Wedding Ceremony Music | Something Different

Choosing the ceremony music for my wedding was a year-long battle. I only supplied our DJ with the music the week of the wedding. The first stumbling block was not considering that my fiancé would have an opinion about what I walked down the aisle to. The diva in me said “this is my moment, my choice” but just as much as I had been thinking about my, soon to be, husband seeing me for the first time, so had he. He wanted something classical/traditional, I wanted to rock down the aisle to a cut of Crystal Fighters You & I.  The second problem was that I just really wasn’t a love song person, at least not obvious love songs.

I spent a lot of time trawling the internet, creating cuts of tracks on my iPod, and pulling my hair out. After a lot of searching I came across a composer called Dmitri Shostakovich who composed a piece called Romance from the Gadfly. As beautiful as it was I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it two steps without blubbing. I looked through his other pieces and came across Tahiti Trot/Tea for Two. It was perfect. Happy, the right pace and would set the right tone for the day, plus the title “Tea for Two” was very apt. As for Crystal Fighters, we walked out to You & I. Marriage is about compromise after all.

WARNING: You will not find Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Celine Dion on this list!

All links to You Tube Audio

Here’s my choice of alternative ceremony music.

  1. Crystal Fighters – You & I
  2. Crystal Fighters – Plage
  3. Crystal Fighters – At Home
  4. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero’s – Home
  5. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero’s – Om Nashi Me
  6. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero’s – Carries On
  7. Coldplay – Us Against The World
  8. Coldplay – Swallowed by The Sea
  9. Coldplay – Green Eyes
  10. Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me
  11. Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
  12. Fleetwood Mac – Songbird
  13. Fleetwood Mac – Mystified
  14. Eric Clapton – Sunshine of Your Love
  15. Bibio – Lovers Carvings
  16. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  17. Karen O and The Kids – Igloo
  18. Karen O and The Kis – All is LoveGreat Exit song
  19. Vide Cor Meum (See my Heart) – Various, chosen version Katherine Jenkins
  20. Ludovico Einaudi – I Giorni
  21. Moby – God Moving Over The Face of The Water
  22. Carter Burwell – Bella’s Lullaby
  23. Tom Player – Elaina’s Theme
  24. Vitamin String Quartet – Get Lucky
  25. Vitamin String Quartet – HomeCover of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero
  26. Barry Louis Polisar – You’re as Sweet as Sugar on a Stick
  27. Barry Louis Polisar – All I want is You
  28. Barry Louis Polisar – Me and You
  29. Billy Joel – She’s Got A Way
  30. Billy Joel – She’s Always a Women to Me
  31. Band of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You
  32. Jamiroquai – You Give Me Something
  33. Dusty Springfield – Look of Love
  34. Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares for Me
  35. Embrace – Gravity
  36. Florence and the Machine – Cosmic Love Acoustic
  37. Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life
  38. Lumineers – Ho Hey
  39. Regina Spektor – Us
  40. Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
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