Just about everyone grew up watching Disney animated films and listening to their impressive soundtracks. A staple of any classic Disney movie is the love song, many of them as famous as the films themselves. So for Disneyphiles, choosing a tune from the soundtrack of their favorite movie is an easy decision. If you and your sweetheart have taken many trips to a Disney theme park, spent Friday nights cuddling on the couch with an old VHS, eagerly anticipating Disney+, or dressed up as your favorite Disney couple for Halloween, one of these melodies is just the detail to turn your wedding into a fairy tale.
Unless the original song fits with a unique wedding theme, instrumental versions of the melodies are probably a more natural fit for weddings. These lovely arrangements are the best of both worlds: They express some personality while still maintaining a modicum of tradition to the proceedings.
Listen to the selection below to get inspiration for your processional!
1. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” - The Lion King
Composed by the inimitable Elton John, this Oscar-winning number is a great choice for any wedding, but would be especially apt for couples who grew up together.
2. “I See The Light” - Tangled
Picture this: a nighttime wedding – string lights, candles, and lanterns everywhere. This instrumental melody can allude to the unforgettable lantern scene in the film without being too over-the-top.
4. “Married Life” - Up
The song is long enough to be timed out for your whole bridal party – or you can select to walk down the aisle to the upbeat, bouncy portion of the tune, or the slower piano section. While everyone may remember crying during Carl and Ellie’s montage, they will also remember what a lovely marriage the two had, making it a touching selection for your walk down the aisle.
5. “Once Upon a Dream” - Sleeping Beauty
Based on a Tchaikovsky ballet, this tune is probably the most traditional-sounding choice on the list. For more alternative brides, the Lana Del Rey cover from the Maleficent soundtrack is another beautiful, albeit hauntingly so, option.
7. “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” - Cinderella
For every bride who wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day, walking down the aisle to this swoon-worthy number will surely add to the desired royal feeling.
8. “Ma Belle Evangeline” - The Princess and the Frog
While the natural choice would be to use this song for a wedding in New Orleans, this piano cover is subtle and romantic enough to complement a wedding in any location.
10. “Bella Notte” - Lady and the Tramp
For a Disney lover of Italian descent, using this tune as a processional honors two aspects of the bride at once. If you are also a dog lover, there really is no competition for this beautiful Italian ballad.
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