Classical music and weddings go together like two peas in a pod. Think about it — when you close your eyes and imagine a ceremony, for example, what do you hear? Most likely, it's strains of Mendelssohn's "The Wedding March" or Pachelbel's "Canon in D." These songs harken back to the earliest days of weddings as we know them, and all musicians can (most likely) play them with their eyes closed.
Though we're all about updating and personalizing every part of a ceremony and reception to your liking, there's something about these tunes that strike up the most sentimental feelings. Naturally, we curated a Spotify playlist of our favorite classical music songs for the purist in all brides!
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We obviously included the two songs mentioned above, because they are by far the most common and popular. Others, though, are equally appropriate. We're huge fans of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," Delibes's "Flower Duet," Debussy's "Clair de Lune," and Bach's "Ave Maria." They're all elegant, simple, and provide a lovely backdrop to a processional. We also included Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Handel's "Water Music," Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," and selections from Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" for good measure.
Most brides assume they should include at least one classical song in their wedding playlist, but after listening to these, we have a feeling that more than one will make the cut! Sit back, relax, and enjoy these songs that couples have gotten married to for decades.