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

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The right wedding songs at your marriage ceremony will enrich the special celebration. Long and repetitive melodies can create a solemn and dull atmosphere. So, here are six uplifting gospel, blues & soul wedding love songs to brighten up your soundtrack.

Basically, 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…

The neo soul singer joss stone wearing a red gala dress

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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 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 song  played before, after or during your wedding 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 modern gospel sounding song that 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 recessional song will have everyone stomping their feet, clapping their hands and singing along. Absolutely fantastic!

5• Love  – Joss Stone

Romantic music works on your families and friends emotions.  It’s good for making your guests feel comfortable during your wedding. The neo-soul hit Love is the most popular wedding love songs followed by At Last by Etta James. This hit entertains everyone. Express your affectionate, longing and devotion to your spouse with this one. They will feel cherished, desired and beam with pride.

6• Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

Last but not least, free-spirited and hopeless romantics enjoy great gospel classic love songs. The lovey dovey lyrics in “Say a Little Prayer” 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.

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


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About Clover: Hi, I'm Clover Jean, a wedding & family celebrant, singer and entertainer. I love life, laughter and having a good time. I’m a sucker for great relationships. And I adore weddings, too. They’re happy, fun-filled times, which unite your family, children and friends. Find out more about me. Get in touch by e-mail, like and share my Facebook page and sign-up to my newsletters. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

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