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Create the perfect atmosphere at your wedding with the perfect song list

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Like any party, the right tunes will set the scene and help you create the perfect atmosphere for the night (and day) of your life. So a bit of thought and effort is paramount. To put you on the right track (geddit?), we’ve compiled a list of beautiful songs to make sure your wedding is memorable – for all the right reasons.

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CLASSIC ROMANCE

Music for a classic, traditional wedding doesn’t have to be limited to “Here Comes the Bride”. If that’s what your heart’s set on then go for it, but for a timeless factor there’s no one better than history’s greatest crooners. Imagine: Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole serenading you as you take to the floor, or the ever-cheeky Cole Porter playing the piano as you cut into your wedding cake. Sigh.

Walking down the aisle

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; Chapel of Love – The Dixie Cups; La Vie en Rose – Louis Armstrong.

First dance song

Unchained Melody –The Righteous Brothers; Unforgettable – Nat King Cole; It Had to be You – Frank Sinatra; At Last – Etta James; Call Me Irresponsible – Michael Bublé; As Time Goes By – Jimmy Durante; Dream a Little Dream of Me – The Mamas & the Papas; Come Away With Me – Norah Jones.

Cutting the cake

Let’s Do It – Cole Porter; L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole.

Father-daughter dance

My Girl – The Temptations; The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra.


 

RELAXED COASTAL CHIC

The relaxed coastal chic theme is surely one that’s here to stay. The key word for this style of wedding is: effortless. It should look effortless, and the soundtrack to the day should be chilled. In the spirit of true relaxation, we’ve done the hard work for you, so you can sit back, put your feet up and imagine these tunes at your laid-back, super-sweet and cruisy wedding.

Walking down the aisle

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole; I’m Yours – Jason Mraz.

First dance song

Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley; Lucky – Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat; Moondance – Van Morrison; Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone; Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun; A Thousand Years – Christina Perri; Sunday Morning – Maroon 5; Better Together – Jack Johnson, God Only Knows – The Beach Boys.

BONUS: For something a little cheeky and fun, channel your inner Disney princess to Kiss the Girl by Samuel E. Wright from The Little Mermaid.

Cutting the cake

Riptide – Vance Joy; Is This Love – Bob Marley; Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader; One Love – Bob Marley; Beyond the Sea – Frank Sinatra.

Father-daughter dance

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison; April Sun in Cuba – Dragon.


 

RUSTIC COUNTRY CHARM

Here at QB, we never tire of the rustic country charm theme. Whimsical, enchanting and simply stunning, a wedding in the country is the perfect way to celebrate your big day. Let your music enhance the atmosphere with dreamy tunes, like some of these.

Walking down the aisle

Romeo and Juliet – Lisa Mitchell; Skinny Love – Bon Iver.

First dance song

Fire and the Flood – Vance Joy; Safe and Sound – Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars; Flightless Bird, American Mouth – Iron & Wine; Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.

Cutting the cake

Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros; All I Want is You – Barry Louis Polisar; Dog Days are Over – Florence + the Machine; I Run to You – Lady Antebellum.

Father-daughter dance

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles; Ho Hey – The Lumineers.


 

MODERN LOVE

For the modern wedding, the world’s pretty much your oyster when it comes to picking romantic tunes. You don’t have to stray too far from the Top 40 to find touching modern songs or beautiful covers from contemporary artists. Keep it sweet, keep it in theme, but most of all keep it meaningful.

Walking down the aisle

I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Ingrid Michaelson; This Girl’s in Love With You – She & Him.

First dance song

All of Me – John Legend; Make You Feel My Love – Adele; Sea of Love – Cat Power; How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding; Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran.

Cutting the cake

Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap; You’ve Got the Love – Florence + the Machine.

Father-daughter dance

Daddy – Beyoncé; Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars.


HOT TIP:  Whether you’re having a DJ or a band, let them know your request for the very last song of the night. People will go home with this song ringing in their ears, so make sure it’s a good one!

 

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