Modern First Dance Songs: Summer/Fall 2015

The most challenging aspect of planning can sometimes be picking the perfect first dance song.  I’ve been keeping my ear to the ground, listening for newer, special songs that can work for your first dance.

1. Coming Home – Leon Bridges.  This song is deceptively simple…but it pretty much says it all about love. Being with your true love really is like coming home, a place of comfort that is always there for you.

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Photo by Brady Puryear

2.  Flaws – Bastille.  This  may sound counterintuitive to the couple blissfully inlove, but I learned after a few years of marriage is how the single most important concept of couplehood is admitting your flaws and working on them, but accepting your significant other’s imperfections, and, even embracing them.  It’s called a “wonderful mess” in the song, and I love that idea – perfection is overrated!

Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography

Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography

3.  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Here’s a classic song that I have not heard at a wedding until just recently, and deserves a second look.  A dear friend of mine got married recently and they had talented friend of theirs sing this song (originally sung by Roberta Flack).  It’s beautiful and truly timeless. This version is a live version sung by Leona Lewis.