wedding songs

Best of Wedding Music

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: reception planning, Wedding Entertainment, wedding music, Wedding Trends | author: By James Levinsky,    

Best of Wedding MusicAfter you make your commitment to that special someone, planning a wedding is the next string of decisions you will make together as a couple. Picking the right music to set the right tone for your wedding is important. From your walk down the aisle, dinner hour music, song dedications, to revving up the dance floor, we’ve complied our Best of Wedding Music blog from our most popular blogs to date, to make sure that years from now, talk of your wedding day will be sweet music to your ears.
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Most Popular Wedding Songs for Your First Dance 2014

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: First Dance Song, wedding songs | author: By BLG,    

Most Popular Wedding Songs for Your First Dance 2014No dance will ever be as special or as important to your love story as the song you choose for your First Dance at your wedding. It’s sure to be meaningful, perhaps the first song you ever slow-danced to together during your earliest dating days, and the lyrics share with your wedding guests a very special message about what makes your love so strong.

Each year, wedding entertainers blog about the most popular wedding songs for the current year, and when you see those lists, you may be inspired to choose from among them…or, you might be an independent, alternative wedding couple who likes to depart from any ‘most popular’ list to choose a completely unexpected and original song for your First Dance. Read more…

Most Popular Wedding Songs for the Mother-Son Dance

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 | Filed under: Mother-Son Wedding Dance, wedding music, wedding songs | author: By BLG,    

During the spotlight dances in the wedding ballroom, the Mother-Son dance is a special moment, as their choice of perfect Mother-Son dance song plays.

Here are some of the most popular Mother-Son Dance Songs 2014 from many of the best-songs lists and top NJ entertainers’ playlists: Read more…

Top Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Monday, November 14th, 2011 | Filed under: wedding planning, wedding receptions, wedding songs, wedding themes | author: By BLG,    

After your traditional first dance as husband and wife, it’s customary for the bride and her father, or step-father, to take to the dance floor to perform their Father-Daughter Dance. During so many years as home to beautiful New Jersey weddings, we’ve seen thousands upon thousands of sentimental moments between fathers and daughters at the wedding reception, and some of their first dances took our breath away. The songs they chose were so lovely, such a heartfelt tribute to the special bond between father and daughter on the wedding day.

Since so many of our wedding couples have inspired us with their Father-Daughter dance songs, we thought we’d share some of the most memorable ones, as well as songs you may like to consider for your own father-daughter dance:

“My Girl”                                  The Temptations

“Unforgettable”                         Nat King Cole

“Wind Beneath My Wings”       Bette Midler

“My Dad”                                 Paul Petersen

“Because You Loved Me”        Celine Dion

“Isn’t She Lovely?”                    Stevie Wonder

“Have I Told You Lately”          Van Morrison

“What A Wonderful World”      Louis Armstrong

“Butterfly Kisses”                      Raybon Brothers

“And Then They Do”                Trace Adkins

“There You’ll Be”                      Faith Hill

“In My Daughter’s Eyes”           Martina McBride

“A Song For My Daughter”       Ray Allaire

“You Raise Me Up”                 Josh Groban

We’re seeing a wonderful trend in Father-Daughter dances – father and daughter are picking out Their Song together, using a song from the bride’s childhood. So in addition to the most popular songs listed above, we’re also seeing fathers and daughters dancing to unexpected songs with great memories attached, like You Are My Sunshine and My First, My Last, My Everything by Barry White – the song the father always danced with his little girl to at other weddings they’ve attended over the years.

Whatever your Father-Daughter song, consider the other new trend: brides and fathers are practicing their first dance ahead of time, perhaps even having a dance instructor choreograph it. It’s their moment in the spotlight, and they make it special.

Best,

Michael Mahle, Director of Communications, Pleasantdale Château

Top First Dance Songs for the Bride and Groom

Saturday, November 12th, 2011 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, wedding music, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    

When the bride and groom step onto the dance floor for their first dance, the song they choose to dance to is more than just a pretty tune. It’s ‘Their Song,’ a deeply-meaningful first dance song that reflects their relationship, their joy, their new life together. First dance songs are now being chosen from a list of songs that have played a big part in the bride and groom’s love story, perhaps the first song they ever slow-danced to.

Wedding deejays and wedding bands in our North Jersey region say there is a trend toward perennial favorite first dance songs, and that many wedding couples say they’re choosing their first dance song together as a team. They’re also reporting that the couple is now choosing two special songs for their wedding reception’s spotlight dance moments: one for the First Dance and another for the bride and groom’s last spotlight wedding dance of the reception.

