Thursday, October 20, 2011

{Bright Idea Thursday} Dedicated to my dad - Music List

I am the biggest sap and love listening to romantic cheesy love songs. So when I have my iTunes going while I'm working at home, my husband has to get away since some major girlie music may end up in the shuffle!!

WARNING!! Get your tissues out! One of my favorite most sentimental parts of all weddings is the father daughter dance. When my friend's sister got married in 2006 they had the most amazing live band for her wedding (Night Shift) everyone was about to sit down and eat dinner, when they began to sing "Time After Time", one of my favorite songs. So I tell my dad, "I love this song!" and he says, "Well let's go dance!" but I say, "No one is out there on the dance floor and everyone is about to eat dinner." and he says, "Who cares!" So we go out there and enjoy my favorite song, then everyone starts to join us on the dance floor. The photographer at the wedding captured us dancing in this photo below and I treasure it! Little did I know that this would be my last father daughter dance since he passed away suddenly in 2007 and I was not able to have our father daughter dance when I finally got married in 2009. So now whenever I go to weddings I love to watch the father daughter dance and if I start to cry, I apologize, it just means so much to me! I was definitly daddy's little girl as you can see in the other picture below of me and my dad when I was about 3 yrs old! So here is list of my favorite cheesy love songs for your wedding day, including my husband and I, 1st dance song- Whatever It Is

Cyndi Lauper -"Time After Time" live or Cindy Lauper with Sarah McLachlan - dedicated to my dad 
Shania Twain - Forever and For Always
Bryan Edwards - Right Now or Yours
I recently fell in love with Bryan Edwards music by watching wedding videos created by the amazing Indie Atlantic Films (one of my great Vendors). The cool thing about this wedding video is that the groom is also the musician singing! Enjoy!!

Ok back to the list.......
Zac Brown Band - Whatever It Is
John Legend - Stay With You
Blake - All of You
Matt White - Best Days
Josh Turner -Would You Go With Me
Jim Brickman - Never Alone featuring Hillary Scott and Lady Antebellum
Brandi Carlile - Closer to You
Keith Urban - Making Memories Of Us
Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance
Paul Simon - Father And Daughter
Dave Matthews Band -You & Me

For more music selection ideas check out Moon River Production's list and spend some time reading Colleen's blog Soundtrack to i do:Moon River Productions Vendor - Lists of Popular Wedding Songs
Soundtrack to i do Colleen's site is a source of inspiration for all things musical and matrimonial.

What are your favorites???

Continuing with honoring a loved one who has passed you can read my previous posts:
Honoring loved one who has passed away 
Unique wedding ideas - Doves 
Put a personalized charm on your bouquet by artist Lisa Leonard


  1. How sweet! I'm so sorry about your dad. What a blessing to have that sweet picture and memory though. :) Thank you for the shout out! I love Whatever It Is!

  2. Layla- This is such a sweet post. I can't imagine how hard it was for you to write this. You are such a sweet soul, probably just like your dad. I love the picture of you two together in the trees. So adorable. Lots of hugs your way!!!

  3. How wonderful that you have this photo and memory of dancing with your dad. Lovely post and lovely song choices!


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