If music be the food of love, play on! – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
The Bard sure nailed it when he talked about the importance of music in the world of romance. Thinking of your relationship with your sweetie bun, I’m sure a number of songs spring to mind – be it the song that was playing when you first met, first kissed or when he proposed.
Here’s a fun idea for your wedding – create your own wedding soundtrack! Make a playlist of all the songs that hold special meaning for you, burn them onto cd’s and package up in a sweet little sleeve. A very personal thank you gift that guests will actually use and enjoy. An eclectic mix introduces guests to some new tunes they might not have ever heard before (how fun is that!). It’s also a glimpse into your world as a couple – what a gift to share with your closest friends and family.
A recent couple did this and the selection of tunes was incredibly diverse, reflecting their Indian heritage, love of Rumba Flamenco guitar, their home in the Big Apple and the host country of their destination wedding. Check it out…
Costa Rica – Vince Vaccaro
First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
Young Folks – Peter Bjorn
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Stay By My Side – Mishka
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
Jai Ho – A.R. Rahman
Rebellion – Arcade Fire
Say Hey – Michael Franti & Spearhead
Such Great Heights – The Postal Service
The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
Stereo Love – Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina
Un Amor – Gypsy Kings
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawio’ole
Rambari – Lahiru Perera
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Empire State of Mind – Jay- Z
What would your relationship soundtrack sound like?