Monday, September 12, 2011

Hi-Fi Weddings

I recently stumbled on what has to be the coolest wedding blog yet. At Hi-Fi Weddings, blogger Ashley profiles awesome off-beat weddings with serious playlists. I remember struggling so much with every song, from rehearsal dinner to reception and spending hours digging through our iTunes library to still end up not totally in love with the end result.  Ashley has you covered with a massive index of suggestions and plenty of fantastic wedding pics to go with.

Brides-to-be - this would be a first stop for me. Here are some great pics - and a sample playlist from this gem of a blog.

From Lauren and Matt's incredible wedding

Pre Ceremony
Avett Brothers: The Weight of Lies, The Ballad of Love and Hate, Go to Sleep, The Perfect Space, Backwards with Time, Die Die Die
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Shuffle your Feet
Brett Dennen: Ain’t No Easy Way
David Dondero: South of the South
Kings of Leon: Back Down South
Old Crown Medicine Show: Tell It To Me, Wagon Wheel, Hard to Love
Iron and Wine: Such Great Heights
Dolly Parton: Jolene

Cocktail Hour
Andrew Bird: Tables and Chairs
Band of Horses: No One is Going to Love You More
Bruce Springstein: Radio Nowhere
Cold War Kids: Hang Me Up to Dry
Coldplay: The Scientist
Copeland: Thanks to You
Counting Crows: Catapult
Dean Martin: Everybody Loves Somebody, That’s Amore
Death Cab: Soul Meets Body, Marching Bands of Manhattan
Eels: Novocaine for the Soul
Frank Sinatra: Come Fly with Me
Jack’s Mannequin: Dark Blue
Kings of Leon: The Bucket
Lucero: All Sewn Up, Drink Till We’re Gone, Chain Link Fence
Manchester Orchestra: Shake it Out, I’ve Got Friends, Everything to Nothing
The Promise Ring: The Deep South, Best Looking Boys
Queen: Radio Ga Ga
Rilo Kiley: Bulletproof
Smashing Pumpkins: 1979
TV on the Radio: Staring at the Sun
Vampire Weekend: Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance
Cold War Kids: Hospital Beds
Death Cab: Crooked Teeth

Specialty Songs
Wedding Party Announced to: Ratatat
Groom and Bride Announced to: Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
Matt and Lauren’s First Dance: Band of Horses – Marry Song
Matt and Mom First Dance: Cat Stevens – Wild World
Lauren and Dad: Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight AND The Jungle Book – Be Like You

Prince: 1999
Billy Idol: Dancing With Myself
The Beach Boys: I Get Around
Franz Ferdinand: Take Me Out
Gnarls Barkley: Crazy
Kenny Loggins: Foot Loose
Jay-Z: Change Clothes
Kanye West: Touch the Sky
The Cure: Just Like Heaven
Kings of Leon: Taper Jean Girl, King of the Rodeo
Madonna: Into the Groove
Michael Jackson: Beat It, Billie Jean
M.I.A.: Paper Planes
LMFAO: Shots
The Knife: Heartbeats
Queen: Under Pressure
Neil Diamond: Cherry, Cherry
The Killers: Mr. Brightside
T.I.: Live Your Life
MC Hammer: You Can’t Touch This
U2: Sweetest Thing
Lucero: Sweet Little Thing, Drink Til We’re Gone
Enter Shikari: Juggernauts, Solidarity
Tone Loc: Wild Thing
Ratatat: Crips, Seventeen Years
Phil Collins: Sussudio
Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl
The Murder City Devils: Boom Swagger Boom
Phoenix: 1901

All photos from Hi Fi Weddings