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 One of my favorite parts of a wedding is the music! For my wedding, I spent careful consideration choosing my processional, recessional, and first dance songs. I wanted songs that would fit the moment perfectly. For the processional, I think that it should build up to that beautiful moment when the bride enters. {Canon in D and Here Comes the Bride just don't do it for me!} So, here are my top picks for processional songs! Be sure to listen the whole way through the songs so you hear every crescendo and beautiful note!

1. You are on our side- Bethany Dillon. My sister and one of my friends both used this song for their processional. The touching worship of our Savior in this song and the grand crescendo make it the perfect entrance song!

 2. Hoppipolla- Sigur Ros. This hauntingly beautiful medley has a crescendo that make you want to stand up for the bride as soon as it starts!

3. Turning Page (instrumental)- Sleeping at Last. Ok, ok I know this was used in Twilight, but isn't it lovely? I just love me some good piano and strings music!

4. There’s No Place Like Home- Michael Giacchino (LOST soundtrack). This song holds a special place in my heart as it was my own processional song! LOST was our favorite show (we became friends because of it) and the music makes us cry every single time. I started descending the stairs at minute 1:23  :)

5. A Thousand Years- Piano Guys. This cover of Christina Perri's A Thousand Years is absolutely perfect. There go that piano and strings again!

6. You Make Beautiful Things (acoustic)- Gungor. I love acoustic versions of songs and this one is no exception. This beautiful testament to how the Lord makes beautiful things out of our lives is simply perfect for an entrance song. Pay attention to minute 2:30. 

7. Reign of Love- Coldplay. One of my brides used the next two songs as her processional. This pretty little Coldplay song she used as her bridesmaids were walking down the aisle. 

8. Together- Hagwood Hardy (Anne of Green Gables).   And this was her bridal processional. Anyone else a fan of Anne of Green Gables? It made me tear up while shooting her walking down the aisle! {start it at 20 seconds!)

9. Secrets- Piano Guys. Can you tell that I love the Piano Guys? This version of One Republic's Secrets mixed with Beethoven's 5th is AMAZING.

10. Love Story/Viva la Vida- Piano Guys. I know, another Piano Guys cover, but they are genius! This crescendo is to die for. (End the song at minute 3:44)

11. Portuguese Love Theme- Love Actually soundtrack. This is one of my favorite holiday movies and the whole soundtrack is wonderful. This song is the best from the movie and I think it would be beautiful as a processional! (Minute 1:57 crescendo!)

12. Gumption- The Holiday soundtrack. I just love soundtracks. There's something so special and grand about them. From another one of my favorite holiday movies, enjoy this heart warming song! (Start at minute 1:25 and end at minute 3:00. The crescendo is at minute 2:20)

13. Romantic Flight- How to Train your Dragon soundtrack. I could soar right out of my seat listening to this soundtrack. (A little Scottish sounding at first but again the crescendo at minute 1:10 is PERFECT!)

14. Throw the Coins- Sense and Sensibility soundtrack. I couldn't let down my Jane Austen fans. This track from Sense and Sensibility is heart-warmingly lovely.

15. Carl Goes Up- Up soundtrack. Lastly, looking for something a little more lighthearted but still beautiful? Try this amazing song from the movie Up! (End it at 52 seconds)

I hope some of these songs took your breath away and helped you find the perfect processional song! For even more processional song ideas, check out my new blog post 10 More Unique Processional Songs.

Looking for recessional songs? Check out my post 15 Best Unique Recessional Songs.

To find that special dance song for your wedding, go to my post The Best Reception Special Dance Songs

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