100 Wedding Processional Songs to Set the Tone for a Magical Day

Discover the ultimate list of wedding processional songs.

Updated 11/20/19

Photo by Jenn Emerling Weddings 

When you imagine walking down the aisle into the arms of the love of your life, what music do you hear playing? No doubt about it, every bride daydreams about the wedding processional songs she might choose for the moment her parents, bridal party, and, finally, she herself will walk down the aisle to. It's no wonder why; wedding march songs set the tone for the entire ceremony.

Here are 100 wedding processional songs in every genre, including traditional, contemporary, country, Disney-inspired, movie soundtrack, and instrumental.

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"Canon in D," by Johann Pachelbel

Why We Love It: "A serene symphony of violins and a cello make for a memorable walk down the aisle that is as tranquil as it is beautiful"

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"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," by Johann Sebastian Bach

Lyrics of Love: "Jesus, joy of man's desiring/Holy wisdom, love most bright/Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring/Soar to uncreated light"

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“Ave Maria,” by Franz Schubert

Lyrics of Love: "Ave Maria/Gratia plena/Maria, gratia plena/Maria, gratia plena/Ave, ave dominus/Dominus tecum/Benedicta tu in mulieribus/Et benedictus"

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“Clair de Lune,” by Claude Debussy

Why We Love It: "A meditative piano suite, aptly translating to Light of the Moon, makes for a very poetic processional.

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“Arioso,” by Johann Sebastian Bach

Why We Love It: "An emotional piano symphony that adequately mirrors the sentiments of the moment"

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“Für Elise,” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Why We Love It: "A sweet and charming piano suite that's filled with the whimsical joy of young love"

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"Spring," by Antonio Vivaldi

Why We Love It: "An exciting composition of violin concerti that mimics the changing emotions throughout your special day"

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"Ode to Joy," by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Why We Love It: "A piece that embodies hope and causes the heart to swell along with the symphony making this the perfect soundtrack for new beginnings"

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"Here Comes the Bride (Bridal Chorus)," by Richard Wagner

Why We Love It: "Daaa dum da dum, daaa dum da dum. This is the melody that is the score of every wedding-related thought we've had since we were children"

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"Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark's March)," by Jeremiah Clarke

Why We Love It: "An uplifting organ piece that has become the traditional alternative to Here Comes the Bride"

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"Prelude in C," by Johann Sebastian Bach

Why We Love It: "A simple chord progression that evokes so much emotion is the perfect melody to take you down the aisle to your beloved"

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"Solomon, HWV 67: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba," by Georg Friedrich Handel

Why We Love It: "A whimsical arrangement with just enough grandeur for a royal entrance"

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"Appalachian Spring Suite," by Aaron Copland

Why We Love It: "An orchestral score of romantic melodies that always leaves guests with a smile. This tune gives us all the fairytale feels"

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"Thais Meditation," by Jules Massenet

Why We Love It: "A heartwarmingly touching piece that mirrors the fragile moment of ending one chapter of your life and opening a new one"

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"Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet," by Nino Rota

Lyrics of Love: "A rose will bloom/It then will fade/So does a youth/So does the fairest maid/Comes a time when one sweet smile/Has it's season for awhile/Then love's in love with me"

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"Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351," by Georg Friedrich Handel

Why We Love It: "This exciting and celebratory orchestral suite makes for an epic grand entrance"

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"Butterfly Waltz," by Brian Crain

Why We Love It: "A soothing and tender piano composition to lead you down the aisle"

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"Trumpet Tune in D Major," by Henry Purcell

Why We Love It: "This hearty and full-bodied tune is ideal for filling out large ceremony venues with its grandeur"

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"Gymnopédie No.1," by Erik Satie

Why We Love It: "This simple arrangement is full of depth, making it an ideal accompaniment to an introspective walk down the aisle"

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"Prelude-Largo," by Georg Friedrich Handel

Why We Love It: "A sweet and delicate melody full of love and affection perfectly reflects the sentiments of the moment"

