Nix Stephens Coaching ​Ibiza Magic

Church Wedding Music & More...

This dynamic, legendary, incredibly talented, musically flexible, informed, experienced resident duo (husband & wife team) are your perfect choice on Ibiza for all of your musical needs at your wedding, from Ceremony to Dance party and everything in between!

Not only are "Church Wedding Music & More" prepared to play everything from Ave Maria to Uptown Funk, they have a valuable wealth of information to share regarding getting married in a church on Ibiza including info on:

The best churches, Order of Service, Responsorial Psalms, Bible readings, Gospel readings, Prayers of the Faithful, Reception, the legalities of getting married on Ibiza (in a church) as well as being in the inner circle with the island's best  and most beloved Celebrants, photographers, florists etc...

Click on "Read More" for just a few helpful hints about your church wedding on Ibiza including Music, Legal paper, Getting ready and Ceremony without Mass.


Processional Music for the entrance of the bride.
Traditional Processional Music

Bridal chorus wagner
Trumpet voluntary Purcell
Cannon in D Pachelbel original or chillout arrangement
Arrival of the queen of Sheba Handel
Air on a G string Bach original or chillout arrangement
Jesu joy of man’s desiring Bach original or chillout arrangement
Prelude in c Bach Ave Maria
Te Deum Carpentiere
Symphony No3 Saint Saens
The swan Saint Saens

Contemporary Processional music
Heaven Brian Adams instrumental
Wagners wedding march Jonathan Cain piano version
Chi mai chillout arrangement
Loves theme Barry White instrumental
She moves through the fair Irish traditional
Flower duet from Lakme by Delibes
Kissing you Instrumental or sung Romeo and Juliet
Wedding March Jonathan Cain
Forest Gump Theme tune Ennio Morricone
When a man loves a woman Percy Sledge
Sweet child o mine Instrumental Guns and Roses
Everything I do I do it for you Bryan Adams Instrumental
The Power of Love Celine Dione
Your so cool Hans Zimmer Instrumental
Cavatina The Deer Hunter

Solos for after the psalm ,exchange of rings ,communion(traditional should be used) and signing of the register

Traditional songs for solos

Ave Maria Schubert
Ave Maria Bach
Panis Angelicus Cesar Frank
Pie Jesu Lloyd Webber
Lascia ch’io pianga Handel
O Mio Babino Caro Puccini
Caro Mio Ben Giordani
May The lord bless you and keep you John Rutter
For the beauty of the earth John Rutter
I sing a simple song of love .Craig Masseau
Flower duet Delibes
I watch the sunrise Catholic Hymn
I give my life Modern worship song
Bist du bei mir Bach
You raise me up Josh Groban
Amazing Grace Gospel hymn
Amazing Grace(He looked beyond my faults)to the tune of Danny boy
My Fathers Heart worship song
Ag criost an siol Traditional Irish hymn
The Irish Blessing
Nella Fantasia Ennio Morricone
The cloud´s veil Liam Lawton
On eagle´s wings Michael Joncas
Caruso Sergio Dalla
Modern Songs for solos
When I need you Celine Dion
From This moment Shania Twain
Endless Love Lionel Richie
With you I’m born again
The first time ever I saw your face Roberta Flack
Have I told you lately that I love you Van Morrison
Wind beneath my wings Bette Midler
Fields of gold Sting-Eva Cassidy
Take my breath away Eva Cassidy
Sunshine Gabrielle
You’re the best thing Paul Weller
For once in my life Stevie wonder
Feeling good Nina simone
I find your love Love theme calendar Girls
Because you loved me Diane Warren
Anything is possible Will Young
Sunrise Nora Jones
Songbird Fleetwood Mac
Your song Elton John
I Swear All for one
A million Love songs Take that
Lovin’ you Minnie Ripperton
Angels Robbie Williams
No promises Shayne Ward
Always there theme from Howards way
Bridge over troubled water Simon and Garfunkle
Perfect Two Auburn
When I fall in love Nat King Cole
Here comes the sun Nina Simone
Kissing You Romeo and Juliet
Ave Maria Beyonce
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen (lisa)
I believe Andrea Bocelli and Katherine Jenkins
Come away with me Norah Jones
Whisper of Angels Amici
Rule the world Take that (Camilla Kerslake version)
Can’t take my eyes off of you
Make you feel my love Adele
Annie´s song John Denver
I’m In love again and again Maria Mena
Somewhere over the rainbow Eva Cassidy
You´re so cool True romance
My heart will go on Celine Dion
I will always love you Whitney Houston
She´s the one Robbie Williams
I´ve Been waiting for a girl like you Foreigner
Say a little prayer Aretha Franklin
Today I met the boy im gonna marry Darlene Love
Look of Love Dusty Springfield
A thousand years Christina Perri
Just the way you are Billy Joel
Higher Love James Vincent McMarrow
Evergreen Barbra Streisand

