Father/Daughter Dance | Van Morrison

Looking for father/daughter dance songs? See our favorites here and here. Today we’re celebrating one of my favorite artists… Van Morrison. He’s just cool, it can’t be denied.

father-daughter-dance-mwd109296_vertLaura Kleinhenz of Docuvitae via Martha Stewart Weddings

Most of these songs are about romantic love, but it doesn’t really matter. The lyrics are sort of a curious puzzle, as many lyrics from the hippie era tend to be, and the melodies are groovy and perfect to dance to.

1. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there’s no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do

2. Brown Eyed Girl

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow
Playing a new game,
Laughing and a-running, hey, hey,
Skipping and a-jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed girl

3. Tupelo Honey

She’s as sweet as tupelo honey
She’s an angel of the first degree
She’s as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

4. Into The Mystic

We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic
Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic

5. Sweet Thing

We shall walk and talk
In gardens all misty and wet with rain
And I will never, never, never
Grow so old again.
Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
My, my, my, my, my sweet thing

Top 40 | September

It’s been a month since the last Top 40 post! Time is flying by. So let’s see what the charts offered up in the month of September.

e0bbf1a4852bea82e93d1a68889748e2Amy and Stuart via Green Wedding Shoes

1. Applause – Lady Gaga

I’m not a huge fan of Gaga, but her songs are pretty good at making you want to shake a leg. This one’s not her best attempt at that, but it’s got a beat for sure.

2. Closer – Tegan And Sara

This is a pretty fun song, despite some fairly inappropriate lyrics. It has a slightly weird tempo, maybe not up enough for dancing, but perhaps too much noise for dinner time. You decide. It’s a good song though.

3. Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake, Majid Jordan

A nice slow jam for dinner time for you R&B fans out there.

4. Give It 2 U – Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar

Well, the title can give you an idea of where the lyrics are going. If you’re prudish like me you’re not gonna love this one. But if not, have a ball! I’m sure it’s fun to dance to.

5. Live For The Night – Krewella

A groovy dance song. Boom.

6. Slow Down – Selena Gomez

Another fun one. I can tell you from experience that at your wedding, you are gonna wanna “slow down the song,” just like Selena. It goes by way too fast.

Monday Moments | Puddle Jumping

Coming to you a little late this fine Monday. Apologies.

827141a333311d0e307fa9f15765c363Jacki Bruniquel via Moment Junkie

This photo is so awesome. That bride is cooler than I’ll ever be.

Fall is my favorite. Puddles, fallen leaves, crisp air, salted caramel mochas, scarves, boots, and the feeling that Christmas is coming. Unfortunately where I live, summer insists upon staying for several weeks into fall, so I get precious few of those until practically November. (Except the SCMs, thank you very much Starbucks.)

Come on fall. Show yourself.

Katie - October 19, 2013 - 12:18 am

Can you help me…. I’m looking for a classic walk down the aisle song. I have a FABULOUS girlfriend to sing me the way to the love of my life but I am struggling for the right song. I love cowboys and angles but it is weird lyrics for a female singer. can you help please
Katie Lynn

Couple #4 | Ashley & Matthew

Get to know contest couple #4! Please note: the ONLY place you can vote for this couple is on their inspiration board on our Facebook page. See it HERE. Go to the bottom of this post to see the rules of voting. Good luck Ashley and Matthew!

Contest-4Barn: Elizabeth Messina via SMP Pumpkin: Etsy You & Me Sign: Glass Jar Photography via SMP Bride & Groom: Ashley Maxwell via GWS Baby’s breath: One Love Photo via SMP

Our Story

Matthew and I met in 2006.  He moved in with the boyfriend of one of my good friends, and also started working at their little cafe in Romeo, MI.  He was a singer in a band I used to go see play all throughout my high school years.  However, I never really payed attention to him at that point! That is before the word spread around town that – “Wedge” (from their well known band) moved into town with a friend of mine.  So I went into the cafe they worked at in town and saw him! I thought, “wow, he is a cutie!” Matt says he thought I was a cute little high schooler.. when actually I was just out of high school!  Later that night, I went to the boys house. Everyone was hanging out around the TV in the living room and just chatting.  Matt came out of his room and said “Does anyone want to come with me to get pizza?”  My friend nudged my knee and I blushed.  I chickened out and did not go!  When he came back, he was walking into the living room with the pizza and ran into the doorway.  Everyone busted out laughing. To this day Matt says he ran into the door because he was looking at the cute blonde girl hanging out in his living room (ME!).  The next time I went over, my friend and her boyfriend were trying to figure out a way to get us to start talking.  So they took a picture of me and we wrote my number on it, and slipped it under his door.  A few days passed and I didn’t hear anything! I was devastated.  That is when my friend’s boyfriend asked Matt why he didn’t text/call me.  Matt said he thought the picture was a joke from his roommates and crumpled it up and threw it away.  He got my number from him again and text me that night!  We hit it off right away and hung out almost everyday for a whole YEAR before we started actually dating.  We are truly best friends and meant to be!  We have been together for over 7 years now and he finally asked me to marry him on HIS birthday (August 11th) of this year.  He told me wanted one more thing for his birthday, and it was to be his wife.  I really couldn’t imagine my life with out him by my side!!!


Wedding Plans

We are getting married in the fall of 2014 at Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Matthew and I are down to earth and laid back, and that is how we want our wedding to be.  We love fall – (mostly because that is when we fell in love) the festivities and Michigan fall colors.  We would love to have a rustic fall wedding.  A big beautiful barn all lit up, with some elegant drapes.  The colors would most likely be gray & white with a pop of another color… but nothing to distract from the natural beauty of Michigan’s fall colors!  The center pieces may be a mixture of baby’s breath, tree branches, pumpkins and acorns.

How to vote:

1. Like Soundtrack To I Do AND Laura Hernandez Photography on Facebook for your votes to count.

2. Cast ONE vote on Facebook by liking the couple’s inspiration board.

3. Cast DAILY votes by commenting on the couple’s inspiration board.

Voting will remain open until Sunday, October 13th at 11:59 pm, PST. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 14th! Good luck to all the finalists!

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