Wedding March

Mendelssohn's Wedding March is a popular classical music selection played during the wedding party's recessional.


Felix Mendelssohn was a German composer who created the Wedding March that was first performed in 1842 for the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Wedding March gained popularity after Queen Victoria selected it for the recessional of her daughter Vicky's 1858 wedding to Prince Frederick of Prussia.

Mendelssohn's Wedding March
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
wedding march (noun)
a march of slow tempo and stately character that is composed or played to accompany the bridal procession
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