Your Soundtrack | Caitlyn (Rustic Thetis Island Wedding + Bluegrass/Country/Oldies Playlist)

Your Soundtrack = My response to brides asking for music help. If you would like help with music for your wedding day, contact me! I’d love to do what I can.

Today’s soundtrack is for Caitlyn. (Another Caitlyn!) Here’s what Caitlyn had to say: “My fiancé and I are getting married on a former farm on Thetis Island, BC, Canada this June. I’ve hired a local Bluegrass band to play during the cocktail hour, but they have to leave on the last ferry of the night off the island, so our reception is currently music-less! I need help! We love old music, folk, bluegrass, classic country, Cole Porter, doo-wop, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, newer indie bands like She & Him and Camera Obscura. We want some new dance-y songs mixed in too. Love Cut Copy, Felix da Housecat… love 80’s and 60’s dance music! Also, my fiancé is French, so any french tunes would be a hit! Obviously we’re eclectic.  Can you help?? Please and thank you!”

This was a fun one to compile. This couple has great taste, in my opinion. 😉 Hope this list helps you Caitlyn! As usual I got carried away, but since you guys are fans of so many genres I went a little crazy. Feel free to edit!


Mason jars: Jodi Miller Photography via SMP Bouquet: Larissa Nicole Photography via Bridal Musings Venue: Brett & Jessica via Ruffled Musicians: Harwell Photography via Southern Weddings Signs and Bride & groom: Dan & Melissa Photography via Storyboard Wedding


Feist – 1234
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
The Beatles – And I Love Her
Anna Karina – Angela (Une femme est une femme)
Four Tops – Baby I Need Your Loving
Alison Krauss – Baby, Now That I’ve Found You
The Wailin’ Jennys – Beautiful Dawn
Peter, Paul and Mary – Blowin’ In The Wind
Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia
Eileen – Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher
Christine Pilzer – Champs Élysées
Fred Astaire – Cheek To Cheek
Buddy Holly – Dearest
The Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby
Alison Krauss – Down To The River To Pray
Ella Fitzgerald – Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Ingrid Michaelson – Everybody
Buddy Holly – Everyday
Cat Stevens – Father And Son
Regina Spektor – Fidelity
Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
Bob Dylan – Forever Young
Neil Young – Girl From The North Country
Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
The Weepies – Gotta Have You
Neil Young – Heart Of Gold
The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
She & Him – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Simon & Garfunkel – Homeward Bound
the bird and the bee – How Deep Is Your Love
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is
The Soggy Bottom Boys – I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
Johnny Cash – I Walk the Line
Bob Dylan – I Want You
The Beatles – I Will
Conway Twitty – I’d Love To Lay You Down
Gillian Welch – I’ll Fly Away
Cat Stevens – If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
France Gall – Il Jouait Du Piano Debout
Van Morrison – Into the Mystic
The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing
The Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Brigitte Bardot – L’appareil à sous
Bob Dylan – Lay, Lady, Lay
Peter, Paul and Mary – Leaving On A Jet Plane
Cole Porter – Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
The Wailin’ Jennys – Long Time Traveller
Loretta Lynn – Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man
Iron And Wine – Love And Some Verses
Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed
The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man
The Temptations – My Girl
Feist – My Moon My Man
She & Him – Oh Boy!
Peter, Paul and Mary – Puff, The Magic Dragon
Old 97’s – Question
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
John Denver – Rocky Mountain High
Simon & Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair / Canticle
Ray LaMontagne – Shelter
Conway Twitty – Slow Hand
Abbey Road – Something
The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Teach Your Children
Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is
Sam Cooke – That’s Where It’s At
Ella Fitzgerald – The Nearness Of You
Paramore – The Only Exception
George Jones – The Right Left Hand
Camera Obscura – The Sweetest Thing
The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do
Fred Astaire – The Way You Look Tonight
Camera Obscura – This Is Love (Feels Alright)
The Zombies – This Will Be Our Year
Conway Twitty – Tight Fittin’ Jeans
The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
Regina Spektor – Us
George Jones – We’re Gonna Hold On
A Fine Frenzy – What I Wouldn’t Do
Bruce Springsteen – When You Need Me
Cat Stevens – Wild World
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Cole Porter – You Do Something To Me
James Morrison – You Make It Real
She & Him – You Really Got a Hold on Me
Barry White – You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
John Heart Jackie – You’ve Been On My Mind
James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend


Phoenix – 1901
Jackson 5 – ABC
Miike Snow – Animal
Crystal Castles – Baptism
Michael Jackon – Billy Jean
La Roux – Bulletproof
Young MC – Bust A Move
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
Jamiroquai – Canned Heat
Kool & The Gang – Celebration
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
Martha & The Vandellas – Dancing In the Streets
Empire Of The Sun – DNA – Calvin Harris Remix Edit
The Contours – Do You Love Me
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
MGMT – Electric Feel
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’
Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire
Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
Cut Copy – Hearts On Fire
The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)
Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX – I Love It
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Prince & The Revolution – Kiss
Prince & The Revolution – Let’s Go Crazy
Cut Copy – Lights & Music
Madonna – Like A Prayer
Phoenix – Lisztomania
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
The B-52’s – Love Shack
Michael Sembello – Maniac
Cut Copy – Meet Me In A House Of Love
Crystal Castles – Not In Love

Daft Punk – One More Time – Short Radio Edit

M.I.A. – Paper Planes
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Stray Cats – Rock This Town
Capital Cities – Safe and Sound
The Isley Brothers – Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Chubby Checker – The Twist
Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel
The Beatles – Twist And Shout
Crystal Castles – Vanished
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream
Fun. – We Are Young – feat. Janelle Monáe [Alvin Risk Remix]
The Romantics – What I Like About You
Billy Idol – White Wedding
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

Kathy - May 29, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Love your set list!! Now, I want to go to their wedding!

Caitlin Ryan - May 29, 2014 - 9:31 pm

THANK YOU! We love it. It’s exactly what we wanted!

Tara Indooi - January 19, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Best list so far 😀
I am a huge fan of bluegrass, and I’ve even organized some events to the tune of a banjo. I hope you don’t mind me snatching some of your country oldies for my next party :)
Kudos on John Denver!

Mark Byron Dowie - February 14, 2017 - 9:48 am

Wow, that island looks so beautiful. Looks like an amazing place to shoot some video or photographs.

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