Dear Bridal Couple,

I often have bridal couples asking for suggestions for their processional, recessional, entrance to the venue, first dance and cutting of the cake songs. It’s quite tricky to recommend a song for two reasons. Firstly, people have a wide and varied taste in music nowadays. Secondly, the song is a personal choice for the couple, which normally echoes back to a first date, a romantic dinner or special vacation together, for example. Hopefully this list of songs that our previous clients requested over the 2016 – 2017 period may give you some inspiration!

Tip (especially for the grooms!): A processional means the songs that your partner will walk down the isle to. A recessional means the song that you will both walk back up the isle to once you have been declared married.

Good luck! Dan

Wedding Processional Ideas (DJ or Tech Plays)

Bridal Chorus – Wagner (Traditional)
Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years (Piano Guys Version)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel "Iz" KamakawiwoʻOle
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
George Michael – The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
Pachelbel – Cannon In D
Kygo Feat. Ed Sheeren - I See Fire
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Damian Rice – The Blower’s Daughter
Mandy Harvey – Mara’s Song
Goodluck & De Hofnar: Back In The Day
Ellie Goulding: How Long Will I Love You
Paolo Nutini – Growing Up Beside You

Wedding Recessional Ideas (DJ or Tech Plays)

Wedding March – Mendelssohn (Traditional)
U2 – Beautiful Day
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Shania Twain – From This Moment On
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
Queen – I Was Born To Love You
Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Game Of Thrones Theme - Ramin Djawadi
Coldplay – Paradise
Vampire Weekend - M79
Matthew Mole - Take Yours, And I’ll Take Mine
Pharrell - Happy
Paolo Nutini – Pencil Full Of Lead
Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Entrance To The Venue Ideas (DJ Plays)

John Legend – Love Me Now
Imagine Dragons - Top Of The World
Queen – You’re My Best Friend
Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling
Majozi - Darling
Imaginary Future Ft. Kina Grannis - Forever On Your Side
T-Pain – Buy You A Drank
Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams
Bruno Mars – Think I Wanna Marry You
Mgmg – Electric Feel
Marriage Of Figaro” By Mozart
Hozier – Jackie And Wilson
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Barry White – You’re My First, My Last, My Everything
Michael Buble – Everything
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance With Me
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
Al Bairre – Bungalow
American Authors - Best Day Of My Life
The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

First Dance Ideas (DJ Plays)

Manchester Orchestra – The Ocean
Joe Dassin- Champ Elysée
Dustin Kensrue – Pistol
Pixies – Where Is My Mind?
Mumford And Sons, Baaba Maal - There Will Be Time
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Cheek To Cheek
Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart
The Wannadies - You And Me
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Elton John – The One
Ben Folds - The Luckiest Genuine – Differences
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
Earth, Wind And Fire – September
Besame Mucho – Michael Buble
Etta James – At Last
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Westlife – I Wanna Grow Old With You
Rodriguez - “I Think Of You”
Paulo Nutini – Loving You
The Temptations – My Girl
Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams
James Morrison – I Won’t Let You Go
Beck – Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime
Ray Lamontagne: You Are The Best Thing
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
Passenger – Let Her Go
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon
Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately

Cutting Of The Cake Ideas (DJ Plays)

John Legend – All Of Me
Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime
Fleetwood Mac – Songbird
Brandi Carlile - The Story
The Archies - Sugar Sugar
Ub40 - I Got You Babe
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Fabolous Feat. Ne-Yo – Make Me Better
Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You
Shanks & Bigfoot – Sweet Like Chocolate
Thurston Harris - Little Bitty Pretty One
Dnce - Cake By The Ocean
Coldplay – Clocks
Robin Thicke - The Sweetest Love

Custom-Arranged Wedding Processional Ideas (Live Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Plays)

(See video examples of some of these tunes in the video below!)

All Of Me – John Legend
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Today – Smashing Pumpkins
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Rude – Magic!
Without You – David Guetta Feat. Usher

Custom-Arranged Wedding Recessional Ideas (Live Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Plays)

(See video examples of some of these tunes in the video below!)

Star Wars Theme – John Williams
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff

Testimonials

Thank you for making our day extremely special. All our guests loved the jazz duo (the best saxophone player in Rondebosch;) ) at the church and you guys also played so amazingly at the reception. DJ AJ then took over and we rocked the dance floor which was just so much fun! I will definitely recommend you further and once again a HUGE THANK YOU!!

 

Alexandra

April 2017

I just wanted to swing you a quick mail to say thank you so much for the sterling job you and your crew did over the weekend! Everyone from the technicians to the band and DJ were incredibly prompt, professional, friendly and accommodating. We could not have asked for anything more! The band were extremely tight and played their sets with total class and DJ Cosher had everyone jamming until the last song. It was also great of you to pop in and wish us on the day! It has been a pleasure from start to finish to deal with you company and we will be sure to recommend you to anyone in need of your service.

Trevor & Samantha

February 2017
Dan Shout Quartet