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Weddings - Sheffield String Quartet

A wedding is an occasion of immense spiritual significance, and from antiquity classical music has accompanied the service because its aesthetic refinement symbolises the purity of sensibility and emotion involved.

Deciding on which pieces to choose for your ceremony and drinks reception is a supremely personal choice and you will want pieces that have special meaning to your relationship, or carry a message that you wish to deliver to others on your special day. The duration of each piece is not a concern when planning your service. Most quartet pieces are between three and five minutes long and thus fit perfect within each section. Otherwise most classical music contains repeats or recurring phrases which sound excellent if attenuated at a cadence point. For example Pachelbel's Canon is based on a cyclical baseline which means we can always time the bridal entry to perfection! We take our cues directly or by liaising with the Priest or Celebrant prior to the ceremony, so there is no input needed from you on the day.

Wedding Packages

Wedding packages have proven very popular as they reflect excellent value for money. The packages we offer are a combination of the separate parts of your wedding at a reduced price. The packages are:

  • Bronze – Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony & Drinks Reception
  • Silver – Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast
  • Gold – Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony, Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast

Wedding Ceremonies

To order to assist you we have put together a selection of pieces from our string quartet repertoire which is ideal for wedding ceremonies, and written down the format a ceremony takes.  Catholic wedding ceremonies can take longer.

The Bridal Entrance & Signing of the Register

Robbie Williams – Angels
At Last –(as sung by Etta James)
Bach – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Mendelssohn – Wedding March from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Take That – Greatest Day
Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Wagner – Bridal Chorus

The Bride and Groom’s Exit

Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
Cold Play – Viva La Vida
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – Hornpipe, from Water Music
Lionel Richie – Endless Love
Mendelssohn – Wedding March (From A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Sting – Fields of Gold
Take That – Greatest Day

Wedding Format

  • Pre-service music (20 minutes prior to the ceremony while your guests arrive)
  • Processional (Bridal entry)
  • Signing of the register (As photographs are taken)
  • Recessional (Bride and Groom exit)

  • If you are having an Asian Wedding please click here to be taken to our special Asian Weddings page.

    For more hints and tips, take a look at our FREE Wedding Planner section for hints and advice.