Dear Bridal Couple,

I often have 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. Perhaps the following list of songs that our previous clients requested over the 2016 – 2019 period may give you some inspiration!

Tip (especially for the grooms!): A processional means the song that your partner will walk down the isle to while you're standing at the front with the officiator. A recessional means the song that you will both walk back up the isle to once you have been declared married.

Good luck!


Wedding Processional Ideas (Technician presses "Play" as part of the service if you've hired a ceremony PA system)

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
Curtis Mayfield - So in Love
Major - Why I Love You
Cosmic Love - Florence & The Machine
I Get to Love You - Ruelle
Ave Maria - Back/Gounod
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Have I Told You Lately? - Rod Stewart
Follow the Sun - Xavier Rudd
Amazing Grace - Christine DiMarco
Close Cover - Wim Mertens
Marry Me - Train
Almost Home - Moby
Obvious - CHPTRS
Flowers in the Window - Travis
Memories - André de Villiers
Amazing Grace - Kristene DiMarco
HoHey - The Lumineers
Be My Forever - Christina Perri & Ed Sheeran
Shape of You - Wouter Kellerman & Ndlovu Youth Choir
The Ludlows - James Horner
You Are Mine - Spencer Combs
Love - John Stoddart
River Flows in You - Yiruma
Not Afraid Anymore - Halsey
I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You - Kina Grannes
The Four Seasons: Spring 1 - Vivaldi rearranged by Max Richter
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Be My Forever - Christina Perri & Ed Sheeran
The Click Song - Miriam Makeba
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Haley Reinhart
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling in Love With You - Tobi Tobi Cover
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Only Hope - Alex G (feat. Gustavo Guerrero)
I Like Me Better - Boyce Avenue ft. Emma Heesters Acoustic Cover
To Build a Home - Cinematic Orchestra
Mumford and Sons - I Will Wait
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
I Get to Love You - Ruelle
Say I Do - Sheffield

Wedding Recessional Ideas (Technician presses "Play" as part of the service if you've hired a ceremony PA system)

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
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
Budapest - George Ezra
Sky & Sand - Paul Kalkbrenner
Someone Like You - Van Morrison
Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love - Coldplay
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
Follow the Sun - Xavier Rudd
Home - Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros
Dreams - The Cranberries
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Somebody to Love - Queen
Akanamali - Sun El Musician
Baby I'm Yours - Arctic Monkeys
Follow the Sun - Xavier Rudd
Everything - Michael Buble
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
Love Changes Everything - Andrew Lloyd Webber
No Matter Where You Are - Us The Duo
Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Letters from the Sky - Civil Twilight
Africa - Ndlovu Youth Choir
Perfect - The Piano Guys
Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams
Back at One - Brian McKnight
One Day Like This - Elbow
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
This Will be an Everlasting Love - Natalie Cole
Holding On – Matthew Mole
Crazy in Love - New Tribute Kings

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
Bryan Adams - Here I Am
John Legend - A Good Night ft. Bloodpop
Vance Joy - Riptide
Calvin Harris - Feels
We Found Love - Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Crazy in Love - Beyoncé
Animal - Mike Snow
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheehan (Alex Adair Remix)
Home - Philip Philips
Goodbye Soleil - Phoenix
Chataeu (Arty Remix) - Angus & Julia Stone
For You - Liam Payne & Rita Ora
Best Day of My Life - American Authors
Tez Cadey - Seve
Sign Me Up - Matt Hartke
Never Be Another You (Reggae Remix) - El Michels Affair
You are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Howlin' For You - The Black Keys
Gloria - Umberto Tozzi
Stuck in the Middle with You - Steelers Wheel
My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
Higher Love - Ndlovu Youth Choir
From Now On - The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
Back in the Day - Goodluck & De Hofnar
Over and Over - Ben Rector
Happy - Pharrell Williams
At Last - Etta James
Paradise - George Ezra

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
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Shekinah - Suited
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way
Fall on Me (English Version) - Andrea Bocelli & Matteo Boccelli
Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
Love of My Life - Santana & Dave Matthews
Lost Frequencies - Are You With Me?
A Kiss to Build a Dream On - Louis Armstrong
Love Someone - Lukas Graham
Next to Me - Imagine Dragons
Lucky - Jason Mraz
Into My Arms - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Yours - Russel Dickerson
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
How Do I know - Matt Simons & Anne Sila
Barry White - Just the Way You Are
The Story - Brandi Carlie
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
All of Me - John Legend
Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr
Why I Loved you - Major
For Sentimental Reasons - Gregory Porter
Like I’m Gonna Lose You - Jasmine Thompson
Better Together - Us The Duo
Darling - Roan Ash
To Build a Home - The Cinematic Orchestra
Distant Travelers - Mike Love
Christina Aguilera - Bound to You
Sail Away - David Gray
Always and Forever- Luther Vandros
I Was Born to Love You - Queen

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
Sugarcoat - George Ezra
Indian Summer - Stereophonics
Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
You Do Something to Me - Paul Weller
Don't Stop til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
You are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Cabron - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Candyman - Christina Aguilera
Sugar - Maroon 5
Happy - Pharrell Williams
John Legend - All of You
You’re My Best Friend - Queen
Easy - Faith No More

Custom-Arranged Wedding Processional Ideas (Live Ensemble Plays)

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

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Everything - Michael Buble
Fields of Gold - Sting
I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone - Jimmy Cliff
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Today – Smashing Pumpkins
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Rude – Magic!
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Without You – David Guetta Feat. Usher
Yellow - Coldplay

Custom-Arranged Wedding Recessional Ideas (Live Ensemble Plays)

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

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff
Star Wars Theme – John Williams
Today – Smashing Pumpkins
Without You – David Guetta Feat. Usher


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!!



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
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