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)
  • Bridgerton (selections)
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)
  • Cinema Paradiso Theme (Morricone)
  • For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)
  • Game of Thrones theme
  • Greatest Showman selections
  • James Bond selections
  • ‘May it Be’ (Lord of the Rings)
  • ‘Now We Are Free’ (Gladiator)
  • Run to You (The Bodyguard)
  • Tale as Old As Time (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Shallow (A Star is Born)


  • A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
  • Abba selections
  • Always Remember Us This Way (Lady Gaga)
  • At Last (Etta James)
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
  • Everything (Michael Bublé)
  • Feels Like Home (Chantal Kreviazuk)
  • Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
  • Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
  • Here, There and Everywhere (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)
  • Symphony (Clean Bandit)
  • Take My Hand (Picture This)
  • The Book of Love (Peter Gabriel)
  • Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
  • Titanium (Sia)
  • Viva la Vida (Coldplay)
  • When You Say Nothing At All (Ronan Keating)
  • 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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