Your Soundtrack | Kristyn (Destination/Beach Wedding + Tropical/Raggae/Pop 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 Kristyn. Here’s what Kristyn had to say: “Hi Colleen! I love your site and I would love your help with my wedding soundtrack! We are having a destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico on October, 20, 2012. We can bring our iPod for all the music including the ceremony, cocktail hour and 3 hour reception, which will be held outside on the resort’s beachfront terrace. We want our wedding to be a great party and our tastes are very eclectic!  My dog’s name is Buffett so I am obviously a big fan. We love anything tropical or reggae. I like 80’s, 90’s, country and Dave Matthews. My fiance likes rap, rock, pop and Zac Brown Band. We really need help with ceremony music! Neither of us are looking for anything traditional! We also need a first dance and mother/son dance song. Our friends and family love to dance and party. I would love your input, Colleen!

Glass/Seahorse: Jessica Wright Photography via Two Hearts Weddings Bride: Elizabeth Messina via SMP Starfish Invite: Rebecca Davidson Photography via SMP Chairs: Amanda Wilcher Photographers via SMP Orchids: Leigh Miller Photography via SMP Bride & Groom: Erin Wallis Photography via SMP

I have some ideas for you Kristyn! I hope they are helpful. And, as usual, I got carried away on the playlist for the cocktail hour and dinner. 😉 At least you have lots of options though, right? Now I feel like going to the beach… I think I just might!


Matt White – Best Days
Rogue Wave – Everyday
Lenka – Don’t Let Me Fall
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Feist – 1234
Plain White T’s – Rhythm Of Love

Bridal Entrance

Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes
Cat Power – Sea of Love
Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole – Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World
Matt White – Love
A Fine Frenzy – Come On, Come Out
Van Morrison – Crazy Love
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition


You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates
Minnutes – Sunshine Goodtime
Rihanna – We Found Love
U2 – Sweetest Thing
Jack Johnson – We’re Going To Be Friends
Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
U2 – Beautiful Day
The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Dave Matthews Band – You & Me
OneRepublic – Good Life

First Dance

Jason Mraz – I Melt With You
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love
The Honeydrippers – Sea Of Love
Lauryn Hill – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
Van Morrison – Moondance
Jack Johnson – Better Together
UB40 – (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You
The Five Satins – In The Still Of The Night
311 – Love Song

Mother/Son Dance

Rod Stewart – Forever Young
Boyz II Men – A Song For Mama
The Beatles – I Will
Carpenters – Close To You
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is
The Beatles Band – In My Life
Natalie Merchant – Kind & Generous
Paul Simon – Loves Me Like a Rock
Rascal Flatts – My Wish
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
Carole King – You’ve Got A Friend

Cocktail Hour/Dinner

The Beach Boys – Kokomo
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Three Little Birds
Zac Brown Band – Free
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
Train – Hey Soul Sister
Josh Turner – Would You Go With Me
Jimmy Buffet – Margaritaville
Matisyahu – Jerusalem
Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me
Ingrid Michaelson – You And I
Jack Johnson – Imagine
The Drifters – Under the Boardwalk
Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way
The Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Buffalo Soldier
Colbie Caillat – I Do
Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Heatwave
The Icarus Account – Favorite Girl
Zac Brown Band – Toes
Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat – Lucky
The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
Jimmy Buffett – Wings
Keith Urban – Only You Can Love Me This Way
Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes
The Righteous Brothers – Ebb Tide
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Turn Your Lights Down Low
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
The Dell Vikings – Come Go With Me
UB40 – Every Breath You Take
The Beach Boys – Surfer Girl
Brad Paisley – She’s Everything
Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion
The Cure – Just Like Heaven
Sugar Ray – Into Yesterday
Zac Brown Band – Knee Deep – Feat. Jimmy Buffett
Bobby Darin – Beyond The Sea
Sugarland – Stuck Like Glue
Bob Marley – One Love
King Harvest – Dancing In the Moonlight
Matisyahu – Sunshine
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – Stay
The Beach Boys – Surfin’ U.S.A. – 2001 – Remaster
Dave Matthews – A Pirate Looks At Forty
Bob Marley & The Wailers – No Woman, No Cry
Matisyahu – King Without A Crown
Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now
Lady Antebellum – Just a Kiss
UB40 – Red Red Wine – Edit
Jimmy Buffett – Cheeseburger In Paradise
Ben Harper – With My Own Two Hands
Zac Brown Band – No Hurry
UB40 – The Way You Do The Things You Do
The Goo Goo Dolls – Slide
Jack Johnson – Angel
Thompson Square – Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
311 – Amber
Jimmy Buffett – Nobody From Nowhere
Little Big Town – A Little More You
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved
The Beach Boys – California Girls
Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning
Colbie Caillat – Brighter Than The Sun
Joshua Radin – I’d Rather Be With You
Lionel Richie & Jimmy Buffett– All Night Long
Train – Marry Me
Zac Brown Band – Whatever It Is
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am
Jack Johnson – Upside Down
Dave Matthews Band – Satellite
Matisyahu – One Day – New Album Version
Sara Bareilles – One Sweet Love
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
Ben Harper – Forever

Kristyn - July 24, 2012 - 5:48 am

Oh Colleen! You have outdone yourself! :) I love it! Thank you so much for taking time to do this for me. I am so, so grateful! I will be sharing this with all my friends and every future bride I meet! Thank you again, Colleen, from the bottom of my heart.

Layla Mayville {Simply Savannah Events} - July 24, 2012 - 11:03 am

oh my, so many fun songs! I love Matt White <3

Marisa - October 10, 2013 - 11:01 pm

Wow, this playlist is really awesome too, great choices!

Again, If possible would you mind adding or separating this playlist for dancing that fits within this style of wedding?

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing work

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