Wedding music ideas by Liz Hendry – Wedding Pianist – Repertoire

Wedding Music Ideas

 We often have our brides and grooms reaching out to us for wedding music ideas.  As wedding music experts we are perfectly placed to be able to guide you so that there is no need to worry or stress.  We offer our working repertoire as a guideline and ask that our brides and grooms pick from the list below.  But if what you are looking for is not there, then one or two special songs can be arranged on request. (subject to suitability – contact me).
Note this is only a sample from a larger collection.

Recently added

  • The Better Half of Me
  • Just You and I – Tom Walker
  • Someone you Loved
  • Hold Me While You Wait- Lewis Capaldi
  • Portuguese Love Theme,
  • PM’s Theme,
  • Glasgow Love Theme- Love Actually
  • You are the Reason- Callum Scott
  • You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
  • Memories- Maroon 5
  • Game of Thrones Theme
  • Shotgun- George Ezra
  • She’s Electric- Oasis
  • Latch- Sam Smith

Popular at Recent Weddings

  • A Million Dreams – From The Greatest Showman
  • Rewrite The Stars – From The Greatest Showman
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • Your Song- Elton John
  • Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
  • Kissing You- Des’ree
  • Shallow- Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • Marry You- Bruno Mars
  • The Modern Bridal Chorus by Jonathan Cain
  • Symphony- Clean Bandit
  • How Long will I love You- Ellie Goulding
  • Music from Love Actually
  • All of Me- John Legend

Full Repertoire List

Old Favourites

  • Fire and Rain-
  • You Can Close Your Eyes-James Taylor
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love- Elvis Presley
  • Lovin’ You- Minnie Riperton
  • She’s Always a Woman
  • Just the way you are- Billy Joel
  • Woman- John Lennon
  • American Pie- Don McLean
  • Bridge over Troubled Water- Simon and Garfunkel
  • We’ve only just begun- The Carpenters
  • I guess that’s why they call it the blues- Elton John
  • Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
  • Don’t it make my brown eyes blue- Crystal Gayle
  • Knowing me knowing you- Abba
  • Always on my mind- Elvis
  • Walk on by- Dionne Warwick
  • Brown eyed girl- Van Morrison
  • Can’t take my eyes off you- Andy Williams
  • The Wonder of You- Elvis Presley
  • Nights in White Satin- Moody Blues
  • Imagine
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • She Love You
  • All my loving
  • Here, There and Everywhere
  • And I love Her- The Beatles
  • Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow- The Shirelles
  • Strangers in The Night- Frank Sinatra
  • I’ll be There- Jackson 5
  • Moon River- Henry Mancini
  • Let’s Stay Together- Al Green
  • Perfect Day- Lou Reed
  • Have I told you lately- Van Morrison
  • What a wonderful world- Louis Armstrong
  • Islands in the stream- Dolly Parton/ Kenny Rogers
  • Annie’s Song- John Denver
  • Daniel
  • Candle in The Wind
  • I Guess That’s Why They Call it The Blues- Elton John
  • God Only Knows- The Beach Boys
  • Wichita Lineman- Glen Campbell
  • A Whiter Shade Of Pale- Procol Harem

Modern Ballads

  • For You- Rita Ora
  • Beneath your Beautiful- Emeli Sande
  • Say You Won’t Let Go- James  Arthur
  • Over And Over Again- Nathan Sykes
  • Perfect
  • Photograph
  • Tenerife Sea
  • Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
  • A Thousand Years- Christina Perri (Twilight)
  • If I Ain’t Got You- Alicia Keys
  • Angels
  • Eternity
  • She’s the One- Robbie Williams
  • Heaven- Brian Adams/ DJ Sammy
  • Fields of Gold- Sting
  • Lost Without You- Freya Ridings
  • Promise Me- Beverley Craven
  • Stay with me- Sam Smith
  • You do something to me- Paul Weller
  • Wings- Birdy
  • Halo- Beyonce
  • Wherever you will go- The Calling
  • Cannon Ball- Damien Rice
  • Hero- Enrique Iglesias
  • Suddenly- Billy Ocean
  • Eternal Flame- The Bangles
  • How Deep is Your Love- The BeeGees/ Take That
  • Greatest Day – Take That
  • A Million Love Songs
  • Rule the World- Take That
  • When we collide- Matt Cardle
  • Here with me- Dido
  • Kiss Me- Sixpence none the richer
  • You give me something- James Morrison
  • Somewhere only we know- Keane/ Lily Allen
  • Amazed- Lonestar
  • Little Things- One Direction
  • Trouble- Cold play
  • Careless Whisper- Wham
  • I have nothing
  • I will always love you
  • Saving all my love for you- Whitney Houston
  • For your babies – Simply Red
  • Love Me Like You Do
  • How long will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  • Just the way you are
  • Marry you- Bruno Mars
  • Words- Boyzone
  • I won’t give up- Jason Mraz
  • All of me- John Legend
  • Lately- Stevie Wonder
  • Songbird
  • Over the rainbow- Eva Cassidy
  • When you say nothing at all- Ronan Keating
  • Make you feel my Love
  • Sweetest Devotion- Adele
  • Feels Like Home- Edwina Hayes/ Randy Newman
  • Yours- Ella Henderson
  • Right Here Waiting- Richard Marx
  • Everything I do, (I do it for you) – Bryan Adams
  • Runaway- The Corrs
  • Endless love
  • Stuck On You- Lionel Richie
  • True- Spandau Ballet
  • Stay With Me- Sam Smith
  • Without You- Usher
  • Suddenly- Billy Ocean
  • Everything- Michael Buble
  • Sky full of Stars- Cold Play
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply- Savage Garden
  • 2 become 1 – The Spice Girls
  • The One- Kodaline
  • Forever Love- Gary Barlow
  • From This Moment On- Shania Twain
  • A Groovy Kind of Love- Phil Collins
  • Grow Old With Me- Tom Odell
  • Hero- Enrique Iglesias
  • Hold Back The River- James Bay
  • Home- Gabrielle Aplin
  • It Must Be Love- Madness
  • Let Her Go- Passenger
  • Marry Me- Train
  • Open Arms- Journey
  • Suddenly- AngryAnderson
  • The Power Of Love- Frankie Goes To Hollywood/ Gabriella Alpin
  • Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson / Justin Timberlake
  • Symphony- Clean Bandit
  • Despacito- Luis Fonsi/ Justin Bieber
  • Firework- Katy Perry
  • Real Love- Tom Odell/ John Lennon

