Rebekah was such a sweet and beautiful bride! Her dad first heard about us from our YouTube videos, and we loved talking to this family and hearing about their enthusiasm for Rebekah‘s upcoming wedding at Eagles Nest in Banner Elk, North Carolina. They booked a violin and guitar duet for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, first dances, and even some of the dinner music. Most of our background music consisted of upbeat pop tunes like You Are the Best Thing and lots of Beatles music.
This entire day was absolutely stunning. The weather was perfect, and it was such a clear day that you could see for miles from the mountaintop at Eagles Nest. It was a small crowd of people, so we played acoustically for the ceremony, and then we used a larger PA for amplification for the instruments during cocktails and dinner.
The bride’s dad wanted her first dance song with him to be a surprise, and we played "You Are So Beautiful" for this very special moment with dad and his daughter. Groom and his mother also danced to the classic "In My Life" by The Beatles.
We enjoyed a wonderful vendor meal from Gadabouts Catering after we finished playing dinner music. Banner Elk weddings are some of our favorites. Some of the venues up in the mountains of the high country are so tucked away and private! We love seeing all the details come together with these small intimate weddings lately.
Congratulations to the bride and groom! Thanks for your kindness and hospitality even to your vendors. We were honored to be a part of your Banner Elk wedding day.
Possibly the question we are asked more than any other…
Photo Credit: Clark Brewer
Though asked in different ways, the sentiment is always the same....
I want to end my wedding with a fun exciting song that says
"Hey I just got married, and I have never been happier!“
These are some of our favorite recessional songs….....
1. This Will Be An Everlasting Love
Natalie Cole‘s energy is felt in the excitement of this wedding exit song. This one makes everyone want to dance back down the aisle. It’s a fantastic “let’s get the party started“ kind of song
2. Marry You by Bruno Mars
You can't go wrong with Bruno Mars. We find that a lot of guests want to sing along with this one!
3. The Wedding March by Mendelssohn
This is the recessional song you hear after someone is married in a movie. It’s classic. It’s fast and exciting. And it says I just got married!
4. What a Wonderful World
This one is dreamy and romantic and makes your guests feel like they just witnessed what makes this world so wonderful. It’s a magical wedding exit song.
5. You Are the Best Thing
This is one we recently added, and we are loving it for the recessional. This is a recessional song that no one expects, and everyone loves it. This is the perfect song if you want all of your guests to be surprised by the exit song you chose for your wedding. It feels original, fresh, and new.
6. La Rejouissance (The Rejoicing) by Handel
Another classical one! Really, you can’t go wrong with a classical wedding exit song. Handel is timeless, and it’s a piece that has literally been played for centuries and never goes out of style.
7. Signed Sealed Delivered
A Stevie Wonder wedding exit?! Yes please! The intro to the song is really fun and sounds great right after the pronouncement!
8. All You Need is Love
… Love is all you need! Perfect words to hear right after saying "I do." This song by The Beatles is so much fun, and we think it sounds really great on strings.
9. Dream a Little Dream of Me
We usually use the chorus of this one for a wedding recessional song. It’s a great tune that puts a swing in your step and feels classic Sinatra era. It's very romantic and sweet.
This recessional song on strings can have a beautiful ethereal quality that can make it feel like you are floating back down the aisle in just-married-bliss.
So there you have it! Our top 10 most requested recessional songs. Picture yourself just moments after being pronounced a husband or a wife. Close your eyes, and listen to these songs. Then decide which one is the best fit for you! Or… create your own new favorite recessional, and it might make our next top 10 list!
And, if you still can’t decide, give us a call! Sometimes when we hear you describe your wedding day, we can recommend the perfect song for you!
Deans' Duets provides wedding and event music throughout the southeastern United States and specializes in popular modern covers with classical instruments. Give us a call if we can help! 828-308-1477
April is a professional violinist and the music coordinator for Dean's Duets.