Music Monday: Aisle Music

Walking down the aisle is the moment that a bride cherishes for many years after her wedding day, which can be recalled by simply hearing the processional music from the ceremony.

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Many brides dream of the moment they walk down the aisle. The moment that all of the wedding planning and preparation has been leading up to. The moment when the bride makes her once in a lifetime entrance, with all eyes on her.

As there are countless musical options for the modern bride to choose from for the walk down the aisle, we thought we would share a recent survey from You and Your Wedding, which asked newlywed brides for their aisle song selections.

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The survey highlighted a range of song selections from traditional to modern, in various musical arrangements. For the traditional songs, the most popular selection was Canon in D Major by Pachelbel. Other traditional song selections included Autumn by Vivaldi, The Wedding March, Prince of Denmark March (or the Trumpet Voluntary in D Major), Air on the G String by Bach and Ave Maria.

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Of course, using a modern song can be a meaningful way to incorporate part of your love story into your wedding ceremony. Selecting a song that has meaning to you and your fiancé, can allow for a sweet sentimental moment. By taking a modern song paired with a traditional instrument such as a string quartet, a harp, an organ or a piano, can be a unique way to refresh your processional music to reflect your wedding style.

Music Monday: Aisle Music - Senior Mac Photography | CHWV
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Here are a few modern song selections, from the You and Your Wedding survey, that are a perfect fit for a civil or church ceremony:

If you still need inspiration for your aisle music, consider asking your Mum, Nana or your fiancé’s family for what song they walked down the aisle to in their wedding ceremony. You can choose to use the same music selection as they did, and create a family tradition of your own. Your guests may not know the significance, but your family will appreciate the heartfelt gesture.

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No matter what song you select for your processional music, savour the moment as you walk down the aisle.

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