Songs and Instrumentals for the exit of the Bride and Groom

Traditional Recessional Music

Toccata in F major Widor
Wedding March Mendelssohn
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Trumpet voluntary Purcell
Zadock the priest Handel
Any Favourite Classical Piece Can be used or made into a café del mar chill out arrangement

Contemporary Recessional Music

Here comes the sun George Harrison
Oh happy days Gospel
All you need is love Beatles
Up where we belong Officer and a Gentleman
Waiting on the world to change John Meyer
Love is in the air John Paul Young
I can see clearly now Johnny Cash
Sabres of Paradise
Bright side of the road Van Morrison
Say a little prayer Aretha Franklin
Can’t buy me love Beatles
Just the two of us Bill Withers
You Ten Sharp
I do I do I do Abba
I will follow him Gospel from sister act
Let the love flow Bellamy Brothers
Everywhere Fleetwood Mac
It must be love Madness
Your love keeps lifting me higher Jackie Wilson
Top of the world The Carpenters
Kiss me Sixpence none the richer
Hang on in there baby Gary Barlow Duet
Marry You Bruno Mars
Lovely Day Bill Withers
Its got to be perfect Fairground attraction
September Earth ,Wind and Fire
Any Favorite Modern Piece that is upbeat Can be used

It’s not necessary to have hymns at a catholic wedding ceremony, but if your friends and family are good singers and know their hymns then it’s great to involve them in your special day. However it is important to keep the reverence of the occasion so if you do choose not to have hymns then it’s nice to include a religious solo instead. Please ask for help as there are some beautiful religious , classical and worship songs to choose from.
We recommend that all couples meet with us to discuss their music so we can give the best possible advice to make your wedding perfect. If it is not possible to meet we can discuss it via e mail and we will be happy to send demos. Please note; not all our repertoire is available on mp3 demo.

NB For Anglican blessing ceremonies the priest likes one or two hymns to be included into the service.Below are a selection of well known Anglican hymns but we can do any in the book!
Bind us together Lord
I vow to thee my country(alternative wedding lyrics)
Give me oil in my lamp(sing Hosana)
This little light of mine
Amazing Grace
Morning has broken
Praise my soul the king of Heaven
How great thou art
Lord of all hopefulness
All things bright and beautiful

Legal Paperwork

Once you have provisionally booked your wedding date with me you can start on the paperwork. This is done by visiting your local catholic priest and letting him know of your intentions to marry in Ibiza. All the paperwork must be done in your country of residence. So it is your priest that must prepare you for the marriage and complete all the necessary paperwork . You will be asked to attend a marriage course and to provide several documents such as birth certificates and babtism certificates. If one of you is not catholic then the requirements may be slightly different. Some of the forms only last 6 months so don’t start the paperwork too early. Your priest can advise you on these details as they can vary.

Please ask your priest and Bishop to print all information clearly, as there has been mistakes made in the past, when the Bishop’s secretary has not been able to decipher names of towns etc…


-One of the documents that you must provide is called ‘freedom to marry’ certificate. This is obtained from the department of foreign affairs.

A catholic wedding ceremony in Spain is also recognized by civil law so sometime after the ceremony I will obtain an international certificate of marriage from the registry office and send it to you. The priest that marries you will also inform your diocese that you have been married in his church in Ibiza. The marriage document that is signed by you both at the altar stays in the churches books. The priest then gives me a notification of the marriage to obtain a civil document from the Local authorities. This will be sent to you by registered post as your legal marriage certificate.

