Top 100 Wedding Floorfillers 2018

Top 100 Wedding Floorfillers 2018

So I have counted the dancers and can reveal what are the Top 100 Dancefloor Floorfillers for 2018 at the functions that I entertained at in 2018. What a great year for parties, I played 1,801 different songs and here is the top 100, is your favourite on the list

Their 2017 position is in brackets (Here’s is the top 100 from 2017)

  1. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (3)
  2. Robin S / Steve Angello – Show Me Love (2)
  3. Barry White – You’re The First, The  last, My Everything (8)
  4. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (1)
  5. Earth Wind & Fire – September (6)
  6. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back (13)
  7. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free (9)
  8. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (25)
  9. Killers – Mr Brightside (5)
  10. Ce Ce Penniston – Finally (44)
  11. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (18)
  12. Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire (23)
  13. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer (11)
  14. Usher – Yeah! (20)
  15. Lionel Richie – All Night Long (34)
  16. Luis Fonsi – Despacito (10)
  17. Luther Vandross – Never Too Much (15)
  18. House Of Pain – Jump Around (49)
  19. Beyonce – Crazy In Love (16)
  20. Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69 (21)
  21. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feelin’ (26)
  22. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop This Feeling (7)
  23. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (19)
  24. Stevie Wonder – Superstition (12)
  25. Kevin Lyttle – Turn Me On (17)
  26. Rihanna – We Found Love (29)
  27. Queen Don’t Stop Me Now (37
  28. Abba – Dancing Queen (47)
  29. Four Seasons Ft Franki Valli – December 63 (Oh What A Night) (36)
  30. Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (48)
  31. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (_)
  32. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Theme From The Fresh Prince Of Belair (41)
  33. Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered (_)
  34. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It (42)
  35. Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy (27)
  36. Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreets Back) (38)
  37. Spice Girls – Spice Girls DMC Megamix (53)
  38. Camilla Cabello – Havana (_)
  39. Aretha Franklin – Respect (72)
  40. Pharrell Williams – Happy (32)
  41. B*Witched – C’est La Vie (_)
  42. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life (31)
  43. The Jam – A Town Called Malice (59)
  44. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out (_)
  45. Fatman Scoop – Be Faithful (69)
  46. The Beatles – Twist & Shout (_)
  47. Cameo – Candy (76)
  48. DJ Khalid – Wild Thoughts (_)
  49. Florence & The Machine / The Source Ft Candi Staton – You Got The Love (43)
  50. Walk The Moon – Shut Up & Dance (30)
  51. Michael Jackson – DMC Megamix (91)
  52. Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotspepper – (_)
  53. Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl (70)
  54. Jackie Wilson – Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher) (_)
  55. The Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything (_)
  56. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (14)
  57. George Ezra – Shotgun (_)
  58. Los Del Rio – Macarena (56)
  59. The Supremes / Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love (81)
  60. George Ezra – Paradise (_)
  61. Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse – Valerie (28)
  62. Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (33)
  63. Sugarhill Gang – Apache (Jump On It) (35)
  64. Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger (_)
  65. LMFAO – Sexy & I Know It (52)
  66. Wham! – wake Me Up before You GoGo (60)
  67. Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline (_)
  68. Wideboys – Sambuca (64)
  69. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (77)
  70. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Grease Megamix (55)
  71. Oasis – Wonderwall (_)
  72. Fatback band / Steve Walsh – I Found Love (90)
  73. Jackson 5 – ABC (_)
  74. Artful Dodger – Rewind (The Crowd Said Bo) (46)
  75. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (_)
  76. Frank Sinatra – Theme From New York New York (_)
  77. Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe (86)
  78. Abba – Mamma Mia (_)
  79. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (_)
  80. The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie (84)
  81. Stereophonics – Dakota (_)
  82. Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again (_)
  83. Guns & Roses – Sweet Child O Mine (79)
  84. R Kelly – Bump & Grind (71)
  85. Monsta Boy – Sorry (_)
  86. Sweet Female Attitude – Flowers (39)
  87. Kenny Loggins – Footloose (88)
  88. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (_)
  89. Toto – Africa (_)
  90. B-52’s – Love Shack (50)
  91. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen (66)
  92. ELO – Mr Blue Sky (_)
  93. Gala – Freed From Desire (_)
  94. Reef – Place Your Hands (_)
  95. Chris Brown – Beautiful People (_)
  96. Chaka Khan / Whitney Houston – I’m Every Woman (_)
  97. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (85)
  98. Beyonce – Single Ladies (_)
  99. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ (_)
  100. Dolly Parton – 9 To 5 (_)

Where there is more than one artist that’s because I can play different versions of the song depending on the dancers

If you would like these Top Dancefloor Songs 2018, or any other songs for your wedding or party then call or text me on 07736-880 790

Or email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk

 

Advice About World Cup Football & Your Wedding Day

Advice About World Cup Football & Your Wedding Day

So England won a knockout game and a penalty shoot-out in The World Cup, how amazing is that. The whole country is understandably ecstatic, everybody wants to watch the next game versus Sweden. Then you think to yourself hang on, the game is on Saturday at 3 pm, right in the middle of my wedding. So hopefully this small blog will help you with advice about world cup football & your wedding day.

You might be getting messages asking if there will be a TV at the venue as they want to watch England v Sweden in The World Cup.

