Classical guitar is the perfect choice for a wedding. The warm, breathtaking sounds of the guitar add the right touch as you both celebrate one of the most special days of your lives. I have provided guitar music for more than 100 weddings and take great pride and joy in creating a beautiful atmosphere with my music. I am always honored when approached to play for a wedding.

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“Stephan is an incredibly talented musician…I completely trusted him to make my daughter’s wedding ceremony exactly what she wanted…I cannot express to you how amazingly perfect his performance was; timing, skill, intuition, and beauty.” ~ J. Callahan
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“Stephan exceeded our expectations from the first moment…he was politely responsive to my emails, communicated well and completely…easy decision.” ~ Val J.
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Callahan wedding, Mt. Hood, OR

What is often requested at the ceremony is gentle melodic background music to provide an ambiance as the guests arrive and assemble, followed by an eclectic menu of pieces to be played during the cocktail hour and dinner. You can select pieces from my repertoire for the procession of the bridal party, bridal procession, and recession. Some suggested pieces are listed below.

A typical wedding ceremony may look something like this:

– Prelude: music begins 20-30 minutes prior to the ceremony as guests arrive
Processional: A piece of your choosing from my repertoire is played to accompany the bridal party’s walk down the aisle
Bridal Processional: A piece of your choosing from my repertoire is played to accompany the bride’s walk down the aisle
Special Music: (Optional) signing of the marriage license, candle lighting ceremony, or other
Recessional: A piece of your choosing from my repertoire is played at the end of the ceremony


Popular choices for the processional (P) and recessional (R) have included:

Bridal Chorus – R. Wagner — (P)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach — (P/R)
Ave Maria – J.S. Bach-Gounod — (P)
Canon in D – Pachelbel — (P)
Missing Three – Jake Shimabukuro — (P)
Romance – Francisco Tárrega — (P/R)
Wedding March – F. Mendelssohn — (R)

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri — (P)
All of Me – John Legend — (P/R)
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley — (P)
Better Together – Jack Johnson — (P/R)
Here Comes the Sun – Beatles — (P/R)
Marry You – Bruno Mars — (R)
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz — (P/R)
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran — (R)
Storybook Love (The Princess Bride Theme Song) – Mark Knopfler — (P)
Power of Love – Celine Dion — (P)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Izrael Kamakawiwo’ole — (P/R)
White Sandy Beach – IZ version — (P)
Ē O Mai – Keali’i Reichel — (P)
Hawaiian Wedding Song – Charles E. King — (P)