Picking the Perfect Wedding Music: The Recessional

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You have been pronounced husband and wife, had your first married kiss, and are ready to head back down the aisle. This is one of my favorite musical moments. No matter what your wedding has been like until then, whether extremely formal, beachy casual, or somewhere in between, this is your opportunity to choose the perfect song to reflect you.

In my case, as soon as my husband stepped on the glass (a Jewish tradition) and gave me my first married kiss, my mom had instructed an amazing gospel choir to sneak in the back of the room and loudly sing one word: “Hallelujah!” (Let’s just say she was pretty excited this wedding had taken place.) Stunned, our guests were delighted as the gospel choir filed up the aisle, looped back, and led the entire bridal party out to “Love Train.” It was joyful, fun, and happy, provoking our guests to clap along and cheer as we exited. For us, it was perfect. A gospel choir in a synagogue? Yep, perfect.

That’s our recessional song. What’s yours?

Even just checking out my iTunes song catalog, I found these fun choices:

  • “Born To Be My Baby” by Bon Jovi
  • “One Way or Another” by Blondie
  • “It’s a Miracle” by Barry Manilow
  • “Let’s Get It Started” Black Eyed Peas
  • “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
  • “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles
  • “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé

And those were just artists in the B’s! Of course, if you can’t find the perfect song, our hit songwriters could create something just for you… for your string quartet, gospel choir, even bridal party to perform.

So tell me…what do you think is/was/would be the perfect song for your recessional?


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An award-winning songwriter based in Los Angeles, Felice Keller is the CEO of Felice Keller Productions, a company that creates magic through music. FKP makes special occasions extraordinary by commissioning hit writers for artists like Faith Hill, Clay Aiken, and even Johnny Cash to create, record and perform custom songs written especially for their clients.