Non Traditional Acoustic Guitar songs?

So FI's crew leader from work has a band and has offered to play the wedding for us. For the ceremony, since we'll be on the beach, he's playing just an acoustic guitar...which I am SO excited for! However, that kind of kills my original ceremony layout. 


So I'm in need of some suggestions for good, more modern (ish....90s are fine too!) songs that will sound good on guitar.


Thanks girls!

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm
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Canooknic
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There are some amazing songs on here, it was my fave radio show to listen to when I was in England.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/livelounge/a-z/

I remember Biffy Clyro doing some good ones, but I'm on my iPad so can't listen to find them! Hopefully it will give you some ideas anyway xx
Posted on April 29, 2012 at 1:26 pm
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thank you! I know we're doing Better Together by Jack Johnson as the recessional (FI has a man crush on him, haha), but the others I'm just totally lost! Since we don't get the actual song now, it's confusing. 

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm
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I love Jack Johnson too!

It was Biffy's version of Umbrella that was amazing. There are lots of the songs on You Tube if you search 'live lounge'
Posted on April 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm
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Oh I LOVE the acoustic guitar!


Come Away with Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXLzBGIPiXM


Chasing Cars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxDcfU4ymPE


Just the Way You Are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEBZC7_bXmk


Fix You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ0L86dMBsg


I'm Yours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyMQRVA2pnc&feature=relmfu


Fields of Gold (Eva Cassidy version--ignore the background music): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9icYXXMtjR8


And I know this isn't modern, but Canon in D sounds amazing on the guitar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Sh9cKEDH0


 

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm
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Thanks San Fran! I absolutely love Fields of Gold, the acoustic is GORGEOUS!

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm
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I love Jack Johnson!

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm
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Dave Matthews - I'll back you up.

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm
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Have you heard Lullaby by the Dixie Chicks? It sounds really beautiful on the guitar. I can't post it because I'm at work, but there's a video on youtube of a guy (banjopicker88?) playing it accoustically. So pretty.

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 2:50 am
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We did our entire program on accoustic guitar, it turned out beautifully!


Bridal party walked down to Can You Feel the Love Tonight, I walked to Prince of Denmark's March and our Recessional was Listen to the Music...it all sounded very different but very lovely done on guitar. I think most anything you want can be worked in to sound appropriate!

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 3:57 am
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Thank you SO much ladies!!!

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 2:21 am
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Our first dance song was Thank You by Led Zeppelin, except we had one of our groomsmen who is an amazing musician doing it acoustically in the style of the Chris Cornell cover. This is the Chris Cornell version (And I would like to add that finding this youtube clip resulted in me bawling my eyes out remembering Alex's version, hahahaha!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRM9uuEcPGE


You should check out Boyce Avenue - they do acoustic covers of popular songs! They are absolutely amazing, this is a link to them doing Without You by David Guetta ft. Usher


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3C83KdIljo&feature=relmfu


I'm gonna keep thinking cuz I know I can come up with more! :P

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 3:32 am
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LOVE Boyce Avenue! I found the acoustic of a few songs and am going to have such a hard time deciding! 


 


And thanks in advance Alycia :) Skype date soon?

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 5:16 am
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Jack Johnson<3

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 7:11 am
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Check out Vitamin String Quartet for ideas and see if your friend can play any of the songs that you like the most. 

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 7:23 am

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