Music and dancing are a huge part of our lives, and a huge part of our wedding, but picking out the best songs to walk down the aisle, make our debut as a couple, have our first dance, dance with our parents, and so on and so forth has proven to be more time consuming than I ever imagined it would be. We want songs that are meaningful, beautiful and somehow fit in with our story to make them personal as well.
I am not trying to make this into a bigger thing than it is. But…I love the idea of getting a canvas of the words to our first dance so I’d like them to be meaningful. I love the idea of the most perfect songs to walk down the aisle and to exit as husband and wife. I want to find a song that perfectly depicts my relationship with my dad. And more than anything, I want to LOVE the music we are playing at our wedding.
We are very lucky that a few family members have written songs they will play at our wedding, that we have so many talented musician friends, and that Z’s band, Whiskey Mornin’ will be keeping the dance floor going all night; for the rest of those moments, here are a few of our favorites we’ve come across so far:
Whatever It Is – Zac Brown Band
One Voice – Wailin’ Jennys
You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
Give in to Me – Garret & Leighton
Always Find the Time – City Folk
Love Love Love – Avalanche City
Rings – Leo Kotke
Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
Overwhelmed – Tim McMorris
Love Me Like the World is Ending: Ben Lee
What songs have you come across that are sweet, fun, different, new, or even perfect classics? Are there any that you love, but you can’t find a place for them during your special day?
Collage Credits: Father/Daughter Dance Photo – Rhino Media // First Dance – Pricilla Valentina // Chalk Instruments – Lady T // Musician Silhouette – Lady T // Pick the way to your seat – Papered Heart Photography // Wedding Song Canvas – Indulgy.com.