15 perfect songs

for your first dance as husband & wife

I love music.  I have no rhythm and am not the slightest bit musically inclined but I absolutely love music. 

Almost Famous is my all-time favorite movie.  Not only because the soundtrack is second to none but growing up during the golden years of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Hendrix, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and the like is pretty much my fantasy life.  

The other night I melted in to my couch, put my headphones on and made some new playlists for no other reason than the fact that I was shocked and appalled when I found that I didn’t have a 90s playlist on my iPod (yes, I still have one of those).  That night I came across a couple of songs that made me think “this is the perfect first dance song” and from that I thought, what a great excuse to compile a new list of music.  Perfect first dance songs.  

For those couples that have “a song” it’s probably no question what song you’ll dance to at your wedding.  But for those of us that don’t, it can be a daunting task.  When Mark & I got married, all we knew was we wanted it to be fun and upbeat and the song that would kick off the party.  For you, you may want the perfect lyrics or one of those songs that just gives you all the feels, but you have no clue what that song is.  If you’re one of those couples that needs a little inspiration, this post is for you.  

Maybe you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for, maybe not.  At the very least it’s a good excuse to turn up your speakers, practice your moves and dance around your living room with your love this Valentine’s Day  : )

 

IF YOU WANT TO GET COMPLETELY LOST IN THE MOMENT

This next one is one of the most romantic songs I’ve ever heard.  The first time I heard it was at Matt & Meghan’s wedding, reason #1348 why their wedding was off-the-charts incredible.

If these lyrics don’t make you swoon, you may want to get your pulse checked : )

IF YOU WANT TO GET THE PARTY STARTED SOONER THAN LATER

A few years back Lindsay & Kyle did a choreographed dance to this song at their wedding.  It was such a different sound from what I’m used to hearing for first dance songs and the way all the guests lit up as they watched was SO MUCH FUN.  Oh, and, you’re welcome for this awesome music video : )

I couldn’t help but share the song that made the cut for our wedding.  We wanted something fun and upbeat and this was just the ticket.

IF YOU LOVE A GOOD THROWBACK

IF YOU’D LIKE TO KEEP IT SHORT & SWEET

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A MODERN TWIST ON A CLASSIC

Then there’s the original, which is hard to beat.

IF I COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN

I LOVE every song on this list.  However, if I could do it all over again, it’d be a toss up between these two.  

For the couples that love to adventure together (like Mark & I), this was pretty much written for us.

Well, there you have it.  Quite possible my favorite post I’ve written (in nearly 1000) and also maybe the most time-consuming since I can’t help but keep listening to these songs over and over again!  I hope you enjoyed it!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Hi there! I’m Michele, owner of IN Photography.  I’m a runner, wanderer, aviation-lover and road-trip obsessed mountain girl.  Fourteen years ago the dream of this business was born at a campground in Breckenridge.  Today I pride myself on delivering a superior product and exceptional client experience to couples that love the Rocky Mountains as much as I do.

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