choosing your 'walking down the aisle' music

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

It wasn't until I started planning my own wedding that I realised how many decisions there are to make along the wedding journey. At the time each decision seems so important - your wedding is meant to be one of these most memorable days of your life right?

Music for me was one thing I wanted to be perfect. I wanted the perfect 'walking down the aisle' song, original, not too cheesy, enough emotion to bring tears to everyone's eyes but not so emotional that it would turn me into a sobbing mess.

I didn't have anything specific in mind, other than knowing that I didn't want Wagner's traditional wedding processional or Pachelbel's Canon in D, which is done to death in my opinion (apologies if you're reading this and had/have chosen this piece of music).

So I spent hours on the internet reading recommendations from all over the place, and a short-list of songs began to form...

But none were really quite right.

And then my awesome, amazing husband-to-be happened upon The Wedding song by Angus & Julia Stone - and we knew we had found the one. We asked a very talented friend of ours to play and sing it live as I walked down the aisle. Our version was minus the harmonica... and yes, it did bring tears to my eyes...

And here I am... walking down the aisle with my Dad. A friend snapped this pic of us with her compact camera, it's one of my favourite photos from our wedding day...

Walking down the aisle on our wedding day

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  1. Great photo! I love this song, too! Nice choice!

  2. this is so sweet! I'll keep this song in mind for my day...! Found you through the link up :)

  3. Oh my gosh, I have not even thought of this and I'm getting married in October. Hmm ... there really are SO many decisions you never think about! I'll have to check out your list; thanks for the suggestions. :)

  4. You look so beautiful! What a great photo!