Often before the ceremony, the organist will be playing gently in the background, your guests will be chatting, and we'll be watching the door like hawks. It's always an exciting moment when we see the vicar or priest signal to us that the bride has arrived and the organist quickly wraps up the piece they are playing.
At that moment of silence, everybody realises your wedding ceremony is about to begin, and you can sense the excitement and anticipation. Here she comes!
But what piece of 'walk down the aisle' music do you chose?
Many brides we speak to are not aware that they don't have to walk down the aisle to organ music or a recording; we can sing you in instead! Most experienced wedding ceremony singers such as ourselves are experts in ensuring that whatever is sung is long enough for you to walk down at a gentle pace, but not too long so you are standing at the altar for agonising minutes waiting for the singing to finish!
Almost any traditional sacred or traditional song is suitable, and favourite 'down the aisle' songs include the 'Ave Maria' by Schubert, 'Panis Angelicus' by Franck, or the 'Pie Jesu' from Lloyd Webber's Requiem. (An unusual choice but such a lovely piece of music.)
Most UK brides enter to the Bridal March by Wagner, otherwise known as "Here comes the bride", which is originally a chorus from Wagner's opera "Lohengrin". So, if you want to start your wedding with a twist on tradition, walk in to this familiar tune sung by our professional opera signers, for a thrilling start to a memorable ceremony!