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"Say You Won't Let Go," by Boyce Avenue

Lyrics of Love: "I met you in the dark/You lit me up/You made me feel as though/I was enough/We danced the night away/We drank too much/I didn't know that I was/Ready for love"

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"Higher Love," by James Vincent McMorrow

Lyrics of Love: "Think about it, there must be higher love/Down in the heart and in the stars above/Without it, life is wasted time/Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine"

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"Hymn for the Weekend," by Coldplay

Lyrics of Love: "Angel sent from up above/You know you make my world light up/When I was down when I was hurt/You came to lift me up/Life is a drink and love's a drug/Now I think I must be miles up"

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"I Choose You," by Sara Bareilles

Lyrics of Love: "My whole heart/Will be yours forever/This is a beautiful start/To a lifelong love letter/Tell the world that we finally got it all right/I choose/You/I will become yours and you will become mine"

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"Fallin' for You," by Colbie Caillat

Lyrics of Love: "I've been spending all my time/Just thinking about ya/I don't know what to do/I think I'm fallin' for you/I've been waiting all my life/And now I found ya"

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"Endless Love," by Luther Vandross feat. Mariah Carey

Lyrics of Love: "My love/There's only you in my life/The only thing that's right/My first love/You're every breath I take/You're every step I make/And I/I want to share/All my love with you/No one else will do"

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"Wonderful Tonight," by Eric Clapton

Lyrics of Love: "I feel wonderful because I see/The love light in your eyes/And the wonder of it all/Is that you just don't realize how much I love you"

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"Where Are You Going," by Dave Matthews Band

Lyrics of Love: "I am no hero/And that's for sure/But I know one thing/That's where you are, is where I belong/I do know/Where you go/Is where I want to be"

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"How Does a Moment Last Forever," by Celine Dion

Lyrics of Love: "It is love we must hold onto/Never easy, but we try/Sometimes our happiness is captured/Somehow, our time and place stand still/Love lives on inside our hearts and always will"

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"Beautiful Day," by U2

Lyrics of Love: "It's a beautiful day/Don't let it get away/It's a beautiful day/Touch me, take me to that other place/Teach me, I know I'm not a hopeless case"

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"I Love You," by Sarah McLachlan

Lyrics of Love: "It's just you and me/On my island of hope/A breath between us could be miles/Let me surround you/My sea to your shore/Let me be the calm you seek"

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"All You Need Is Love," by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "There's nothing you can know that isn't known/Nothing you can see that isn't shown/There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be/It's easy/All you need is love"

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"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)," by Sleeping At Last

Lyrics of Love: "And when I come home, I know/I'm gonna be the man who's coming home to you/And when I'm dreaming, well I know/I'm gonna dream about the time when I'm with you"

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"There Will Be Time," by Mumford and Sons feat. Baaba Maal

Lyrics of Love: "A time to love/A time to sing, a time to shine/A time to leave, a time to stay/There is a time, a time to cry/A time to love, a time to live/There is a time, a time to sing/A time to love"

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"Good Life," by OneRepublic

Lyrics of Love: "Hopelessly/I feel like there might be something that I'll miss/Hopelessly/I feel like the window closes oh-so quick/Hopelessly/I'm taking a mental picture of you now"

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"The Power of Love," by Celine Dion

Lyrics of Love: "We're heading for something/Somewhere I've never been/Sometimes I am frightened/But I'm ready to learn/Of the power of love"

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"Lucky," by Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat

Lyrics of Love: "I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again/Lucky we're in love in every way/Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed"

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"Best Day of My Life," by the American Authors

Lyrics of Love: "I hear it calling outside my window/I feel it in my soul/The stars were burning so bright/The sun was out till midnight/I say we lose control"

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"Better Together," by Us the Duo

Lyrics of Love: "But there is not enough time/And there is no song I could sing/And there is no combination of words I could say/But I will still tell you one thing/We're better together"

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"Hanging by a Moment," by Lifehouse