Here are the top First Dance Songs that you may wish to consider for your own big moment:

Amazed                                                Lonestar

At Last                                                 Etta James

Beautiful In My Eyes                             Joshua Kadison

Because You Loved Me                       Celine Dion

Breathe                                                Faith Hill

Can You Feel the Love Tonight            Elton John

Can’t Help Falling In Love                    Elvis Presley

Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You           Frankie Valli

Come Away With Me                          Norah Jones

Embraceable You                                 Nat King Cole

Everything I Do (I Do It For You)         Bryan Adams

Faithfully                                               Journey

Fly Me To The Moon                           Frank Sinatra

From This Moment                               Shania Twain

Groovy Kind of Love                           Phil Collins

Have I Told You Lately                        Rod Stewart

Here And Now                                    Luther Vandross

I Can’t Help Falling In Love                  Elvis Presley

I Could Not Ask For More                  Sara Evans

I Cross My Heart                                 George Strait

I Only Have Eyes For You                   Flamingos

I Swear                                                John Michael Montgomery

I’ll Be There                                         Michael Jackson

It Had To Be You                                Harry Connick Jr

It’s Your Love                                      Faith Hill/Tim McGraw

Just The Way You Are             Billy Joel

Someone Like You                               Van Morrison

The Best Is Yet To Come                     Frank Sinatra

The Way You Look Tonight                 Frank Sinatra

To Make You Feel My Love                Garth Brooks

True Companion                                   Marc Cohn

Unforgettable                                        Nat King Cole

Wedding Song (There is Love) Petula Clark

What A Wonderful World                    Louis Armstrong

When A Man Loves A Woman            Percy Sledge

When I Fall In Love                              Celine Dion

When I Said I Do                                 Clint Black

Wonderful Tonight                                Eric Clapton

Some songs are contemporary, some are classic, some country, but all – and so many more — are open to your consideration as the soundtrack for your lovely first dance as husband and wife.

Best,

Michael Mahle, Director of Communications, Pleasantdale Château

Songs for the Father Daughter Dance

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding receptions, wedding songs | author: By BLG,    

>After your traditional first dance as husband and wife, it’s customary for the bride and her father, or step-father, to take to the dance floor to perform their Father-Daughter Dance. During so many years as home to beautiful New Jersey weddings, we’ve seen thousands upon thousands of sentimental moments between fathers and daughters at the wedding reception, and some of their first dances took our breath away. The songs they chose were so lovely, such a heartfelt tribute to the special bond between father and daughter on the wedding day.

Since so many of our wedding couples have inspired us with their Father-Daughter dance songs, we thought we’d share some of the most memorable ones, as well as songs you may like to consider for your own father-daughter dance:

“My Girl” by The Temptations
“Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
“Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
“My Dad” by Paul Petersen
“Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
“Isn’t She Lovely?” by Stevie Wonder
“Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison
“What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
“Butterfly Kisses” by Raybon Brothers
“And Then They Do” by Trace Adkins
“There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill
“In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride
“A Song For My Daughter” by Ray Allaire
“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

We’re seeing a wonderful trend in Father-Daughter dances – father and daughter are picking out Their Song together, using a song from the bride’s childhood. So in addition to the most popular songs listed above, we’re also seeing fathers and daughters dancing to unexpected songs with great memories attached, like You Are My Sunshine and My First, My Last, My Everything by Barry White – the song the father always danced with his little girl to at other weddings they’ve attended over the years.

Whatever your Father-Daughter song, consider the other new trend: brides and fathers are practicing their first dance ahead of time, perhaps even having a dance instructor choreograph it. It’s their moment in the spotlight, and they make it special.

Best,
Michael Mahle, Director of Communications, Pleasantdale Château

Songs for the First Dance

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Party Planning, reception planning, wedding ideas, wedding music, wedding planning, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    

When the bride and groom step onto the dance floor for their first dance, the song they choose to dance to is more than just a pretty tune. It’s ‘Their Song,’ a deeply-meaningful first dance song that reflects their relationship, their joy, their new life together. First dance songs are now being chosen from a list of songs that have played a big part in the bride and groom’s love story, perhaps the first song they ever slow-danced to.

Wedding deejays and wedding bands in our North Jersey region say there is a trend toward perennial favorite first dance songs, and that many wedding couples say they’re choosing their first dance song together as a team. They’re also reporting that the couple is now choosing two special songs for their wedding reception’s spotlight dance moments: one for the First Dance and another for the bride and groom’s last spotlight wedding dance of the reception.

Here are the top First Dance Songs that you may wish to consider for your own big moment:

Amazed by Lonestar
At Last by Etta James
Beautiful In My Eyes by Joshua Kadison
Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
Breathe by Faith Hill
Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John
Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You by Frankie Valli
Come Away With Me by Norah Jones
Embraceable You by Nat King Cole
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams
Faithfully by Journey
Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra
From This Moment by Shania Twain
Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins
Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart
Here And Now by Luther Vandross
I Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley
I Could Not Ask For More by Sara Evans
I Cross My Heart by George Strait
I Only Have Eyes For You by Flamingos
I Swear John by Michael Montgomery
I’ll Be There by Michael Jackson
It Had To Be You by Harry Connick Jr
It’s Your Love by Faith Hill/Tim McGraw
Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
Someone Like You by Van Morrison
The Best Is Yet To Come by Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
To Make You Feel My Love by Garth Brooks
True Companion by Marc Cohn
Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
Wedding Song (There is Love) by Petula Clark
What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge
When I Fall In Love by Celine Dion
When I Said I Do by Clint Black
Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

Some songs are contemporary, some are classic, some country, but all – and so many more — are open to your consideration as the soundtrack for your lovely first dance as husband and wife.

Best,
Michael Mahle, Director of Communications, Pleasantdale Château

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