Beach Wedding Music

So you are having a seaside wedding and you want to include beach wedding music or some laid back and fun beach wedding songs that inspire the mood of summer, sand and sea.

There are many ways to do this. Beach Wedding Music can be anything from a song that mentions the sea or the shore, to lyrics about sailing or even just a certain type of vibe like reggae or steel drums.

Music is a very important but often overlooked part of theme wedding planning. If you choose your beach wedding songs wisely, you can be sure that your wedding will rest in your guests' minds for a long time to come.

Below are a few beach wedding music suggestions for both your ceremony and reception. Create the perfect soundtrack to your beach wedding from the moment you walk down the aisle to the last dance song.

Ceremony Processional (Bride's Entrance):

Classical Choices:

Air From Water Music - Handel

Canon in D - Pachelbel

Flower Duet - Leo Delibes

Spring - Vivaldi

Summertime - Gershwin

Lullaby - Bond (Canon in D with a little Pick-Me-Up)


The Wedding - James Horner (from Legend of the Falls)

Bella's Lullaby (From Twilight) - Piano Version

Turning Page - Sleeping At Last (Bella walks down the aisle in Breaking Dawn)

A Gift of Thistle - London Symphony Orchestra (from Braveheart)

Once Upon a Time ... Storybook Love - Mark Knopfler (from Princess Bride)

Pelagia's Song - Stephen Warbeck (from Captain Corelli's Mandolin)

Fairytale - Harry Gregson-Williams (from Shrek)

For the Love of a Princess - London Symphony Orchestra (from Braveheart)


Hymn To Hope - Secret Garden

Here Comes The Sun

Theme From A Summer Place - Billie Vaughn

Love Theme From French Kiss (I Want You)

Conquest Of Paradise - Vangelis

Vocal Ballads:

(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You - UB40

Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Return To Innocence - Enigma

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - Abba

Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy

Here Comes The Sun - The Burning Souls A lovely reggae version of the popular Beatles song.

Hawaiian Wedding Song - Elvis

White Sandy Beach of Hawai'i - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

I Will Find You - Theme From The Last Of The Mohicans

Now We Are Free - Lisa Gerrard (Off The Gladiator Soundtrack)

The Way I am - Ingrid Michaelson

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Marry Me - Train

A Thousand Years - Christina Perry

Footprints In The Sand - Leona Lewis

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Click here for some other suggestions on Wedding Ceremony Processional Songs.

Beach Wedding Ceremony Recessional:

Your beach wedding music for the recessional should be joyful and upbeat. It is after all a call for celebration as you have just been pronounced husband and wife!


Spring - Vivaldi

Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba - Handel

Ode To Joy - Beethoven


Meryton Townhall - From Pride & Prejudice

Love's Theme - The Love Unlimited Orchestra

Florin Dance - Mark Knopfler

Serenade To Spring - Secret Garden


Better Together - Jack Johnson

Better Together - Jack Johnson A Cuban version from the Rhythms Del Mundo Album

Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves

One Love / People Get Ready - Bob Marley

Beautiful Day - U2

Lovely Day - Bill Withers

Sea of Love - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Hawaiian Version

Sea Of Love - The Honeydrippers

I Do - Colbie Caillat

I Got You Babe - UB40

You're The One That I Want - From Grease

Island In The Sun - Weezer

It's The End Of The World As We Know It - REM

Kiss The Girl - Colbie Caillat

Sand On My Feet - Donna Summer

Everything - Michael Buble

Grey To Blue - Xavier Rudd

Did not find what you were looking for? Follow this link for more suggestions on Wedding Ceremony Recessional Songs.

Grand Entrance Beach Wedding Music:

The beach wedding music you choose to enter your reception on should set the scene for a fun filled summery barefoot wedding. This is after you have taken your photos and you are now presented for the first time as husband and wife.

Have a look below at a few upbeat beach wedding entrance songs:

Austin Powers Theme Song

Barefootin' - Robert Parker

Beautiful Day - U2

Celebration - Kool & The Gang

Club Tropicana - Wham

Kiss The Girl - Colbie Caillat

Under The Sea -Raven Symone

Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves

Who Let The Dogs Out - Baha Men

Wipe Out - Surfaris

None of the above what you had in mind? Try some other Wedding Reception Entrance Songs.

First Dance Beach Wedding Songs

If you don't have a specific first dance song in mind then why not theme this part of your beach wedding music with the rest of it and choose a sea, beach or sand inspired song?

Listen to the songs below to find your perfect beach wedding first dance song:

Better Together - Jack Johnson (Cuban Version)

Better Together - Jack Johnson

Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin/Robbie Williams/Frank Sinatra

Dance With You - Live

Forever - Ben Harper

(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You - Elvis or UB40

I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher or UB40

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

I Need You Like This Hole In My Head - Sting (From Soundtrack from the IMAX Film Dolphins)

I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz

Is This Love - Bob Marley

Kiss the Girl - Samuel E. Wright (from The Little Mermaid)

Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Sail Away - David Gray

Sand on My Feet - Donna Summer

Sea Of Love - The Honey Drippers

She's Royal - Tarrus Riley (a great reggae, island style song)

True Companion - Marc Cohn

Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

You Sang To Me - Marc Anthony

When We Dance - Sting

Wonderful, Wonderful - Johnny Mathis

If none of these beach wedding first dance songs are what you are looking for then perhaps try our other First Dance Songs or even Celebrity First Dance Songs.

Background Dinner Beach Wedding Music:

Set the mood further with some summery beach wedding songs for your wedding background music. Absolutely anything by Jack Johnson or Donovan Frankenreiter has a decidedly laid back feel.

Or you could try Rhythms Del Mundo. Here popular artists like U2, Coldplay and Maroon 5 team up with Buena Vista Social Club to bring you some of your favorite tunes with a decidedly Cuban summery vibe.

Click on the Play Button below to hear a playlist of summery beach wedding songs:

Follow this link for some more ideas on great dinner background music.

Beach Wedding Party Songs:

The following are a few great summery, up-beat beach wedding songs to get your guests off their seats and onto the dance floor:

You might also want to have a look at our Party Hits page for some more ideas on popular songs to include in your playlist for your DJ.

Last Dance Beach Wedding Songs:

If you are looking for something beachy to end of the perfect evening of beach wedding music then choose one of the following beach wedding last dance songs:

If none of the above songs are what you are looking for then try some other suggestions for last dance songs.

For more ideas on beach wedding music and how to plan your beach wedding in general, visit

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