First Dance Fridays | Duets

Happy Friday!! Sorry for the lack of posts this week! I was training at my new job (a group home for kids and teens with mental health disorders) and I was super exhausted at the end of every day. Next week I’ll try to be better.

Today I have five more first dance song options for you – this time duets! In case you are trying to find a song that is lyrically directed at both spouses and not just one.:)Enjoy!

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 1. Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again

2. They Bring Me To You – Joshua Radin

The rest of my life can’t compare to this night
And only the heartaches have given me sight
They bring me to you, yeah yeah
They bring me to you, yeah yeah

3. All About Us – He Is We, Owl City

‘Cause lovers dance when they’re feeling in love
Spotlight’s shining. It’s all about us
It’s oh, oh, all
About us
And every heart in the room will melt
This is a feeling I’ve never felt
But it’s all about us

4. Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum

Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight
Just a touch of the fire burning so bright
And I don’t wanna mess this thing up
I don’t wanna push too far
Just a shot in the dark that you just might
Be the one I’ve been waiting for my whole life
So baby I’m alright, with just a kiss goodnight

5. Twenty Toes In The Sand – Forest Sun

The frogs and the crickets sing
Of all the sadness and the joy love can bring
And the darkness gathers all around us
Mixed with the sound of the ocean

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Have a great weekend lovelies!

Group Dances Are A Thing ~ Embrace It

Happy Friday friends! We’re talking about group dances today. If you’ve ever been to a wedding, there is a 99% chance that you’ve experienced them. The YMCA, the Chicken Dance, and the Macarena held popularity for years. Many brides today have these on their “do not play” list. The Electric Slide is still fairly popular – I have been to weddings where the crowd starts up the dance even if the official “Electric Slide” song is not playing.

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I think the main point of these songs is that people need a break from their own dance moves, which most people run out of after approximately half an hour. Which is not to say that they won’t keep dancing – if it’s a fun crowd they’ll just keep on busting the three moves they got well into the night. It’s nice to throw in a couple of songs though that help break up the monotony. The newest versions of group dancing are the following. They’ve played at all three weddings I’ve been to this year (including mine) and they were crowd pleasers. So even if you aren’t a fan of group dances, you may want to just embrace them – people love it.

1. Cupid Shuffle – If your guests don’t know this one it will only take them about 30 seconds to learn it. Plus halfway through the song he gives directions – “To the right, to the left, now kick, now walk it by yourself.” And just like he says in the song, “It don’t matter if you’re young or old” – your guests can handle this one, I promise.

2. Cha Cha Slide – This one also has clear directions in the song – “One hop this time, right foot now stomp,” etc. It has more variety than the Cupid Shuffle but the directions are quite clear throughout the song – it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to get it.

3. Gangham Style – Ok this one isn’t officially a group dance, but the Korean sensation that has taken America by storm is just too popular not to mention. And the dance moves from the video catch on, and before you know it, it looks like a group dance.

Any I missed?

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Dolora - August 5, 2013 - 9:03 am

good day :)

Molly - August 8, 2013 - 4:33 am

Not exactly AS popular… But I love teach me how to duggie haha :)

Contest To Win Free Wedding Photography!!

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Here are the details:

The winner of the contest will receive: a wedding photography package, worth $2400!!! This includes a full day of coverage by two photographers – so not a moment of your day will be missed!! You will also receive 200 high resolution digital files on DVD. (Which I know you’ll love!) *Travel and lodging are not included, so please keep in mind there will be a reasonable fee if the winner resides outside Monterey County, CA. Also note: Contest excludes clients who have already booked Laura’s services.

How it works:

The contest is open for entries today (August 1st, 2013) and will remain open until September 30th, 2013 at 11:59 pm, Pacific time. Five finalists will be selected based on various factors. The finalists will be announced on October 1st, 2013, and then the contest will head over to the Soundtrack To I Do Facebook page, where anyone and everyone can vote on a winner! Voting will continue until October 11th, and the winner will be announced here on the blog on October 14th.

How to enter:

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3. Email Colleen at soundtracktoido@gmail.com with “Photography Contest” in the subject line, and give us the following information:

  • Your name (and your fiance’s name)
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Father/Daughter Dance | Lesser Known Gems

Since our father/daughter dance post is one of our most popular, we will keep sharing song ideas in smaller increments for you all. Last time we shared the most popular choices, and today we will share lesser known song options that also have perfectly sweet and fitting lyrics.

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1. Father and Daughter – Paul Simon

I’m gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you’ll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

2. Little Miss Magic – Jimmy Buffet

I see a little more of me everyday
I catch a little more moustache turning gray
Your mother is the only other woman for me
Little miss magic, what you gonna be?

3. Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III

That’s my daughter in the water
every time she fell I caught her
Every time she fell
That’s my daughter in the water,
I lost every time I fought her
I lost every time

4. Forever Young – Bob Dylan

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young

5. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

You’re beautiful baby from the outside in
Chase your dreams but always know the road that’ll lead you home again
Go on, take on this whole world
But to me you know you’ll always be, my little girl

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for super exciting news!!!

 

Megan - August 7, 2013 - 5:31 am

Father daughter songs!!