Wedding Song: Hey Pretty Girl

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This afternoon we are talking wedding music. So important right!? I mean it’s the soundtrack for the most important day of your life. :) Well as soon as I heard the song Hey Pretty Girl from Nashville singer-songwriter Kip Moore I totally fell in love. And so perfect for your wedding! If you love a singer with a raw voice that is a great storyteller, like that of a younger Bruce Springsteen, I think you’ll love Kip too. Check out Hey Pretty Girl (off his debut album, Up All Night, which came out this week) below:

So, I’d love to hear from you. What songs are you thinking about using (or did you use) for your wedding day? To me the most important song for me was the song that played as I was walking down the aisle. Our first dance song was a close second. :) I’d love to hear your picks. And since we’re sharing, here are the songs that were the soundtrack to our wedding :)

Processional: Bridal Party – Reign of Love by Coldplay; Bride – The Luckiest by Ben Folds
Song during our ceremony: Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard
Recessional: Lovesong by The Cure
First Dance: Crush by Dave Matthews Band

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  1. I will absolutely have this song at my wedding.
    This has been one of our favorite songs for almost a year now. It means so much to my fiancee and I, and it’s the song he played for me when he proposed.
    That being said, when the album launched this week, we had already pre-ordered it and downloaded it literally the MOMENT we got the email that it was available. I’m SO disappointed in this version. The accoustic version is so much sweeter, more passionate, and sincere. We will ONLY be playing the accoustic version at our wedding.
    You can listen to it here

  2. We got married in September and our songs were:

    Prelude: Regina Spektor – Us
    Family Processional: Regina Spektor – Real Love
    Bridal Party Processional: Sufjan Stevens – That Dress Looks Nice On You
    Bridal Processional: Adele’s version of To Make You Feel My Love
    Song During Ceremony: Michelle Featherstone – We Are Man and Wife
    Recessional: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
    Introduction of Bride & Groom: Rihanna – Umbrella
    Cake Cutting: Imogen Heap – Swoon
    First Dance: Tristan Prettyman – Simple As It Should Be
    Grandfather/Granddaughter Dance: Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
    Bouquet Toss: Rihanna – Only Girl
    Garter Toss: Justin Timberlake – SexyBack
    Farewell Dance: Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life

  3. Oh geez thats a great song. I instantly teared up! We are getting married this fall and are just starting to choose our music. Its way harder than you would ever think!!

  4. Such a fun topic. We got married last summer and our songs were…

    Groom and Groomsmen Processional: Just Breathe – Pearl Jam
    Bridesmaid and Flower Girls Processional: All I Want Is You – Tristian Prettyman
    Bridal Processional: Question – Old ‘97’s
    Recessional: You and Me – Dave Mathews Band
    First dance: Up and Away – Dave Mathews
    Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance: Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison

  5. such a good song! this is the music i used for our wedding:

    Processional: Bridal Party Strawberry Swing Coldplay;
    Bride – cant help falling in love with you- ingrid michaelson
    Recessional: Electric Feel-MGMT
    Introduction of Bride & Groom: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
    First Dance: Towers- Bon Iver
    Father Daughter: My little girl- Tim McGraw
    Cake Cutting: When Im 64- Beatles
    Boquet Toss- Single Ladies- Beyonce
    Garter Toss- Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
    Exit Song: Today was a Fairytale- Taylor Swift

  6. I’m getting married on 12/12/12! We haven’t picked all of our songs yet but I do know that our first dance song will be Now That I Found You by Paul McDonald & Nikki Reed. I found it on GWS and we loved it and thought it was so perfect so thank you so much for that! <3

  7. i LOVE talking music!

    we had a BUNCH of prelude music – but for the processional we used: Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews (vitamin string quartet version) and Moon River by Audrey Hepburn.
    I walked down the aisle to a video and Hillsong United’s “With Everything”
    Our recessional was “Manifesto” by The City Harmonic.
    and our first dance was “Like Jesus Does” by Eric Church :) :)

  8. We just got married two weeks ago and we spent a LOT of time on our music. Here are just some of the songs we used :-)

    Groom & Preacher Entrance- “Better Man” – James Morrison
    Seating of the Mothers- “Make You Feel My Love” – Adele
    Procession of the Bridal Party- “You Got What I Need”- Joshua Radin
    Bride’s Car Enters- “Marry Me”- Train
    Procession of the Bride- “Turning Page (Instrumental)”- Sleep At Last
    Sand Ceremony- “I Will Not Take My Love Away”- Matt Wetz
    Recessional- “Faster”- Matt Nathanson
    Our First Dance- “One and Only”- Adele

  9. I’m just a young fan of GWS, with my wedding day far off, but I’ve got definite visions of what I want.

    Including our songs :)

    Bridal Party Processional: Part One by Band of Horses
    Bridal Processional: La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong
    Man and Wife Recessional: All is Love by Karen O. And the Kids
    Introduction of Bride & Groom: You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates
    First Dance: Sea of Love by Cat Power (I may just pass out in his arms in a sea of dreaminess and relaxation that this song brings me)

    And then there are a few songs I need to work in because I love them too much:
    Welcome Home by Radical Face
    After Hours by We Are Scientists
    Home by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes

  10. Even our wedding took place 2 years ago in distant Germany I am still a regular visitor of GWS. Our music:
    Bridal & Groom: Wigwam by Bob Dylan
    Song during ceremony: Wedding Song by Angus & Julia Stone
    Leaving church: True Romance Beach Song by the movie True Romance
    Recessional: Fly me to the moon by Julie London

    Cheers, Maren

    • Hi Maren,

      I have been looking everywhere for Wedding song by Angus and Julia Stone but can only find it on Itunes in Australia. Since i am in the US i can’t buy it. Where did you get a good copy of the CD?? and any chance you can share that find?


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