Your wedding day is likely to be one of the most important and memorable days of your life. A lot of stock is placed on the wedding reception, but what about the ceremony? There are many traditional, and to be honest, quite boring parts of the wedding ceremony that could easily be spruced up to match the personalities of the bride and groom. One such component is the recessional music. At many weddings you hear a rendition of the Wagner’s Bridal Chorus. Instead of opting for the same music that has been played at countless weddings, add some personality to your ceremony and select a beautiful and unique alternative. Here is a look at five beautiful alternatives to Wagner’s Bridal Chorus for brides and grooms to consider.
“La Rejouissance (Music for the Royal Fireworks)” by George Frederic Handel
If there is one song that surprises all others in terms of majesty, intensity and level of passion it is “La Rejouissance” by George Frederic Handel. This piece is rich with a majestic feel, and you cannot help put puff out your chest in pride when walking out of the church as this plays. How do I know? Well this was my choice for my own wedding recessional. You simply cannot find a more uplifting and energetic recessional march.
“Prince of Denmark’s March” by Jeremiah Clarke
Another song that can be used as a recessional is the “Prince of Denmark’s March” by composer Jeremiah Clarke. This song is incredibly beautiful, regal and the increasing intensity as the piece progresses is nothing short of exciting. The “Prince of Denmark’s March” will have the end of your wedding recession sounding as if someone was just crowned king.
“Rondeau” (Theme from Masterpiece Theater) by Jean Joseph Mouret
A highly recognizable song that could serve fabulously as a wedding recessional march is “Rondeau” by composer Jean Joseph Mouret. Many people will recognize this song at the theme from “Masterpiece Theatre.” The song is played best on an organ, and is rich, intense and jubilant. You simply cannot go wrong by selecting “Rondeau” for your wedding recessional march.
“Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” by Johann Sebastian Bach
Another great way to end your wedding ceremony with much pomp is to select Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” as your wedding recessional march. This intricate piece is sweet, beautiful and alluring. This tune will end your wedding ceremony on a feverish high note and send guests to your reception in good spirits.
“The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” by George Frederic Handel
“The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” by George Frederic Handel is another piece that is sure to leave your guests with high spirits. What better way to include it in your wedding than to use it as your wedding recessional march? End your ceremony on a high note, and leave your guests in high anticipation for the wedding reception.
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