Ballads & Bouquets: Modern Songs For A Modern Wedding

You’ve secured one of the best Ft Lauderdale wedding venues you could find, the cake has been ordered and all the invitations have been mailed. What else is left to do to before your wedding day? Choose the right music for your reception of course. We all know that no wedding celebration would be complete without iconic party jams like Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”, but there is one song that is far more essential than “The Chicken Dance” and the rest of the evening’s playlist put together–your official wedding song.

When it comes to making this nerve-wracking decision, choosing your wedding song is almost as stressful as sorting through Ft Lauderdale wedding venues. Many couples like to go with timeless classics like Etta James’ “At Last” or Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable”, but you’re not like most couples. So why not choose a future classic instead? These modern songs are quickly becoming some of the most popular themes for young newlyweds looking to give their nuptials a fresh twist.

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Some of the most romantic wedding songs can be found in movie soundtracks, like this one from Twilight: Breaking Dawn. You don’t have to be immortal to appreciate its message of everlasting love, but this one is sure to become a timeless classic for generations to come.

All of Me – John Legend

Nothing says “I Love You” like writing a love song with your better half. You may not be as good with words as John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen, but I’m sure they won’t mind if you borrow theirs on your big day.

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

You may not have expected an alt-rock band to make this list, but once you listen to the lyrics of this mesmerizing ballad, it’ll all make sense. After you’ve driven around to all the Ft Lauderdale wedding venues in town, isn’t it great to just park yourself at home with that special someone? What could be more romantic than just laying beside the one you love and forgetting about everything else in the world?

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

Singing at Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding shouldn’t be the reason to include this artist on the list, but it sure doesn’t hurt. It also doesn’t hurt that the catchy melody of this song about everlasting love is sung by one of the most popular voices in contemporary music.

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

If you want your wedding to have an upbeat island vibe, you’ll want to look at Ft Lauderdale wedding venues on or near the beach and make this song yours. Its simple, whimsical lyrics capture that moment of trying so hard to play it cool, but still getting swept up by love anyway.

Marry Me – Train

These guys are notorious for their catalog of intoxicating love songs, and this one is no different. It may seem a little too on-the-nose for some, but when you’ve finally found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with, subtlety is over-rated.

Poetry – Wrabel

This emerging artist has already proven to be a master wordsmith by weaving his personal stories into universal love songs as easily as breathing. This one describes the first time you meet that special someone and realize they’re “the one”.

Remedy – Adele

She is unmistakably the queen of heartbreaking ballads, but this time Adele gives us an uplifting anthem of love and devotion despite any hurdles that life might throw in the way. Accompanied by only a piano, she promises “No river is too wide or too deep for me to swim to you.”

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

You may not be British Royalty, but here’s one way Ft Lauderdale wedding venues can make you feel like are. The youngest song on the list is by a British singer/songwriter who has been creating a buzz in the hearts of couples worldwide. On his latest song, this X Factor: Season 9 winner unveils a touching love story starting from the first meeting to building a beautiful life together.

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

In 2014 Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Load” appeared in many a wedding playlist, and is still going strong today. Maybe it’s the part about falling in love again every day or growing old together. He continues the tradition with his latest ballad that’s sure to become a wedding staple for years to come.

You and Me – Lifehouse

This song wasn’t originally intended as a wedding song, but it became so popular that an extended “Wedding Version” was released just a few months later. The acoustic ballad describes all those unforgettable moments that happen as the big day unfolds, and the feels that come with them.

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