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Music Ideas for Weddings

Wedding Processional (seating of mothers/bridal party)

Handel - Air from Water Music Suite
Bach - Air on the G String

Bach - Arioso

Schubert - Ave Maria

Gounod/Bach - Ave Maria

Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus

Pachelbel - Canon in D

Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakme

Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Vivaldi - Largo from Winter (The Four Seasons)

Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze


​Bridal Entrance

Bach - Air on the G String

Schubert - Ave Maria

Gounod/Bach - Ave Maria

Christina Perry - A Thousand Years

Wagner - Bridal Chorus

Pachelbel - Canon in D

Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Massenet - Meditation from Thais


​Recessional (post-ceremony)

The Beatles - All You Need is Love

Vivaldi - Allegro from Spring (The Four Seasons)

Mozart - Alleluja from Exultante Jubilante

Journey - Don't Stop Believing

Handel - Entrance of the Queen of Sheba

Handel - Hallelujah Chorus

Bach - March in D Major

​Bruno Mars - Marry You

Beethoven - Ode to Joy

Mouret - Rondeau

Purcell - Trumpet Tune Purcell

Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary

Mendelssohn - Wedding March

Dockside Strings maintains a vast repertoire that spans the musical gamut - from Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Vivaldi to Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, Guns N' Roses, and Lady Gaga.  Viewing the entire collection can be intimidating.  However, we have compiled a handful of commonly requested songs for weddings.


And, for the brave of heart, our ever-expanding non-classical list of arrangements is presented further down the page.


If we don't have something you are looking for, chances are we can arrange it.​  Just let us know!

Song List

Wilmington, North Carolina
String Quartets, Trios, and Duets for any occasion

Non-Classical Repertoire
Across the Universe - The Beatles
​Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
All I Have to Do is Dream - The Everly Brothers
All of Me - John Legend
All You Need is Love - The Beatles

And I Love Her - The Beatles

Angel - Sarah McLachlan
Barbie Girl - Aqua (yes, really)
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Ben - Michael Jackson
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

Blackbird - The Beatles
Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt
Blue Moon - The Marcels
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brazil - Ary Barroso
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Franki Valli
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin
Clocks - Coldplay
Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't You Worry Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Dream a Little Dream of Me - The Mamas & the Papas
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Everyday - Buddy Holly
Fidelity - Regina Spektor
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
For the Longest Time - Billy Joel
Free - Zac Brown Band

Get Back - The Beatles
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
Gone Gone Gone - Phillip Phillips
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Happy - Pharrell
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman - Bryan Adams
Help! - The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Here There and Everywhere - The Beatles
Hey Soul Sister - Train
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor

If I Fell - The Beatles
I Get Around - The Beach Boys
I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
I'm Looking Through You - The Beatles
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Imagine - John Lennon
In My Life - The Beatles
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel

I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I Will - The Beatles
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
Jeepers Creepers - Louis Armstrong

Julia - The Beatles
Killer Queen - Queen
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
La Vie, L'Amour - Edith Piaf
Lady Madonna - The Beatles

Let It Be - The Beatles
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Looking Back - Nat King Cole
Love Song - The Cure
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Love Was Made for Me and You - Nat King Cole
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan/Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Memories of You - Louis Armstrong
Michelle - The Beatles
Miss New Orleans - Louis Armstrong
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole

Mother Nature's Son - The Beatles
Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
One-Two-Three-Four - Feist
Only Hope - Switchfoot
Only You - The Platters
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Paradise - Coldplay
Payphone - Maroon 5
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Royals - Lorde
She Caught the Katy - The Blues Brothers
She Loves You - The Beatles

She's Leaving Home - The Beatles
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Sleepwalk - Ritchie Valens
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
Someone Like You - Adele

Something - The Beatles
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Wizard of Oz
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stay - Rihanna

Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
A Summer Place - Max Steiner
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N Roses
Take on Me - A-Ha
That's Amore - Dean Martin
The Girl from Ipanema - Joao Gilberto
The Kiss - Last of the Mohicans
The One I Love - David Gray
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Ira and George Gershwin
A Thousand Years - Twilight
Two of Us - The Beatles
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline
Welcome to Paradise - Green Day
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

When I'm Sixty-Four - The Beatles

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
With or Without You - U2
Yellow - Coldplay
Yesterday - The Beatles
You and Me - Lifehouse
You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall and Oates
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles

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