The wedding entrance. It’s simply iconic. But tell us: When you visualize a bride or groom taking that mesmerizing march down the aisle, what music do you hear? Think hard. What you play makes a statement. Over the years, our pro team of wedding photographers and videographers has seen (and heard) it all. Here are 17 of our top picks for best wedding entrance songs to walk down the aisle to.
No surprise here, right? But hey, it’s a classic for a reason! This song might just be the most wedding-ey one out there. When you hear Canon in D start to play, with its lilting violin melody and gentle bass, you know a wedding is going down.
How sweet is it to compare your spouse-to-be to the actual, literal, sun? That’s what you’re implying when you play this classic during your wedding entrance. Bright, warm. Your love is something you couldn’t live without. Pretty deep, huh?
Any Twilight fans out there? You may recognize this song—well, the instrumental version of this song—as the one Bella Swan walks down the aisle to on her way to marry undead hunk and sparkly, golden-eyed charmer Edward Cullen. Gentle, slow and oh so romantic, this song has been growing in popularity over the years for its simple beauty. It’s enough to make even the coldest vampire swoon. This is definitely a favorite wedding entrance song.
One more stop on the Twilight train before we move on. This song debuted in the credits of Breaking Dawn (part one) and became a sleeper hit. The lyrics alone are enough to make you fall in love: “Every breath, every hour has come to this.” I mean, COME ON. The whole thing is about taking “one step closer” to your soulmate and embarking on your future together. That pretty much makes it the perfect wedding entrance song, right?
When you get married, you’re pledging to love your partner for everything they are, with everything you are. Mr. Legend got it right with this song. The title says it all. John Legend is certainly an icon when it comes to wedding entrance songs!
A straight-up stunner in his day, my man Elvis had women around the world pining for him. But this song? It’s not about Elvis. This hit is designed to make you pine after your own special someone. Sweet, relatable. There’s a reason it’s still so popular after all these decades.
Another classic. Y’all. This is literally the “here comes the Bride” song. It pretty much sounds like a chorus of angels singing you down the aisle, voices swelling with heavenly delight. No doubt with this pick, all eyes will be on you as you make your grand entrance. It’s an ideal choice for a stately church wedding, but really, it works at any venue.
“Up” is a beloved movie, even though it has a habit of making folks cry their eyes out. But let’s face it, the four-minute montage featuring Carl and Ellie’s love story is where the true magic lies. It’s a heart-wrenching look at love and marriage. And you can’t help but think of true love whenever this theme starts to play. Maybe that’s what’s making it such a popular pick these days for lovestruck couples walking down the aisle?
Okay, this isn’t really a song, but while we’re talking movies, we have to mention this. These days, talented musicians can take pretty much any movie theme (from Jurassic Park to Star Wars) and turn it into a beautiful wedding march. The result? Dramatic. Cinematic. With a touch of your personality, for good measure.
What’s up with all these guys named Johann composing some of the most gorgeously classic wedding songs out there? This is another familiar tune that sounds absolutely royal. You hear this song, you think wedding. There’s just no going wrong with this one!
Things really do seem rose-colored when you’re getting married. That’s what love does, after all! So it just makes sense to celebrate your lovely, rose-tinted day with his romantic classic.
Be honest. Was anyone really expecting a movie about cartoon lions to gift us one of the GREATEST LOVE SONGS IN HISTORY?! Oh, Elton. You didn’t have to go this hard, but we’re glad you did. Passionate, slow, even a little sexy. This enchanting song is the perfect mix of love and nostalgia, especially for Disney fans looking to add a touch of fun to their ceremony.
This sweet piano ballad by Ben Rector says it best: “Everything is different since you’ve been around.” If you’re looking for something slow and brimming with emotion, this is the wedding entrance song for you.
You’ve been waiting for this day. Planning it. Dreaming about it—maybe even since you were a kid. And now, it’s finally here. AT LAST. No song better encapsulates that feeling of relief and elation that comes when you find yourself finally walking toward your partner on your wedding day than this revolutionary classic. Sing it, Etta!
This song is so emotionally evocative, it won’t leave a dry eye in the house. Plucked on a simple Ukelele and accompanied by gorgeous vocals, this version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” is about so much more than romance. It’s about dreaming and wishing and looking forward to brighter days ahead. Upbeat and warm, it also makes the perfect entrance song for a beach wedding.
Moon River is a dreamy song that oozes adoration. It was first sung by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and even won the Academy Award for Best Song in 1961. But modern adaptations put a fresh, modern spin on this lovely wedding lullaby.
Ed Sheeran wrote this song for his bride, so it’s no mystery why it perfectly (pun intended) captures the joyful bliss that comes with marrying your best friend. A melody made for couples who absolutely adore each other, it sounds like pure joy wrapped up in a shimmery, gossamer bow. As Chandler Bing would say, could it BE more perfect?
Wheater you go “old school” or stick to something new and trendy for your wedding entrance song, we are certain that this will be one of the most special moments. We would love to be there to capture that for you. Haven’t hired a photo and video team yet? Send us a message today to check our availability.