In my years of working as a wedding DJ, there are three solutions to this problem, after listing the solutions,  I will let you know what happened at the weddings

  1. It is the biggest day of you and your partners lives, it’s your wedding day, it’s a once in a lifetime day. The world cup happens every 4 years so the guests can miss one game. I don’t want the football at my wedding. We have spent good money on food etc.
  2. You understand that some people will find a TV somewhere, and understand that they will disappear for a while and find the TV to watch the game.
  3. As the game is at 3 PM, right in the middle of our wedding day we are going to embrace the football, put a screen into the room and all watch the game together.

Now, what are you thinking of doing? In the past, I have worked at weddings where all three of these solutions have happened.  Here is what happened

  1. People still found a TV to watch the game and disappeared for the two hours the game was on. At one wedding The Bride got very upset and even told the guests that she wasn’t happy and asked the venue to turn the game off. Some people left the wedding never to return.
  2. This worked perfectly fine, those that wanted to watch the game did, those that didn’t stay within the wedding party, both people were happy although the party was split for a while. everybody returned to the wedding and the party continued.
  3. The couple put a screen into the room where the wedding was being held and everybody watched the game together, it created a great atmosphere and once the wedding was over the party continued.

Only you can make the decision about how you deal with The World Cup at your wedding, but put yourself in the shoes of your guests. As A wedding DJ couples often tell me that they want all their guests smiling, and having fun.

My advice is either solutions 2 or 3, If I was the Master Of Ceremonies / DJ at your wedding I could make number 3 really fun. Because happy guests mean a happy wedding, which means a happy Bride & Groom.

If you would like some advice or help please call or text me on 07736-880 790 or email at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk or complete the contact form here.

Top Dancefloor Songs 2017 – Wedding DJ Ian Stewart

Top Dancefloor Songs 2017

So I have counted the dancers, and checked the songs, and can reveal what were the Top Dancefloor Songs 2017 at the functions that I entertained at in 2017.

This is the Top 100

  1. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  2. Show Me Love – Robin S / Steve Angello / Sean Finn
  3. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  4. Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
  5. Mr Brightside – Killers
  6. September – Earth Wind & Fire
  7. Can’t Stop This Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  8. You’re The First, The Last My Everything – Barry White
  9. Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
  10. Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Ft Justin Bieber
  11. Livin’ On A Prayor – Bon Jovi
  12. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  13. I Want You Back – Jackson 5
  14. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
  15. Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
  16. Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  17. Turn Me On – Kevin Lyttle
  18. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  19. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  20. Yeah! – Usher
  21. Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adam
  22. This Girl (Kungs Remix) – Kungs vs Cookin’ On Three Burners
  23. Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  24. Rockabye – Clean Bandit
  25. Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
  26. I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
  27. Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
  28. Valerie – Mark Robson & Amy Winehouse / Zutons
  29. We Found Love – Calvin Harris with Rihanna
  30. Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
  31. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes 19
  32. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  33. Ain’t Nobody – Rufus & Chaka Khan
  34. All Night Long – Lionel Richie
  35. Apache (Jump On It) – Sugarhill Gang
  36. December 63 (Oh What A Night) – Four Seasons & Frankie Valli
  37. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  38. Everybody (Backstreet Back) – Backstreet Boys
  39. Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude
  40. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  41. Theme From The Fresh Prince – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  42. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  43. You Got The Love – Florence & The Machine / Source
  44. Finally – Ce Ce Peniston
  45. It’s Like That – Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
  46. Rewind (The Crowd Said Bo) – Artful Dodger
  47. Dancing Queen – Abba
  48. How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
  49. Jump Around – House Of Pain
  50. Love Shack – B52’s
  51. Relight My Fire – Take That Ft Lulu
  52. Sexy & I Know It – LMFAO
  53. Spice Girls Megamix – Spice Girls
  54. A Little Respect – Erasure
  55. Grease Megamix – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  56. Macarena – Los Del Rio
  57. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  58. Set You Free – N-Trance
  59. Town Called Malice – The Jam
  60. Wake Me Up Before You GoGo – Wham!
  61. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  62. Build Me Up Buttercup – Foundations
  63. Rather Be – Clean Bandit
  64. Sambuca – Wideboys
  65. Born To Hand Jive (From Grease) – Sha Na Na
  66. Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
  67. Get Busy – Sean Paul
  68. Sorry – Monsta Boy
  69. Be Faithful – Fatman Scoop
  70. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  71. Bump & Grind – R Kelly
  72. Respect – Aretha Franklin
  73. Shout Out To My Ex – Little Mix
  74. Swalla – Jason Derulo
  75. What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
  76. Candy – Cameo
  77. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  78. (Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine – James Brown
  79. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns & Roses
  80. Two Can Play That Game – Bobby Brown
  81. You Can’t Hurry Love – Supremes / Phil Collins
  82. 21 Seconds – So Solid Crew
  83. 7 Years – Lukas Graham
  84. Blame It On The Boogie – The Jacksons
  85. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
  86. Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
  87. Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  88. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  89. Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne
  90. I Found Lovin’ – Fatback Band / Steve Walsh
  91. Michael Jackson DMC Megamix – Michael Jackson
  92. One Last Time – Ariana Grande
  93. Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
  94. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  95. She’s Got That Vibe – R Kelly
  96. We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off – Jermaine Stewart
  97. Gimme The Light – Sean Paul
  98. I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles – Proclaimers
  99. Ignition – R Kelly
  100. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

Where there is more than one artist that’s because I can play different versions of the song depending on the dancers

If you would like these Top Dancefloor Songs 2017, or any other songs for your wedding or party then call or text me on 07736-880 790

Or email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk

 

Wedding DJ Of The Year For The East Of England

Wedding DJ Of The Year

Last Wednesday night it was the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards at The fantastic Granary Barns Nr Newmarket in Suffolk. The night was truly an amazing night with the top wedding suppliers in the whole of Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

The night is about recognising those suppliers that excel with their bride & grooms. I was obviously in The final for wedding DJ, there were 7 truly talented DJ’s in the final.

