Your Soundtrack | Robyn (Casual Vintage/Classic Wedding + Indie/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 Robyn.. Here’s what Robyn had to say: “I am writing to you not only because I need help with our playlists, but also because I was so inspired by the playlist you made for Stephanie! I think that you and I have similar tastes! My fiance and I already have our first dance song (Better Together by Jack Johnson, but performed by my brother). We like that indie sort of feel – upbeat music that makes you smile in spite of yourself and want to dance all night long, but isn’t the same old wedding music. I want our processional and entrance of the bride songs to be touching and emotional, and the rest of the night to feel like a great big party inside a music video (back when MTV and music videos were IT)! Can you help?? Thank you!!

Our wedding will be all outdoors, at a little historical park called Heritage Hill in Lake Forest, CA. Since I am an English teacher and our wedding venue has an old 1890’s schoolhouse and chapel, we’d like to work vintage books into our centerpieces and decor a bit. The feeling of our wedding will be somewhat casual – for example, our groomsmen are wearing dress shirts with the sleeves rolled up, suspenders, slacks, and Converse. All our bridesmaids will be wearing big funky fascinators in their hair.  I’ll be wearing sparkly blue flats and a birdcage veil with my dress :). All of our flowers will be white, and we’re using vintage blue Ball mason jars for our centerpieces.”

Supspenders: Brandon Kidd Photography Mason Jar: Steven Michael via Ruffled Fascinator: Whichgoose on Etsy Church: Blythe Hill via Orange County Daily Photo Book: Cooper Carras via SMP Veil: Shannon Walker via SMP

Happy to help Robyn! I came up with some ideas for the ceremony – the processional, bridal entrance, and recessional songs. I also created a playlist for your dance party, which I hope provides some musical inspiration. All the songs are linked to Spotify so you can give them a listen if you want. (If you don’t have a Spotify account, I highly recommend you get one. It’s a super helpful music tool! They didn’t pay me to say that either.) I hope you like the lists, and that your wedding is magical!:)


Badly Drawn Boy – I Love NYE

Christina Perri – Arms

Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats

Ingrid Michaelson – Can’t Help Falling In Love

The Savitri String Quartet – Sweetest Thing

The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition

Vitamin String Quartet – We’re Going to be Friends

Joshua Radin – Only You

Bridal Entrance

The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??

Vitamin String Quartet – Maybe I’m Amazed

Adele – Make You Feel My Love

Vitamin String Quartet – Wonderful Tonight (String Quartet Tribute to Eric Clapton)

Sufjan Stevens – The Dress Looks Nice On You

Vitamin String Quartet – Falling Slowly (The String Quartet to Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)

Landon Pigg – Coffee Shop

Recessional/Reception Entrance

You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

The Romantics – What I Like About You

Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life

Heavy D & The Boyz – Now That We Found Love

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You)

The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

The Monkees – I’m A Believer

Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

OneRepublic – Good Life

The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’

Dance Party

Rihanna – We Found Love

Phoenix – Lisztomania

The Contours – Do You Love Me

La Roux – Bulletproof

Beyoncé – Crazy In Love feat. Jay-Z

OutKast – Hey Ya!

Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

Metro Station – Shake It

Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music

The Beach Boys – California Girls

Daft Punk – One More Time

The Isley Brothers – Shout (Parts 1 and 2)

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

Chris Brown – Forever

MGMT – Electric Feel

Crystal Castles – Not In Love

Katy Perry – California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

Billy Idol – White Wedding – Part 1

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Phoenix – 1901

Usher – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love featuring Pitbull

Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger

Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow

Miike Snow – Animal

Prince & The Revolution – Kiss

Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette – Hello

Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To

Katy Perry – Firework

Michael Jackson – Billy Jean

Jamiroquai – Canned Heat

The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You)

Elizabeth | Bridal Musings - March 19, 2012 - 8:06 pm

Such a fun playlist! One of my closest friends had walking on sunshine as their reception entrance song ~ it was fab! Love the inspiration board too ~ sounds like it’s going to be a wonderful wedding :)

Robyn - March 25, 2012 - 9:58 pm

Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to get home tonight and share this with my fiance :)

bree [capitolromance] - April 23, 2012 - 5:22 pm

eep! dare i say that i think this is my FAV playlist/inspiration board yet?! i am in LOVE with every shot on that board (that hairpiece? i die!) and i LOVE the vintage, indie-hipster feel of the playlist! just perfection.

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