Pacific Coast Strings specialize in music for live events, private parties, and corporate events, but we love – really love – engagements and weddings.
We have a helpful guide from our expert team for everything musical during the perfect wedding because, the last thing you need to do is worry about music:
Visualize the beautiful backdrop for your special day. The perfect playlist will set the mood while your family and friends anxiously wait for the ceremony to begin.
Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze / Debussy: Claire de la Lune / Delibes: Flower Duet / Mouret: Roundeau / Mozart: Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - Romanza
Aerosmith: I Don't Want to Close My Eyes / Beatles: In My Life / Christina Perri: A Thousand Years / Edith Piaf: La Vie En Rose / Elton John: Your Song / Elvis Presley: Can't Help Falling in Love / Etta James: At Last / Jackson 5: I'll Be There / Jay-Z: Forever Young / Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World / Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody / Stevie Wonder: You Are the Sunshine of My Life / Train: Marry Me
You will first need to pick a song to start the ceremony and accompany entrances of the Wedding Party, Groom, and your charming flower girl/ring bearer.
Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring / Mouret: Rondeau / Pachelbel: Canon in D (traditional) / Vivaldi: Spring
Bruno Mars: Marry You / Christina Perri: A Thousand Years / Ellie Goulding: Love Me Like You Do / Elvis Presley: Can't Help Falling in Love / Guns n Roses: Sweet Child of Mine / Jason Mraz: I'm Yours / Stevie Wonder: I Believe
Your walk down the aisle kicks off the celebration, but why settle for "Here Comes the Bride?" We have a collection of Bridal Entrance songs that span genres, from traditional and instrumental to indie and eclectic. Remember, we can play the instrumental version of ANY SONG.
Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary / Mouret: Rondeau / Pachelbel: Canon in D (traditional) / Purcell: Trumpet Tune / Wagner: Bridal Chorus (traditional)
Adele: Make You Feel My Love / Beach Boys: God Only Knows / Ed Sheerhan: Thinking of You / Elton John: Your Song / Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight / IZ: Over the Rainbow - What a Wonderful World / John Legend: All of Me / Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World / Stevie Wonder: Isn't She Lovely / Train: Marry Me / The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony
During the Ceremony
Bach: Air on G String / Delibes: Flower Duet / Massenet: Meditation from "Thais" / Schubert: Ave Maria
Aerosmith: I Don't Want to Close My Eyes / Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion: The Prayer / Beatles: In My Life / Elvis Presley: Can't Help Falling in Love / Enya: Only Time / Josh Groban: You Raise Me Up / Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah / Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody
You two are officially married!! The recessional is just the opposite of the processional — it's when you walk down the aisle, but the other way. For your big exit, you want to go with something upbeat and celebratory. You are just beginning your new life as husband and wife!
Beethoven: Ode to Joy / Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary / Handel: La Rejouissance / Mendellsohn: Wedding March (traditional) / Purcell: Trumpet Tune
Beatles: All You Need is Love, Here Comes the Sun/ Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna: We Found Love / Coldplay: Paradise, Viva La Vida / David Guetta: Without You / Freddy Mercury: Crazy Little Thing Called Love / James Brown: I Feel Good / Katy Perry: Unconditionally / Nat King Cole: L-O-V-E / Pharrell: Happy / Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
All your guests are reveling in good cheer and the drinks are flowing! Though conversation is generally the loudest part of any Cocktail Hour, it's important to play music that captures the sheer joy and theme of your wedding. The music should be low-key but convivial — you're not trying to get anyone to dance yet, but you don't want to put your guests to sleep either.
Al Green: Let's Stay Together / Avicii: Wake Me Up / Beach Boys: California Girls, God Only Knows/ Beatles: All You Need is Love, Here Comes the Sun/ Billy Joel: Piano Man / Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna: We Found Love / Coldplay: Paradise, Viva la Vida / Daft Punk: Get Lucky / David Guetta: Without You / Freddy Mercury: Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Guns n Roses: Sweet Child of Mine / James Brown: I Feel Good / Jason Mraz: I'm Yours / Katy Perry: Unconditionally / Nat King Cole: L-O-V-E / Pharrell: Happy / Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody / Stevie Wonder: You Are the Sunshine of My Life / Sting: Roxanne