Music Choices 2019

December 2019, Hemingford Park Hall

Comptine d’un autre ete



River Flows in you (for my bridal party entrance I.e. flower girl, ring bearer, bridesmaid and maid of honour)


Pachelbel Canon in D (for my entrance with my dad separate from my bridal party procession – so once you begin to play this one I’ll know to start walking down)

The scientist 

In un’altra vita – ludovico einandi

Butterfly waltz – brian crain – (end of ceremony when John and I re-enter and descend the stairs to all our guests)

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

A thousand years – Christina perri

Mariage d’Amour – Chopin

Nuvole Bianche – ludovico ( when John and his best men enter ceremony area, and guests are seating themselves.

Skyfall (for when John and I are announced into dining room for start of meal) 

November 2019, Barrington Hall

We have made a decision on Love Actually as the entrance music for the ceremony . . . 

November 2019, The Kings Chapel, Old Amersham

For people taking their seat we are happy for you play anything lovely and classical, anything you love to play.

For the bridal party entrance Thinking out loud Ed Sheehan- is it possible to have a long intro for the bridesmaids there will be five and three little ones, as I start to walk I would like the music to reflect when the lyrics would normally start 

Signing of the register- green sleeves, can you feel the love tonight (the lion king), a whole new world (Aladdin) 

And on exit- higher and higher Jackie Wilson. The venue will play it in the background also as we discussed on the Skype call so you can play along to it

October 2019, Queen Mary University London

For the first 20 minutes or so we would like following songs played:

Alicia Keys – falling

John Legend- ordinary people (if possible) or all of me

Bruno Mars – just the way you are

Snow Patrol – chasing cars

Beyonce knowles – Halo 

Bryan Adams – everything I do 

Daft Punk – get lucky

David Bowie – life on mars

Followed by the following: 

Start up tune: 4 seconds 

The idea is to introduce the change of theme. The capcom start up tune is ideal for this – if possible even the intro to street fighter: please see the first 35 seconds of this link

Street fighter ken and balrog theme (3 minutes as per the video)

Street fighter ryu theme: (1 minute)

Super mario 2 (1 to 2 minutes)

Diddy Kong quest (1 minutes):

Megaman X (2 minutes)

Star fox (2 minutes)

Zelda kokriki forest (2 minutes)

Zelda lost woods (2 minutes)

Zelda gerudo valley: 2 minutes (see video from 23 seconds in)

Metal Gear solid 2 (2 minutes)

Final fantasy 10 (2 minutes)

To finish (not to flow from previous)

Simons theme castlevania:

September 2019, Olde Bell Barn

We’re getting married in the barn at 2pm, and would like music as our guests arrive and for the ceremony. I was then thinking I would like background music throughout the meal, so timings would technically be 2-6pm approx (it wouldnt be needed during speeches etc!). Is that fairly normal for the weddings you’ve done previously?

We’ve done a little bit of research into the type of music we like and we’re thinking of some jazz like Bill Evans ‘Like someone in love’ for the ceremony. Do you think that would work with just piano or would we need a bassist? 

Happy to have anything in a similar style throughout drinks and dinner – whatever you recommend 🙂 

All the things you are – jerome kern/oscar hammerstein

Sophisticated lady – duke ellington

Prelude to a kiss – duke ellington

April in paris – vernon duke/e.y harburg

The very though of you – ray noble

Im old fashioned – jerome kern/ johnny mercer

Poor butterfly – raymond hubbell/ john golden

Misty – Erroll Gerner/ Johnny mercer

All the things you are – jerome kern/ oscar hammerstein

Ive grown accustomed to her face – lerner / loewe

Tangerine – Schertzinger / mercer

As time goes by – hupfeld

Long ago (and far away) – kern/ gershwin

Every time we say goodbye – cole porter

September 2019, Olde Bell

Could you play the following piano tune when we are making our entrance to the Malt House :

Coldplay – Sky full of stars

Following by :

-Christina Perri – A thousand year

-Ed Sherran – Perfect

-Coldplay – Everglow

-Elton John – Your song

-Amelie – Comptine d’un autre été

– The temptations – My girl

– John Legend – All of me

– Debussy – Clair de Lune

– Jamie Cullum – Everlasting love

– Jamie Cullum – You’re not the only one

– Some other songs of your choice and

a bit of piano Jazz tune would be great please.

