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Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Sing Loud” by Alpha Rev

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You can thank Pandora for today’s wedding music that doesn’t suck wedding song suggestion. “Sing Loud” by Alpha Rev is anthem-like in it’s full sound and beating bass line. It sounds like it belongs in a movie soundtrack (the likes of Secret Life of Walter Mitty at that!) and so obviously a wedding video came to my mind when I first heard it. It’d also make a powerful processional song, but at the very least add it to your cocktail hour playlist!


Lay down these promises broken
Take me into your hurricane
While violent clouds roll over
I’ll hold your hand till the colors fade
I’ll be here till your dying day

Give a listen:

What do you think? Wedding appropriate or not so much? Check back in a few hours for a sweet Libby Hill Park engagement session!

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Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Ends of the Earth”

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You can thank a Christmas Zales commercial for today’s Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck post. Which is slightly ironic, but after listening a few times to this song, I decided that I’ve heard it before, I just can’t for the life of me, remember where! Any ideas!?

Today’s wedding song is Lord Huron‘s “Ends of the Earth”. It reminds me of Of Monsters and Men and I feel like it belongs in everyone of those Wes Anderson movies.


To the ends of the earth, would you follow me
There’s a world that was meant for our eyes to see
To the ends of the earth, would you follow me

I feel like this would make a KILLER processional (or recessional) song choice or easily fit into your wedding ceremony song lineup. At the very least, use it for your cocktail hour playlist OR just listen to it on repeat today at your desk, like I plan to do.

Happy Monday Romancers! We’ll be back shortly with an engagement feature!

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “All or Nothing” by Frank Hamilton

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Happy Monday Romancers! Another weekend come and gone, and I almost can’t believe that my crazy month of October Weddings is at an end. I have just one left for my 2013 season. I can’t believe I survived my first year of wedding coordination. I think I’ll blog a “first year in wedding coordination” post at another time – but here are a few things I learned from my wedding this past weekend:

  • Wedding Crashers are a real thing! We had a group of people invite themselves into my wedding Saturday night. Walked right into the venue (it was in Adams Morgan after all), help themselves to drinks, and then started getting nutso on the dance floor! I can’t believe people actually do this. I have to admit though, I did feel pretty pumped after getting to kick them out!
  • Wear a t-shirt and sneakers for setup. For the budding wedding planner/coordinators out there. I finally learned to wear sneakers and a t-shirt while lugging boxes up 3 flights of stairs, and running around the venue getting everything decorated. I can’t believe I didn’t do this before. Previously I did setup in my “work” attire – which left my blouse a sweaty mess and my feet already barking before the wedding even started.
  • Guests suck at taking favors. This is more of a lesson learned for you wedding planning couples out there. Don’t kill yourselves over favors. They are a nice gesture, but at the end of the day, I can’t tell you how many get left at the venue. My couple this weekend got custom etched mason jars for everyone to drink from AND take home. Guess how many were leftover at the end of the night — causing yours truly and my husband to re-pack and re-lug them back down stairs and into our car. Keep your favors easy, simple, or make it even better and just go the donation route!

So onto today’s wedding music song suggestion. This one comes to us from Frank Hamilton and it’s called “All or Nothing”. It’s a cute little indie song that would be perfect for your cocktail hour playlist or for a wedding slideshow or your wedding video.


And when the days fall short and nights get cold
Growing up’s like growing old
We both need something real to hold
So lets make do

And I want you
While there’s air in my lungs and feet in my shoes
I want you
I want you

Let’s get this week started! Check back this afternoon for an awesome DC engagement session!

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “5 Years Time” by Noah & the Whale

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Kicking off today with a Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck post courtesy of Noah and the Whale. I just love their song “5 Years Time” and considering the sunshine that I woke up to this morning, it’s a perfect one for the day or I think for a beach wedding – since the song mentions sun a good amount :) I think it’d make a cute first dance song or would be a great addition to your cocktail hour playlist!

Wedding appropriate lyrics:

Oh well I look at you and say
It’s the happiest that I’ve ever been
And I’ll say I no longer feel I have to be James Dean
And she’ll say
“Yah well I feel all pretty happy too”
And I’m always pretty happy when I’m just kicking back with you.

Give it a listen and check back in a few for an AWESOME DC engagement session at Union Market!

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: Wild Cub “Thunder Clatter”

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Happy Monday Romancers! We are kicking off the week with a “Wedding Music That Doesn’t’ Suck” song suggestion and will be back this afternoon with a lovely engagement feature!

Today’s song is from the new artist, Wild Cub, with their song “Thunder Clatter” and I think it would make a great addition to your cocktail hour playlist OR would be a great upbeat recessional song.

Wedding appropriate lyrics include:

Waiting on love to call
Hidden in the fall

I hear it call in the center of it all
You’re the love of my life, the love of my life

Check it out:

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