Wedding Music

Wedding Music Packages

Elegant modern music, timeless classics, and traditional music personalized and performed to perfection. I work with your vision, and with music that is special and meaningful to you, to create a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Music
Dinner Music
First Dances
Custom Original Wedding Songs

Wedding Music Pricing

1 to 6 hour packages:
Starting at $650.00

Contact me with your details, including date, time and venue/location for my availability and a personalized quote.

Wedding Packages Include

  • Music Equipment – Digital piano & sound system rated for up to 250 guests (additional sound can be arranged for larger events). Set-up and take-down are completed outside contract hours.
  • Customized Music – All music selections are personally tailored to you.
  • Prelude Music – All ceremony packages include 30 minutes of prelude music before the ceremony.
  • Location Moves – Equipment can be relocated between ceremony, cocktails and dinner within the same venue or between different venues (ex. church ceremony and reception hall).
  • Microphone – Extra microphone for your ceremony and/or speeches.
  • Break Music – Background music is provided for breaks.

Wedding Ceremony Music

Ottawa Riviera Restaurant Byward Market Live Wedding Music by Singer Pianist, Kimberley Dunn

Ceremony songs are very personal choices and I encourage you to choose any songs that are special to you, they don’t have to be from my song lists. If I’m not already familiar with a song, I’m happy to learn it.

Prelude – music before the ceremony begins
Processional – the entrance song(s) for bridal party & bride
Signing – a song during the signing of the registry
Recessional – the exit song at the end of the ceremony

Cocktail &  Dinner Music

Ottawa Chateau Laurier Adam Room, Wedding Event Reception, Live Music by Kimberley Dunn

Live music during your cocktail and dinner reception adds lovely ambiance and entertainment, especially when it’s cover music that your guests all know and love. After your ceremony, I can continue to play into your cocktail hour and through dinner until your DJ takes over to get the dance party started. My hourly rates actually drop significantly after the first hour, so a great reason to take advantage and have more live music.

Cocktail Hour – light background music to add ambience
Dinner Music – I am happy to coordinate with speeches and can also act as MC

First Dance Music

Wedding First Dance Music at Le Belvedere in Chelsea Quebec near Ottawa by Kimberley Dunn

A bride and groom’s first dance is a focal point of any wedding and can be made even more special with live music. You are welcome to choose any songs that are special to you and I’m happy to perform separate songs for Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dances or combine the dances into one song. I can also work with you to create your own original wedding song.

Bride & Groom’s First Dance
Father-Daughter Dance
Mother-Son Dance

Wedding Music Demos

  1. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 4:06
  2. All Of Me by John Legend, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 4:05
  3. Ave Maria by Schubert, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 2:32
  4. Book Of Love by Peter Gabriel, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 3:42
  5. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 5:22
  6. How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 2:44
  7. Marry Me by Train, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 3:05
  8. Pachelbel's Canon in D by Pachelbel, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 5:09
  9. Sky Full Of Stars by Coldplay, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 3:22
  10. The Luckiest by Ben Folds, Performed by Kimberley Dunn 4:18

