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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.

Lyrics:

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!

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Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: Imagine Dragons’ “On Top of the World”

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This weather is weird as hell for January and it’s Monday. But I can’t help but be optimistic about this week. This afternoon Maggie Winters Photography & I are starting a new project we decided to call “At Your Service“. If you haven’t seen it on my Twitter or Facebook accounts, At Your Service is a day of giving back to our city and networking with other rad DC wedding vendors.

We will be spending 3 hours this evening working at a food kitchen (DC Central Kitchen) and then heading to a bar to hang out. We hope this movement spreads from DC to other towns & cities. We already have someone interested in running an Eastern PA service day and look forward to hearing from other wedding vendors that want to start one in their hometown.

In addition to this awesomeness, I am sharing my recent song obsession as today’s Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck, modern wedding song suggestion: Imagine Dragons’ “On Top of the World”. I think I listened to this song about 1.85 trillion times over the holidays, and I haven’t really slowed down since. Check it out for yourself and I dare you not to dance instantly.

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take it with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.

I think I want to get married again just so I can use this song in my wedding. I’d say it’d be a pretty rad processional or recessional song for an alternative wedding and at the very least should be in your cocktail hour playlist! OH I also think it would be the perfect way to end your wedding reception as well.

Thoughts? Let’s get this Monday going!

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers

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Happy Monday! It’s been a while since our last “wedding music that doesn’t suck” post – but I think today’s alternative wedding song suggestion will make up for that. In case you haven’t heard of The Lumineers, they are an awesome folk rock band out of Denver. They sound like if you put Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros in a blender with a cup of Guster and a dash of Of Monsters & Men. The result is awesome, and consequently a fantastic alternative, folk rock wedding song that would be PERFECT for a modern first dance song, or moving, modern processional song.

Lyrics:

I belong with you, you belong with me

You’re my sweetheart

I belong with you, you belong with me

You’re my sweetheart

Love we need it now, let’s hope for some

What do you think? Do you love this awesome, modern rock wedding song like we do?

 

As with all our wedding song suggestions – we’d love to hear if you used one you’ve seen here in your wedding OR if you have your own, awesome non-sucky wedding songs to share!

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Teenage Dream”

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Ok, wait.

Before you assume that I am suggesting a Katy Perry song to be used in your wedding, keep reading.

For starters, this is actually my friend Abby Grace Photography’s song suggestion for today (hi Abby!). Her and her husband used this awesome, alternative song for their wedding ceremony.

Now, for seconds, although it actually is a cover, the Katy Perry song, is an acoustic version by rock group Boyce Avenue, with some lyric changes:

Let’s just talk all through the night
There’s no need to rush
We can dance, until we die
You and I, will be young forever

Talking all through the night” is a bit more wedding-appropriate than Miss Perry’slet’s go all the way tonight“. So yeah ~

 

 

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Marry You”

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So I realize this Glee-related song post won’t be for everyone … however the song I am featuring today could be used for non-glee fans as well. That being said, I have to admit that I am a bit of a Glee fan. Ok. That’s a lie – I LOVE Glee. I watch it every week, I have the songs on my ipod, I dissect every episode with my coworker, and I am 100% addicted to the ridiculousness, hilarity, and overall feel-good nature of the show.

A few episodes ago, there was a wedding on the show, and the song that is used for the walk down the aisle, to me, is just perfection. If you haven’t seen the show/episode, but are curious … then here is the video (which I will now watch again about 3 times):

Glee – I Think I Want to Marry You

I mean, how could you NOT want to dance down the aisle to this song after watching that video? Ok … maybe dancing down the aisle isn’t for you … but if it is, and you end up using this song for it, PLEASE (I beg you) let me know!

For those that prefer just the song:

And for the non-glee peeps, the original song is actually by Bruno Mars:

 

 

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Home”

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Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros have a gift for writing commercial-worthy songs. You will recognize a handful of their stuff, but for today’s wedding music that doesn’t suck, I chose “Home”.  I think you will instantly recognize the tune, but it’s the lyrics that I invite you to take a closer look at.

The lyrics are perfect for wedding appropriate ceremony music, your first dance, or to have your photo slide show run to.  It doesn’t get much more adorable than this:

Holy roly, me, oh my, you’re the apple of my eye
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Man, oh man, you’re my best friend, I scream it to the nothingness
There ain’t nothin’ that I need

I’ll follow you into the park, through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Moats & boats & waterfalls, alley ways & pay phone calls
I’ve been everywhere with you

I am conjuring the most adorable first dance EVER in my mind right now. (This is probably sad, that I sit at work thinking about strangers’ first wedding dances …). I digress, just listen and let Edward & his Magnetic Sharpes take you away … home is wherever I’m with you …

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Dog Days Are Over”

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Before Julia Roberts & the “Eat Pray Love” trailer made this song a success, a friend of mine had put it on a mixtape for me and I was instantly obsessed.  I love everything about Florence & the Machine’s song, the lyrics, the music, drums, the way it seems to have a momentum about it. Something about this song just makes you FEEL. I put this song on the mixtape that we made for our wedding party – and everyone shared the same sentiments I did.

This.song.is.awesome.

My sister used it for her graduate program’s thesis play, Big Love and now I invite someone else to use it for their wedding. Walk down the aisle to it, exit the ceremony to it, enter your reception to it – I don’t care WHAT you end up doing with it, just do something with it because this song rules!

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