Have we fallen out of love with the Wedding March?

31 Aug 2017

The days of ‘Here Comes the Bride’ are over, according to new research by Anvil Hall Wedding Venue

Insight released by Anvil Hall Wedding Venue in Gretna Green has revealed that Mendelssohn's Wedding March is no longer a preferred aisle anthem.

Compiling the top 10 songs that couples walked down the aisle to in the past year, Heath Hampson - owner of Anvil Hall, discovered that the Wedding March failed to feature. 

The top 10 songs were:

  1. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

  2. How long will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

  3. All of Me - John Legend

  4. At Last - Eta James

  5. I'm Yours – Jason Miraz

  6. Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

  7. Highland Cathedral - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

  8. Canon in D - Pachelbel

  9. Amazed - Lonestar

  10. The Secret Wedding – Braveheart Soundtrack

Heath said: “In the last few years we’ve seen an increase in the number of brides choosing to walk down the aisle to something less traditional than Mendelssohn. This is interesting, considering the couple has chosen to get married in a location that is synonymous with getting married."

“With a new generation of brides and grooms, there is a big influence from television and film in people’s choices," Heath continues. "Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s ukulele rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow was featured in a number of adverts and A Thousand Years by Christina Perri was used in the Twilight soundtrack."

"At Anvil Hall, we’re always interested in what songs the couple will pick, and we’ve heard everything from Beethoven to Beyoncé. It all adds personality to making the big day perfect for the happy couple.”

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