Looking for a unique wedding processional? How about the Great Gate At Kiev! That’s what the author of this article and his blushing bride chose for their bridal music an undisclosed number of years ago.
If you like classical wedding music, this is a unique choice. I’m not suggesting it because we offer the music on our site (we don’t) – but as you can imagine, it’s a sentimental favorite. It would be a great pre-recorded piece as performed by full orchestra, or quite nice played on piano or pipe organ as well. Originally composed by Mussorgsky as part of his “Pictures At An Exhibition” for piano, the most famous rendition is probably Ravel’s orchestration.
Now to be honest, if your wedding music favors pop and contemporary songs, it might not be the best fit. But if you’re including classical selections and/or hymns, it’s beautiful, stately, and unique. You can find many lovely recordings on iTunes or Amazon.
It would also make an interesting recessional song if you wanted to go the more stately route, with a tip of the hat to Kate & William’s music choices. Incidentally, along the lines of unique, Kate’s wedding processional is featured on our Wedding Processional Songs for Brides & Bridesmaids (link in the first sentence of this post).