Music Choices 2015

December 2015, Luton Hoo

No music prior to ceremony

Ceremony 1300

Walking down the aisle – Pachelbel Canon

Signing of register  – Marry Me  by “Train” sent

Photo opportunity – Thinking out loud by “Ed Sheeran” *sent

Exit from Ceremony – It must be Love by Madness – sent

Library Room – Drinks 1330

1500 Wedding Breakfast (short prayer from guest first)

A thousand years by Christina Perri

Moon River

“Love me like you do” – Ellie Goulding

the way you look tonight

Somewhere only we know – Keane

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Black Heart – Stooshe – sent

Greatest day

Runaway – Corrs

Just the way you are  – Bruno Mars

A Whole new world – Aladdin

All of me – John Legend

November 2015, Nuthurst Grange

1, Bridesmaids entrance: Canon D

2, bride entrance: butterfly waltz

3, signing the register: John legend all of me,  ed sheeran thinking out loud,  thousand years Christina perrin

4, walking out of the chapel: spring vivaldi

October 2015, Bedford

While the guests are arriving

Bruno Mars: Marry you

Christina Perry: Thousand Years

Aerosmith: Dont wana miss a thing

Rhinanna: Diamonds

Elvis: Cant help falling in love

Beyonce: Halo

Labrinth/Emelie Sande: Beneathe your beautiful

Adele/Dylan: Make you feel my love

Just before walking down the aisle

Coldplay: Fix you

Followed by the Wedding March

Signing the register

Joe Cocke and Jennifer Warnes :Up where we belong

Beatles: Let it be

Justin Timberlake: Mirrors

Walking out the ceremony:

Married Life: Up

Rhianna: Umberella

Beatles: All you need is love

Stand by me

Starship: Nothings gonna to stop us now

Reception Welcome Drinks

Phil Colins: Groovy kind of love

Keane: Somewhere only we know

Phantom of the opera: All I ask of you

Coldplay: Paradise

Take That: Rule the World/ Million Love songs

Ellie Golding: How long will I love you

Carpenters: Close to you

Sam Smith: Stay with me

John Legend: All of me


Ed Sheeran: Photograph

Damien Rice: Cannon Ball

John Legend: Ordinary people

Clean Bandit: Rather be

Bon Jovi: Always

Elton: Can you feel the love tonight

Eagles: Hotel California

Stereophonics: Handbags and gladrags

Frank Sinatra: Got you under my skin

Lonestar: Amazed

Bryan Adams: Everything I do

September 2015, Shiplake (near Reading)

Music ideas for violin & piano

16:30 – 17:30 (during arrival drinks)

Any of the following tunes but particularly the ones with asterisks in whatever order you think is appropriate.  Any you don’t play in this slot can be played in the later slots if you think they are suitable.

Butterfly Waltz*

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach *

Pavane Pour une Infant Defunte – Ravel*

The Four Seasons: Spring – Vivaldi*

Trois Gymnopedies – Satie

Ave Maria

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Primavera – Einaudi

In Dreams – LOTR: FotR *

Sounds of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel

Scarborough Fair Canticle – Simon and Garfunkel *

And I Love Her – Beatles

Here Comes the Sun – Beatles *

Someone like You – Adele*

You are My Sunshine

Forever Autumn – Justin Hayward

Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker

Fields of Gold – Sting *

Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers

Reason to Believe  – Rod Stewart

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz*

The Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

Whiskey in the Jar –Thin Lizzie

18:00 – 19:00 (during dinner)

The next 4 are Alex’s favourites (Fiona and Chris’s son, he is 3) and there will be quite a few children of a similar age so if you are able to play any/all of them between 18.00 and 18.30 please could you say they are for Alex and all of the other children there (and in particular Jingle Bells which is his favourite song).

Old Macdonald had a Farm

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Wheels on the Bus

Jingle Bells

Other music for this slot, these are mostly Fiona’s favourites:


Somewhere Over the Rainbow *

Concerning Hobbits – Lord Of The Rings: FotR*

Bridge over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel *

The Way You Look Tonight – Fred Astaire*

Stand by Me – Ben E King *

Lakme Duet (Flower Duet) – Delibes *

O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini *

Always on my Mind – Willie Nelson*

Danny Boy *

19:45 – 21:45 (evening)

19.45 to 20.15 any of the following:

Just Give Me a Reason – Pink *

Foggy Dew – Micamac  

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

For the Love of a Princess – Braveheart *

Kissing You – Des’ree *

20.15  – first dance

Fiona and Chris will have their first dance at 20.15 and will have their song played from a Spotify playlist (Chris, my husband, will arrange that)

20.20 – 21.20 – music for dancing to.  Jigs and similar music and if your pianist can play it, the piano tunes in the list below.  To include the following tunes if you can play them but would also like anything similar or anything you can suggest which people can dance to.

