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Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Hard Sun”

If you haven’t seen the movie, Into the Wild, you really need to. While I don’t remember particularly loving the book in high school, the movie is awesome. It’s an emotional roller coaster, full of challenging life questions & discoveries, and has given me one of my most favorite quotes of all time:

Careers are demeaning twentieth century inventions, more a liability than an assett.

The movie also has an incredible soundtrack by Eddie Vedder. He wrote (and performed) original songs for the movie, one of which is called “Hard Sun” and gives us our song suggestion for today’s Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck blog post.

“When I walk beside her
I am the better man
when i look to leave her
I always stagger back again

Once I built an ivory tower
so I could worship from above
when I climb down to be set free
she took me in again”

The acoustic guitar strumming and powerful lyrics would be a beautiful, modern song to walk down the aisle to, have your first dance to, even for a father-daughter or mother-son dance at your wedding reception. Enjoy!

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Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Stay With Me Jesus”

So not to get all religious on my blog (I am not one to promote one religion over any others, and 100% believe that everyone should have the freedom to believe in whatever they want) but Guster’s “Stay With Me Jesus” is an insanely appropriate wedding ceremony song for those that have a Christian faith, but still want a more modern song to walk down the aisle to, over traditional church hymns.

No matter what you believe in – the musical orchestration of this song is beautiful and the singer’s soothing voice is just all too perfect for a more solemn wedding processional.


Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: Jack Johnson “Better Together”

Jack Johnson is the ultimate chill-out, makeyouthinkofthebeach music. His soothing guitar strumming and adorably sweet lyrics are what wedding music dreams are made of.

Today’s wedding music that doesn’t suck features one of Mr. Johnson’s best love songs (well, in my opinion). This song could EASILY be used for many parts of a wedding, walking down the aisle, first dance song, or even as the background to a slide show or your wedding video. This song is also a perfect lead-in for the lovely engagement shoot I am featuring this afternoon.

So take a listen and let Jack ease you into the work week …

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