When the winner was called out I honestly could not believe it when the host said “The Winner Of Wedding DJ Of The Year For The East Of England Is Ian Stewart” I felt so humbled to have won this prestigious award, I can’t thank the all the couples enough who voted for me, you are all amazing!

What happens now?

I am now in The National Final, which will be held on 17th January 2018 at The Prestigious Cafe de Paris in London where I will be there with 9 other of the UK’s most talented DJ so the competition will be tough.

I will, of course, keep you all informed how I get on in the national final of wedding DJ of the year for the whole of the UK.

If you would like to find out why the couples voted for me to win Wedding DJ of the year for The East Of England, then call or text me on 07736-880 790 email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk or complete the contact form on this page.

Wedding Fair Survival Guide

Wedding Fair Survival Guide

Wedding fairs are a great opportunity to check out local suppliers all under one convenient roof. I know It can be a bit daunting walking around, so here are my top tips to get through them with as little stress as possible

1. Look at The Suppliers Body Language

You want a wedding supplier who is passionate about their business, and more importantly enthusiastic about your wedding day. So if they are sat at a table behind their stands, chatting with their colleagues, or on their smartphones, seeing what is happening on social media, or eating their lunch, so how enthusiastic will they truly be about your wedding day. Find Suppliers who are stood in front of their stands, engaging with couples.

2. Walk around the whole show before speaking to any suppliers

Allow your self enough time to walk around the whole fair, just like a visit to the supermarket, plan your route. Look at all the stands before talking to anyone, prioritise the services that you need, and find the suppliers who are offering those services. Remember you don’t have to book everything in one visit.

Try to find those suppliers that are creating a natural buzz, and those that those that are really giving couples the hard sell, “you must book today”

3. Answer More Questions then you ask

Suppliers with a genuine interest in your wedding will be enthusiastic about finding out about you and your dreams for your wedding day rather than just chatting about their services.

If they talk about what they do rather than what you want for your day.

 

4. Don’t Make Rash Decisions

Some Suppliers do get booked up early but don’t feel pressured into making a decision that you may later regret, all reputable suppliers will hold a date for you, and maybe arrange a more in-depth meeting with them.

Don’t fall for the “you can only get this discount if you book today” trust me that discount will still be available in 7 days.

Also if the deal looks too good to be true, it probably is

5. Wheeling & Dealing

A Wedding Fair is a great opportunity to talk to suppliers face to face, find out if you like them, 1st impressions do count.

Don’t be afraid to haggle, especially if you are interested in a few things they offer. Get any offers in writing, as the supplier will speak to many couples and may forget what they discussed with you.

Important Notes!  Make sure to find out if there are any hidden costs that may come up and bite you later on.  Delivery, set-up and collection costs are the main ones to keep an eye out for!

6. Split Up

Why not walk around separately, and compare notes over a coffee, then speak to those suppliers you both like in more detail. This gives you a “get out” if you don’t want to carry on talking to that supplier. “I will just go and get my partner”

AND FINALLY…

Enjoy every second of planning your wedding

The wedding ceremony

Wedding Ceremony Music

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, you and your partner will have spent hours thinking about every part of your wedding day, from choosing the perfect venue, the wedding dress, the flowers, the food, you may have also spent a long time choosing your first dance song and the music that is going to fill your dance floor for your wedding party. But a question that I am often asked within a few weeks of the wedding day is “Can you recommend any ceremony music”  

As somebody who has recently got married myself, the one part of the day that both you and your partner along with all your friends and family are there for is the wedding ceremony, so why not spend a little time choosing the right music to create the right emotions for your wedding ceremony.

Your wedding ceremony Ceremony is split into 4 Parts

The Pre-Ceremony

Imagine all your guests have taken their seats in the ceremony room, everyone is waiting for the brides arrival, most wedding venues will either have no music playing or maybe whatever CD  or playlist happens to be in the CD player, but why not pick 5 or 6 songs that mean something to you are your partner love, that create the emotions that you both of you want your guests to feel.

Here Are Some Examples Of Pre-Ceremony Music

  • Back To The Future – Outatime Orchestra
  • Beautiful Day – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Champagne Supernova – – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Come Away With Me – Chris Ingham
  • Here Comes The Sun – – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • I Just Can’t Help Believin’ – Elvis Presley
  • Iris – Regency Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Just The Way You Are – Piano Guys
  • Lady – Kenny Rogers
  • Over The Rainbow- Chris Ingham
  • Part Of Your World – Relax A Wave
  • These Arms Of Mine – Otis Redding
  • This Girls In Love With You – Dusty Springfield
  • Under The Bridge – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Use Somebody – Regency Philharmonic Orchestra
  • You’ve Got A Friend- Chris Ingham

The Processional

The processional song is the music that the flower girls, the bridesmaids and the bride walk down the aisle to, you can have one piece of music or a different piece of music for every member of the wedding party.