Irish Rover

The Irish Washerwoman

Carraroe Jig – Corrs

Joy of Life – Corrs

Runaway – Corrs

Toss the Feathers – Corrs

Instrumental 2 – Corrs

Boogie Woogie – Albert Ammons

Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

Honky Tonk Train – Meade Lux Lewis

21.20 to 21.45 – there will be refreshments at this point so would like more music to listen to rather than to dance to, including if possible, the following tunes:

One Day Like This – Elbow *

Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve*

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol *

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen *

Perfect Day – Lou Reed*

September 2015, Anstey Hall, Trumpington (Cambridge)

Canon in D (Pachelbel) for walking down the aisle and then Haste to the Wedding (Corrs style/Irish) for the leaving of the church

September 2015, Norwich Assembly House

Wedding Breakfast

  1. Cant help falling in love – Elvis
  2. Unforgettable – Frank Sinatra
  3. 3 Libras – Perfect Circle
  4. Close to you – Carpenters
  5. Part of your world – Little Mermaid
  6. Black – Pearl Jam
  7. The ice dance – Danny Elfman Edward Scissor Hands
  8. A thousand years – Christina Perri
  9. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  10. Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
  11. Nothing else matters – Metallica
  12. Blowers Daughter – Damien Rice
  13. 2 become 1 – Spice Girls
  14. Stay with Me – Sam Smith
  15. Make you feel my love – Adele
  16. Outside – Staind
  17. Iris – Googoo dolls
  18. Tribute – Tenacious D
  19. Song Bird – Eva Cassidy
  20. Ohne Dich – Rammstein
  21. Hedwig’s Themes – Harry Potter
  22. Endless Love – Luther and Mariah
  23. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  24. Someone like you – Adele
  25. Stricken – Disturbed
  26. Kissing You – Des’ree
  27. Dance of Death – Iron Maiden
  28. Its a beautiful day – Buble
  29. Tale as old as time – Beauty and the Beast
  30. Wherever you will go – The calling
  31. Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John
  32. Imagine – John Lennon
  33. How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
  34. Just the way you are – Bruno Mars
  35. All of Me – John Legend
  36. Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffanys
  37. Wedding Plans – Howard Shore
  38. My Immortal – Evenescence
  39. When I fall in love – Nat King Cole
  40. Beethoven – Romance in F
  41. Faure Berceuse – Dolly Suit
  42. Mr Blue Sky – Elo
  43. Home – Michael Buble

September 2015, Monkton Barn Marlow

1400 – guests and us arrive.

         – Vivaldi – Four seasons – spring

                                     – summer

                                      – autumn

                                      – winter

1430 – ceremony starts, bride to walk down the aisle to.

         – Beatles – here comes the sun

1515 – ceremony finishes

       – Jack Johnson – better together

       – Game of thrones theme

       – Metallica – nothing else matters

       – Frank sinatra

                     – come fly with me

                     – fly me to the moon

                     – new York new york

       – John legend – all of me

       – Ellie golding – Love u like I do

       – Avicii – wake me up

       – Bob marley – 3 little birds

       – Jason mraz – I’m yours

1600 – finish for our dinner.

August 2015, Old Thorns Manor Hotel Liphook

Guests Assembling approx 2pm:

Make you feel my love – Adele

A thousand years – Christina Perri

All of me – John Legend

Bride entrance:

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Signing register:

I’m yours – Jason Mraz

Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran


Ode to joy – Beethoven

For the welcome drinks happy to leave it to you and your expertise of what will suit best, a mixture of classic ones and modern too and any requests you might get!

August 2015, Holdenby House, Northampton

Drinks reception violin – 1430-1545

Wedding breakfast piano – 1545-1830

Could we request that you play Pachelbel Canon when we arrive at the venue and Stand by me- Ben E King on the piano as the first song we enter or start for the wedding breakfast

August 2015, Dorton House, Aylesbury

Walk in to Pachelbel Canon D. During the ceremony or signing the register, Air on a G String would be nice, I think. We will go inside after the ceremony and guests will walk around to the chapel, so perhaps A Wonderful World?

