When he was a child, Mozart worried that the world would run out of music because no more could be composed. He didn’t need to worry! From movies, TV shows, video games, and other sources, there is plenty of music for you to choose for your processionals, recessionals, during the wedding, and at the reception. Read on to find out more!
Kayla and I are getting married at Ainsworth House & Gardens in late fall. Yeah, us!
We are love movies and we are avid gamers. Is there any music you could recommend for our wedding ceremony that’s different?
Kyle in Keizer, Oregon
At Ainsworth House & Gardens, we love helping our brides and grooms create a ceremony which is just as unique as they are! As a musician myself, I am always on the look out for music from another situation which could be used beautifully for a wedding like yours.
From Video Games:
- Portal 2,“The Turret Opera”
- The Elderscrolls III: Morrowind, “Nerevar Rising”
- Halo, Opening Theme
- Kingdom Hearts, “Dearly Beloved”
- Final Fantasy X, “Journey to Zanarkand”
- Portal 2, “Cara Mia Addio”
Here are a few of some incredibly unique wedding musical selections which can be performed as the processional, recessional, and at the reception.
- They Might Be Giants, “Birdhouse in Your Soul”
- Portal, “Still Alive”
- Huey Lewis & The News, “The Power of Love”
- Weezer, “Island in the Sun”
- Dropkick Murphy, “A Cadence to Arms”
- Europe, “The Final Countdown”
Movie and TV music:
- 21st. Century Fox, Main Theme
- The Muppets Take Manhattan, “Somebody’s Getting Married/He’ll Make Me Happy”
- Charlie Brown, “Linus and Lucy”
- Anne of Green Gables, “Together” by Hagwood Hardy
- The Holiday, “Gumption”
- Love Actually, “Portuguese Love Theme”
- Sense and Sensibility, “Throw the Coins”
- The Pink Panther: main theme
- Up, “Carl Goes Up”
- Braveheart, Main Theme
- James Bond: main theme
- Jurassic Park: main theme
- Mission: Impossible: main theme
From fantasy or sci-fi movies or TV shows:
- The Princess Bride, “Storybook Love”
- Edward Scissorhands, “Ice Dance”
- Howl’s Moving Castle, “Merry-Go-Round of Life”
- Quest for Camelot, “Looking through Your Eyes”
- How to Train Your Dragon, “Romantic Flight”
- Labyrinth, “As the World Falls Down”
- Superman: The Movie, The Love Theme
- Raiders of the Lost Ark, “Raiders’ March”
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, “Concerning Hobbits”
- Star Wars, “Imperial March”
- Star Wars, “Cantina Band”
- Star Trek: The Next Generation, Main Theme
- The Goonies, “The Goonies R Good Enough”
- Game of Thrones, Main Title
- Doctor Who, Main Theme (Dr. Who’s Tardis is to the left.)
And a few more:
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,
- “Harry in Winter”
- “Neville’s Waltz”
- Battlestar Galactica, “The Shape of Things to Come”
- Lost, “There’s No Place Like Home” by Michael Giacchino
You can listen to many of these on YouTube, Spotify, and other music streaming services. Have a blast!
Your friend in the wedding business,
Images courtesy of Pixabay.com.
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