As for the violin, when we make our entrance to the wedding breakfast, could you play the following :

– Daniel Jang (on you tube) UB40 – Can’t stop falling in love with you.
– Braveheart

You can play whatever you want as well after this with the violin. 

August 2019, Old Thornes

With regards to our music choices would you be able to play the following on the violin please?

  • Guests Arriving
    • Sitting on the dock of the bay – Otis Reading
    • Love Train – The O’Jays
    • It must be love – Madness
  • Bride Walking In
    • Somewhere over the rainbow – Yip Harberg
  • Signing of the register
    • I put a spell on you – Nina Simone
    • At Last – Etta James
    • Lets Get it on – Marvin Gaye
  • Walking Out
    • You’re the best thing – Gladys Knight

Then these pieces on piano / violin as you prefer

  • Entrance to Terrace 
    • What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
  • During Photographs 
    • Upbeat songs to include
    • Don’t you worry child – Swedish House Mafia
    • The way you make me feel – Michael Jackson
    • Sweet Child of Mine – Guns & Roses
    • Smells like teen spirit – Nirvana
    • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
    • Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
    • Beautiful Day – U2
    • One – U2
    • Budapest – George Ezra
    • Shotgun – George Ezra
    • Lose yourself – Eminem
    • Crazy little thing called love – Queen
    • Dancing in the moonlight – Top Loader
    • Raspberry Beret – Prince
    • Mr Brightside – Killers
    • Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
    • American Idiot – Green Day
  • Entrance to Wedding Breakfast
    • My baby just cares for me – Nina Simone
  • During Wedding Breakfast
    • Maybe more classical and softer songs?
    • Something like you – Coldplay & Chainsmokers
    • Love me like you do – Ellie Goulding
    • Clair de Lune – Debussy
    • You are always on my mind – Elvis
    • I cant help falling in love with you – Elvis
    • Diamonds and Pearls – Prince
    • Purple Rain – Prince
    • She will be loved – Maroon 5 
    • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
    • Can you feel the love – Elton John
    • When I fall in love – Nat King Cole
    • Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
    • Handbags & Gladrags – Stereophonics
    • Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
    • Come away with me – Norah Jones
    • Close to Me – The Cure
    • 2 become 1 – Spice girls

August 2019, Greenacres / Monkton Barn 

Greenacres Chiltern ceremony- piano

Monkton Barn reception- violin


Bridesmaids entrance: Pachebel

Bride’s entrance: She (Elvis Costello)

Signing of the register 3 songs:

1. Fast Car (Tracy Chapman)

2. Save the best for last (Vanessa Williams)

3. My heart will go on (Celine Dion)

4. True (Spandau Ballet)

End of ceremony:

Sky full of stars (Coldplay)

Other songs for the ceremony and/or reception

Only Love (Ben Howard)

I love the way you love me (Boyzone)

Get here (Oleta Adams)

A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)

How long will I love you (Ellie Goulding/ About time soundtrack)

Old Pine (Ben Howard)

The power of love (Celine Dion)

Clair de lune (Debussy)

Everglow (Coldplay)

Paradise (Coldplay)

Rule the World (Take that)

Just like heaven (The Cure)

Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden)

Kiss me (Sixpence none the richer)

There she goes (Sixpence none the richer)

Today was a fairytale (Taylor Swift)

Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks)

Friday I’m in love (The Cure)

Careless Whisper (George Michael)

Hero (Enrique Iglesias)

July 2018, Wasing Park

Ceremony (violin)

  1. Entrance of bridesmaids/bride – I see the light (tangled) 
  2. Shine Jesus shine (organ)
  3. Signing of the register – We Pledge to One Another (Accompanied by Rosie), Tale as old as time
  4. Processional Music – Hogwarts march.

July 2018, Old Mill, Aldermaston

Please see below a list of songs we’ve been through and thought may sound nice on the Violin. There is a selection of songs on there, so have a look through and let me know if there are any you think you won’t be able to do.