Something Different

  • Sweet child of mine- Guns n Roses
  • Bring me to life- Evanescence
  • Children- Robert Miles
  • Everytime We Touch- Cascada
  • Handbags and the Gladrags- Rod Steward/ Stereophonics
  • Maybe Tomorrow
  • Have a nice day-
  • Not Nineteen Forever- Courteeners
  • Sit Down- James
  • When Love Takes Over- David Guetta
  • Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  • Adventure of a Lifetime
  • Fix You
  • Viva La Vida
  • Paradise
  • Trouble
  • Clocks- Coldplay
  • Nothing Else Matters- Metallica
  • The Final Countdown-Europe
  • Titanium- David Guetta
  • Firestone- KygoHear You Me- Jimmy Eat World
  • You and me song- Wannadies
  • Hey Soul Sister- Train
  • Weather with you – Crowded House
  • Whatever
  • Don’t look back in anger
  • Songbird
  • Half the world away
  • She’s Electric
  • Wonderwall- Oasis
  • More than words- Extreme
  • Space Oddity- David Bowie
  • I am the Resurrection
  • Waterfall- Stone Roses
  • Caribbean Blue- Enya
  • Chasing cars- Snow Patrol
  • Driftwood- Travis
  • Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime- The Korgis
  • Rude- Magic
  • With or Without You- U2
  • I don’t Want to Miss a Thing- Aerosmith
  • Can’t Get You Out of My Head- Kylie Minogue
  • Chandelier- Sia
  • I’ll Stand by You- The Pretenders
  • Higher Love-James Vincent Mc Morrow
  • A Design for Life- Manic Street Preachers
  • Always
  • Bed of Roses- Bon Jovi
  • Use Somebody- Kings of Leon
  • Starlight- Muse
  • One day like this- Elbow
  • Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen
  • America- Razorlight
  • Hold back the River- James Bay
  • Wicked Game- Chris Isaak
  • Another Love- Tom Odell
  • Real Love- Tom Odell/ John Lennon
  • The Man who can’t be moved- The Script
  • Alone- Heart
  • Please, please please- The Smiths
  • Warmness on the Soul- Avenged Sevenfold
  • Always- Blink 182
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony- The Verve
  • Romeo and Juliet-Dire Straits
  • Black Hole Sun- Soundgarden
  • Zombie- The Cranberries
  • Iris- The Googoo Dolls
  • Everlong-
  • The Best of You – Foo Fighters
  • Don’t You Worry Child- Swedish House Mafia
  • Driftwood- Travis
  • Good Riddance (time of Your Life)- Green Day
  • Never Stop – Safety Suit
  • Mad World- Tears For Fears
  • Time After Time
  • True Colours–Cyndi Lauper
  • Promises – Sam Smith and Calvin Harris