Here Are Some Examples of Processional Music

  • Adagio (Flute & Guitar) – Mozart
  • Air (Chamber or Quartet) – Handel
  • All Of Me – John Legend
  • Arioso – Bach
  • Be Mine – David Gray
  • Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell Dan Redfield &  Elizabeth Hedman
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • Beautiful In White – Westlife
  • Bridal March, Wagner
  • Butterfly Waltz – Brian Crain
  • Canon in D, Pachelbel
  • Chapel of Love – Dixie Cups
  • Claire De Lune – Claude Debussy
  • Con Te Partiro – Andrea Bocelli
  • Dance Of The Blessed Spirits – Christoph Gluck
  • Endless Love – Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey
  • Everything – Michael Buble
  • Fallen – Lauren Wood
  • The Flower Duet – Charlotte Church
  • For A Lifetime – Jonathan Cain
  • From This Moment – Shania Twain
  • Fur Elise (Piano) – Beethoven
  • Glasgow Love Theme, from Love Actually
  • Greatest Day – Take That
  • Greensleeves (Flute & Harp)
  • Halo – Beyonce
  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  • I knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
  • I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach
  • Joy (Piano) – George Winston
  • Just The Way – Bruno Mars
  • Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers
  • Longer – Dan Fogelberg
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • Minuet (Keyboard or Quartet) – Mozart
  • Marry Me – Train
  • My Destiny – Lionel Richie
  • Ode To Joy (Organ, Violins) – Beethoven
  • Pastoral Symphony (Orchestra) – Handel
  • Pathelique Sonata (Piano) – Beethoven
  • Prelude No. 1 in C Major – Bach
  • Rule The World – Take That
  • The Secret Wedding (From Braveheart) – David Arkenstone featuring Kathleen Fisher
  • Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
  • A Thousand Years (originally Christina Perri) – A Piano Guys
  • Velocity Of Love (Piano) – Suzanne
  • Water Music Suite No. 1 In F Major: Air
  • Wedding March
  • Wedding Song (There Is Love) – Laura Creamer
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennet

Signing Of The Register

After you and your partner are married the registrars will ask you to sign the register, this will take 10-15minutes (depending on the photographs that are taken) so you will need 2-4  songs, so why not pick some romantic songs to celebrate your wedding

  • 1000 Years – Christina Perri or The Piano Guys
  • All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
  • All Of Me – John Legend or Daniel Jang
  • Always & Forever – Luther Vandross
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Closest Thing To Crazy – Katie Melua
  • For The Lovers – Wolfman Ft Pete Doherty
  • Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Vitamin String Quartet
  • Groovy Kind Of Love – Phil Collins
  • Happy Together – The Turtles
  • Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring :
  • I Choose You – Paris
  • I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
  • I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  • Love You More – JLS
  • Rule The World – Michel Simone
  • Take My Hand – Emily Hacket Ft Will Anderson
  • This I Swear – Nick Lachey
  • Without You – The Piano Guys

The Recessional

The recessional song that the bride and groom walk back down the aisle to, this song needs to be more upbeat, a chance to celebrate your marriage

Here Are Some Examples of Recessional Music

  • 1000 Years – Christina Perri
  • Air On A G String – Bach
  • Alla Hornpipe – George Frederic Handel
  • All You Need Is Love – The Beatles or Lynden David Hall (Love Actually)
  • Allegro (Chamber, Orchestra) – Vivaldi
  • Alleluia (Choir, Organ & Horns) – Handel
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • Arrival Of The Queen (Chamber) – Handel
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Begin Again – The Piano Guys
  • Best Is Yet To Come – Nancy Sinatra
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • Butterfly Waltz – Brian Cann
  • Chapel Of Love – Elton John
  • Darlin Darlin Baby – The O’Jays
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Finally – Ce Ce Peniston
  • Gangnam Style – PSY
  • Hakuna Matata (From The Lion King – Joseph Williams, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella & Jaso
  • Happy Together – The Turtles
  • Have I Told You Latley – Van Morrison
  • Hallelujah – Quincy Jones
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – Jnr Walker
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
  • I’m A Believer – The Monkees
  • It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr
  • Just The Two Of Us – Grosvenor Washington Jnr & Bill Withers
  • Le Rejouissance (Orchestra, Violins & Horns) – Handel
  • Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  • Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
  • Little Green Bag – George Baker Selection
  • Love You More – JLS
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • Now That We’ve Found Love – Heavy D & The Boys
  • Ode To Joy from Symphony No 9 in D Minor
  • One Love – Bob Marley
  • Perfect Day – Lou Reed
  • The Prince Of Denmark’s March – Jeremiah Clarke
  • Rigaudon (Horns, Organ & Horns) – Andre Campra
  • Rondeau – Jean Joseph Mounet
  • Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
  • Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Spring (Chamber) – Vivaldi
  • Te Deum – Marc-Antonio Charpentier
  • Thats Amore – Dean Martin
  • This Will Be – Natalie Cole
  • Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
  • Trumpet Tune & Air – John Stanley
  • Turn Turn Turn (To Everything) – The Byrds
  • Walking On Sunshie – Katrina & The Waves
  • Wedding March – Mandelsson
  • We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
  • You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
  • You’re My Best Friend – Queen
  • Your The First The Last My Everything – Barry White
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson

If you would like some help with your ceremony music then either message me here or call/text me on 07736-880 790

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Wedding Day Speech Advice

In my role as a Wedding DJ & Master Of Ceremonies, I am often asked for Wedding Day Toast Speech Advice, so I’ve written a blog post for everybody.

