This week, I wanted to talk specifically about our wedding music. I'm going to be completely honest and say that I was inspired when Joelle shared her wedding music with us a few weeks ago.
I put a lot of time into picking pieces that would be timeless to us and guests in most aspects, and that were really meaningful. Oh, and did I say that I spent forever working on the music details? I should at least be able to brag about it.
And thanks so much to my matron of honor's husband for doing all the music and sound stuff for us at the wedding...it took a lot of work!
Guests were seated to a small compilation of classic and jazzy songs.
Mello as a Cello - The Big Broadcast, Vol. 1 by Joe Venuti & His Blue Four
Camulonincapoop - Up (For Your Consideration) by Michael Giacchino
Thank Heaven for You - The Big Broadcast, Vol. 1 by Rudy Vallee
Up with End Credits (3:19-5:15) - Up Soundtrack by Michael Giacchino
Dining Room Source - Up (For Your Consideration) by Michael Giacchino
Grandparents, Parents and Wedding Party
Up with End Credits (beginning repeated) - Michael Giacchino
Carl Goes Up - by Michael Giacchino
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - by The Proclaimers
For this portion of the music, we broke away from the jazzy theme somewhat to use songs we like that were meaningful. Expecting to open a dance floor, we had narrowed down the list from about 30 songs to 10 songs, so when we didn't dance to anything but the first dance, those songs started repeating pretty frequently. So my advice, put more on than you think you'll need!
I won't list them all, but some of my favorites were Life in Technicolor, The Moon Represents My Heart, Easier to Be, and I Have and I Always Will.
My Girl - by Dave Barnes
Not having a DJ meant we could change our plans if we wanted to. And we did.
We had planned an entire playlist of dance music (that may or may not have included this awesome song and dance that has been played many times during late night study sessions) but when the moment came to whether or not to start the dance floor, it just didn't feel right. I think it could have been fun, but we really liked how the night ended up going without forcing it.
Side note: if you skipped the link that says "this awesome song and dance" then go back and click it. I'll even give you another link to go watch it. Wouldn't that be awesome on a crazy wedding dance floor? I think so.
I love the music we chose for the wedding and I still listen to my playlists all the time!