Music was an extremely important part of our wedding day. While I’ll talk later about the songs we used throughout the event, here are six big ones that stick out as the most memorable. Big thanks to Greg Chahil at CelebSound for making our day even more amazing – he was very professional, easy to work with and provided us with exactly the experience we were looking for. Can’t recommend him enough!
1. Better Than Love – Griffin House. This was the song we ended up selecting for our first dance, and I’m so glad. I think it really described our relationship – nothing is always perfect, but as long as you have each other, you have enough. This was one of two songs our DJ didn’t have, but he was willing to get it for us. So great!
2. Find the Light – David Ramirez. I bet you can assume that this was the other song our DJ had to hunt down, but I’m so glad he did. David wrote this for his mother, but I felt an instant connection with it and knew it would be the song I’d dance to with my father. Luckily, my dad agreed.
3. Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney. Cam danced with his mother to this song, and I think it was a great choice. This one works for both father/daughter and mother/son dances!
4. Overjoyed – Matchbox 20. Strangely enough, dancing with Cam to this song was actually a far more romantic experience than our first dance choice. Maybe it’s because he loves Matchbox 20. Maybe it’s because we weren’t so sassy to each other during this one. Either way, it made a huge impact.
5. Wobble – V.I.C.. Can I admit that I’d never done this dance before? David, one of my BFFs, said it was a must… and you don’t turn down a dancer’s request. I had a blast with it, and it was easy enough that even the uncoordinated (you can’t see it, but I’m raising my hand.) could pull it off. And then, we had an encore performance the next weekend.
You’re welcome for the photo.
6. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield. Okay, this one has a heck of a backstory. When I was younger, my family would all trek down to North Carolina and hole up for a week in a huge beach house with all of my aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. While I jumped to the adult table first (one of the perks of being the eldest of 11 cousins/grandkids!), the other cousins got very close. And for a few years, the girls (because 10/11 were girls. Seriously.) choreographed their own dances. This happened to be one and when it came on, my cousin Avery looked at the others and simply said, “Get in line.” They did… and they all remembered the dance. I ended up doubled over on the floor in my wedding dress, laughing so hard that it hurt. Possibly one of my favorite moments of the whole evening.
What memorable songs do you need to hear at your wedding?