We’ve put together lovely selection of the best wedding readings and music to make planning your big day that little bit easier…
The One (Author Unknown)
When the one whose hand you’re holding
Is the one who holds your heart.
When the one whose eyes you gaze into
Gives your hopes and dreams their start,
When the one you think of first and last
Is the one who holds you tight,
And the things you plan together
Make the whole world seem just right,
When the one whom you believe in
puts their faith and trust in you,
You’ve found the one and only love
You’ll share your whole life through.
To My Dear and Loving Husband (By Anne Bradstreet)
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay.
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Roll on the Wedding! (by Catherine Smith)
The band has been booked, the cake has been made,
the photographer’s chosen, all bills have been paid.
The guests are decided, the menu too;
Something borrowed? Check! Ditto old and blue.
The stationery’s been ordered, along with the flowers,
favours are done after fiddling for hours.
The stag do’s a blur, same goes for the Hen –
won’t be drinking that much in one sitting again!
The dress has been picked, accessories bought;
there’s nothing to schedule, no more to sort.
After endless to-do lists for over a year,
it’s time to relax; the big day is here!
Sitting here with my girls as our hair gets done,
I can’t help feeling lucky to have found ‘the One’ –
Just think, by lunchtime I’ll be his new wife!
Roll on the wedding, and our new married life!
Entrance and ceremony
Bridal Chorus – R. Wagner
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, 18th Variation – S. Rachmaninoff
Butterfly Waltz – Brian Crain
Air – George F. Handel
Salut d’amour – Edward Elgar
Canon in D Major for strings – Johann Pachelbel
Spring (from The Four Seasons) – Antonio Vivaldi
The Prince of Denmark’s March – Jeremiah Clarke
Wedding March (from The Marriage of Figaro) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Marry Me – Train
Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
No Surprises – Radiohead
At Last – Etta James
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz) – Vitamin String Quartet
Use Somebody (Kings of Leon) – Vitamin String Quartet
A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys
Amazed – Lonestar
As Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
At Last – Etta James
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Frankie Valli
Come Rain or Come Shine – Ray Charles
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Everything – Michael Bublé
First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
Lucky – Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Our Love Is Here To Stay – Billie Holiday
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
The Luckiest – Ben Folds
Always Be Right There – Bryan Adams
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
Your Song – Elton John
Only Love – Ben Howard
Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
It Must Be Love – Madness
Heaven – Bryan Adams
You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
Moon River – Audrey Hepburn
Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
All Of Me – John Legend
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran