One easy way to put some personality into your wedding is to swap out the traditional “Canon” by Pachelbel for something that speaks to you and your soon-to-be-husband. This could be the song that was playing when you first met, or something with inspiring, partnership-related lyrics. The song could fit the overall tone of your Tahoe wedding, or be totally out-of-the-blue. Walking down the aisle is your special moment, so don’t hold back. It’s your time to shine, your time to walk toward the love of your life accompanied by a meaningful tune.
Questions to ask when picking your processional song are:
1. Do you want lyrics?
2. Do you want something guests aren’t expecting?
3. Do you want something romantic?
4. Do you want something slow?
Here are 14 nontraditional processional songs that’ll make the entire ceremony’s hearts melt, and since I’m on a popcorn kick, I’m going to say like butter over freshly-popped popcorn. But this is just the start–just something to get your creative juices flowing. I recently went to a wedding where the bride walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “Moon River,” and it was tear-inducing. Elegant doesn’t do the song justice.
“Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez
“Everyday” by Buddy Holly
“Boom Clap” by Lennon & Maisy
“Can’t Help Falling In love” by Ingrid Michaelson
“Is This Love” by Bob Marley
“Moon River” by Andy Williams
“Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones
“Lucky” by Jason Mraz, featuring Colbie Caillet
“Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver
“Wonderwall” by Ryan Adams
“She” by Elvis Costello
“I Won’t Give Up” Jason Mraz
“Awake My Soul” by Mumford and Sons