Discover how to keep traditions, wedding classics the modern way

Couples nowadays have a diverse array of music to tailor their wedding ceremony. Nevertheless, there’s a timeless charm in classical compositions that evokes a sense of love and grandeur.

Imagine the emotional resonance as “The Wedding March” by Mendelssohn or Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major” herald the ceremony’s commencement.

Below, you’ll find 19 contemporary interpretations of these cherished classics.

Classic Wedding Ceremony Music
with a modern twist
Classic Wedding Ceremony Music
1) Wedding March – Rock on Electric Guitar
2) Wedding March – Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar & Bass Guitar
3) Wedding March, Felix Mendelssohn: Jesse Ramirez, classical guitar
4) The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Academy of Ancient Music
5) Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – G.F. Händel / Ankunft der Königin von Saba / Orgel: Markus Süß
6) Berlin Song – Ludovico Einaudi
7) Canon in D – (Johann Pachelbel) – Violin & Piano
8) Canon in D (Pachelbel’s Canon) – Cello & Piano
9) Air on the G String (J. S. Bach) – HAUSER
10)  Water Music – George Frideric Handel’s – Suite No. 2 (Proms 2012)
11) MOZART / LISZT – AVE VERUM CORPUS – Piano: Cyprien Katsaris
12)  ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’ BWV.147 by J.S Bach – London String Collective play
13) Spring (La Primavera), III. Allegro, Alana Youssefian & Voices of Music RV 269 – Vivaldi Four Seasons
14) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” Serenade in G major, K.525, Allegro
15) Vivaldi Four Seasons: Winter (L’Inverno), original version. Freivogel & Voices of Music RV 297 4K
16) Salut d’Amour, E. Elgar – Anastasiya Petryshak
17) Le carnaval des animaux: XIII. Le cygne – Arr. Hazell for Cello and Orchestra
18) Marriage of Figaro Overture, Mozart – Stringspace String Quartet
19) Meditation from Thais for Violin and Piano – Jules Massenet
Final note.

Selecting music is an inherently personal decision, and when it comes to your wedding day, it’s crucial that your choices reflect your own tastes rather than following current trends.

If you’re fond of a classic piece but feel it might be a tad outdated, consider seeking out a contemporary rendition. A simple Google search could unveil surprising modern adaptations you may not have known existed.

AboutTanya McDonald
With a decade in the wedding industry and a love for weddings, I'm here to guide your journey to the altar. No matter your vision, I'll assist in creating an extraordinary day. Reach out, and let's work together for an unforgettable wedding. From the moment you entrust me as your celebrant and/or master of ceremonies, my dedication is to stand by your side at every juncture. My aim is to ensure that your journey towards your special day is adorned with cherished moments and positive encounters, culminating in a wedding day that remains etched in your memory for all the right reasons.