5 of the most beautiful movie soundtrack songs for wedding ceremonies

top 5 soundtrack songs for wedding ceremoniesWhether it's for walking down the aisle or during the signing of the register, it's important that the songs you choose for your ceremony mean something to you. If you and your partner are movie buffs like Chris and me, you might like to choose a song from a film that you have watched together.  However, you probably want it to be a little bit subtle -  striding down the aisle to 'Ghostbusters!' might distract the guests and take the attention off of you somewhat (unless it's a themed wedding and your donning a proton pack in which case it's probably perfect).

So I have compiled a little list of some beautiful - under the radar - soundtrack songs, that are sure to get your guests saying 'That song was lovely. I recognised it, but what was it from?'

Forest Gump - 'Feather Theme'

I'm sure you will recognise this one as it is an absolute classic, but you might not have remembered it was from 'Forest Gump'. It is another really beautiful song and it's also ideal if you have a pianist for your ceremony. I've included a video of a piano cover below so you can get the idea of what it might sound like.

Ferris Buellers Day Off - 'Please please please let me get what I want' by Dream Academy

This song will probably be familiar to you because it is a cover of a Smiths song! I know a lot of people who have considered having a Smith's song feature in their wedding, but have decided against it because they all sound 'a bit too depressing'.  Well if you're a Smith's fan then this is the perfect alternative! It's a really beautiful version, plus it features in Ferris Buellers Day Off which is an absolute classic, so 80's fans may also like to consider this one!

Up - 'Married Life'

Not many films make me cry, but I'm pretty sure when I first saw Up at the cinema this scene had me welling up - it still gets me even now. The scene is all about the little moments that sum up a marriage and the song that accompanies it is called 'Married Life', so it is definitely fitting for a wedding! It's such a pretty theme, and it always makes me think of all of the lovely parts of marriage that we would usually take for granted. The song starts at 0:15

Lord Of The Rings - 'Concerning Hobbits'

I'm a big LOTR fan, and I've always thought that this particular song has such a warm and happy feel to it. Perfect for a celebration! Here's a beautiful violin cover I found -

The Life Aquatic - 'Staralfur' by  Sigur Ros

Wes Anderson is pretty well known for his unusual soundtrack song choices, and this one is no different. If you're a bit quirky then this might be the one for you! The song kicks in at about 0:30.

So there we have it, 5 beautiful soundtrack songs! What do you think of our choices? Do you have any other suggestions of soundtrack songs that would be good for a ceremony? We'd love to hear them!

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