PerfectEd Sheeran
No Matter WhatBoyzone
Somewhere over the rainbowEva Cassidy
Every Day I Love YouBoyzone
All of me John Legend
Can’t help falling in loveElvis Presley
Re-write the starsJames Arthur & Ann-Marie
Thinking out loudEd Sheeran
Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Tune
I’ll be there for youThe Rembrandts
Kiss from a roseSeal
Love me like you doEllie Goulding
Little ThingsOne Direction
Purple RainPrince
Everything I doBryan Adams
You and MeLifehouse
A thousand yearsChristina Perri
I’m YoursJason Mraz
She’s The OneRobbie Williams
AngelsRobbie Williams
Can you feel the love tonight (Lion King)Elton John
Don’t want to miss a thingAerosmith
RunawayThe Corrs
Your SongElton John
Just the way you areBruno Mars
Tale as old as timeDisney’s Beauty & The Beast
Marry You Bruno Mars

July 2018, Manor Farm Barn Marsh Gibbon

People waiting 

Someone you loved – Louis Capaldi

Royals – Lorde

Leave a Light On – Tom Walker

Heaven – Emeli Sande

Walk in 

One Day Like This – Elbow

Register Signing

All Of Me – John Legend

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

You Got The Love – Florence and the Machine

Walk Me Home – Pink


Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve

July 2018, Olde Bell, Hurley

From this moment on (shania Twain)

Perfect (ed sheeran)

A thousand years (Christina perri)

Love lifts us up where we belong (joe cocker)

Careless whisper (George Michael)

I can’t help falling in love with you (elvis Presley)

Any Andrea bocelli song if possible

Wind beneath my wings (Bette midler)

Ordinary people (John legend)

Vision of love (Mariah Carey)

We found love (Rihanna)

Sorry I forgot, we’d also like wonderful tonight by Eric Clapton please. Also, Molly has said she definitely doesn’t want summer over the rainbow please if you even do it.

June 2018, Highcliffe Castle

* background/intro music from 1245 when guests arrive. 

* Pachelbel canon in D for when the bride arrives. 

* Champangne supernova in the background while the registry is being signed 

* Pirates of the caribean to exit.

June 2018, North Mymms Park

As people sit down: Justin TImberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling

As people sit down: Lukas Graham – 7 Years

As people sit down: Maroon 5 – Payphone

As people sit down: Gerry and The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone

As people sit down: Camila Cabello – Havana

As people sit down: Fleetwood Mac – The Chain (with particular emphasis on the Formula 1 part of the song)

As people sit down: OneRepublic – Shooting Stars

Song before Sheena arrives: Ludovici Einaudi – Nuvole Bianche

Sheena walking down the aisle: Auli’i Cravalho – How Far I’ll Go (with link to sheet music)

Register signing: Bruno Mars – Marry You

Register signing: Clean Bandit – Symphony

Register signing: McFly – All About You

Recessional: The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

In terms of the music to play whilst people are having canapés, we were quite keen on modern music. Some examples below but please go with what you feel works well for the crowd.

Canapé music examples:

Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean

Luis Fonsi – Despacito

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Ben E King – Stand By Me

The Temptations – My GIrl

Oasis – Wonderwall

Robbie Williams – Angels

Rudimental – These Days

Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – See You Again

2Pac – Changes

The Eagles – Hotel California (Yath’s dad’s favourite song)

Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You (a favourite of Sheena’s dad)

Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice

Beach Boys – God Only Knows

Michael Jackson – Beat It

Toto – Africa

Blu Cantrall – Breathe

Dr Dre – Still Dre

Xzibit – X

Coolio – Gangster’s Paradise

Eminem – Real Slim Shady

Mario Wynans – I Don’t Wanna Know

Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me

The Shins – Sailor Girl (one of Sheena’s favourites)

American Authors – Best Day of My Life

The Greatest Showman – This is Me

The Beatles – Let It Be

John Lennon – Imagine

Billy Joel – Piano Man

June 2018, Poundon House

  • 1.30 to 2pm Prior to ceremony: up to your discretion  (see comment below about mix of bollywood/western songs)
  • 2pm: groom’s entrance:  

Jagjit Singh – Hoshwalon Ko Khabar Kya 

  • 2.15: Sisters/family walk in: 

One Dance – Drake

  • 2.20: Bride entrance w mum & dad: 

All of Me – John Legend (1st)

Bruno Mars – Marry you (2nd song after I have sat down)

  • 2.45 starters – see comment below 
  • 3.30 mains – DJ will take over 

Music during rest of the time – mix of bollywood, hip hop, r&b, pop… some specific songs I like below. Ideally 50% bollywood/indian & 50% western music. 