The mere thought of having to give a speech is enough to send most of us scurrying for cover and wishing that someone else could do it. Yet, with careful thought, preparation and practice, it can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

  • Prepare early. Resist the natural urge to leave it to the last minute.
  • Think clearly about what you want to say. Write down your ideas so that you can refer to them when you make the written drafts.
  • If you are not naturally humorous think carefully before using jokes, especially the more risqué type!
  • Know your audience and what they will expect. Use of bad language may cause offence to some in attendance. Decide if you want to read, use notes or memorise your speech word for word. Each style has its merits and pitfalls.
  • Like most things Practice makes perfect, so rehearse what you want to say. Practice aloud and in front of a mirror. You will get used to hearing your voice, improve timing and delivery and gain confidence.
  • On the day avoid too much alcohol before rising to speak!
  • Take a deep breath before starting.
  • Do not rush but speak naturally, slowly and clearly.
  • Look around and get eye contact with your guests and engage them.
  • Speak with a confident voice and sufficient power to be heard – without needing to shout.
  • If a loudspeaker system and microphone are available then consider using them. A microphone should be held a few inches under your mouth. Resist the temptation to shake your head or wave the microphone from side to side!
  • Try to avoid speaking for too long.
  • When there is laughter or applause—wait for it to subside before carrying on! or otherwise, the guests may not hear what you have to say.

Enjoy it and speak with feeling and confidence. Your guests will appreciate that and will enjoy what you are saying much more

“Great service, always on hand to help. Prompt communication and plenty of useful advice not limited to the music. Would highly recommend to anyone! – Mr & Mrs Wong Wedding Kings College Cambridge

If you would advise about the toasts & speeches at your wedding, then call or text Ian on 07736-880 790, email him at info@ian-stewart.co.uk or complete the short form on this page.

Who Normally Gives Wedding Speeches

The Father Of The Bride

This is one of Dad’s proudest moments and his speech normally, though not exclusively, includes the following points:

  • Welcomes relatives and friends.
  • Stories about the Bride, her childhood and her teenage years.
  • Praises her choice of Husband
  • Welcomes his new Son-in-Law into the family.
  • At the end of his speech he asks the guests to stand and toast: “The Bride & Bridegroom”

The Bridegroom

A highlight of the day! The Bridegroom does not need to be humorous, although wit and charm are always appreciated. With everyone on his side, the Bridegroom will have the floor to himself.
In his speech he will be expected to thank:

  • The Bride’s father for his toast and welcoming him into the family.
  • Guests for coming, especially those who have travelled long distances.
  • The Bride’s parents for the reception (if appropriate) and their generosity.
  • His own parents for love and support over the years.
  • The Best Man for friendship and support.
  • His new wife for making him so happy.
  • The Ushers and Bridesmaids.
  • At the end of his speech he asks the guests to stand and toast: “The Bridesmaids”

The Best Man

Often expected to produce an entertaining, funny and revealing expose of the Bridegroom! It is best to avoid being rude or offensive so as not to cause offence.

  • Thank the Bridegroom on behalf of the Bridesmaids for his Toast and kind words.
  • Select and read out a small number of messages from distant or absent friends.
  • The Best Man may want to refer to the Bridegrooms strengths and, possibly, “weaknesses”.
  • Funny stories that are not too embarrassing about the Bridegroom.
  • Perhaps talk about the Bride in glowing terms and her positive effect on the Bridegroom. At the end of his speech to toast: “ The Bride & Bridegroom”

The Bride

It is becoming more common for the bride to give a short speech, normally she will be the last speaker.

As it’s her day, my normal advice is, speak about whatever you want, and possibly she could present the gifts.

Gifts

It is usual for the Bridegroom (and the Bride) to present gifts to the Bridesmaids, Pageboys, Ushers and the Best Man during his Speech. When thanking parents for their help, support, encouragement and love, a bouquet of flowers may be presented to your Mothers.

Toasts & The Taking Of Wine

During the course of the Bridegroom’s speech—or at a previously agreed time—a toast to ‘Absent Friends’ may be appropriate.

 

Wedding 1st Dance

Top 30 requested first dance songs 2016

For many couples choosing the song for their 1st Wedding Dance is one of the most important choices they need to make for their wedding reception. This is a list of the top 30 wedding first dance songs requested in 2016

This is a list that is compiled from over 2 million songs that are requested using the DJ Event Planner Request System by the party/wedding organiser in advance of the event.

If you have any questions, or would like to see about having Wedding DJ Ian Stewart play and introduce the 1st dance at your wedding reception, call 07736 880 790, email ian@ian-stewart.co.uk, or use the short form on this page.