August 2015, Turkey Mill, Maidstone

Aisle: Pachelbel Canon

Register: How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding), A Thousand Years (Christina Perri), All Of Me (John Legend),

Departure: One Day Like This (Elbow)

August 2015, Upwaltham Barns

While guests are entering ceremony barn and taking seats:

Bruno Mars- Marry You

Ed Sheeran- Thinking out loud

Christina Perri- A Thousand Years

Bridesmaid followed by Bride Entrance:

Pachelbel- Canon in D

Signing of Register:

Ellie Goulding- How long will I love you

Keane- Somewhere only we know

Exit of Bride and Groom:

Elbow- One day like this.

August 2015, Abthorpe Church

Yann Tiersen – Comptine d’un autre ete – l’apres-midi (walk down the aisle)

Ludovico Einaudi – I giorni and

Liszt – Liebestraum  (signing of the register)

Walk out to Wedding March

July 2015, Cambridge Trinity Hall

Bride entrance – Ombra mai fu by Handel (I’ve found a violin version on YouTube just for your reference:

Exit – Lakmé, Flower duet by Delibes

Either pre-ceremony/signing of the register – Pavane pour une infante défunte by Ravel

July 2015, Woldingham School

1.00 ceremony

1.30 drinks

3.00 wedding breakfast

Violin – ceremony and drinks reception

Entrance music Pachelbel canon

Piano – Wedding Breakfast

July 2015, Barton Marina

Bridal entrance, Ellie goulding, how long will I love you

Registrar signing, Elton John, your song,

They way you are, Bruno Mars

Diamonds Rihanna

Exit, elton John, crocodile Rock.

Guest arrival

Last of summer wine

Can’t help falling in love

Somewhere over rainbow

Wind beneath my wings

Butterfly waltz

Island in the stream

I will always love you

Marry me

Mr brightside

Stereophonics the one

Any Lionel Ritchie/Commodores

Any elton John

July 2015, Beaconsfield

While guests are assembling (approx 15 mins):

Set Fire to the Rain – Adele

Just the way you are – Bruno Mars

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding

Entrance Procession (midday) (2 mins):

Canon in D

Register Signing/photography (approx 6 mins):

All of me – John Legend

Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran

Recession (approx 5 mins):

Stand by me – Ben E King

July 2015, Larmer Tree Gardens (Wiltshire)

2pm arrival of wedding guests*Clare de Lune-Debussy*Just the way you are-Bruno Mars*Beautiful Dreamer-Stephen Foster*When I fall in love-Nat King Cole*Isn’t she lovely-Stevie Wonder*At last-Etta James*Beethoven’s 5th secrets-Entrance at 2.30pm*Somewhere over the rainbow – piano and violinSecond entrance* A Thousand Years – piano and violinSigning of the register*How long will I love you- Ellie Goulding- piano and violin*Smile- Charlie Chaplin- piano*Canon in D- Pachelbel- piano and violinBrides exit around 3.00/3.15pm*Marry you- Bruno Marsand then if you could just play some pretty classical music, maybe some tunes from the musicals?, as the guests leave for the drinks on the lawn and we go off for a quick 5 minute drive then you can head over to the singing to set up ready for the afternoon reception until 5.30pm.Afternoon drinks reception 3.00/3.30pm-5.30pmDisney*Love is an open door-Frozen*Let it go-Frozen*Do you wanna build a snowman-Frozen*Colours of the wind-Pocahontas*Reflection-Mulan*Married life-UpMusicals*I’d do anything for you-Oliver*Chim chimney- Mary Poppins*Feed the birds- Mary Poppins*Wouldn’t it be loverly- My Fair Lady*I dreamed a dream-Les Mis  *Master of the house-Les Mis*Hedwigs Theme-Harry PotterMixed*I’ve got you under my skin-Frank Sinatra*New York, New York-Frank Sinatra*For once in my life-Stevie Wonder*Signed, sealed, delivered-Stevie Wonder*It’s a beautiful day-Michael Buble*Everything-Michael Buble*Me and Mrs Jones-Michael Buble*Everlasting Love-Natalie Cole*Al you need is love-The Beatles*It must be love-Madness*Wonderful tonight-Eric Clapton*Have I told you lately-Van Morrison*Hallelujah-Leonard Cohan*Close to you-The Carpenters*November Rain-Guns N Roses*Better Together-Jack Johnson*Amazed-Lonestar*You are my sunshine*Johnny B Goode-Chuck Berry*What makes you beautiful-One Direction*Maggie May-Rod Stewart-A MUSTANY other Rod Stewart.

