Picking the perfect song

By Bride and Groom 09 June 2016

Wedding songs set the scene for the bride's grand entrance to the ceremony, and also evoke emotion that reflects the couple's love for each other as they have their first dance as husband and wife. Bride and Groom asked Goulburn and Murray Valley couples what music they chose to celebrate their love. 

Maddi Flanagan and Hayden Key 
Ceremony entrance: You and Me by Lifehouse 
First dance: Your Guardian Angel by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus “My husband chose the songs and he did a great job,” Maddi said.

Aimee Willmott and Jarrod Cecchin
Ceremony entrance: Skinny Love by Birdy “I’ve loved this song for years. I remember listening to the version by Bon Iva when I was growing up,” Aimee said. 
First dance: Bloom by The Paper Kites. “We like listening to alternative music and we hadn’t heard Bloom at any other weddings that we had been to.”  

Brittney Nightingale and Tarone Palmer
Ceremony entrance: Next to You by Chris Brown “The song had to be upbeat because I didn’t want to get too emotional walking down the aisle, and I thought it was the perfect song for a perfect moment,” Brittney said. 
First dance: Grow Old with You by Adam Sandler “The song is quirky and we sing it to each other all the time.”  

Bridget Mills and Steven Gilmour 
Ceremony entrance: Boyce Avenue’s cover of Fix You by Coldplay 
First dance: The One I Love by David Gray “We always loved these songs,” Bridget said. “Once we knew that we were getting married, it was an easy decision to make because we both kind of knew already what we wanted.”   

Sharri Meka and Christopher Longmore
Ceremony entrance: You and Me by Lifehouse
First dance: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran “Neither song had any special meaning to us, but we both just felt that they represented us and made us smile,” Sharri said. 

Jacinta Martin and Matt Maddison 
Ceremony entrance for bridesmaids: The Piano Guys cover of A Thousand Years by Christina Perri Ceremony entrance for bride: When You Got a Good Thing by Lady Antebellum “We loved the words and they were very appropriate,” Jacinta said. 
First dance: Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban “Our live version of this song was done fantastically by Tom Tuena (local artist),” Jacinta said. “It’s a song close to our hearts as it was dedicated to me five years ago by Matt to symbolise his dedication to me.”  

Tania Swan and Lachlan Telford
Ceremony entrance: How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
First dance: Stuck on You by Meiko “We found these songs on the internet and just loved them,” Tania said.  

Melissa Lago and Adam Mercuri
Ceremony entrance: Beautiful in White by Westlife
First dance: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran “We chose those songs just because we thought they represented us as a couple,” Melissa said.  

Bernadette Rendell and Glenn Caccianiga 
Ceremony entrance: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran “I saw an interview and performance on the TV and fell in love with the song,” Bernadette said. “We were lucky because two weeks after our wedding the song was constantly played on the radio.” 
First dance: You and Me by Lifehouse “The song was Glenn’s choice, it’s been a favourite of his for a long time.”    

Emma Hammond and Tim Hernan
Ceremony entrance: Look at Me by Carrie Underwood “I just really loved the song and the lyrics just seemed to fit with our day,” Emma said.
First dance: Amazed by Lonestar “Again it was a song we both really liked.”   

Nadia O’Halloran and Josh Gledhill
Ceremony entrance: How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
First dance: Magic by Coldplay “We chose these songs because they are romantic, simple songs by artists that we like,” Nadia said.  

Michelle Anstice and Salvatore Pennisi
Ceremony entrance: How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding
First dance: Love is Easy by McFly, plus a song compilation including: It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones, Thriller by Michael Jackson, Hey Ya by Outkast, Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas, U Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer and You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees. “We chose Love is Easy by McFly and the compilation because it represented us and our relationship, how much we love each other, and how we love to have fun together,” Salvatore said.  

Sheree Thomson and Luke Jorgensen
Ceremony entrance: A Thousand Years , version by The Piano Guys
First dance: Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden   

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