Lyrics of Love: "I'm falling even more in love with you/Letting go of all I've held onto/I'm standing here until you make me move/I'm hanging by a moment here with you"

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"Amazed," by Lonestar

Lyrics of Love: "Every time our eyes meet/This feeling inside me/Is almost more than I can take/Baby, when you touch me/I can feel how much you love me/And it just blows me away"

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"In Case You Didn't Know," by Brett Young

Lyrics of Love: "In case you didn't know/Baby I'm crazy 'bout you/And I would be lying if I said/That I could live this life without you/Even though I don't tell you all the time/You had my heart a long, long time ago"

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"When I Say I Do," by Clint Black feat. Lisa Hartman Black

Lyrics of Love: "When I said I do, I meant that I will till the end of all time/Be faithful and true, devoted to you/That's what I had in mind when I said I do"

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"I Run to You," by Lady Antebellum

Lyrics of Love: "This world keeps spinning faster/Into a new disaster so I run to you/I run to you baby/And when it all starts coming undone/Baby you're the only one I run to/I run to you"

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"First Love Song," by Luke Bryan

Lyrics of Love: "This is my first love song/First time I felt the words/First time I sang along/Whenever it comes on/I just think of you/And everything you do/You're my one, my from now on"

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"Make You Feel My Love," by Garth Brooks

Lyrics of Love: "When the evening shadows and the stars appear/And there is no one to dry your tears/I could hold you for a million years/To make you feel my love"

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"God Gave Me You," by Blake Shelton

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs/God gave me you for the days of doubt/For when I think I've lost my way/There are no words here left to say, it's true/God gave me you"

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"I Do,” by Jessie James Decker

Lyrics of Love: "You're my angel, you saved my life/I can't believe we're standin' here/What's mine is yours, and yours is mine/I'll love you till the end of time/I wanna spend forever with you/I do I do"

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"Making Memories of Us," by Keith Urban

Lyrics of Love: "I'm gonna be here for you baby/I'll be a man of my word/Speak the language in a voice that you have never heard/I wanna sleep with you forever/And I wanna die in your arms"

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"Me and You," by Kenny Chesney

Lyrics of Love: "Ordinary no, really don't think so/Not a love this true/Common destiny/We were meant to be/Me and you"

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"Cowboy Take Me Away," by Dixie Chicks

Lyrics of Love: "I said, cowboy take me away/Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue/Set me free, oh, I pray/Closer to heaven above and closer to you/Closer to you"

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"I Do (Cherish You)," by Mark Wills

Lyrics of Love: "I do, cherish you/For the rest of my life/You don't have to think twice/I will, love you still, from the depths of my soul/It's beyond my control/I've waited so long to say this to you"

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"Forever and Ever, Amen," by Randy Travis

Lyrics of Love: "If you wonder how long I'll be faithful/I'll be happy to tell you again/I'm gonna love you forever and ever/Forever and ever, amen"

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"When You Say Nothing at All," by Alison Kraus feat. Union Station

Lyrics of Love: "The smile on your face lets me know that you need me/There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me/A touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall"

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"From This Moment," by Shania Twain

Lyrics of Love: "From this moment, life has begun/From this moment, you are the one/Right beside you is where I belong/From this moment on"

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“Makin’ Plans,” by Miranda Lambert

Lyrics of Love: "Cause I'm not easy to understand/But you know me like the back of your hand/I'm your girl and you're my man/And we're makin' plans"

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"A Love That Will Never Grow Old," by Emmylou Harris

Lyrics of Love: "Go to sleep, may your sweet dreams come true/Just lay back in my arms for one more night/I've this crazy old notion that calls me sometimes/Saying this one's the love of our lives"

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Walk Through This World with Me," by George Jones

Lyrics of Love: "Walk through this world with me/Go where I go/Share all my dreams with me/I need you so/In life we search/And some of us find/I've looked for you/A long, long time"

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"Always," by Patsy Cline

Lyrics of Love: "I'll be loving you, always/With a love that's true, always/When the things you plan/Need a helping hand/I will understand, always, always"

