We've come a long way since "Here Comes the Bride" was the most popular, if not only, choice for the bride's wedding ceremony entrance. As couples personalize more aspects of their wedding, it's only natural that they choose a song that better illustrates their love story. Seeing as this music also signals the first time a bride and groom see each other on the big day, it's important that it's meaningful, romantic, and subtle enough so as not to take away from the beauty of the moment. With that in mind, we curated a Spotify playlist of unexpectedly fitting songs for the bride's entrance.
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If you're having a string quartet or live musician play during your ceremony, they'll likely know the classics — Pachelbel's "Canon in D" and Vivaldi's "Spring" are perennial favorites. But chances are they'll have sheet music for instrumental versions of more contemporary tunes, as well. Listen to Badly Drawn Boy's "I Love NYE," Vitamin String Quartet's cover of Coldplay's "Lovers in Japan," and Landon Pigg's "Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop," and tell us you don't feel chills of happiness running down your spine. Oldies like The Beatles' "And I Love Her" and Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" also have gorgeous musical intros that will set the perfect tone for the big bridal reveal.
Though we can't guarantee you won't tear up listening to these songs, we're pretty positive that you'll find one that you'll want to play during your ceremony. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!