Most Requested Wedding Songs

SongArtistPopular For
A Thousand Years

Christina PerriProcessional, Signing, First Dance
All Of Me
John LegendProcessional, Signing, First Dance
And I Love HerThe Beatles
As Time Goes ByLouis ArmstrongCocktails, Dinner
At LastEtta JamesProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Baby LoveThe Surpremes
BeautifulJames Blunt
Beautiful DayU2Recessional
Better TogetherJack JohnsonRecessional
Bewitched Bothered & BewilderedFrank SinatraCocktails, Dinner
Black CoffeePeggy LeeCocktails, Dinner
Both Sides NowJoni Mitchell
BreatheTaylor Swift
Book Of Love
Peter GabrielProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Bridal Chorus (Traditional)WagnerProcessional
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Butterfly KissesBob CarlisleFather-Daughter Dance
Can You Feel The Love TonightElton John
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of YouFour SeasonsCocktails, Dinner
Castle On The HillEd Sheeran
Chasing CarsSnow PatrolProcessional, Signing, First Dance
CloserKeb Mo
Come Away With MeNorah JonesCocktails, Dinner
Come Fly With meFrank SinatraCocktails, Dinner
Daddy's AngelTim McGrawFather-Daughter Dance
Dance Me To The End Of LoveLeonard CohenFirst Dance
Daydream BelieverThe Monkeys
RihannaProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Don't Get Me WrongThe Pretenders
Don't Know WhyNorah JonesCocktails, Dinner
Don't Stop BelievingJourney
DreamsFleetwood Mac
Every Breath You TakeThe Police
EverythingMichael BubléProcessional, Recessional, First Dance
Everything I DoBryan Adams
Falling For YouColbie Caillat
Feeling GoodNina SimoneCocktails, Dinner
Feels Like HomeChantal KreviazukProcessional, Signing, First Dance
FeverMichael BubléCocktails, Dinner
Fields Of GoldStingCocktails, Dinner
Fly Me To The MoonFrank SinatraCocktails, Dinner
Free FallingTom Petty
From This MomentShania TwainProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Girl From IpanemaFrank SinatraCocktails, Dinner
God Bless the Broken RoadRascal FlattsProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Good LifeOne Republic
Good MotherJann ArdenMother-Son Dance
Groovy Kind Of LovePhil Collins
Leonard CohenSigning
Happy Pharrell Williams
HeartbeatsJose Gonzales
HeavenBryan Adams
Here Comes The SunThe Beatles
Ho HeyThe Lumineers
Hold OnMichael BubléFirst Dance
Hold On My HeartPhil Collins
HomeEdward Sharpe Recessional
HomeMichael BubléRecessional
HomePhillip Phillips
Hotel CaliforniaThe Eagles
How Long Will I Love You
Ellie GouldingProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Humble and KindTim McGrawFather-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance
I Can See Clearly Now Johnny NashCocktails, Dinner
I Can't Help Falling In LoveElvis PresleyProcessional, Signing, First Dance
I Do Colbie CaillatRecessional
I Don't Dance
Lee BriceFirst Dance
I Get To Love YouRuelleProcessional, Signing, First Dance
I Loved Her FirstHeartlandFather-Daughter Dance
I Was Made For Loving YouTori Kelly & Ed Sheeran
I Will WaitMumford and Sons
Ice CreamSarah McLachlan
If I Ain't Got YouAlicia Keyes
I'll BeEdwin McCain
I'll Stand By You
The Pretenders
I'm YoursJason MrazRecessional
ImagineJohn Lennon
In My LifeThe Beatles
In This Life
Chantal Kreviazuk
Just A KissLady Antebellum
Just The Way You AreBilly JoelCocktails, Dinner
Kiss From A RoseSeal
Kiss MeSixpence None The RicherRecessional
La vie en roseEdith Piaf
L'amour existe encore (French)
Celine DionFirst Dance
Let's Face The Music And DanceDiana KrallCocktails, Dinner
Like I'm Gonna Love YouMeghan Trainor & John LegendRecessional
Like Someone In LoveBing CrosbyCocktails, Dinner
The Look of LoveDiana KrallCocktails, Dinner
Lost TogetherBlue Rodeo
L-O-V-ENatalie ColeCocktails, Dinner
Love Me Like You DoEllie GouldingFirst Dance
Love Story
Taylor SwiftProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Lovely DayBill WithersRecessional
LuckyColbie Caillat & Jason MrazRecessional
Make You Feel My LoveAdeleProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Marry Me
TrainProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Marry YouBruno MarsRecessional
Maybe I'm AmazedPaul McCartney
MistyJohnny Mathis
Moon RiverHenry ManciniCocktails, Dinner
Moonlight SerenadeFrank SinatraCocktails, Dinner
Morning Has BrokenCat Stevens
My GirlThe Temptations
My WishRascal FlattsFather-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance
My WayFrank SinatraCocktails, Dinner
New YorkFrank SinatraCocktails, Dinner
New York State Of MindBilly JoelCocktails, Dinner
Next To Me Emelie Sande
Never AloneLady AntebellumFather-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance
Nothing Else Matters
One Fine DayThe Chiffons
Pachelbel's Canon in D
PerfectEd SheeranProcessional, Signing, First Dance
PhotographsEd Sheeran
Piano ManBilly Joel
Que Sera SeraFrank Sinatra
Rolling In The DeepAdele
Save The Last Dance For MeMichael BubléCocktails, Dinner
Say A Little PrayerAretha FranklinCocktails, Dinner
Say You Won't Let GoJames Arthur
Sea Of LoveHoney DrippersRecessional
SecretsOne Republic
Set Fire To The RainAdele
SheElvis Costello
She Will Be LovedMaroon 5
Shelter From The StormBob Dylan
Sky Full Of Stars
ColdplayProcessional, Signing, First Dance
AdeleCocktails, Dinner
So Happy TogetherThe TurtlesRecessional
Somebody Like YouKeith Urban
Someone Like YouAdele
Someone To Watch Over MeElla FitzgeraldCocktails, Dinner
SomethingThe Beatles
Something Just Like ThisColdplayRecessional
Somewhere Only We KnowKeane
Somewhere Over The RainbowEva CassidyProcessional, Signing, First Dance
SongbirdFleetwood Mac
Stand By MeBen E. KingProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Summer of 69Bryan Adams
SunriseNorah JonesCocktails, Dinner
SwayDean MartinCocktails, Dinner
Sweet Child O MineGuns n Roses
That's AmoreFrank SinatraCocktails, Dinner
The Look of LoveDiana KrallCocktails, Dinner
They Can't Take That Away From MeDiana KrallCocktails, Dinner
The Luckiest
Ben FoldsProcessional, Signing, First Dance
Thinking Out Loud
Ed SheeranProcessional, Signing, First Dance
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Natalie ColeRecessional
Unchained MelodyRighteous BrothersCocktails, Dinner
Under The Milky WayThe Church
UnforgettableNat King ColeCocktails, Dinner
Video GameLana Del Rey
Viva La VidaColdplayRecessional
Wake Me UpAvicii
Walk On ByBurt Bacharach/Diana KrallCocktails, Dinner
Walking In MemphisMarc Cohn
Walking On SunshineKatrina and the Waves
The Way You Look TonightFrank SinatraFirst Dance, Cocktails, Dinner
Today Was A Fairy TaleTaylor Swift
Wedding March (Traditional)MendelssohnRecessional
Wedding Song: There Is LovePeter, Paul & Mary
What A Wonderful World
Louis ArmstrongProcessional, Signing, First Dance, Cocktails, Dinner
What The World Needs NowBurt Bacharach
When I Fall In LoveNat King ColeCocktails, Dinner
When I Say I DoMatthew West
Why Should I Cry For YouSting
When You Say Nothing At AllAllison KraussFirst Dance
Wild HorsesThe Rolling Stones
Wildest DreamsTaylor Swift
WildflowersTom Petty
Without You
David Guetta
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton
You Are The Best ThingRay LamontagneRecessional
You Belong To MeBing CrosbyCocktails, Dinner
You Send MeSam Cooke
Young and BeautifulLana Del Rey
Your SongElton John

