When planning your wedding, you might find yourself obsessing over the venue, food, and decorations, but don't forget to plan the music!
We're proposing a major recall on old wedding songs and offering some tunes that are just as romantic and meaningful as they are new age.
Because we all know your heart will go on with every breath you take, here are the top 10 most under-rated new-age wedding songs that will make sure there actually are no tears in heaven!
1. "You are the Only One I Love" by Jaymay
Jaymay is said to be one of the biggest female singers in the Indie scene. She earns a spot this list because of her unique, sophisticated, and authentic style. Her music would be fabulous for a wedding because of its lovely, airy quality and meaningful lyrics. "You are the Only One I Love" is simple and sounds somewhat like a lullaby. This song never fails to put a smile on my face.
2. "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri
Has been popularized by the Twilight series but don't let that connotation skew the beauty of this song.
3. "I'll Follow You Into the Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie has most likely stolen everyone's hearts at some point with their song "I'll Follow You Into the Dark". This solo acoustic ballad is everything a wedding song should be.
4. "Jackson" by Florence and the Machine
Florence and the Machine's beautiful rendition of Johnny and June Carter Cash's "Jackson" is sure to shake it up in the best way!
5. "Let It Be Me" by Ray LaMontagne
Ray LaMontagne's "Let It Be Me" is a modern love song with strong roots in the past. I love this song not only because of it's musical qualities but also because of how it's evolved over time. It was originally published in 1955 as "Je t'appartiens" and was first recorded by Gilbert Becaud. It has now transformed in LaMontagne's soulful and passionate rendition we know and love.
Check out the original 1955 version is French, just for fun!
6. "The Perfect Space" by the Avett Brothers
Captures all the realness of love and marriage.
7. "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes
8. "Yellow" by Coldplay
Has just been waiting to make it's debut at every modern day wedding. The British alternative rock band knows how to capture hearts.
9. "Marry Song" by Band of Horses
This is great folk-y song with a nice tempo for slow dancing. Plus, the lyrics capture the essence of love that "will always be around and around and around".
10. "Everything" by Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé...what a classic. Bublé is fresh, hip, and relevant; plus, he somehow manages to evoke Sinatra-esque tones of the past. Let's be honest, his Grammy-nominated single "Everything" is definitely not "under-rated" but it still manages to stray away from that big-band sound and seem oh-so-personal.
I love what Bublé has to say about the song, "I wrote the song about the great happiness of real love, but at the same time I was making a statement about the world. We’re living in really crazy times, and I wanted to say that no matter what’s happening, this person in my life is what really makes it worthwhile."