Music has always been such an important part of my life, so it was exciting when we got to sit down and pick the songs for each event of the day.
Walking Down the Aisle
Until You by Dave Barnes
I love this song. This is just a happy, fun, real life love song. There is actually a slow version of this song which is what I was supposed to walk down to, but we accidentally put the faster one on the cd we gave to our DJ, but I’m thankful for that oopsie. This song always makes me smile and hearing the version I am more familiar with while I walked to my soon to be husband was very peaceful for me. Both versions are great, though!
10 Hours by Warren Barfield
We chose this song because…well…it’s us. There are many songs that remind me of moments we’ve had that are special, but this one is the best. The first time I heard it we were about 2 or 3 months into dating, and it came on in his car. I was confused why he didn’t skip it because it didn’t sound like something he usually listened to so I asked him if he liked that song and he replied: “Yeah, it reminds me of you.” He turned it up, and I listened to the words…I was speechless. Seriously though, I didn’t say anything after the song finished and we just kept listening to whatever came on next while my head danced in la-la land. Here are the lyrics that stuck out to me that night:
“Cause I know you’re the one that I’ve been praying for. I could love you for a thousand years, and wish for a thousand more.”
That was the first time it hit me that I could potentially marry him, and it totally freaked me out. I didn’t realize how serious he was about me until that night so this song changed everything for me and how I viewed us as a couple. :)
My Little Girl by Tim McGraw
Picking a Father-Daughter song was hard. I inherited my dad’s love for music so every day we would text each other songs but we couldn’t seem to find the right one. So we gave in and googled “Father Daughter Dance Songs” and this was one that showed up. We listened, and it was perfect! All the words described how my Dad felt about me as his daughter and giving me away to Brandon.
My Dad is so sweet; he made sure to let me know the only thing in the song he didn’t agree with is the line that said “But between you and me, He won’t be good enough” My Dad loves my husband, and he told me I picked a great guy! :)
My Wish by Rascal Flatts
First of all…I would like to say I have the nicest, sweetest mother-in-law in the World! She is such a joy to be around. :)
This song was up to her, and Brandon and I don’t think they could have picked a better song. She loves Brandon so much, and that was so clear from the moment I met her. I loved getting to watch them dance on our wedding night. She just looked so proud and happy, and my husband is so handsome!
(All photography by Scott Cornelius)
And of course, we had fun music! It’s not a wedding if there is no dancing.
Now it’s your turn! What songs did you pick? Or what would you pick? Do we share any of the same songs? I’d love to hear!