5 Unique Songs for Your Walk Down the Aisle
The walk down the aisle is one of the most special moments in a wedding ceremony. The bride and groom may be seeing each other for the first time, the bride may be walking down the aisle with a loved one, and of course, it's the first time guests get to see the bride. This very special moment deserves a special song and with literally thousands to choose from, it can be a difficult decision. All of my couples receive a document with a long list of potential songs for their ceremony however here are five original and cover songs to get you thinking outside the box.
John Mayer - XO (Beyonce Cover)
This cover of Beyonce's 'XO' strips the song back to reveal just how heartwarming the lyrics are and it's the perfect tempo for a walk down the aisle.
Your love is bright as ever
Even in the shadows
Your heart is glowing
And I'm crashing into you
In the darkest night hour (in the darkest night hour)
I'll search through the crowd (I'll search through the crowd)
Your face is all that I see
I'll give you everything
Baby love me lights out
Ben Howard - Only Love
Full disclosure, this is the song that I walked down the aisle to. I hired an acoustic musician for our ceremony and he did an amazing job pacing the song for my walk. It was perfect!
Darling you're with me, always around me
Only love, only love
Darling I feel you, under my body
Only love, only love
And I'll be yours to keep.
A wind in the shadow, a whale song in the deep.
Us The Duo - No Matter Where You Are
Married artists Us The Duo turned their wedding vows into this beautiful song. It is clear that this song was purpose written for a wedding and even if you don't like the song, it is certain to provide you with some vow inspiration.
I will stand by you
Even when we fall
I will be the rock, that holds you up
and lifts you high so you stand tall
I'll take care of you
and love you just because
You and I are better than forever
Nothing can stop us
Music Travel Love - Stand By Me
A cover of the classic Ben E. King song, this track has a great pace and a modern feel. If you like the sound of Music Travel Love but not this exact song, male sure you check out their other covers. They are seriously talented!
No key lyrics because they are all gold. This song is about as romantic as they come!
Daniela Andrade - Crazy In Love (Beyonce Cover)
Ok so I've added another Beyonce cover but... Beyonce! This stripped back version is the perfect tempo for a walk down the aisle. At almost 4 minutes long, it gives you plenty of time to get to the alter and greet your soon to be husband without being rushed.
I look and stare so deep in your eyes
I touch on you more and more every time
When you leave, I'm begging you not to go
Call your name two, three times in a row
It's the way that you know what I thought I knew
It's the beat that my heart skips when I'm with you
But I still don't understand
Just how your love can do what no one else can
There you have it, five of my picks that you may not have considered yet. There are so many beautiful songs to choose from but always remember with wedding planning, it's about you and your partner, so if you love it, go for it! It's a song you will play for the rest of your years together after all.