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"Breathe," by Faith Hill

Lyrics of Love: "In a way I know my heart is waking up/As all the walls come tumbling down/Closer than I've ever felt before/And I know, and you know/There's no need for words right now"

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"Wonderwall," by Guitar Tribute Players

Why We Love It: "An acoustic rendition of the Oasis's willfully romantic rock song"

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"Thinking Out Loud," by the Guitar Dreamers

Why We Love It: "A sweet acoustic interpretation of Ed Sheeran's affectionate pop ballad"

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"Here Comes the Sun," by Fred Benedetti and Peter Pupping

Why We Love It: "The Beatles's famously bright and cheery song performed instrumentally on acoustic guitar"

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"Stand By Me," by Stringspace Orchestra

Why We Love It: "A string performance of Ben E. King's romantic ballad"

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"I'm Yours," by Stringspace Orchestra

Why We Love It: "An orchestral rendition of Jason Mraz's pop love song"

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"Take Me to Church," by Simply Three

Why We Love It: "A haunting violin, cello, and bass cover of Hozier's gritty, contemporary soul piece"

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"Beauty and the Beast," from Beauty and the Beast

Lyrics of Love: "Bittersweet and strange/Finding you can change/Learning you were wrong/Certain as the sun/Rising in the east/Tale as old as time/Song as old as rhyme/Beauty and the Beast"

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"When You Wish Upon a Star," from Pinocchio

Lyrics of Love: "When you wish upon a star/Makes no difference who you are/Anything your heart desires will come to you/If your heart is in your dream/No request is too extreme"

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"A Whole New World," from Aladdin

Lyrics of Love: "I can show you the world/Shining, shimmering, splendid/Tell me, princess/Now when did you last let your heart decide?/I can open your eyes/Take you wonder by wonder"

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"Can You Feel the Love Tonight," from The Lion King

Lyrics of Love: "The twisting kaleidoscope/Moves us all in turn/There's a rhyme and reason/To the wild outdoors/When the heart of this star-crossed voyager/Beats in time with yours"

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"So This Is Love," from Cinderella

Lyrics of Love: "So this love/So this is what makes life divine/I'm all aglow and now I know/The key to our heaven is mine/My heart has wings and I can fly/I'll touch every star in the sky"

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"A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes," from Cinderella

Lyrics of Love: "A dream is a wish your heart makes/When you're fast asleep/In dreams you will lose your heartaches/Whatever you wish for, you keep"

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"Ten Minutes Ago," from Cinderella

Lyrics of Love: "Fling out my arms and to sing out/The news I have found her she's an angel/With the dust of the stars in her eyes/We are dancing/We are flying/And she's taking me back to the skies"

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"You've Got a Friend in Me," from Toy Story

Lyrics of Love: "You've got a friend in me/If you've got troubles, I've got 'em too/There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you/We stick together and can see it through/'Cause you've got a friend in me"

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"Some Day My Prince Will Come," from Snow White

Lyrics of Love: "Someday my prince will come/Someday we'll meet again/And away to his castle we'll go/To be happy forever I know/Someday when spring is here/We'll find our love anew"

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"Kiss the Girl," from The Little Mermaid

Lyrics of Love: "Now's your moment/Floating in a blue lagoon/Boy, you better do it soon/The time will be better/She don't say a word/And she won't say a word/Until you kiss that girl"

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"Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," from 50 First Dates

Lyrics of Love: "Someday I wish upon a star/Wake up where the clouds are far behind me/Where trouble melts like lemon drops/High above the chimney tops that’s where you'll find me"

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"A Thousand Years," from Twilight: Breaking Dawn

Lyrics of Love: "Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years/I'll love you for a thousand more/And all along I believed, I would find you/Time has brought your heart to me"

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"All I Ask of You," from Phantom of the Opera

Lyrics of Love: "Let me be your shelter/Let me be your light/You're safe, no one will find you/Your fears are far behind you"

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"Kissing You," from Romeo & Juliet

