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Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Easy to Love” by Ivan & Alyosha

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Happy Monday Romancers. We’re couch surfing today as I have the day off from the day-job, trying to catch up on some relaxing after a whirlwind weekend of TRAVEL. We were in NJ Thursday to Saturday. Connecticut for the day on Saturday and then the long drive back to DC yesterday. HELLOW CAR RIDES. It’ll be nice to have the “short” work week but Andy leaves me Wednesday for a little less than a week to go work Sundance Film Festival. Let’s not even talk about how jealous I am that he’s headed to Sundance!! For today just a light wedding music that doesn’t suck post (it’s been FOREVER since I did one of these! eep!).

We’ve got Ivan & Alyosha’s “Easy to Love” – a perfect little indie rock song that would make a gorgeous first dance song, or ceremony music option. Have a great week Romancers!

The sky turns black
Hmmm
We know it will from time to time
And we’ve been through that
And we came out on top because
You’re really easy to love

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Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Easy to Love”

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Two weeks in a row with new Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck wedding song suggestions! HOLLA. And this one – well this one just might the most perfect modern first dance song EVER. This song has it all – perfect beat, perfect lyrics, and perfect tempo – all screaming to be a first dance song at your wedding. It’s called “Easy to Love” and it’s by Ivan & Alyosha.

Wedding appropriate yrics:

When the sky turns black
And we know it will from time to time
We’ve been through that
And we came out on top because

You’re really easy to love
You’re really easy to love

And I know you’re good
You know I try most of the time
We’ve been through that
And we came out on top because

You’re really easy to love

Enjoy.

Be back this afternoon with a lovely engagement session. Happy Monday Romancers.

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!

Lyrics:

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!

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: Brett Dennen’s “Sweet Persuasion”

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Last weekend Andy & I drove up to NJ to visit my parents and see my mom in a local production of Annie. These NJ roadtrips always give Andy & I time to catch-up on all the tunes he has downloaded, that haven’t yet made it to my ipod ;) Brett Dennen’s most recent album, Smoke & Mirrors, was one of the albums we listened to and I was immediately taken with the first track, “Sweet Persuasion”.

My mind, as it always does, went right to a wedding reception. A sweet couple dancing to this upbeat, modern first dance song, singing the words to each other.

I know you got my number
And I know your spell I’m under
I won’t break this
I got something on you

You know me
And my weakness
And you know my little secret
Still I think that I got something on you

Please tell me that I’m not the only one that visualizes imaginary peoples’ weddings…

Happy Monday Romancers. We’ll be back this afternoon with a sweet engagement session (it’s Monday after all).

Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “High Hopes” by Kodaline

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So I think one of the biggest surprises from my 2014 reader survey (have you taken it yet?!) was that there are people out there that actually enjoy my Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck song suggestions. This was something I decided to do back before I had even written my first blog post. I did one EVERY Monday in my first year, but as my list got shorter, and no submissions came in, (and little views and comments on the posts) I sort of phased it out as a weekly feature and instead just featured a song when it came to me.

I’ve toyed with the idea of dropping the post all together, but after the survey, I’ll try and keep to at least a 1/month suggestion for those of you that actually like it! And for today, we have “High Hopes” by Kodaline.

Song:

But I’ve got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
But the world keeps spinning around

This song has got EVERYTHING for a modern wedding song suggestion. Beautiful lyrics, soft & slower tempo (that slightly builds), and piano! Personally I could see it working as a fun processional song, a modern first dance song, or somewhere else in your wedding ceremony playlist. Or if all else false, add it to your cocktail hour playlist :)

What do you think Romancers – do you love “High Hopes” like I do?

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