Friday, 13 July 2012

First Dance Friday: Finding Cool Ceremonial Music

Maybe you're the sort of person who is well into those Chillout Balearic Panpipe Moods CDs with the dolphins on the front, in which case this post is not for you.

It's for people like me, who own a right lot of noisy music that will upset our Aunty Pat. Or miserable songs about break-ups and suicide which just won't sit right in the wedding context. My iTunes already looks like a wedding disco - that part is simple - but there's not a scrap of a wisp of anything delicate or pretty that fits in with acres of tulle and heartfelt wedding vows that come before the party gets started.

It's totally hard to find cool music for your wedding ceremony.

I had to look for ages to find stuff.

Here's some good ideas, so you don't have to tear your hair out.

Image by Christina Szczupak

Colleen The Golden Morning Breaks
Washed Out Eyes Be Closed
Nite Jewel Clive
m83 Splendor
Tristeza Golden Hill
Air All I Need
Sharon Van Etten Kevin's
Sun Kil Moon Floating

This mix may also successfully accompany Sunday mornings, new romance and eerie dawns.

What are your favourite chilled songs then? No panpipes allowed...


  1. I really love How on that new Regina Spektor album you recommended. The lyrics aren't really wedding appropriate though!

    1. This is the thing - nobody ever wrote a great song about a love affair that's just ticking along nicely! It's a gorgeous song though, agreed.


  2. Cool choices - I forgot Air!

    We had:

    Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining (I walked down the aisle to this one)

    Nick Drake - Pink Moon
    Feist - 1234
    Ed Harcourt - Apple of my Eye
    Guillemots - Made Up Lovesong #43

  3. All I Need is our song! Considered it for first dance but think it would be tricky. Currently favouring destiny by zero 7. (thoughts?) Having the theme from greatest American hero for our recessional.