Most Requested Religious / Church Songs

Abide With MeHymn
Amazing GraceTraditional
Ave Maria (Latin)
Be Not AfraidHymn
Bridal Chorus (Wedding Processional)Traditional
Canon in D / Pachelbel’s Canon
Celtic Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation)Hymn
City of GodHymn
Great Is Thy FaithfulnessHymn
Here I Am, LordHymn
His Eye Is On The SparrowHymn
How Beautiful (Twila Paris)Modern
How Great Thou ArtHymn
Hymn of PromiseHymn
It Is Well With My SoulHymn
Jesu Joy of Man’s DesiringTraditional
Jesus Loves MeHymn
Joyful Joyful We Adore TheeHymn
Love Devine All Love's ExcellingHymn
Love Never Fails (Brandon Heath)Modern
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace (Prayer of St. Francis)Hymn
Nearer My God, To TheeHymn
Oh God Our Help In Ages PastHymn
On Eagles WingsHymn
One Bread, One BodyHymn
Panis AngelicusHymn
Responsorial Psalm #33 The Earth Is FullPsalm
Responsorial Psalm #34 Taste and See Psalm
Responsorial Psalm #63 My Soul Is ThirstingPsalm
Responsorial Psalm #128 Blest Are Those Who Love YouPsalm
Responsorial Psalm #145 I Will Praise Your Name ForeverPsalm
Table of PlentyHymn
The Lord is My ShepherdHymn
The Lord’s PrayerHymn
You AloneHymn
Wedding March (Wedding Recessional)Traditional
When Love Is FoundHymn
When I Say I Do (Matthew West)Modern
Ajoute un couvertFrench
Je lève mes yeux (Tabitha Lemaire)French
Je lève les yeux (Constance)French
Tu es le chant (Tabitha Lemaire)French
Plus près de toiFrench
Psaume 22: Le Seigneur est mon bergerFrench

Original Custom Wedding Songs

The ultimate personalized gift for those looking for something truly special and unique. I work with my clients to create wedding songs that reflect their personal stories. Samples of my original work can be found on my Original Music page. Each song includes a live performance at the wedding, and a professional keepsake recording.

Other Musicians – Strings, Duos, Trios

I have worked with other musicians, including a violinist, cellist and singer-guitarist. There is an additional $250 rehearsal fee plus each musician’s individual fees. If there is a particular sound you’re looking for, I’m happy to coordinate that for you.

Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay – Performed by Kimberley Dunn with Cello:

Outdoor Weddings

I can perform outdoors provided there is a shaded area, the temperature is between 15°C-30°C, and there is no chance of rain in the forecast. If there is a chance of rain in the forecast on your wedding day, there would need to be a back-up plan to set up indoors or have a tent provided.

How To Book

Please contact me with the date, time and location of your wedding and I will quickly respond with my availability and a quote. If you would like to confirm your date, I will send a contract and request a 50% deposit. Music selections are due 2 weeks before your wedding. Ceremony and First Dance songs are your personal choice, and background music for prelude, cocktails and dinner can be chosen from any of my song lists.