A friend of mine is getting married. She is having a hard time choosing music – and rightly so; it is a huge decision to make. Music is linked to memory and the chosen songs will always bring you back to that day. I still have my wedding playlist saved to my phone (appropriately named Wedding Soundtrack…creative, huh?). Here it is:
Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
Guests were seated near the outdoor wedding pavilion on the Gran Bahia Principe Bahia resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Sea of Love – Cat Power
My Dad walked me down the aisle.
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Fuzz and I walked together back down the aisle to my favourite band – married!
I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
We danced our first dance as a married couple.
My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
I danced with my Daddy. This song always still brings a tear to my eye.
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Fuzz danced with his Mom.
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Our wedding party danced to this song. I think the sprinkler, q-tip, and lawn mower dance moves were pulled out …not to mention the classic dance moves made famous by Chris Penn in the movie.
You’re My Best Friend – Queen
I had two men in my wedding party – my brother and my GBFF. I danced with my GBFF (my man of honour) to this song.
Stand by Me – Ben E. King
I danced with my brother (my best man). Stand by Me was our favourite movie when we were kids. We can still recite the movie word for word – “Chopper sic balls”
White Wedding – Billy Idol
I danced with my Dad to this song…on a chair. My Dad has a penchant for taking his shirt off while dancing to Billy Idol (don’t ask). Particularly to Rebel Yell but this song fit the occasion.
Loving, Touching, Squeezing – Journey
Fuzz removed the garter and tossed it to this song. Besides, no wedding of mine would be complete without a song from my second favourite band.
Single Ladies – Beyonce
I tossed the bouquet. This song is probably the standard for this part of any wedding now.
Stolen – Dashboard Confessional
This was our last dance of the night. We all “look like we feel”.
What was (or will be) the song for your first dance?