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Instrumental Wedding Ceremony Music

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I love attending weddings; it's so romantic to witness two people profess their love to each other. I remember years ago being a bridesmaid for the first time during a cousin's wedding. It was so beautiful, but what made the ceremony extra special was the music.

When I got married myself I saw to it that the wedding plans were based on what we wanted. My husband and I didn't hire a wedding coordinator, instead we made all the plans and arrangements ourselves. Of course it was difficult and at times nerve-wracking, but all in all we were pleased with the outcome. Among the many details I focused on was the music; from the wedding ceremony down to the reception, I made a point to choose the music we both love.

If you are planning your special day and looking for music to match the occasion, here are several instrumentals to choose from. These music pieces are great for the prelude, processional and recessional parts of the wedding ceremony. Click on the title to hear a music sample and the name of the composer to learn more about him.

Instrumental Wedding Ceremony Music

  • "Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin" ("Here Comes the Bride") by Richard Wagner (Note: Guitar arrangement from YouTube)

  • "Canon in D" by Johann Pachelbel (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Guitar Concerto in D Major" (2nd Movement) by Antonio Vivaldi (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Trumpet Tune and Air" by Henry Purcell (Note: 30 second sample from dewolfer music)

  • "Wedding March" by Felix Mendelssohn (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Promenade" (from "Pictures At An Art Exhibition") by Modest Mussorgsky (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Cantata No. 156: Arioso" by Johann Sebastian Bach (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Andante" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Piano Concerto No.21, KV 467 - Andante" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Spring" (from the Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Sheep May Safely Graze" (Cantata No.208) by Johann Sebastian Bach (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Clair de lune" by Claude Debussy (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff (Note: YouTube video)

  • "Morning" (from Peer Gynt) by Edvard Grieg (Note: Windows Media Player/ midi from weddingguideuk.com)

  • "Laudate Dominum" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Note: Windows Media Player/ midi from weddingguideuk.com)
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