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First Dance Songs | VA Wedding Photographer

Apr 14, 2020

If there was ever a song that has so much pressure, it’s the first dance. It’s a moment that will be etched into your brain for the rest of your life. It’s the moment where the entire world becomes a blur and you’re in the arms of your person, gitty smile across your face, and nothing but happiness swirling around you. How does a song live up to that??

First Dance Songs

Don’t sweat it! I got you! Here are the top First Dance Songs for 2020

I am a believer in choosing a song, anesthetic, and damn near anything in your wedding based on YOU! Your wedding should scream YOU! It’s not your mom’s wedding, it’s not your aunt’s wedding, and it’s not your brother’s wedding… it’s yours! With that said, these are a few suggestions!

1. All Of Me – John Legend

Yes, this song is STILL top of the list. It documents real-life love. That’s why it has stood the test of time for First Dance Song choice.

‘What would I do without your smart mouth? Drawing me in, and you kicking me out’

Those first lines bring a smile to a lot of faces. It’s real life, even my husband likes this song because it’s real-life with me as his sassy wife.

John Legend – All Of Me

2. Lover – Taylor Swift

I’m not Taylor’s biggest fan. This song? It’s straight fire. It’s simple, down to earth, and celebrates the love you have for your person and the simple life you’ve created.

‘Have I known you twenty seconds or twenty years?’

This feeling. The feeling you have when you’ve found your person. You question whether you’ve truly known them a short time or if deep down you’ve known them forever.

Lover – Taylor Swift

3. Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs

This isn’t just some country song. It’s a great story about real-life love…do you see a trend here? I’ve learned that couples don’t want a big grand song that depicts an extravagant love. You want a song that speaks to what your love truly does look and feel like.

‘Her day starts with a coffee and ends with a wine’

If that first line doesn’t scream REAL LIFE, I don’t know what does. Coupled with a smooth guitar beat and the perfect pace to slow dance too…for years to come.

Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs

4. You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

Stop my little heart with this one. Ray LaMontagne has a beautiful, pure, soulful voice that can fill any room. Listen to this song and tell me you don’t start swaying? Go ahead, I’ll wait. That peppy music can make the most grumpy day fade away.

‘You know I hope and I pray
That you believe me
When I say this love will never fade away’

You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

5. Conversations In The Dark – John Legend

The second trend of this blog: If it’s John Legend, it is always the right choice. John has a way of making common, messy love sound so beautiful. The way his normal life dances through his music…

‘Sunday mornings we sleep-in ’til noon
Well, I can sleep forever next to you’

Hello, tears running down my cheeks! He even makes lazy Sunday mornings sound so romantic. Chrissy, you are one lucky lady!

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