June 2015, Greenwich (London)

1,000 Miles – Vanessa Carlton

Next to Me – Emile Sande

If I ain’t got you – Alicia Keys  

Just the way you are – Bruno Mars

I would like to walk down the aisle to Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D

Signing of Register: Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Bride and Groom Exit Music:  A Sky Full of Stars – ColdPlay

During the reception and wedding breakfast we would like a variety of music – i.e modern stuff and classics.

June 2015, Sutton Coldfield

While guests are assembling:


The way you look tonight- Tony Bennett

Make you feel my love-ADELE

Bella’s Lullaby-Carter Burwell, Dan Redfeld and Elizabeth Hedman

A thousand years-Christina Perri

Better together-Jack Johnson

I’m yours- Jason Mraz


Canon in D – Pachelbel


Marry you- Bruno Mars

We belong together- Mariah Carey

Just the way you are – Bruno Mars

Halo – Beyoncé


All about us- He is we, Aron Gillespie

May 2015, Lympne Castle, Kent

Ceremony 1pm

All of me – John legend (entrance)

Spring – Vivaldi (signing of register)

Everything I own – bread (exit)

Drinks reception: High tempo classical music

May 2015, Radisson Blu, Canary Wharf Docklands

Bride entrance – Pachelbel Canon

Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

Beyonce – Halo

Mariah Carey – Hero

Jodeci – All My Life

May 2015, Rivervale Barn

  •         13:15 – 14:00 I’m happy for you to play violin and/or piano until the ceremony (whatever instrument the pieces are best on, I leave it to your expert opinion as to the mood and ambience created),

Guests enter: Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers); Only Time (Enya) – they sent the music

  •         14:00 – 14:30 then Violin for the ceremony

Walk in: Pachelbel Canon

Register signing: Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis; Butterfly Waltz (Brian Crain)

Departure: Gabriel’s Oboe (Morricone)

  •         14:30 -16:15 Piano please (though if there are a few violin pieces feel free to go where the mood takes you!)

April 2015, Lains Barn, Wantage


Nat King ColeWhen I fall in love
Frank SinatraI’ve got you under my skin
Les MiserablesA Heart Full of Love
Massive AttackTeardrop
OfffenbachBelle nuit, ô nuit d’amour
TchaikovskySwan Lake, Act 2 – Odette Pas de Deux
MassenetManon – bedroom pas de deux
Leonard CohenHallelujah  
ElvisCan’t help falling in love  


Walking down the aisle:

“To build a home”

Signing of the register:

Prokofiev: Balcony Scene (Romeo and Juliet)

Purcell: Act 3 Monologue/Dido’s death – Dido and Aeneas

Such Great Heights (slow version)

Exit of bride and groom

Ben E King – Stand By Me


Disney – FrozenLove is an Open Door
Etta JamesAt Last  
Michael JacksonMan in the Mirror
Stevie WonderFor Once in My Life  
BeethovenFur Elise  
ColdplayThe Scientist  
The CureLove Song
Elton JohnYour Song  
Daft PunkGet Lucky
BeyonceCrazy in Love
Lenny KravitzAmerican Woman
MetallicaNothing Else Matters
Guns n RosesNovember Rain
Led ZepplinWhole Lotta Love
QueenDon’t stop me now  
Sebastien TellierLa Ritournelle
Beach boysGod Only Knows
Fleetwood MacAnything!

April 2015, Poundon House OX27

Guests arriving

Classical piano music

1.00 Ceremony, Bridal procession

Pachelbels Canon

Register signing

Butterfly Waltz – Brian Crain



Here comes the sun (The Beatles/Nina Simone)

Drinks reception

Jazz classics – fairly upbeat (ideas below – not in specific order)

Signed sealed Delivered

Girl from Ipanema

Isn’t she lovely

Come fly with me

It must be love

What a beautiful world

All you need is love

I’ve got you under my skin

Fly me to the moon

Sitting on the dock of a bay

God only knows

My baby just cares for me

April 2015 – Swinfen Hall Hotel

Our tastes are eclectic: Elton John,Adele, Elle Golding, Take That,

Robbie Williams, Bruno Marrs, Paloma Faith, Ed Sherren etc and John Legend.

Perhaps Interpersed with  music from the shows, ie Les Mis, Miss Saigon ,

Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, Cats, Chess etc.  WE HATE 50’s,60’s and

70’s. Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble or other “crooners”.