Just click on the arrow to see the song lyrics

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Load
When your legs don’t work like they used to before
And I can’t sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks
And darling I will be loving you ’til we’re 70
And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Oh me I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am
So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are
When my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades
And the crowds don’t remember my name
When my hands don’t play the strings the same way, mm
I know you will still love me the same
‘Cause honey your soul can never grow old, it’s evergreen
Baby your smile’s forever in my mind and memory
I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe it’s all part of a plan
I’ll just keep on making the same mistakes
Hoping that you’ll understand
But baby now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are, oh
So baby now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Oh darling, place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are
Oh maybe we found love right where we are
And we found love right where we are
Songwriters: Amy Wadge / Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Mary J Blige - The One
 [Intro]
Uh huh… (one)
Uh…it’s another… (one)
I am the… (one)
Darkchild… (one)[Mary J Blige’s Verse]
Them oher girl’s you done been with
None of them got nothing on me
Hating on my style they aint got nothing on me….nothing on me
Way I walk, the way I talk, my swagga…look around; every dude wanna have her
I ain’t saying that I’m the best, but I’m the best, hey baby you need that[Chorus]
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
(hey I’m that)…Boy don’t you know I’m the one,
(yea I’m that)…Boy don’t you know I’m the one,
(yea I’m that)…Boy don’t you know I’m the one,
(yea I’m her)…Boy don’t you know I’m the one,
(yea I’m her)…Let me break it down if you don’t get it, quality,
I’m custom fitted, imma say it again, dey aint got nothing on me, nothing on me (me)
Way I walk, the way I talk, my swagga…boy you know every boss wanna have her
I ain’t saying that I’m the best, but I’m the best, hey baby you need that[Chorus]
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
Stop looking for it, looking for it, I’m the (one)
(hey I’m that)…Boy don’t you know I’m the one,
(yea I’m that)…Boy don’t you know I’m the one,
(yea I’m that)…Boy don’t you know I’m the one,
(yea I’m her)…Boy don’t you know I’m the one,
(yea I’m her)…[Drake’s Verse]
Uh Ooh…ok I got these girls quite hype, only thing on right now, like a night light,
While my brother Wayne rockin’ out like a white stripe, imma kill the game,
I’m the young money white night (white night)…Yeah
Plus I’m looking for the right type cautious of a flood so I always lay the right pipe
West put me on the mart, keep life light plus I go hard for the women that I might wife
I put the ring on her index finger so if you wanna keep your girl please don’t bring her
I bet that I’m the type of guy that she got a thing for, You would block me but this aint jinga
Yeah…and she someone I would work with, that’s what I could tell from what she’s showing on the surface.
I aint saying that I’m requesting anyone that’s perfect but I just need a woman that’ll make it all worth it…[Chorus 2x]Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock,
Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock,
This that knock, knock, knock, knock, knock…
This that knock, knock, knock, knock, knock…I’m the one, one, one, one, one, one,
I’m the one, one, one, one, one, one,
I’m the one, one, one, one, one, one,
I’m the one, one, one, one, one, one,

 

[su_spoiler title=”3. John Legend – All Of Me” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

What would I do without your smart mouth?

Drawing me in, and you kicking me out
You’ve got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down
What’s going on in that beautiful mind
I’m on your magical mystery ride
And I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright
My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh oh
How many times do I have to tell you
Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I’m around through every mood
You’re my downfall, you’re my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I can’t stop singing, it’s ringing, in my head for you
My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh oh
Give me all of you
Cards on the table, we’re both showing hearts
Risking it all, though it’s hard
‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you
I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, oh oh
[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”4. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years ” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt, suddenly goes away somehow

One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything, take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath, every hour has come to this

One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed, I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

One step closer
One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed, I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”5. Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can
How long will I need you
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan
How long will I be with you
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash up on the sand
How long will I want you
As long as you want me to
And longer by far
How long will I hold you
As long as your father told you
As long as you can
How long will I give to you
As long as I live through you
However long you say
How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I may
We’re all traveling through time together
Every day of our lives
All we can do is do our best
To relish this remarkable ride
[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”6. Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

You look so wonderful in your dress
I love your hair like that
The way it falls on the side of your neck
Down your shoulders and back

We are surrounded by all of these lies
And people who talk too much
You’ve got that kind of look in your eyes
As if no one knows anything but us

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it’s enough for me
‘Cause all that you are is all that I’ll ever need

I’m so in love, so in love
So in love, so in love

You look so beautiful in this light
Your silhouette over me
The way it brings out the blue in your eyes
Is the Tenerife sea

And all of the voices surrounding us here
They just fade out when you take a breath
Just say the word and I will disappear
Into the wilderness

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it’s enough for me
‘Cause all that you are is all that I’ll ever need

I’m so in love, so in love
So in love, so in love

Lumiere, darling
Lumiere over me
Lumiere, darling
Lumiere over me
Lumiere, darling
Lumiere over me

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it’s enough for me
‘Cause all that you are is all that I’ll ever need

I’m so in love, so in love
So in love, love, love, love,
So in love

You look so wonderful in your dress
I loved your hair like that
And in the moment I knew you, Beth

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”7. Lonestar – Amazed” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

Every time our eyes meet
This feeling inside me
Is almost more than I can take
Baby when you touch me
I can feel how much you love me
And it just blows me away
I’ve never been this close to anyone,
Or anything
I can hear your thoughts, I can see your dreams

I don’t know how you do what you do
I’m so in love with you
It just keeps getting better
I want to spend the rest of my life,
with you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do,
Baby I’m amazed by you.

