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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

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Non-Classical Repertoire
Pre-1960s

A Summer Place - Max Steiner
A Thousand Years - Twilight
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
All I Have to Do is Dream - The Everly Brothers
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt
Blue Moon - The Marcels
Brazil - Ary Barroso
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin

Jeepers Creepers - Louis Armstrong
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
La Vie, L'Amour - Edith Piaf
Looking Back - Nat King Cole
Memories of You - Louis Armstrong
Miss New Orleans - Louis Armstrong
Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes
My Girl - The Temptations
Only You - The Platters
Sleepwalk - Ritchie Valens
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Wizard of Oz
That's Amore - Dean Martin
The Girl from Ipanema - Joao Gilberto
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Ira and George Gershwin
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline
When I Fall in Love - Nat King Cole
When You Wish Upon a Star - Pinocchio


1960s - 1970s
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Across the Universe - The Beatles
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Annie's Song - John Denver
Blackbird - The Beatles
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Franki Valli
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
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
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
For the Longest Time - Billy Joel
Get Back - The Beatles
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
Grow Old Along With Me - John Lennon
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Help! - The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Here There and Everywhere - The Beatles
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
I Get Around - The Beach Boys
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I Will - The Beatles
I'm Looking Through You - The Beatles
If I Fell - The Beatles
Imagine - John Lennon
In My Life - The Beatles
Julia - The Beatles
Killer Queen - Queen
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Let It Be - The Beatles
Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat
Love Was Made for Me and You - Nat King Cole
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
Michelle - The Beatles
Mother Nature's Son - The Beatles
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Penny Lane - The Beatles
She Caught the Katy - The Blues Brothers
She Loves You - The Beatles
She's Leaving Home - The Beatles
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
So Happy Together - The Turtles
Something - The Beatles
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Two of Us - The Beatles
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
When I'm Sixty Four - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles
You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles
Your Song - Elton John


1980s - 1990s
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Ben - Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Rod Stewart
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman - Bryan Adams
I'll Make Love To You - Boyz II Men
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Love Song - The Cure
More Than Words - Extreme
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead
Naive Melody - Talking Heads
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Part of Your World - The Little Mermaid
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N Roses
Take on Me - A-Ha
Tale As Old As Time - Beauty and the Beast
The Kiss - Last of the Mohicans
Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
Welcome to Paradise - Green Day
With or Without You - U2
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall and Oates


2000s - Present
All of Me - John Legend
Angel - Sarah McLachlan
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Clocks - Coldplay
Fidelity - Regina Spektor
Free - Zac Brown Band
Gone Gone Gone - Phillip Phillips
Happy - Pharrell
Hey Soul Sister - Train
I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
In My Place - Coldplay
Latch - Sam Smith
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan/Adele
Marry Me - Train
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
One-Two-Three-Four - Feist
Only Hope - Switchfoot
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Paradise - Coldplay
Payphone - Maroon 5
Royals - Lorde
Someone Like You - Adele
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Starlight - Muse
Stay - Rihanna
The One I Love - David Gray
This Year's Love - David Gray
Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Yellow - Coldplay
You and Me - Lifehouse
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
Young and Beautiful - Lana del Ray

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