Thanks everyone for your help with the music dilemma! I think we may have found a winner for our First Dance as Husband and Wife!!!!
Task #1 - When I got home from work yesterday I sat down at the computer and started downloading songs that I had found while at work. Once I downloaded all the songs, we sat down and started listening to each song. Several of the songs that I had selected just happened to be songs that Future Hubby liked a lot. I went onto the next song, Future Hubby stopped dead in his tracks, turned around, and smiled at me. As the song went on he started tearing up (he would kill me if he read this right now but I think it is adorable). So, last night we slow-danced to this song in the office (blinds were open so our neighbors probably think we are crazy). Everything about this song felt right. We both LOVE the song and it brought tears to our eyes so I think we have a winner. BUUUUUT, I can't disclose the song that we selected just yet. That will come later! Sorry!!!!
Photo via Turtle Pond Picture was taken in the same ballroom where our reception will take place. Hopefully we will have a picture just as beautiful as this!
Task #2 - Future Hubby and I both love Celtic music (some traditional, some rock-ish). He is of Irish decent and I am of Welsh decent (close enough to Ireland). One of our best memories was when my parents, Future Hubby, and I flew out to Vegas (for the millionth time). We went to Nine Fine Irishmen at New York New York one night for dinner. We had the best time ever! I can't even describe how much fun we had. That being said, with his ancestry and our great memories we have decided to have a variety of Celtic music ranging from Enya (Orinoco Flow) to Bill Whelan (composer of River Dance songs) to Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna (The Blood of Cuchulainn - if you have seen Boondock Saints you know exactly what song I am talking about) as background music during dinner at the reception. Many may think that we are crazy but I get chills when I listen to some of these songs. These songs are so happy and celebratory sounding which is what I will be on my wedding day! If you haven't heard these songs click on the links to Orinoco Flow and The Blood of Cuchulainn above to listen to them (sorry I didn't know how to embed the videos in the post).
Photo via Turtle Pond This is what our guests will see when entering the reception! Soooo excited!
Do you have any special pieces of music that you are playing/played at your wedding?!? What are you doing/did during dinner at your reception?!?
Oh, and of course we will have to take a trip down memory lane (college memory lane that is) so we will definitely be playing some great 80's music when it is time to dance. Think......Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams, Don't Stop Believin' by Journey (a must since my Future Hubby is a White Sox fan), Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi, etc! Our Lambda Chi (Future Hubby's frat) and Delta Gamma's (my friends) will definitely appreciate those songs! Gotta love the 80's!