Put on Your Dancing Shoes! Calluna Crew Top Wedding Song Selections

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Friday, June 18

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We recently wrote about the decision to hire a band or DJ… which got us thinking about the actual tunes that are played on wedding day! One of our favorite questions, clients often look to their team of planners, DJ or Band for the greatest hits to boogie down. This can range from “what should I walk down the aisle to” to “what’s a great first song to kick off dancing at the reception”? 

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The ladies of Calluna had fun weighing in on some of their favorite songs for a wedding day! While we may be known for our #CallunaWhitney (where you’ll find our team celebrating, singing and dancing to any and every rendition of “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”), music of all genres tug at our hearts and get this group groovin’. 

These are some of our favorites we’ve seen over the years, ones we’ve witnessed that bring a tear to the eye as a bride walks down the aisle or to get the party started! We’ve even pulled together our tried and trues into a playlist for your listening pleasure! Take a look HERE

Ceremony (Processional, Recessional) and Cocktail Hour Songs

Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
You Are The Reason – Calum Scott
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
Speechless – Dan + Shay
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Ingrid Michaelson
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys
I Get to Love You – The Piano Dreams or Ruelle
Days Like This – Van Morrison
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oats
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen


First Dance Songs 

You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontange
Beyond – Leon Bridges
Simply The Best – The Hound + The Fox
Find Someone Like You – Snoh Aalegra
For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Hold You in My Arms – Ray Lamontange
Conversations in the Dark – John Legend
Yours- Russel Dickerson
Holy- Justin Bieber
Speechless – Dan + Shay
You’re My Best Friend – Queen
This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads
Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
This Will Be (and Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
You’re All I Need to Get By – Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

Reception Songs

Higher Love – Kygo, Whitney Houston
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Anything Lizzo 😉
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Don’t Stop Belivin’- Journey
This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
Brick House – The Commodores
Crazy in Love – Beyonce
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Gimme gimme – ABBA
Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Shout – The Isley Brothers
We are Family – Sister Sledge
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go-Wham!
Last Dance – Donna Summers
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie & The Blowfish
Sugar, Sugar – The Archies
Kiss – Prince
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
We’ll see you on the dance floor this summer!!

Featured Photo: Ashley Sawtelle Photography

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