Ceremony and Reception Music

At Cascade String Trio, we tailor the music for each ceremony or reception to perfectly suit the couple’s taste, ensuring a bespoke programme completley unique to you both!

Below you will find some examples of pieces and songs we have previously performed, along with an example of a ceremony set list. We are happy to suggest repertoire, but are also delighted to arrange and organise music chosen specifically by the couple for their special day. All requests are welcome!

Religious/Church Music

  • Amazing Grace
  • How Great Thou Art
  • I Watch the Sunrise
  • Joyful Joyful
  • Make Me A Channel of Your Peace
  • Mo Ghrá Thú a Thiarna
  • On Eagle’s Wings
  • Pie Jesu
  • Seinn Alleluia
  • Tabhair dom do Lámh
  • The Cloud’s Veil
  • You Are Mine


  • An Chúlainn
  • Carrickfergus
  • Danny Boy
  • She Moved Through the Fair
  • The Marino Waltz
  • The Parting Glass

Classical Music

  • Air on the G String (Bach)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel)
  • Clair de Lune (Debussy)
  • I Giorni (Einaudi)
  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
  • Queen of Sheba (Handel)
  • Salut d’Amour (Elgar)
  • “Spring” from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
  • The Prayer (Bocelli)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
  • Wedding March (Wagner)


  • A Whole New Wolrd (Aladdin)
  • All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)
  • For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)
  • ‘Now We Are Free’ (Gladiator)
  • Run to You (The Bodyguard)
  • Tale as Old As Time (Beauty and the Beast)


  • A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
  • At Last (Etta James)
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
  • Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
  • Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
  • Kissing You (Des’ree)
  • Make You Feel my Love (Adele)
  • Marry You (Bruno Mars)
  • One Day Like This (Elbow)
  • Perfect ( Ed Sheeran)
  • Runaway (The Corrs)
  • Sail Away (David Gray)
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Eva Cassidy)
  • Take My Hand (Picture This)
  • The Book of Love (Peter Gabriel)
  • Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
  • Viva la Vida (Coldplay)
  • Your Song (Elton John)

Below you will find an example of a programme specific to a church ceremony. This can be altered depending on the addition of voice, time restraints and can also be dependent on the church’s own guidelines in relation to the music being performed. Civil ceremonies will usually follow a programme that is in keeping with the layout of the ceremony as desired by the couple and can be discussed in detail.

Bridal Entrance: Pachelbel’s Canon (can include a seperate piece for Bridesmaid’s entrance)

Lighting of the individual candles: ‘For the Love of A Princess’ (Braveheart)

Lighting of the marriage candle: ‘Now We Are Free’ (Gladiator)

Offertory: ‘The Parting Glass’/’Ave Maria’

Sign of the Peace: ‘Tabhair dom do Lámh’

Communion: ‘The Prayer’, ‘Make You Feel My Love'(usually 2-3 pieces chosen)

Reflection: ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ (can be included in Communion pieces)

Signing of the Register: ‘Wonderful Tonight’, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, ‘At Last’ (usually 2-3 pieces chosen here also)

Recessional: ‘Viva la Vida’/’One Day Like This’

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