5 Unique Wedding Songs to Consider
Add a personal touch to your celebration with these unique selections
By Kylie Keeler
Although songs such as "At Last" and Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" are beautiful and moving, many couples prefer to make their wedding music selections as personal as their relationship. The easiest way to ensure that you're happy with your musical choices is to select songs that represent your personal taste. There are many wedding songs that will make your music distinctive.
"Come What May": "Moulin Rouge" Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Come What May," from the popular movie musical "Moulin Rouge," starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, is a song that clearly illustrates the love and dedication that brings two people together for a lifetime. Played either as an instrumental or with vocal accompaniment, this song is a modern yet classical alternative.
"Can You Read My Mind? (Instrumental)": Love Theme from "Superman: The Movie"
Composed by celebrated film composer John Williams, "Can You Read My Mind?" an instrumental love theme from "Superman," is a soft piece with a few dynamic swells. Heavy on strings, this instrumental makes a suitable arrangement for a string quartet, bridging traditional with modern.
"I Will Follow You into the Dark": Death Cab for Cutie
Although "I Will Follow You into the Dark" is darker than other favorite wedding songs, its message is one of lifelong devotion and love until death. This song is a nice alternative for couples wanting a more profound musical statement for their wedding.
"All I Ask of You": Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera"
"All I Ask of You" is an uplifting and moving piece from the "Phantom of the Opera" that works well with vocal accompaniment or as an instrumental. Its powerful lyrics speak of promises and a lifetime of love, making it a fitting selection for a wedding song.
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World Medley": Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Cover Version
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's arrangement of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World" gives both songs a gentler medley, making it an appropriate and satisfying choice for weddings.
About the Author
Kylie Keeler is a freelance writer and contributor to DexKnows.
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