New research shows that the days of 'Here Comes the Bride' could be numbered.
Anvil Hall wedding venue compiled their top 10 ceremony songs and Mendelssohn's Wedding March failed to chart! Located in Gretna Green, Scotland, the nation's most renowned spot for weddings, the venue sees hundreds of happy couples tie the knot each year.
Owner Heath Hampson compiled the top 10 songs that couples walked down the aisle to in the past year, and it appears that many are looking for something more contemporary or personal than the traditional tune.
The chart toppers were:
1. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
2. How long will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
3. All of Me – John Legend
4. At Last – Eta James
5.I'm Yours – Jason Miraz
6. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
7.Highland Cathedral – Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
8.Canon in D – Pachelbel
9.Amazed – Lonestar
10. Secret Wedding – Braveheart Soundtrack
Heath commented, “In the last few years we've seen an increase in the number of brides choosing to walk down the aisle to something less traditional than Mendelssohn.
“With a new generation of brides and grooms, there's a big influence from television and film in people's choices. Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's ukulele rendition of Over the Rainbow was featured in a number of adverts and A Thousand Years by Christina Perri was used in the Twilight soundtrack.
“At Anvil Hall, we're always interested in what songs the couple will pick, and we've heard everything from Beethoven to Beyoncé. It all adds personality to making the big day perfect for the happy couple.”
Anvil Hall currently holds more than 700 weddings each year. Visit www.anvilhall.co.uk