by Jacob Collier
  • “What a Wonderful World” by Kina Grannis, Imaginary Future
  • “Every Little She Does Is Magic” by Sleeping At Last

Photo by Wedding Photographer Savannah Sturkie

Romantic String Songs

String instruments tug at the strings of our hearts and add a note of elegance to the ceremony as the bride makes her way to her beloved. These string arrangements are great options for any bride with an appreciation for romance and refinery:

  • “Halo” by Ane Brun and Linnea Olsson
  • “Just Like Heaven” by Vitamin String Quartet
  • “Paradise” by Midnite String Quartet
  • “Wildest Dreams” by Duomo
  • “The Book of Love” by Stringspace

Photo by Wedding Photographer Blane Marable 

All of these songs can be found on this Spotify playlist!


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