The guide below provides a starting point for choosing the music for your wedding. The possibilities are almost endless, so please let Jacqueline know about any requests or questions you have. Recordings of all of these pieces are available online.
Pre-Ceremony Music: Jacqueline typically performs a selection of Classical and traditional music during the Prelude. If you have any specific song requests, please email Jacqueline.
Wedding Party Processional Music
This is typically one piece played during the entrance of the wedding party. Common songs played during the Wedding Party Processional include:
Bride’s Processional Music (piece played during entrance of the bride)
Wagner, Bridal March from Lohengrin. This is most common piece used for the bride’s entrance, it is the “here comes the bride” tune.
Other common choices include
Additional Music during Ceremony
Sometimes there are places in the ceremony where additional music is requested, including during the lighting of a unity candle, during a sand or salt ceremony, etc.
Common choices for music during this portion include:
Recessional Music (piece played during the exit of the bridal party)
Mendelssohn, Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is the most popular and recognized recessional.
The following songs are also commonly played during the recessional:
Purcell, Trumpet Tune
Handel, Concerto in Bb major, HWV 294
Post-Ceremony music: Jacqueline typically plays an assortment of music including Classical, jazz, popular romantic, and Celtic jigs/traditional pieces. If you have any specific song requests, please email Jacqueline.