11 Classical Church Wedding Songs [Walk Down the Aisle To 2024 in Ireland]

What is the perfect classical church music to walk down the aisle to in Ireland? The following are 11 of the most popular pieces. Instrumental pieces work the best. They focus the attention on the bride and her processional.

11 Classical Processional Wedding Songs

1. Bridal Chorus – Wagner

This is probably the most famous of all processional songs. Although this wasn’t what Meghan walked down the aisle to it would still have worked.

2. Air on a G String – Bach

Air on a G string is one of the most recognisable pieces in classical music. It resonates excellently and is perfect church music for walking down the aisle to. A string quartet is a great choice to play this processional.

3. Arrival of The Queen of Sheba – Handel

Full of energy and life Handel’s Arrival of The Queen of Sheba gives that big entrance feel. Played by an organist it will resonate throughout your church.

4. The Four Seasons: Spring 1 – Vivaldi, Recomposed by Max Richter

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are just perfect for wedding ceremony music. The recomposed version by Max Richter has become the choice of many. Oh and I nearly forgot to mention – It was featured in the hit series of Bridgerton.

5. Canon in D – Pachelbel’s Canon

Canon in D is just one of those timeless classics. It works so well for a walking down the aisle to. It builds to such a lovely crescendo and has holds its rhythm just perfectly.

6. Flower Duet from Lakmé – Delibes

Little did Delibes know that his Flower Duet would become such a popular piece of wedding music. This mainly stems from the fact that it is often used in films and tv adverts.

7. Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart

Mozart composed this motet in 1791 during the final year of his life. It was written for a friend who was a church musician. Bearing this in mind it is perfect church music piece to be played for a wedding processional.

8. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is often performed at church ceremonies including weddings. It has a wonderful pace for walking down the aisle to.

9. Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod

Having your wedding singer sing Ave Maria will raise the hairs on any bodies neck. It is a a beautiful melody to help you float down the aisle to.

10. Cello suite No. 1 – Bach

Bach has so many wonderful church wedding pieces to choose from. Cello suite No. 1 is another excellent example of this. It would be perfect for a smaller wedding giving a wonderfully intimate feeling.

11. Largo from Xerxes – Handel

Would you’d like that royal feeling for your wedding processional? Look no further than Largo from Xerxes if so. It has a “beautiful plaintive melody“.