Lyrics of Love: "Pride can stand a thousand trials/The strong will never fall/But watching stars without you my soul cried/Heaving heart is full of pain/'Cause, I'm kissing you"

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"Everlasting Love," from The Parent Trap

Lyrics of Love: "This will be an everlasting love/You've brought a lot of sunshine into my life/You've filled me with happiness I never knew/You gave me more joy than I ever dreamed of"

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"Some Enchanted Evening," from South Pacific

Lyrics of Love: "Some enchanted evening, when you find your true love/When you hear her call you across a crowded room/Then fly to her side and make her your own/Or all through your life you may dream all alone"

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"I Wanna Grow Old With You," from The Wedding Singer

Lyrics of Love: "Now, we don't need a big house/We don't need any money/All we need is you and me/And Sadie and Sunny/I got everything I want/Growing old with you"

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"One Hand, One Heart," from West Side Story

Lyrics of Love: "Make of our hands one hand/Make of our hearts one heart/Make of our vows one last vow/Only death will part us now/Make of our lives one life/Day after day, one life.

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"Because You Loved Me," from Up Close and Personal

Lyrics of Love: "You were my strength when I was weak/You were my voice when I couldn't speak/You were my eyes when I couldn't see/You saw the best there was in me"

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"(I've Had) The Time of My Life," from Dirty Dancing

Lyrics of Love: "Just remember/You're the one thing/I can't get enough of/So I'll tell you something/This could be love/Because I've had the time of my life/No, I never felt this way before/Yes I swear it's the truth"

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"My Girl," from Father of the Bride

Lyrics of Love: "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day/When it's cold outside I've got the month of May/Well I guess you'd say/What can make me feel this way?/My girl/Talkin' 'bout my girl"

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"Moon River," from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Lyrics of Love: "Moon river, wider than a mile/I'm crossing you in style someday/Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker/Wherever you're goin', I'm goin' your way"

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"Anyone Else But You," from Juno

Lyrics of Love: "I kiss you on the brain in the shadow of a train/I kiss you all starry-eyed, my body's swinging from side to side/I don't see what anyone can see in anyone else but you"

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"Take My Breath Away," from Top Gun

Lyrics of Love: "Haunted by the notion, somewhere there's a love in flames/Turnin' every turn to some secret place inside/Watchin' in slow motion as you turn my way and say/Take my breath away"

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"Love Theme," from The Godfather

Lyrics of Love: "Speak softly, love/So no one hears us but the sky/The vows of love/We make will live until we die/My life is yours and all because/You came into my world with love so softly love"

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"Star Wars: Main Theme," from Star Wars

Why We Love It: "The iconic composition is so regal and dignified it's perfect for any bride's imperial march (see what we did there?)"

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"He's a Pirate," from Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Why We Love It: "Bursting with energy, this thrilling score really makes a statement as you walk down the aisle to the biggest adventure of your life"

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"The Lake," from The Notebook

Why We Love It: "A tender melody for a day filled with romance and love"

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"Stars and Butterflies," from Pride and Prejudice

Why We Love It: "An uplifting composition that gives us all of the lovey-dovey, wedding day feels"

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"Glasgow Love Theme," from Love Actually

Why We Love It: "A heartwarming piano solo impeccably timed to a processional walk down the aisle"

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"The Portrait," from Titanic

Why We Love It: "A timeless piano composition filled with beauty, fondness, and adoration. What better soundtrack to highlight your big day than the most romantic movie of all time?"

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"The Lord of the Rings Trilogy," from The Lord of the Rings

Why We Love It: "An epic orchestral score combined with ethereal choir harmonies. Your procession will be the stuff of legends"

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"Maestro," from The Holiday

Why We Love It: "Bright and full of hope, this melody has all the gumption you need"

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"Sentimental Walk," from Love Affair

Why We Love It: "A serene and sentimental piece that builds with all of the emotions of the ceremony"

Check out our complete Spotify playlist of the best processional songs for your big day.

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