From stage and screen

  • This is me
  • Rewrite The Stars
  • A Million Dreams
  • Never Enough- The Greatest Showman
  • I dreamed a dream
  • Bring him home
  • On my own- Les Miserables
  • Somewhere
  • Maria
  • Tonight- West side story
  • Glasgow Love Theme- Love Actually
  • Cavatina- The Deer Hunter
  • Forever Autumn- War of the Worlds
  • Love Changes Everything- Aspects of Love
  • Let it go- Frozen
  • She’s like the wind
  • Hungry eyes
  • I’ve had the time of my life- Dirty Dancing
  • Across The Stars- Star Wars
  • My heart will go on- Titanic
  • Circle of Life
  • Can you feel the love tonight- The Lion King
  • A Whole New World- Aladdin
  • Beauty and The Beast
  • Music of the Night
  • All I Ask of You- Phantom of the Opera
  • A Thousand Years
  • Bella’s Lullaby
  • Flightless Bird American Mouth
  • Sleeping At Last- Turning Page- Twilight
  • May It Be – Enya- Lord of the Rings
  • Somewhere out there- An American Tail
  • The Best That You Can Do- Arthur’s Theme
  • The Rose- Bette Midler
  • The Imperial March- Star Wars
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me- Toy Story
  • Beauty and The Beast
  • I see you – Avatar
  • I’m kissing you- Romeo and Juliet
  • Arthur’s Theme (Best that you can do)
  • Everything I do- Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
  • My Girl- Smokey Robinson
  • Part of your world- The Little Mermaid
  • I’ll Be There For You- The Rembrants
  • Jurassic Park
  • Take My Breath Away- Top Gun
  • I See The Light- Disney- TangledHow Far I’ll Go- Disney- Moana.

Swing/Lounge Style

  • Georgia on my mind
  • Night and Day
  • All the things you are
  • Embraceable you
  • Laura
  • You do something to me
  • Ain’t Misbehaving
  • Unforgettable
  • Can’t help lovin’ Dat Man
  • Misty
  • Blue Moon
  • At Last
  • It had to be you
  • I know Why
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
  • I’m getting Sentimental over you
  • The Nearness of You
  • Deep Purple
  • Sweet Lorraine
  • Love is here to stay
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Strangers In The Night
  • When I Fall In Love

More formal wedding music ideas

  • Canon – Pachelbel
  • I Giorni- Einaudi
  • Wedding March – Mendelssohn
  • Bridal March- Jonathan Cain
  • Bridal Chorus – Wagner
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach
  • Ave Maria – Schubert
  • I vow to thee my country – Holst
  • River Flows in You- Yiruma
  • Flower Duet- Delibes
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba- Handel
  • Butterfly Waltz- Brian Crain

Ceremony suggestions section

We hope the above list provided some great wedding music ideas.  Below,  are some guidelines on how to plan your wedding ceremony music.  In our experience you need 1 song for bridal entry, 2-3 songs for signing and 1 for leaving together for your grand exit

Bridal entry ideas

  • Pachelbel’s Canon (Very popular and great as I can make fit to any timescale)
  • Bridal Chorus (here comes the bride!) I also have a really nice gentle, modern piano version of this by Jonathan Cain.
  • Halo – Beyonce How Long Will I Love You- Ellie Goulding (Also nice during signing)
  • A Thousand Years from Twilight – Christina Perri
  • River Flows In You- Yiruma

Popular wedding music ideas for signing register / bridal entry / end of ceremony

  • Your Song- Elton John
  • Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
  • Heaven- Bryan Adams/ DJ Sammy
  • Fields of Gold- Sting
  • Amazed by You – Lonestar
  • She’s the One- Robbie Williams
  • When You Say Nothing At All- Ronan Keating
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • We’ve Only Just Begun- The Carpenters
  • Saving All My Love For You- Whitney Houston
  • Little Things- One direction
  • All of Me- John Legend
  • I’m Kissing You from Romeo and Juliet
  • If I Aint Got You- Alicia Keys
  • Moon River – Henry Mancini
  • The One- Kodaline
  • Promise Me- Beverly Craven
  • Have I Told You Lately- Van Morrison
  • Eternal Flame- The Bangles
  • Lets Stay Together- Al Green
  • Everything I Do- Bryan Adams
  • Photograph- Ed Sheeran
  • Suddenly- Angry Anderso
  • Songbird- Eva Cassidy
  • I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz
  • Annie’s Song- John Denver
  • Flower Duet- Delibes 

End of ceremony

  • Wedding March
  • Greatest day – Take That
  • Marry You- Bruno Mars
  • Sky full of stars- Coldplay
  • The you and me song- The Wannadies

These are all interchangeable other than the more traditional bridal chorus and wedding march. I would suggest that it is quite nice to have a more upbeat piece of music at the end if you want to slot one in somewhere. This is the chance to have something a bit more unusual if you have a special song.  Of course sticking to the more gentle music is also nice.  Ultimately, it is your big day and we want to make it perfect for you.  We hope there wedding music ideas are helpful.

Feedback from Mrs Alison Wright. Wedding -  Mitton Hall January 2017

Liz Hendry's repertoire is a great source for wedding music ideas

Liz! Oh my word! Where do I even begin. We believe it was fate that we went to that one (and only) wedding fair at Mitton Hall – you took our breath away with your talent and was such an easy choice for our wedding. Even though we already had so much going on, we had to book you as you are too amazing to not play a part in our big day. You catered to our every need and even had a rehearsal with a singer we know. You went above and beyond for us and everything you did is massively appreciated. You made the day so special. Thank you for putting such a good song list together to fit our theme. I could’ve sat and listened all night. You’re just wonderful! And so is your lovely partner (thank you for watching my little one during the rehearsal). LOOK NO FURTHER for your wedding entertainment – amazing! Xx