A really fun part of the wedding preparations was choosing the music. Ivan and I put together all of the music for the wedding ourselves and we are so happy with our decision to "DJ" our own wedding. We received so many compliments on the song choices and it felt special to know that we choose everything.
The "important" songs were all chosen at the last minute. The walking down the aisle and first dance songs were hard to choose because there were so many great options and choosing one meant not choosing another. In the end, here is what we decided on!
While our family and wedding party were walking down the aisle we played "Come Go With Me" by the Beach Boys. I just think that it is such a cute song!
"God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys is one of my favourite songs ever. It is so pretty and Ivan and I thought it would be a great song for my Dad to walk me down the aisle to.
I choose this song to play while signing the marriage licence. I love Eisley and "Kind" is such a pretty song...and it mentions diamonds in the first line...that makes it work, right?
Ivan and I love this song and quote "all you need is love" at each other often. We thought it would be the perfect song to walk down the aisle as a newly married couple.
Ivan and I saw Michael Maguire for the first time last summer at a craft fair I was selling at. We were both amazed by how talented he was and couldn't stop talking about him. My mom generously hired Michael to play guitar for the guests during cocktails and everyone loved him.
While the wedding party entered we played Queen "You're my Best Friend" because our bridesmaids and groomsmen really are some of our best friends. They are all great people and we are so happy they were part of our day. Plus, it's just a really cute song.
Ivan and I made our grand entrance to "The Final Countdown" by Europe. Ivan and I both love Arrested Development and this is the song that Gob uses for his magic act. I think it is hilarious and I really wanted that to be our entrance song.
So you can obviously tell that Ivan and I love the Beach Boys. "Forever" is such a beautiful song and I am so happy that it was our first dance. We actually had something else in mind but switched the song just a day before the wedding. We are totally the modern day Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky. (haha, Full House nerds? anyone?)
So that was the summary of our wedding music! It is so fun for me to relive the wedding through these posts. Expect more soon!