Once you have all your paperwork ready your priest will send it to your bishop. He will then send the necessary documents to the bishop here in Ibiza .When they arrive the church here will be notified and the wedding can go ahead. This all takes a few months but the post can let us down so leave enough time for delays!

Getting Ready...

When you arrive on the island for the big day I will arrange a meeting and rehearsal with the priest which I will also attend to sort out any problems or answer any queries you may have.I will rehearse the ceremony with you and your wedding party so that you are clear on what to expect on the day.
For the preparation of the order of service you will be sent the layout of the ceremony either with Full Mass for Catholic couples , or Without mass for mixed religion couples. You will need to choose one or two bible readings, a responsorial psalm ,The Gospel and the prayers of the Faithful(bidding prayers).
Some couples ask about the candle ceremony. This is a big tradition in the States and Ireland and priests on the island don’t mind it being done. It basically involves the lighting of two individual candles at the beginning of the service symbolizing two separate lives. After the marriage rite when you have become husband and wife you go up to the altar together with your candles and light the unity candle which symbolizes two people becoming one.
The music accompanying the ceremony is performed by my husband and I. We have a vast repertoire of songs and instrumentals which are accepted by the priests.The church’s organ or our keyboards can be used. The churches of San Miquel ,San Jose San Carlos, San Jose ,Puig de Misa and San Agustine also have pianos.

Drinks can also be arranged outside the church after the ceremony. The drinks are supplied by the local bars or caterers and I take care of the rest.
You may even decide to have a guitarist or keyboard player perform whilst your guests have a drink and The photographer is busy with the photos

As well as music in the church we can supply music for your reception.

Ceremony without Mass


Song /instrumental music……


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the
Holy Spirit be with you all.
And with your spirit.


First reading
(choose a friend or family member to read this)

At the end of the reading the reader says;
The word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Responsorial Psalm
Response to the psalm:………………………………
(Choose a friend or family member to read this)


(Choose the Gospel you would like the priest to read)

Before the Gospel the priest says;
The Lord be with you
And with your spirit

At the end of the Gospel the priest says:
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ



(The following wording can be left out of the printing. The priest at Es Cubells and San Jose prefers couples to read their vows to each other,see attachment )

My dear friends, you have come to this church so that the Lord may seal your love in the presence of the priest and this community. Christ abundantly blesses this love. He has already consecrated you in Baptism and now he enriches and strengthens you by a special sacrament so that you may assume the duties of marriage in mutual lasting fidelity and so In the presence of the Church, I ask you to state your intentions.

………… and ………….. have you come here freely and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage?

We have.
Will you love and honor each other as man and wife for the rest of your lives?
We will.
Will you accept children lovingly from God, and bring them up according to the law of Christ and his church?
We will

Declaration of consent

Since it is your intention to enter into marriage, join your right hands, and declare your consent before God and his church.

…………., do you take …………… your wife? Do you promise to be true to her in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love her and honor her all the days of your life?


………………., do you take………………… as your husband? Do you promise to be true to him in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love him and honour him all the days of your life?


You have declared your consent before the church .May the Lord In his goodness strengthen your consent and fill you both with his blessings.
What God has joined, men must not divide.

Blessing and exchange of rings

Lord, bless ………..and …………… their love for each other. May these rings be a symbol of true faith in each other, and always remind them of their love. Through Christ our Lord.


BRIDEGROOM: ……………., wear this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

BRIDE: …………….., wear this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

(Lighting of the unity candle ) (optional)

Song ………

Prayers of the Faithful

Response to the prayers: Lord Graciously hear us.
(Please choose the prayers you would like and a friend or family member to read them,see examples)
Nuptial blessing
(The priest prays the nuptial blessing over the couple )

The Lord´s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

(The priest reads the solemn blessing and the couple answer AMEN after each verse)

Blessing and Dismissal
May Almighty God bless you, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Signing of the register
song ……………………..

Let us welcome the newly wedded couple ………………………………….

Song or instrumental………………………………