Entry of Guests, “How long will I love you?” Ellie Golding  + other similar ie Adele “Make me feel my feel”… Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind”, “Happy” Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars “Just the way you are”

Entry of Bride and Groom, “I believe in You” Celine Dion

Signing of Register, “All of me” John Legend

Played on departure, “When You say nothing at all” Ronan Keating

Also just to confirm,

Our tastes are eclectic: Elton John, Adele, Elle Golding, Take That, Katy Perry “Roar”, “Uptown Funk” Mark Ronson, “Diamonds” Rihanna, Coldplay ie Paradise

Robbie Williams, Bruno Marrs, Paloma Faith, Whitney Houston, Ed Sherren (but NOT “Thinking out Loud”  and John Legend.

Perhaps Interpersed with  music from the shows, ie Les Mis, Miss Saigon ,

Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, Cats, Chess etc.

Please nothing from  50’s,60’s and

70’s. Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble or other “crooners”.

March 2015 – Hylands House

For the brides entrance- Pachelbel

Signing of the register- Tchaikovsky- Romeo and Juliet

 Dvorak- New World Symphony

 Vivaldi- Winter from Four Seasons

Exit-                                       Vivaldi- Spring from Four Seasons

February 2015 – Woodstock


Wonderful Tonight

Better Together

The more I see you

my baby just cares for me

Home – Michel Buble

Feeling good

Save the last dance

Ive got you under my skin

Chasing cars

Call me irresponsible

magic and Yellow – Coldplay


Thats Life

Ive got the world on a string

Moonlight serenade

Aint that a kick in the head

A thousand Years

At last

All of me

Thinking out loud

My Girl

It must be love

You cant hurry love

Youve got the love


Feel my love

How long will I love you

Sunshine of my life

Isnt she lovely

When you say nothing at all

Stand by me

Have I told you lately That I love you

When a man loves a woman

Sitting on the dock of the bay

Signed sealed delivered

cant help falling in love with you

you give me something

i will always love you

skyful of stars

Marry you

mr brightside

I love all dean martin and Frank sinatra songs also!!!

February 2015 – Dunchurch Park, Rugby

– Set up in “the terrace area”, ready for 2pm for canapes/cocktails until approx 3:15pm.

– Set up in “The Great Hall”, ready for 3:45pm for guests to take their seats for the wedding breakfast.

– Speeches will be done 5:30pm

January 2015 – New Forest

Bridal entrance: Vivaldi four seasons, Winter, 2nd movt.

We’ve got another selection of pieces to be played both during the signing of the registers and before the ceremony while the guests are taking their seats. We are not sure exactly how much music is required but here is a selection that we liked – feel free to pick and choose, or add to the list with other pieces you know in a similar vein:

Bach sonata in A minor bwv 1003 1st and 3rd moves,

Faure berceuse from dolly suite

Beethoven Romance in F

Faure berceuse op16

Walk out: Spring (Four Seasons)

January 2015 – Cliveden, Bucks


For the assembling of guest pre wedding-

falling in love

When I fall in love

Music box dancer


Wonderful tonight

Entrance procession-

Wedding march

Register signing/photography-

Dido- Thank you

Jack Johnson- Better together


ELO- Mr blue sky


Last night at the Proms-Jerusalem


                                   Desert island disc theme the sleepy lagoon


                                   Fantastia on green sleeves

                                   Knightsbride march

                                   Jacks the lad

                                   Tom Bowling

                                   Sailing by-BBC four theme

Air On a G String

Four seasons Op 8 Spring Allergo

Nocturne No.2 in E- flat major Op 9

Ludovico Einaudi- Primavera


Wedding Breakfast – piano

It’s a beautiful day


The more I see you

How sweet it is

I’ve got you under my skin

Save the last dance for me

Coming home baby


I’m your man

Feeling good

Moon dance


You’ll never find another love like mine


Walking in a winter wonderland

Mack the knife


When I fall in love

Snow Patrol-Chasing cars

George Michael- my baby just cares for me

Eagles- Hotel California

Bob Marley –    Is this love

                        Satisfy my soul

                        One love

Steve Wonder- I just called to say I love you

What a wonderful world

Jack Johnson- Better together

George Harrison-My sweet lord

UB40-               Red red wine

Frank Sinatra- The girl from Ipanema

                        You make me feel so young

                        Moonlight Serenade

Perry Como-     Catch a falling star

Robbie Williams- Mr Bojangles

Take That-         How deep is your love

Sade-                Your love is king

Andrea Bocelli – Besame mucho

Beatles-             Here comes the sun

                         From me to you

Queen-               A kind of magic

Coldplay-           Magic

                         Viva la vida


Al martino-          Spanish eyes

Pharrell williams- Happy

Westlife-              You raise me up

                            Ain’t that a kick in the head