Add A Little Movie Magic To Your Wedding Day

26/07/2013 |

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If you’re a fan of the big screen and like the idea of adding a little movie magic to your big day but you want to do it subtly, why not look to your favourite flicks for musical inspiration and some words of wisdom? 


Everyone has some favourite tunes that are from movie soundtracks and we all know and love some famous lines from classic films, so add a hint of Hollywood to your wedding day with these film-focussed finishing touches.


Get yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show…


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Songs from the cinema

A poignant song heightens heartfelt emotions when you’re watching a movie, so imagine the impact of these moving soundtracks at your wedding ceremony! Here’s a few tunes from some of the best romantic films of all-time, that will work well for a wedding. The Forrest Gump Theme Tune will give you goose bumps every time.


Entrance of the bride suggestions:

  • ‘Forrest Gump Theme’ – Alan Silvestri -Forrest Gump
  • ‘Glasgow Love Theme’ – Craig Armstrong – Love Actually
  • ‘Practical Magic Theme’ – Alan Silvestri – Practical Magic
  • ‘Father Of The Bride Theme’ – Alan Silvestri – Father Of The Bride
  • ‘Canon in D’ – Pachelbel – Father Of The Bride
  • ‘And Then I Kissed Him’ – Hans Zimmer – Pearl Harbour


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Ceremony song suggestions:

  • ‘Kissing You’ – Des’ree – Romeo And Juliette
  • ‘All Is Love’ – Karen O And The Kids – Where The Wild Things Are
  • ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ – Steve Tyrell/Alan Silvestri – Father Of The Bride
  • ‘All I Ask Of You’ – Andrew Lloyd Webber – Phantom Of The Opera
  • ‘Today Was A Fairytale’ – Taylor Swift – Valentine’s Day
  • ‘L-O-V-E’ – Nat King Cole – Bewitched
  • ‘Grow Old With You’ – Adam Sandler – The Wedding Singer


Processional song suggestions:

  • ‘Today I Met The Boy I’m Going To Marry’ – Darlene Love – Father Of The Bride
  • ‘Going To The Chapel Of Love’ – The Dixie Cups – Father Of The Bride
  • ‘You And Me Song’ – The Wannabies – Romeo And Juliette
  • ‘All I Want Is You’ – Barry Louis Polisar – Juno



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Say it with a script

Add romantic movie words to you wedding – enhance order of service sheets with some of these cute movie quotes or print a different one onto each of your table place settings.

Here’s some that most of us know and love, to help you get started.


Movie quotes

  • “I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.” – Forrest Gump
  • ” You had me at hello.” – Jerry Maguire
  • “Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” – Notting Hill
  • “I wish I’d done everything on earth with you.” – The Great Gatsby
  • “I love you even when you’re sick and look disgusting!” – Love Actually
  • “I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.” – The Wedding Date
  • “Soul mates. It’s extremely rare, but it exists. It’s sort of like twin souls tuned into each other.” – When Dreams May Come
  • “Take love, multiply it by infinity and take it to the depths of forever and you still only have a glimpse of how I feel for you.” – Meet Joe Black
  • “I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” – Dirty Dancing
  • “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” – The Lord Of The Rings
  • “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” – Moulin Rouge
  • “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – When Harry Met Sally
  • “You make me want to be a better man.” – As Good As It Gets
  • “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” – Good Will Hunting
  • “I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home…only to no home I’d ever known…I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like…magic.” – Sleepless in Seattle
  • “…you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love…I love…I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” – Pride And Prejudice
  • “My heart is, and always will be, yours.” – Sense And Sensibility
  • “You look good wearing my future.” – Some Kind Of Wonderful
  • “Make of our hands one hand. Make of our hearts one heart. Make of our vows one last vow. Only death will part us now.” – West Side Story
  • “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds and that’s what you’ve given me.” – The Notebook
  • “Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.” – Braveheart
  • “Sometimes, the only way to catch an uncatchable woman is to offer her a wedding ring.” – Big Fish
  • “It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you.” – The Bridges Of Madison County



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Choosing songs for the soundtrack to one of the most important days of your life can be a tough decision.  We hope these film themed ideas gave you some inspiration and remember to pick songs that you both love and that have meaning to you as a couple.

That’s all folks!


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