Listen to the Music!!!
- Last updated on September 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm
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I am a music aficionado - I don't play but I appreciate...so getting all the music for the wedding right was something I worked very hard on! This was probably one of the most difficult parts of the wedding planning process for me.
We had an acoustic guitarist and a keyboardist, they played a mix of classical and contemporary as the guests were getting seated, I didn’t specify particular songs at this point.
Bridal Party Processional: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – Elton John
Bride’s Entrance: “The Prince of Denmark’s March” – Jeremiah Clarke
Solo: “When You Say Nothing at All” – Allison Krauss
Recessional: Immediately after we were introduced as husband and wife, the musicians broke into “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”. But we walked back down the aisle to “Listen to the Music” by the Doobie Brothers…a family favorite!!
Bridal Party entrance: “Tonight’s Gonna be a Good Night” – Black Eyed Peas
1st Dance: “You’re the Inspiration” – Chicago
Father-Daughter Dance: “CherryBomb”- John Mellencamp
*Story behind this choice: We have video of my dad and I dancing to this song when I was no more than 2 or 3. He’s holding me and I am saying “dance cheek-to-cheek, Daddy!” This was also the first song I ever learned to sing J
Mother-Son Dance: “Through the Years” – Kenny Rogers
Cake Cutting: “Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch” – Four Tops
Bridal Party Group dance: “Thriller”
*We started dancing as a group, then the DJ stopped the music and we all had to grab another guest sitting down to dance with. After a bit the DJ stopped the music again, and everyone on the dance floor had to grab someone else…it was a great way to get everyone up dancing!
Some “Must Plays”
We requested lots of classic rock, especially Doobie Brothers!
"Buffalo Soldier" - Buffalo Soldier (request from father of the bride)
"Pour Some Sugar on Me" - Def Leppard
"Time Warp" - Rocky Horror Picture Show
"Walkin on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves
"Come Fly With Me" - Sinatra
"The Way You Look Tonight" - Sinatra
"I Get a Kick out of You" - Sinatra
"Brown Eyed Girl" - Van Morrison
"I Can Love You Like That" - John Michael Montgomery
"She's Everything" - Brad Paisley
"Sweet Caroline" - Neil Diamond
"Hey Ya!" - Outkast
"Don't Stop the Music" - Rhianna
"S&M" - Rhianna
"Grease Mix" - Grease Soundtrack
"Footloose" - Footloose Soundtrack
"Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" - Big&Rich
"Take It Off" - Ke$ha
"Thriller" - Michael Jackson
"Ice, Ice, Baby" - Vanilla Ice
On the “Do Not Play” list
What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong
"Macarena" - Los Del Rios
"My Humps" - Black Eyed Peas
"Gold Digger" - Kanye West
“Photograph” – Nickelback
“Love Shack” – B-52s