13 beautiful wedding songs to walk down the aisle to (Updated for 2017)

Picking a song to walk down the aisle to is just one of the many fun things involved in planning a wedding, and it’s also a great way to let your personality shine on your big day. If you’re looking to pick something that will make your lover’s heart skip a beat as you walk towards them, then we’ve got you covered! Here are 13 of our favourite wedding aisle songs you should carefully consider.

‘Kissing You’ by Des’ree

This beautiful song was featured on the 1996 Romeo + Juliet soundtrack, and boy is it a tear-jerker! If you aren’t too keen on the lyrics, Kissing You also sounds incredibly beautiful when performed live as an instrumental version. This song will be sure to start your ceremony on a good note.


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‘Lay Me Down’ by Sam Smith

Used by ‘The Young Mummy’ Blogger, Sophie Cachia, for her processional song, ‘Lay Me Down’ is the perfect tempo to walk toward your love at your wedding ceremony.

‘Young and Beautiful’ by Lana Del Rey

Another song from a Baz Luhrmann movie, Young and Beautiful was featured on the soundtrack for the 2013 version of The Great Gatsby. Lana Del Ray’s enchanting voice mixed with sweet lyrics makes this song a lovely modern choice for your processional song!

‘You’ve Got the Love’ – Florence + the Machine

Perhaps not a traditional pick as the song is quite upbeat in nature, but it is a great choice for alternative brides who would prefer a more up-tempo approach to their walk down the aisle. Definitely one of our faves as a wedding song.


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‘Somewhere Only We Know’ by Lily Allen

A cover of the original song by Keane, Lily Allen injects a feminine twist to this gorgeous, simple song. I’m crying just watching the music video!

‘Million Reasons’ by Lady Gaga

This song is so raw and emotional, there won’t be a single dry eye in the venue – including yours!

‘Your Song’ cover by Ellie Goulding

Ellie’s version of this classic Elton John track is so perfectly simple, yet beautiful. This isn’t very well known as a wedding song, but should be! It is absolutely gorgeous as a song to walk down the aisle to.

‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri

Even if you’re not a fan of Twilight, it’s hard to deny that this is a beautiful song. This is a particularly popular wedding ceremony song – for good reason. You try seeing a beautiful girl walk down the aisle to this song and NOT crying! Impossible.

‘Sea of Love’ by Cat Power

We can just picture this beautiful song being played at a beautiful rustic outdoor ceremony.

‘Tenerife Sea’ by Ed Sheeran

Just let the lyrics speak for themselves! This song was made for true lovers.

‘All of Me’ by John Legend

This song is a classic! Imagine walking down the aisle to those angelic vocals. Plus, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are couple goals that anyone would want to emulate.

‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ by Israel ‘Iz’ Kamakawiwo’ole

Imagine walking down the aisle to this song at your quintessential beachfront wedding. Could it be any more suited?

‘Crazy in Love’ cover by Daniela Andrade

A beautiful acoustic cover of one of Beyonce’s most popular songs.

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