Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wedding Recap Part 2: the music

Oh  hello there! I know, I know, it's been a while. I mean, it's really only been a few days but the posting has been so irregular lately (after all I did start this thing with a once-a-day commitment) and I feel awfully guilty about it, really. But I just didn't want to force it. I wanted to wait for the inspiration and the mood to strike.
Today feels right.

But what I came here to talk about is a little music inspiration by way of my wedding playlist. Please note this is only my half of the wedding playlist. We never could find the time or the patience to sit down together and nail down a playlist so we each created two: one for pre-ceremony, one for the reception. Then we stuck them both together and hoped for the best. I think I remember hearing two of my songs actually get played at the reception, but oh well. Uh, it's the thought that counts?

So here it is, complete with lots of links to music videos. You're welcome.

Erasure- Jacques Coustea

Bride's Entrance

Karen O and the Kids- All is Love

The Concretes- Chosen One
Belle & Sebastian- If You Find Yourself Caught In Love
Blondie- (I'm Always Touched By Your)Presence Dear
I'm From Barcelona- Treehouse
Iron & Wine- Such Great Heights
Lucky Soul- Add Your Light To Mine, Baby
M. Ward- Never Had Nobody Like You
M83- Can't stop
M83- We Own The Sky
The Monkees- A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Old 97's- Question
Peter Salett- Heart Of Mine
She & Him- I Was Made For You
Simon & Garfunkel- Cecilia
The Sundays- Wild Horses
Fabienne Del Sol- Mr Mystery
The Beatles- She Loves You
The Beatles All You Need Is Love
The Beatles- I Will
The Zombies- This Will Be Our Year
The Bird And The Bee- My Love

Mates Of State- For The Actor
Chairlift- Bruises
Bouncing Souls- Hopeless Romantic
Death Cab For Cutie- I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Detroit Cobras- Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Fanfarlo- The Walls Are Coming Down
Georgie James- Aftermath
Jukebox The Ghost- Good Day
Kate Nash- Do-Wah-Doo
Lauryn Hill- Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Les Breastfeeders- Funny Funiculaire
M83- We Own The Sky
Madonna- Crazy For You
Madonna- True Blue
Mates Of State- Goods (All In Your Head)
Me First & The Gimme Gimmies- Stand By Your Man
Pet Shop Boys- I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
The Pipettes- I Love You
Pixies- Here Comes Your Man
Prince- Let's Go Crazy
Paula Abdul- Forever Your Girl
The Rentals- Please Let That Be You
She & Him- Sweet Darlin'
Stellastarr*- My Coco
Voxtrot- The Start Of Something
Architecture In Helsinki- Heart it Races - YACHT's I Should Coco Remix
Firefox AK- Love to Run
The Walkmen- All My Life
Best Coast- When I'm With You
Talking Heads- This Must Be The Place

 Keep in mind this is only my half of the wedding playlist. Perhaps the mister would like to put together something for his half one of these days, but this will have to do for now. Someone once told me I'm really good at putting together mix tapes. Sadly this is a lost art. Playlists just aren't as satisfying and I don't care for them on a day to day basis, but clearly there is a time and a place. Listening to these songs makes me ridiculously happy and lots of them will hold memories of the wedding for me, regardless of whether or not they were actually played. That's just a funny thing about songs and their associations. They don't always have to make perfect sense to be perfect.


  1. Music does hold many memories and stays with you a long, long time. You'll treasure this play list forever and I hope it always makes you happy when you hear the songs.
    Love you.