The smell of your skin,
The taste of your kiss,
The way you whisper in the dark.
Your hair all around me,
Baby you surround me
Touch every place in my heart
And it feels like the first time
Every time.
I want to spend the whole night
In your eyes

I don’t know how you do what you do
I’m so in love with you
It just keeps getting better
I want to spend the rest of my life,
with you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do,
Baby I’m amazed by you.

I don’t know how you do what you do
I’m so in love with you
It just keeps getting better
I want to spend the rest of my life,
with you by my side
Forever and ever
Every little thing that you do,
Baby I’m amazed by you.

 [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”8. Nathan Sykes – Over & Over Again” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
From the way you smile to the way you look
You capture me unlike no other
From the first hello, yeah, that’s all it took
And suddenly we had each other
And I won’t leave you
Always be true
One plus one, two for life
Over and over again
So, don’t ever think I need more
I’ve got the one to live for
No one else will do, and I’m telling you
Just put your heart in my hands
Promise it won’t get broken
We’ll never forget this moment
Yeah, we’ll stay brand-new ’cause I’ll love you
Over and over again
Over and over again
From the heat of night to the break of day
I’ll keep you safe and hold you forever
And the sparks will fly, they will never fade
‘Cause every day gets better and better
And I won’t leave you
Always be true
One plus one, two for life
Over and over again
So, don’t ever think I need more
I’ve got the one to live for
No one else will do, yeah, I’m telling you
Just put your heart in my hands
I promise it won’t get broken
We’ll never forget this moment
Yeah, we’ll stay brand-new ’cause I’ll love you
Over and over again
Over and over again
Girl, when I’m with you I lose track of time
When I’m without you you’re stuck on my mind
Be all you need till the day that I die
I’ll love you
Over and over again
So, don’t ever think I need more
I’ve got the one to live for
No-one else will do, yeah, I’m telling you
Just put your heart in my hands
Promise it won’t get broken
We’ll never forget this moment
Yeah, we’ll stay brand-new ’cause I love you
Over and over again
Yeah, over and over again
Over and over again
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”9. Etta James – At Last” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
At last
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a songOh yeah yeah
At lastThe skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clover
The night I looked at youI found a dream, that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to press my cheek to
A thrill that I have never knownOh yeah yeah
You smiled, you smiled
Oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
for you are mine…At Last
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”10. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

I, I’m so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is all right with me
Cause you make me feel so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you

They say since, baby, since we’ve been together
Loving you forever
Is what I need
Let me be the one you come running to
I’ll never be untrue

Let’s, let’s stay together
Lovin’ you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad

Why, why some people break up
Then turn around and make up
I just can’t see
You’d never do that to me (would you, baby)
Staying around you is all I see
(Here’s what I want us to do)

Let’s, we oughta stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”11. Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
There’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?
Well I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up
And when you’re needing your space, to do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting, to see what you find
‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up
I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not and who I am
I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up, still looking up.
I won’t give up on us (no I’m not giving up)
God knows I’m tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We’ve got a lot to learn (we’re alive, we are loved)
God knows we’re worth it (and we’re worth it)
I won’t give up on us, even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love, I’m still looking up
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”12. Elvis Presley – I Can’t Help Falling In  Love” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
Would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you
Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you
Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you
For I can’t help falling in love with you
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”13. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

I could stay awake just to hear you breathing
Watch you smile while you are sleeping
Well you’re far away dreaming
I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
And just stay here lost in this moment forever
Well, every moment spent with you
Is a moment I treasure

I don’t wanna close my eyes
I don’t wanna fall asleep
‘Cause I’d miss you, babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing
‘Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I’d still miss you, babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing

Lying close to you
Feeling your heart beating
And I’m wondering what you’re dreaming
Wondering if it’s me you’re seeing
Then I kiss your eyes and thank God we’re together
And I just wanna stay with you
Just stay in this moment forever, forever and ever

I don’t wanna close my eyes
I don’t wanna fall asleep
‘Cause I’d miss you, babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing
‘Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I’d still miss you, babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing

I don’t wanna miss one smile
I don’t wanna miss one kiss
Well, I just wanna be with you
Right here with you, just like this
I just wanna hold you close
Feel your heart so close to mine
And stay here in this moment
For all the rest of time

I don’t wanna close my eyes
I don’t wanna fall asleep
‘Cause I’d miss you, babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing
‘Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I’d still miss you, babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing

I don’t wanna close my eyes
I don’t wanna fall asleep
‘Cause I’d miss you, babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing
‘Cause even when I dream of you
The sweetest dream will never do
I’d still miss you, babe
And I don’t wanna miss a thing

Don’t wanna close my eyes
Don’t wanna fall asleep, yeah
I don’t wanna miss a thing

