Music Monday: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

Today’s Music Monday is brought to you by our friends at Sam Hill Entertainment. We love working with them and pairing their bands with our couples. 

Picture by Matt Yung Photography for Casen and Anthony’s wedding at 
The Georgian Terrace in December 2011.

From Sam Hill Entertainment’s vantage point as the link between the couple and their wedding band, we put our eyes on a lot of special song requests. From the traditional to modern, tried-and-true to out of left field, we’ve seen them all — and our bands have learned and performed them.
A newly married couple’s first dance is a beautiful moment, one that everyone in attendance will remember. It can reflect a special meaning to the couple, or just be a classic love song. Here are some suggestions for first dance songs that are cool, aren’t cheesy…and are easy to dance to.
Something old: Van Morrison’sMoondance never disappoints. It’s simple, beautiful & timeless.
Something new: Jack Johnson’s “Better Together” is a laid back favorite.
Something borrowed: The President’s impromptu rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” has given this classic new life.
Something blue: Brad Paisley’s cover of Ryan Adams’ “When the Stars Go Blue” has always been a big hit as a first dance number for the Jangling Reinharts

Music Monday: First Dance

We love hearing from you for suggestions for Music Monday! Last week, one of our favorite DJ’s, Tom Russo with SE Events (Spectrum), suggested this for First Dance Music Monday. 

Sweet lyrics. Fun. Not too slow. The perfect recipe for your first dance as a married couple! 

What’s your First Dance? 

Music Monday: First Dance Song

Happy Music Monday, good people! I woke up feeling quite nostalgic this morning and thought there would be no better First Dance song suggestion than this by the ultimate swooner.

One of our couples this coming weekend is using this song to speak to each other during their First Dance. How sweet.


Music Monday: First Dance for a Winter Wedding

We love winter weddings!  And, apparently, so do the Avett Brothers.  If you’re getting married in January, check out this song:
It’s called “January Wedding,” so…the connection is pretty much self-explanatory.  It would be sweet and fun for a first dance song or just to add to your reception playlist.  And hey, if you’re getting married in one of the other eleven months of the year, feel free to use it anyway!

Music Monday: First Dance

Ok, so you and your partner are not the super sappy, waltz-dancing-inspired couple. You want something a little more fun, quirky if you will, to dance to for your first dance. A song that resembles your upbeat, happy personalities. Well here you go. 
Our bride last weekend used this as her and her husband’s first dance. 
Have your guests walk away saying,
“That was so them!”
“Mario Kart Love Song”
What fun songs are ya’ll using for your day? I would love to hear about them!

Music Monday: First Dance

In honor of last night’s Sound Of Music viewing at the Prewett household, here’s our Music Monday suggestion for the perfect First Dance. 
This song is the beginning of a love story for the Captain and Maria in the classic
The Sound of Music.
It is a conversation between the two, telling each other they must have
 done something good in their lives to deserve the love they have for each other.
It is a great reminder of the gratefulness everyone should have for life and the love of your partner.
If you love musicals this is a great song for your first dance song!
Something Good by Maria and Captain
If you have any suggestions on songs you would like to see at your own wedding or that we could blog about, send me a tweet on Twitter or shoot me and Email with your ideas!

Wedding First Dance

Ok, So I wouldn’t be very good at what I do without being dilligently up to date on the trends and conversations in my industry. One of the blogs I subscribe to (and highly recommend) comes from one of my favorite resources, Real Simple magazine.


Great First-Dance Ideas
You can always wing your first dance with a basic grade-school–inspired slow dance, but here are a few more strategies for the uncoordinated:

· To choreograph the dance yourself, choose an easy one, like the box waltz, for which you can pick almost any song. Need inspiration? Log on to and type “wedding dance” into the search box. You’ll find (often hilarious) footage.

· Contact a ballroom-dancing teacher and begin lessons three to six months before the wedding.· Create a unique routine with the help of a professional. Consider hiring a local dance teacher or a member of a dance troupe at a nearby university. I highly recommend Rachel Braun (

Tip: Personalize your ceremony music, too.You don’t have to stick with the classics for your processional. Consider having a jazz combo play “La Vie en Rose” or a dj spin “Dancing Queen.” See what other brides walked down the aisle to: