Weddings

Would you like to hear live music as you walk down the aisle?
How about a stirring tango to set the mood at pre-reception drinks?
Let us create an ambiance that will make your special day that bit more memorable. With over 15 years experience, we’ve performed at numerous wedding services and receptions throughout Victoria.
Music for weddings
Below is a list of pieces that we suggest will work well for your wedding ceremony. If you would prefer to have other pieces played during your ceremony, please view our Playlist.
If you have a specific piece of music in mind for your wedding, please contact us and we can create a custom arrangement.
Bridal Entrance (you choose 1 song)
Bach – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Mendelssohn – Wedding March from “A Midsummer Nights Dream”
Wagner – Bridal Chorus
Signing of the Register (you choose 2 songs)
Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Bride and Groom’s Exit (you choose 1 song)
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – Fireworks Suite
Handel – Hornpipe, from Water Music
Mendelssohn – Wedding March (From A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Playing your song

Music speaks to each of us differently – in fact, someone who ‘dances to the beat of their own drum’ is said to be someone who follows their heart, very appropriate when referring to music for your wedding.

Arranging music for your ceremony and reception can be a supremely personal choice, ranging from songs which may have special meaning to your relationship to those which carry a message you consider especially relevant to your day.

Many couples now choose to have different types of music at their weddings, opting for live music at the ceremony and pre-reception drinks, then a DJ later in the evening to get the dance floor moving once dinner and speeches are over.

Whether you decide to have live music or a DJ (or a mixture of both), the Animata String Quartet is happy to work with you to create a perfect musical mix for your big day. From Mozart to ColdPlay, we play a range of music which is entertaining, surprising and most importantly, from the heart.

Music for Weddings

In a typical wedding ceremony, the quartet is available to play for

  • Pre-service music (15 minutes prior to the ceremony while guests are arriving)
  • Processional (Bridal entry)
  • Signing of the register (and accompanying photos)
  • Recessional (Bride and Groom exit)
  • Post-service music (10 minutes after the ceremony as you are being congratulated and guests depart)

We have put together some suggestions of music which is ideal for wedding ceremonies. Please also check out our PlayList or listen to some of the samples in our website.

If you have a particular piece in mind and you can’t find it on our playlist, please check with us directly as we just might not have listed it. Alternatively, we can arrange it especially for you for a small extra fee.

Bridal Entrance

  • Pachelbel – Canon in D
  • Mendelssohn – Wedding March from “A Midsummer Nights Dream”
  • Wagner – Bridal Chorus
  • U2 – All I Want Is You
  • Elvis – Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

Signing of the Register

  • Bach – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Shubert – Ave Maria
  • Sting – Fields of Gold
  • The Prayer (as sung by Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli)
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  • Hallelujah (as heard in the movie Shrek)
  • Elvis – Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Beatles – All You Need is Love

Bride and Groom’s Exit

  • Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Handel – Fireworks Suite
  • Handel – Hornpipe, from Water Music
  • Mendelssohn – Wedding March (From A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • Cold Play – Viva La Vida
  • Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
  • Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
  • Pharell – Happy
  • U2 – All I Want Is You