There’s no way around it…this song is effing beautiful. It would make a gorgeous first-dance song…the tempo is perfect, the lyrics are interesting, and it’s one of those songs you can get teary to. I think I’m going to pretend this was our wedding song from now on.
by Woman Getting Married on November 10, 2011
The Strokes will forever be one of those bands that totally captured a moment in time for me. I had just moved to New York City in 2000, and was working at Rolling Stone magazine. I was lucky enough to get invited to see lots of up-and-coming bands, and The Strokes was one of them. They immediately blew me away (and pretty much anybody that got to hear them), and they felt like one of those great local bands that only YOU know about. I remember I had bought one of their t-shirts at an early show at Bowery Ballroom, and was wearing it on the subway the next day. A girl came up to me and said “You know The Strokes?! That’s my friend’s band!” They were still that small yet cult-like. But not for long.
I loved their first album, Is This It, but admittedly failed to remain a die-hard fan after that. However, I still love a lot of their newish songs. I was driving home tonight and heard the “I’ll Try Anything Once” demo on Sirius XM, a B-side from their “Heart in a Cage” single off their third album, First Impressions of Earth. I don’t think I’ve ever fully listened to this song (or at least not in the car when it had my full attention), but it completely captures everything that’s amazing about that band and Julian Casablanca’s voice.
If I was a cooler person, this song would have been a contender for our first dance. If you like The Strokes and you’re looking for a wedding song, this might be the one for you.
by Woman Getting Married on October 11, 2011
If you’ve visited this blog before, you know I’m a fan of the DRAMATIC when it comes to wedding music. It’s the one time in life when you get to play DJ to a crowd of people, and sort of create your own music video, so why not go all out!
I went to college in Memphis, and to this day it’s still one of my favorite cities I’ve ever lived in (and yes, some days I even love it more than NYC!). It’s just got so much character, and this song is an example of that.
If you’ve ever been to Memphis, or are planning on going, you should definitely tour the Stax Museum, the former home of Stax Records, when you’re there. It’s the record company that launched the careers of Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Booker T. and the MG’s, and of course Sam & Dave. The duo had a string of hits, including “Soul Man” and “Hold On I’m Comin,” which is one of my favorite songs from that era. When you go to the museum, you’ll hear the funny story behind the song, which involves the duo on the recording studio, one of them taking a bathroom break, and the other one yelling for them to hurry up and finish (you get the drift).
If you have an ironic sense of humor like me, this song would make a GREAT one to walk down the aisle to. It’s fun, energetic, and definitely let’s people know what kind of night they’re in for.
by Woman Getting Married on August 25, 2011
Some singers just “have it.” Their voice doesn’t have to be technically spot-on, and they don’t have to be what some people would term a “master” musician. They just know how to convey emotion in their voice and they know how to create a song that is vulnerable yet powerful at the same time. Cat Power has always been, in my book, one of the best female musicians and singers out there, and she makes music I want to listen to.
Her cover of Phil Phillip’s “Sea of Love” is just downright beautiful. I used it as one of my processional songs, specifically for the bridesmaids to walk down the aisle to.
If you love the song but don’t love that version, the original is of course pretty great as well, and would be perfect for a wedding with a vintage vibe.
Several other artists have done covers of the song, including a cheesy one by Robert Plant. Tom Waits did a cover of the song for the Al Pacino movie, Sea of Love (which is pretty awesome if you haven’t seen it), but the song might be a little scary for a wedding. Another fun version of the song is by Iggy Pop.
As a newly engaged writer, I had a hard time finding the practical information I needed to plan my wedding. While the wedding books, magazines, and websites I read had pretty pictures, they seemed to just skim the surface when it came to providing helpful ways for me to create the wedding of my dreams. Now that I'm married, I hope this blog serves as a resource for all you other bride-to-be's, with unique ideas for wedding venues, wedding decorations, wedding dresses, and more!
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