Monday, February 20, 2012

First Dance

"Now you're here like you've been before
And you know just what I need
It took some time for me to see
That you give good love to me baby"
(Whitney Houston)

The lyrics above are from "You Give Good Love" on Whitney Houston's first album, released in 1985. Before she unexpectedly passed away last weekend, I had put together a song list to be played at our wedding and this was on it. I know that after "I Will Always Love You" came out, many people used that as their wedding song, which is an odd choice since it's about losing your love; but I love it and The Bodyguard, and if anyone has not seen that movie, go watch it. Another Whitney song on my list is "My Love Is Your Love." Love Whitney.

Music is very important to us -- both for the ceremony and the reception -- but on the topic of wedding music, we have had differing opinions on which song to go with for our first dance. In alphabetical order by artist's last name, the options are: 1) "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones, 2) "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson, and 3) "Lucky" by Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat. Below are YouTube videos of each song.

Come Away With Me

This is a really lovely, romantic, classy song and my favorite from Norah Jones. I saw her in concert in March 2010 and posted a video this past October of her performing this song.

The Way I Am

I first heard this song on an Old Navy commercial a few years ago. It's sweet and quirky, like the adorable video below ("ohs no!").


This song grew in popularity from Glee, but I liked it before and the lyrics are fitting for a long distance relationship. (Press play and then click on link to view.)

It's meaningful to me to add personal touches wherever possible to reflect our styles and personalities, and music is one easy way to do so. Check out the songs and let me know what you think!


  1. I LOVE the Nora Jones song, it always makes me smile. x

  2. I love all three songs! I guess if you want a faster, fun song, the last two are good options. But if you want a classic, slow groove, then go with Norah. I <3 Norah! :)

    1. I know, it's tough but thanks for the help! By the way, I can't stop eating the Dove almond dark chocolates and Hershey kisses from your bridal shower mini citrus juicer prize bag!

  3. i *love* all of these songs~ great choices!! My favorite for a first dance is "The Way I Am" but they would all be awesome

    1. Thanks~ I think it's such a sweet song! (The official music video is a little creepy for my taste though... clowns.)

  4. Hi, found you on WB. I personally love Norah Jones and that is one of my fave songs.

    1. It's great how WB brings people together~ Thanks for your comment!


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