By Jamie Rivera Published 01/22/2018 11:54:00 | Views: 200
First Dance Songs from Real Weddings

One of the first "official" tasks as newlyweds? Hit the dance floor! With so many songs to choose from, the options are endless. Here, a roundup of some couples' selections.


Madeleine and Tora showed some fancy foot work, and a dip, as "L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole played.

"For Once in My Life"

Alison and Chris danced to Michael Buble's version of Stevie Wonder's "For Once in My Life."

"Islands in the Stream"

Newlyweds Kathryn and Jeff took to the dance floor as DJ Sol played Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers's "Islands in the Stream."

"Honey and the Moon"

Bride and groom Delaney and Austin opted to forgo the traditional first dance but did find each other midway through the reception to dance to Joseph Arthur's "Honey and the Moon."

"(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons"

Alivia and Scott picked another great Nat King Cole song: "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons."

"That's How Strong My Love Is"

Bride and groom Jessie and Tyler danced to Otis Redding's "That's How Strong My Love Is." DJ Kurt Munt of Presence Sound & Light played music throughout the evening as guests hit the dance floor.


For their first dance, Nicole and Wolf take to the dance floor to Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir." They perform an Argentine tango, a nod to a prewedding trip they took to Argentina.

"Sunset Lover"

Street Talk Orchestra played Josh Kelley's "Sunset Lover" as the newlyweds Candice and Scott took to the dance floor.

"Unchained Melody"

Romney and Daron danced for the first time as husband and wife to U2's cover of "Unchained Melody."

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Lauren, in her ruby slippers, joined Craig for a dance to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," as sung by her uncle.

"At Last"

Bride and groom Emily and Jeff danced to Etta James's "At Last." Dance instructors were on hand to coach the guests on the dance floor.

"Into the Mystic"

Jessica and Cody twirled around to GDO Soul's live performance of Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic."

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Bride and groom Darcy and Andy savor their first dance as husband and wife. They danced to "The Way You Look Tonight," by Steve Tyrell. "We took many lessons to prepare," says Darcy, "although we probably didn't look like it."

"Better Together"

The newlyweds Caroline and Keating have their first dance to "Better Together," by Jack Johnson.

"The Zephyr Song"

Lanie and Matt took an untraditional approach, they chose the first song on a CD frequently played in their car: the Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Zephyr Song."

"That's How Strong My Love Is"

Rae and Noah also chose the Otis Redding staple of "That's How Strong My Love Is."

"It Had to Be You"

After months of foxtrot lessons, bride and groom Anne and David show off their moves on the dance floor to "It Had to Be You."

"Can't Help Falling in Love"

Bride Theresa's voluminous skirt swirled as the couple had their first dance to Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love."

"Everything I Do (I Do It for You)"

The newlyweds Jill and Adam chose Bryan Adams's "Everything I Do (I Do It for You)" for their first dance.

Guests danced to music supplied by a DJ from Peak Entertainment.


On a dance floor, surrounded by strands of light, bride and groom Sarah and Andras danced to Eva Cassidy's "Songbird."


At their wedding, Allison and Jacob entered the reception to "their song," "The Nearness of You," but then danced to Michael Buble's "Everything," which reminded them of their first summer in love.

David Clark and the Renegades played throughout the night as guests hit the dance floor.

"Sea of Love"

Couple Taryn and Brian took to the dance floor to Cat Power's rendition of "Sea of Love."

"Have I Told You Lately?"

Couple Devon and Dan chose Van Morrison's "Have I Told You Lately?" for their first dance.

"Man in Me"

The newlyweds Mindy and Brian danced to Bob Dylan's "Man in Me."

"These Arms of Mine"

Bride and groom Dana and Erik danced to a live recording of Otis Redding's "These Arms of Mine" in the dinner area

"Depend on Me"

Singer John Torres performed the Joo and Jacob's first dance song, an original titled "Depend on Me."

"Sunday Kind of Love"

Bride and groom Jean and Devin had their first dance to one of their favorite songs, "Sunday Kind of Love" sung by Jean's cousin Caroline.

"No One's Gonna Love You"

For the first official dance as husband and wife, Carly and Chip took to the dance floor to Band of Horses' "No One's Gonna Love You."

"Beloved One"

DJ Sol provided music for Suzanne and Adam's reception, during which the couple danced together for the first time as newlyweds to Ben Harper's "Beloved One."

"I Do"

Bride Kristina's sister, Shauna Brittenham, performed an original song titled "I Do" for the couple's first dance.

"She Is Love"

The DJ kicked off dancing at Giovanna and Schuyler's California wedding with "She Is Love" by Parachute.

"Head Over Heels"

"Head Over Heels" (by April McLean) was more than just a song title. Lauren and Michael were exactly that at their Utah wedding.

The Joe Muscolino Band and Mitch Ross from Disc Connection provided the entertainment.

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Alden and Steve danced amid glowing lights to "The Way You Look Tonight."


At their Southern wedding, Wendy and Ben danced to Santo and Johnny's "Sleepwalk."

"Autumn Leaves"

Even though they wed in summer, Susan and Rob danced to "Autumn Leaves" by Yves Montand.

"The More I See You"

Erin and Jeffrey chose "The More I See You" for their first spin around the dance floor as husband and wife.

"That's How Strong My Love Is"

For Leslie and Randy, Otis Redding's "That's How Strong My Love Is" was a family favorite. Randy's brother also chose it for his own wedding.

"Wagon Wheel"

Mindy and Matt danced to "Wagon Wheel" by the Old Crow Medicine Show.

"The Luckiest"

Jodi and Jon chose "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds.


Elizabeth and Stephane selected John Mayer's "Say" for their first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Colling.

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"

Molly and Ken kicked off the dancing as their band played Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."

"Three Little Birds"

Jessica and Greg chose the Bob Marley tune "Three Little Birds."

"You're All I Need to Get By"

A live rendition of Aretha Franklin's "You're All I Need to Get By" was played for Kathryn and Ryan's first dance.

"Just the Way You Are"

A DJ piped in "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel for Jenny and Ben's first dance.

"It Had to Be You"

After changing into a more dance-friendly dress, Carter joined her husband, Fred, to dance to "It Had to Be You".

"I Ain't Never Seen No One Like You"

It was a country tune for Mr. and Mrs. Meier's first dance. Amy and Kevin chose George Strait's "I Ain't Never Seen No One Like You" and included some fancy footwork.

"Sunday Kind of Love"

Getting married on a Sunday influenced the song choice for Jolene and Brad. They picked "Sunday Kind of Love" by Etta James.

"Sea of Love"

Nancy and Elias were married on a small Greek Island, so their choice of first dance song was pretty apropros: Cat Power's "Sea of Love."

"True Love Waits"

Courtney and Chris hinted at a note exchanged in the beginning of their courtship by choosing Radiohead's "True Love Waits."

"Cheek to Cheek"

At their Texas wedding, Ellie and Shawn danced to "Cheek to Cheek" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, which was played by a band that included a saxophonist that played at Ellie's parents' wedding too.

"You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You"

A jazzy rendition of "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" was the perfect song for Lucy and David.

"Tema d'Amore"

Stephanie and Ben Ellis danced to "Tema d'Amore' by Ennio Morricone from one of their favorite movies, "Cinema Paradiso."

"That's How Strong My Love Is"

Rebecca and Todd danced, laughed, and reveled in the joy of their newlywed status as their wedding band played Otis Redding's "That's How Strong My Love Is."

By Jamie Rivera 01/22/2018 11:54:00

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