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Spring has sprung! We’re heading into the most popular season for weddings — according to our most recent American Wedding Study, April is the fastest-growing month for weddings, while 15 percent of couples get married in May, the highest percentage of any month. It’s no surprise either, given the promise of pretty, temperate weather and a plethora of in-season flowers. There’s also a fresh crop of songs to incorporate into a spring wedding playlist that capture the fresh air of growth and rebirth that the season embodies. Given that, we curated a special playlist of our favorite selections for all spring brides!
Some of the prettiest classical music has a direct tie to the season and is perfect for a ceremony processional or recessional. Vivaldi’s “Spring” from “The Four Seasons” and Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” are both sublime. Meanwhile, we love the idea of a bride walking down the aisle to a string rendition of the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun.” Pretty amazing, right?
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Aside from that, there are several great first-dance song ideas. Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” has an appropriate sunniness to it, while Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” is pretty much the epitome of a perfect spring day. Oldies like Katrina & The Waves’ “Walking on Sunshine” and Simon & Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” will draw guests of all ages onto the dance floor, while current hits like Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s “Outside” and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” will keep the party going all night.
Seeing as the temperatures have yet to match up with the season, now is the ideal time to listen to our playlist and start adding songs to your own. Sit back, listen, and enjoy!