Our DJ’s are often asked by Brides & Grooms to suggest modern wedding ceremony processional songs.
Below are 10 non-traditional, alternative songs for your wedding ceremony processional!
1. Whiter Shade of Pale (instrumental Guitar version)
“A Whiter Shade of Pale” is the debut single by the British rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. The single reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967 and stayed there for six weeks. With its Bach-derived instrumental melody It was the most played song in the last 75 years in public places in the UK (as of 2009).
2. Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet
“Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet“, also known as “A Time for Us”, is an instrumental arranged by Henry Mancini (from Nino Rota‘s music written for Franco Zeffirelli‘s film of Romeo and Juliet. It was a number-one pop hit in the United States during the year 1969.
3. Reign of Love – ColdPlay
4. Book of Love- Peter Gabriel
“The Book of Love” is a song written by Stephin Merritt and attributed to The Magnetic Fields, an American indie pop group founded and led by him. The Peter Gabriel cover version was also used in the 2004 movie, “Shall We Dance?”.
This has been one of the most loved modern wedding ceremony processional songs over the years!
5. Here, There and Everywhere- The Beatles (Jose Feliciano Version)
it was written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. McCartney includes it among his personal favourites of all the songs he has written. In 2000, Mojo ranked it 4th in the magazine’s list of the greatest songs of all time. McCartney drew inspiration from Brian Wilson‘s song “God Only Knows“. Lennon reportedly told McCartney that “Here, There and Everywhere” was “the best tune” on Revolver. Art Garfunkel has cited this as his all-time favourite pop song.
6. Morning Has Broken- Ric Wakeman
This is a Christian hymn first published in 1931 then set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune, “Bunessan“.
7. Peace Piece- Bill Evans
Peace Piece is a jazz piece recorded by Bill Evans in December 1958 for his album Everybody Digs Bill Evans. Peace Piece bears some resemblance to Frédéric Chopin‘s Berceuse in Db major.
8. Love is All Around (Prague Philharmonia version)
Love Is All Around” is a song recorded by English rock band the Troggs, featuring a string quartet and a ‘tick tock’ sound on percussion, in D-major. Wet Wet Wet‘s cover, for the soundtrack to the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral, was an international hit and spent 15 consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart.
9. Always Remember us this way-Luke Evans
is a song from the 2018 film A Star Is Born and its soundtrack of the same name, performed by the film’s star Lady Gaga.
10. The Luckiest- Ben Folds