Wedding Songs: 6 Seductive Gospel & Soul Hits for Your Ceremony

Upbeat wedding love songs

Fun and upbeat wedding love songs at your marriage ceremony will enrich and highlight the importance of your special celebration. But, long and repetitive melodies create a solemn and dull atmosphere. So, here are six uplifting and feel good gospel & soul tunes to brighten up your soundtrack.

Basically, personalised wedding songs embody the joy of your unique occasion. Also, it gets you and your guests in the mood. Not only that, they arouse and entertain your family and friends. This ensures a wonderful start to the rest of your wedding event. Are you excited to jump into planning your music? Then, continue reading and listening. Afterwards you can search for your own irresistible wedding songs. Here we go…

Upbeat wedding love songs 

1• At Last – Etta James

Chances are you have a spring in your step and feel lucky in love because the bells are going to ring? Whatever the case, At Last is an alluring soul and blues classic. It is a personalised wedding song excellent for your bridal march down the aisle with your dad. On top of that it is an extremely amorous and sensual vocal.

2• Going to the Chapel – Dixie cups

An evocative feel good wedding song  played before, after or during your ceremony is ideal. Alternatively, play a soul ballad throughout the reading of your wedding vows or exchanging of rings. Going to the Chapel is a fun loving, enjoyable and lively Motown song. The wedding guests will not be able to contain themselves sit still or stop themselves from clapping.

3• Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson

Have you spent a lot of time hunting for the ideal meaningful song for your marriage ceremony? Do you have a cheerful and bubbly disposition? Well, here is “Love You I Do”; it’s a jaw-dropping and fun signature tune. It is a modern take on a bride confessing her undying love and yearning for her love. She is also thanking her intended husband to be. It’s a true heartwarming Motown wonder hit.

4• Happy – Pharrell Williams

Happy is a fun, upbeat and modern gospel sounding song. It goes straight to the heart of every wedding couple and their entourage. This is a beautiful uptempo tune that promises a happy and positive life. Have you seen the fun loving video? It is a wonderful talking point and really gets you in a good mood. In essence, this feel good recessional song will have everyone stomping their feet, clapping their hands and singing along. Absolutely fantastic!

5• Stand By Me (Royal wedding version) – Ben E King  

During the ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle this soul song was personalised just for their wedding. It was performed by the Kingdom Choir. The romantic melody worked wonders on their families and friends emotions. Basically, it’s good for making your guests feel comfortable and part of your day. Most importantly, you can hold your darlings hand and beam with pride.

6• Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

Last but not least, free-spirited and hopeless romantics will enjoy upbeat wedding love songs. The lovey dovey Motown  lyrics in “Say a Little Prayer” written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick will have family and friends grabbing their tissues. A storybook wedding song guarantees a happy ending. The ideal show-stopper before or after you speak your vows.


The greatest gospel and soul singer of all time Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklinat the U.S. Capitol during the 56th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. Photo courtesy of Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force.

Personalised wedding songs

Soulful and diverse wedding ceremonies are the new retro-style marriage services and the more personal and unique, the better.


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