our leap year Wedding soundtrack
Everyone who knows me, knows I love a bit of a cheeky dance here and there...it's in my blood! From some good old 80's, to a bit of funk, country, pop...you name it and I will dance to it! It is just so right for those few short minutes to really dance like no-one is watching...to truly feel the music and be in the moment is where I want to live my life!
So when it came to choosing the music for our wedding, it was at first a little daunting to put some tunes together that we thought would match our mood on the day, but also reflect who we are as a couple. So the following was our choice for all our songs from our Wedding Day.
1. Walk down the aisle - 'The Wedding Song' by Angus and Julia Stone
The lyrics in the song are just on point - 'We're going to build a life together....' need I say more?
2. Signing the register – ‘This Old Love’ by Lior
When Ben and I were first together we went on a road trip, and amongst all my cheesy goodness with the Spice Girls and S Club 7, he got to play some of his music. That trip he introduced me to Lior and this beautiful track, and as soon as I heard it I mentioned that I would definitely use that song in my wedding. And so we did.
3. Back up Register song – ‘Everlong’ by Foo Fighters
I have always loved the Foo Fighters, I’ve seen them live in concert and I’m just a massive fan. Dave Grohl said this song is about "being connected to someone so much that not only do you love them physically and spiritually, but when you sing along with them you harmonize perfectly."
4. Exit Song – ‘Let’s Take the Long Way Home’ by The Beautiful Girls
Another song and band that Ben introduced me to and I thank him for that. This song we have loved for a long time, and we were in The Hoey Moey in Coffs Harbour one year when The Beautiful Girls were playing, and I distinctly remember them playing this song and Ben turning to me to sing ‘Little girl you know I love you so’ and it just made me feel a million. That is why we included it in our wedding.
5. First Dance Song – ‘Love You Right’ by Mat McHugh
So this song was originally going to be ‘This Old Love’ by Lior but my Brother in Law had it as his first dance song. So one night we are out at The Brass Monkey watching Mat McHugh (from The Beautiful Girls) perform his new album and he played ‘Love You Right’. I was sitting there just thinking how beautiful the song was, and Ben was sitting right next to me and we just looked at each other and nodded. That is how we decided this would be our first dance song.
6. My Daddy Daughter Dance – ‘Little Ray of Sunshine’ by Axiom
So growing up, Dad was always playing games with us when it came to music – Who sings this song, what is this song called – and it was always fun (I go alright at trivia nights with music). One of his favourite musicians growing up was Leo Sayer and Dad and I would always sing on the road trips along with Leo. When it came to choosing the song, I asked mum what Leo song she thought, and she actually mentioned that ‘Little Ray of Sunshine’ actually reminded Dad of me, so when I went through and listened to this song I couldn’t go past it. Being Dad’s only Girl really made this song special. On our night, my Dad cried when it came on and we danced and cried and danced and loved every moment of it!