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Instrumental wedding songs to add atmosphere to your big day

Classical and modern instrumental wedding songs to accompany your wedding moments

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Instrumental wedding songs to add atmosphere to your big day
Find the perfect instrumental songs for your big day. Jude Middleton Photography

Looking for some gorgeous instrumental wedding songs for your big day music? 
We’ve rounded up our favourite classical wedding music, movie soundtracks and instrumental versions of modern pop songs. All of which would make the perfect soundtrack for your processional or recessional walk, while you’re signing the register or simply as a background track throughout the day.

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Modern instrumental music for your wedding
Love a modern pop song, but not sure the lyrics are quite right? There are plenty of instrumental versions out there! Check out the Vitamin String Quartet who have so many gorgeous versions modern love songs and The Piano Guys, who do hundreds of gorgeous covers and sometimes mix with classical too.

And I Love Her – United Guitar Players (originally by The Beatles)
A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys (originally by Christina Perri)
All of Me – The O’Neill Brothers Group (originally by John Legend)
Chasing Cars – The Vitamin String Quartet (originally by Snow Patrol)

Firework – Dallas String Quartet (originally by Katy Perry)
Get Lucky – Vitamin String Quartet (originally by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams)
Here Comes the Sun – Whalebone (originally by George Harrison)
Home – Vitamin String Quartet (originally by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros)
Hoppípolla – Sigur Rós
How to Save a Life – Piano Tribute Players (originally by The Fray)
I Will Wait – 2Cellos (originally by Mumford & Sons)
Rolling in The Deep – The Piano Guys (originally by Adele)
Stay with Me – Vitamin String Quartet (originally by Sam Smith)
What Makes You Beautiful – The Piano Guys (originally by One Direction)

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Classical music for your wedding 
Planning a traditional big day? Classical music will set the mood and create a buzz of excitement before you arrive. You’ll be surprised by how many of these big day classics you know…

Air  from Water Music – Handel
Alla Hornpipe from Water Music – Handel
Autumn, The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Blue Danube – Strauss
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin – Wagner
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach 
Kiss the Rain – Yiruma

Salut d'Amour – Elgar
Spring, The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Summertime – George Gershwin
The Arrival of The Queen of Sheba – Handel
The Prince of Denmark’s March – Clarke
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Wedding March – Mozart
Winter, The Four Seasons – Vivaldi

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Movie soundtracks for your wedding day
Film fans? Add a movie soundtrack can be a subtle way of incorporating your favourite big screen moment into your wedding day.

Balcony Scene (from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet) – Craig Armstrong
Feather theme (from Forrest Gump) – Alan Silvestri
Hedwig’s theme (from the Harry Potter films) – John Williams
Jaws theme – John Williams
Jurassic Park theme – John Williams
Let It Go (from Frozen) – The Piano Guys
Glasgow Love Theme Suite (from Love Actually) – Craig Armstrong

My Heart Will Go On (orchestral), Titanic theme – James Horner
Star Wars theme – John Williams
Storybook Love, instrumental (The Princess Bride theme) – Mark Knopfler
The Lord of the Rings theme – Howard Shore
Married Life (Up theme) – Michael Giacchino

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