  • Lata Mangeshkar – Lag Ja Gale (Won Kaun Thi Song)
  • Chaiyya Chaiyya – A R Rahman 
  • Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
  • Candy Shop – 50 cent 
  • All of the lights – Kayne West 
  • Shape of you Ed Sheeran 
  • Despacito 
  • Falling in Love Alicia Keys 
  • Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran- Thinking out loud
  • Frozen- Let it go
  • Aladdin- Whole new world
  • Beyonce- Halo
  • Someone Like You – Adele
  • No one – Alicia Keys 
  • Ed Sheeran – I See Fire
  • Wiz Khalifa – See you again
  • Drake – Hold on we’re going home
  • Bruno Mars – Marry you
  • Photograph – Ed Sheeran
  • As long as you love me – Backstreet Boys
  • Drake – One dance
  • All of Me – John Legend 
  • Bruno Mars – Marry you

May 2019, The Shard, London

  1. When bride is walking in: Bruno mars just the way you are 
  2. During the signing of the book: Elvis Presley: Can’t help falling in love with you
  3. Exit: Crusader beach – this is the life.

A thousand years 

Lady in red

Led zeppelin- stairway to heaven

All of me -John Legend

One call away – Charlie Puth

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Everything I do – Bryan Adams

Let her go – Passenger

Beauty and the beast – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

A whole new world – Aladdin

A million dreams – Greatest Showman

Just the way you are – Bruno Mars

Let it go – Frozen

Apart of that world – Disney’s The little Mermaid

Closer – The chainsmokers

There’s no feeling like this – Roy Todd

Falling star – Crusader Beach

Deep blue – Crusader Beach

Who wants to fall in love – Crusader Beach

Wildfire – Crusader Beach

Despacito – Justin Bieber

April 2019, Sindlesham Moat House

Bride entrance: Different Corner, George Michael 

Register signing to include: Thousand Years, Christina Perri

Torn, Natalie imbruglia

Endless Love, Lionel Richie/ Diana Ross

Exit after ceremony: Everything, Michael Buble 

March 2019, Four Seasons Hotel Hook

Walking down the aisle.

Christina perri- A thousand years. 


Stevie Wonder- Isn’t she lovely.

John Legend- All of Me.

Walking back Down the aisle.

 Michael buble- Everything.

January 2019

Long Crendon, 60th birthday party

  1. Elton John- your song
  2. Vanessa Carlton-1000 miles
  3. Alicia Keys- Fallin’
  4. John Legend- All of me
  5. Stevie Wonder- Isnt she lovely
  6. Adele- Someone like you
  7. Christina Perry- 1000 years
  8. Sam Smith- Too good at goodbyes
  9. Bruno Mars- Just the way you are
  10. Robert Myles- Children
  11. Greatest Showman- Never Enough
  12. Greatest Showman- this is me
  13. Greatest Showman-  Rewrite the stars
  14. Ed Sheeran- Thinking out loud
  15. Michael Jackson- I just cant stop loving you
  16. Lion King- Circle of Life
  17. Phil Collins- You’ll be in my heart
  18. Frozen- Let it go
  19. Passenger- Let her go
  20. Snow Patrol- Chasing cars
  21. Pharrell Williams- Happy
  22. Emile Sande- Read all about it
  23. James Blunt- Beautiful
  24. Aladdin- Whole new world
  25. David Bowie- Life on Mars
  26. -Lean on me
  27. Jackson 5- I want you back.
  28. Beyonce- Halo
  29. Lionel Richie- Endless love
  30. Bryan Adams- Everything I do
  31. Abba- winner takes it all.
  32. Daft Punk- Get Lucky