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Weddings are always deeply personal. Every element of a wedding is carefully decided by the couple, so that each detail is a perfect representation of their story. A couple’s choice of song for their first dance is among such decisions.
Not every couple wants to dance to the usual wedding staples by Ed Sheeran and John Legend. If you’re looking for a beautiful and unique song for your first dance, here are a few suggestions that could be perfect for such a special moment.
State of Grace, Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift may be today’s biggest popstar, but this song from her 2012 album Red wasn’t released as a single and has never received the airtime it deserves. From with its swelling guitar riffs, this song is an emotional account of what it feels like to find love in the mundane and unexpected.
Seven Seas, Golden Youth
Golden Youth is a relatively new band that formed in California in 2012. This song appears in their first studio album, Quiet Frame; Light Mind. A quiet song with a steady, infectious beat, “Seven Seas” tells a story of love that crosses distances.
Between Two Lungs, Florence + The Machine
From Florence + The Machine’s first album Lungs, this song is a soft, whispery tune that beautifully describes the anatomy of a kiss. Though it’s upbeat and not exactly the most appropriate choice for a slow dance, Between Two Lungs is perfect for couples who want to feel like they’re dancing alone in a room full of people.
Ho Hey, The Lumineers
“Ho Hey” is the most recognizable song from indie folk group The Lumineers. Released in 2012, this song is a fun anthem for finding the perfect love after a few setbacks.
La Vie En Rose, Louis Armstrong
Originally released in 1947 by Edith Piaf, “La Vie En Rose” is a popular song that you won’t typically hear in most millennial’s wedding. The title refers to the idiom “life through rose-tinted glasses”. This English version by Louis Armstrong is soulful and sincere, perfect for a couple planning to have a vintage-themed wedding party.
Heroes, David Bowie
Musical legend David Bowie’s “Heroes” can also be the perfect soundtrack for a quirky couple’s first dance. This upbeat, art rock song talks about a love that’s so invincible and powerful that it can overcome all odds. Who can argue with that?
When it comes to choosing a song for your first dance, you’re free to be as cheesy and as sentimental as you like. Take these suggestions to find a song that fits both your personalities and your story as a couple. If there’s this one 80’s ballad that reminds you of the first time you rode the bus together, then you shouldn’t be afraid to dance it out together in front of all your guests. In the end, all that really matters is that you both enjoy yourselves and are able to share your love with all your family and friends.