Image by Susan Stripling taken from Natasha & Jez’s wedding
What song would you like to walk into when you walk down the aisle to your chuppah? There are lots of lovely traditional Jewish songs such as Jerusalem of Gold, Dodi Li, L’cha Dodi, Erev Shel Shoshanim, ‘Sunrise, Sunset’, modern Israeli songs like Mitachat Lashamayim and Lekol Echad Yesh or choose from Smashing The Glass’s Top 30 songs to walk down the aisle to at a Jewish wedding.
I asked Maya Bechor from Zebra Music to recommend 10 fresh chuppah entrance songs for the modern bride and groom. What I really like about Zebra is that they gently encourage Jewish couples to step out of their comfort zone of ordinary “wedding music”. They know exactly how to get the crowd pumped and the party started!.
Zebra and Smashing The Glass are proud to bring you some of the more non-traditional, interesting, happy, energy-filled chuppah entrance song ideas. Listen, enjoy, and… MAZAL TOV!
1. HEY HO BY THE LUMINEERS
This is a great song choice that crosses every type of person and musical genre.
3. GOD ONLY KNOWS BY THE BEACH BOYS
The legendary American rock band gave us one of our favourite songs for wedding season – every word counts.
4. LET’S STAY TOGETHER BY AL GREEN
Classics always work. Al Green sure knows how to put us in a sentimental mood with this soulful love ballad.
5. YOU ARE THE BEST THING BY RAY LAMONTAGNE
With his rough and moving voice Ray will captivate all of your guests, it’s very simple – “you are the best thing that ever happened to me”.
6. MARRY YOU BY BRUNO MARS
This breezy pop anthem is especially suitable for hip couples who love MTV and like some pop in their spices.
7. HOME BY EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
An excellent choice for alternative, up to date brides and grooms. Many hipster couples met at bars in 2009 when this song was playing in the background and therefore are choosing to have it accompany them under the chuppah.
8. I WILL WAIT BY MUMFORD & SONS
The British band with a moving tune, and their must successful to date. Great match for the folk/rock couples.
9. GROSS BY BALKAN BEAT BOX
A fun Israeli world music ensemble that formed a unique style, which combines Balkan and Gypsy music, Funk and Hip Hop .
10. FIRST DAY OF MY LIFE BY BRIGHT EYES
With an indie rock vibe this song is all about the first day of the rest of your lives.
What other wedding / chuppah entrance songs can you recommend / have you seen / heard / walked down to? Let us know know in the comments section below!
Thank you Maya from Zebra!