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”14. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
I met you in the dark, you lit me up
You made me feel as though I was enough
We danced the night away, we drank too much
I held your hair back when
You were throwing up
Then you smiled over your shoulder
For a minute, I was stone-cold sober
I pulled you closer to my chest
And you asked me to stay over
I said, I already told ya
I think that you should get some rest
I knew I loved you then
But you’d never know
‘Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go
I know I needed you
But I never showed
But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
I’ll wake you up with some breakfast in bed
I’ll bring you coffee with a kiss on your head
And I’ll take the kids to school
Wave them goodbye
And I’ll thank my lucky stars for that night
When you looked over your shoulder
For a minute, I forget that I’m older
I wanna dance with you right now
Oh, and you look as beautiful as ever
And I swear that everyday you’ll get better
You make me feel this way somehow
I’m so in love with you
And I hope you know
Darling your love is more than worth its weight in gold
We’ve come so far my dear
Look how we’ve grown
And I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
I wanna live with you
Even when we’re ghosts
‘Cause you were always there for me when I needed you most
I’m gonna love you till
My lungs give out
I promise till death we part like in our vows
So I wrote this song for you, now everybody knows
‘Cause now it’s just you and me till we’re grey and old
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
Just say you won’t let go
Oh, just say you won’t let go
Songwriters: Neil Richard Ormandy / James Arthur / Steve Solomon
Say You Won’t Let Go lyrics © Ultra Tunes, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”15. Adele – Make You Feel My Love” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
When the rain
Is blowing in your face
And the whole world
Is on your case
I could offer you
A warm embrace
To make you feel my love
When the evening shadows
And the stars appear
And there is no one there
To dry your tears
I could hold you
For a million years
To make you feel my love
I know you
Haven’t made
Your mind up yet
But I would never
Do you wrong
I’ve known it
From the moment
That we met
No doubt in my mind
Where you belong
I’d go hungry
I’d go black and blue
I’d go crawling
Down the avenue
No, there’s nothing
That I wouldn’t do
To make you feel my love
The storms are raging
On the rolling sea
And on the highway of regret
Though winds of change
Are throwing wild and free
You ain’t seen nothing
Like me yet
I could make you happy
Make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn’t do
Go to the ends
Of the Earth for you
To make you feel my love
Songwriters: Bob Dylan
Make You Feel My Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”16. Ben E King – Stand By Me” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you’re in trouble won’t you stand by me
Oh stand by me, won’t you stand now, oh, stand
Stand by me

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”17. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars ” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
Everything
On our ownWe don’t need
Anything
Or anyoneIf I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world?I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feelThose three words
Are said too much
They’re not enoughIf I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world?Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden
That’s bursting into lifeLet’s waste time
Chasing cars
Around our headsI need your grace
To remind me
To find my ownIf I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world?Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden
That’s bursting into lifeAll that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes
They’re all I can seeI don’t know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things
Will never change for us at allIf I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world?
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”18. Adam Sandler – Grow Old With You ” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
I wanna make you smile whenever you’re sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
All I wanna do is grow old with youI’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with youI’ll miss you
Kiss you
Give you my coat when you are coldNeed you
Feed you
Even let ya hold the remote controlSo let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink
Put you to bed if you’ve had too much to drink
I could be the man who grows old with you
I wanna grow old with you
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”19. Michael Buble – Everything” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
You’re a falling star, you’re the get away car.
You’re the line in the sand when I go too far.
You’re the swimming pool, on an August day.
And you’re the perfect thing to say.And you play it coy but it’s kinda cute.
Ah, when you smile at me you know exactly what you do.
Baby don’t pretend that you don’t know it’s true.
’cause you can see it when I look at you.[Chorus:]
And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing.
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything.You’re a carousel, you’re a wishing well,
And you light me up, when you ring my bell.
You’re a mystery, you’re from outer space,
You’re every minute of my everyday.And I can’t believe, uh that I’m your man,
And I get to kiss you baby just because I can.
Whatever comes our way, ah we’ll see it through,
And you know that’s what our love can do.[Chorus]So, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
So, la, la, la, la, la, la, la[Chorus:]
And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing.
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything.
You’re every song, and I sing along.
‘Cause you’re my everything.
Yeah, yeahSo, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
So, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”20. Lifehouse – You And Me” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

What day is it
And in what month
This clock never seemed so alive
I can’t keep up and I can’t back down
I’ve been losing so much time

Cause there’s you and me
And of all people with nothing to do
Nothing to lose
And there’s you and me
And of all other people
And I don’t know why
I can’t keep my eyes off of you

What are the things That I want to say
Just aren’t coming out right
I’m tripping on words
You got my head spinning
I don’t know where to go from here

Cause there’s you and me
And of all other people with nothing to do
Nothing to prove
And there’s you and me
And of all other people
And I don’t know why
I can’t keep my eyes off of you

Something about you now
That I can’t quite figure out
Everything she does is beautiful
Everything she does is right

Cause there’s you and me and all of the people with nothing to do
Nothing to lose
And there’s you and me and all of the people
And I don’t know why
I can’t keep my eyes off of you and me
And all other people with nothing to do
Nothing to prove
And there’s you and me and all other people
And I don’t know why
I can’t keep my eyes off of you

What day is it
And in what month
This clock never seemed so alive

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”21. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

It’s late in the evening; she’s wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me, Do I look all right?
And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight

We go to a party and everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady that’s walking around with me
And then she asks me, Do you feel all right?
And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight”

I feel wonderful because I see
The love light in your eyes
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don’t realize how much I love you

It’s time to go home now and I’ve got an aching head
So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed
And then I tell her, as I turn out the light
I say, “My darling, you were wonderful tonight
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”22. Shania Twain – From This Moment” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

(I do swear that I’ll always be there
I’d give anything and everything and I will always care
Through weakness and strength
Happiness and sorrow
For better, for worse
I will love you with every beat of my heart)

From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on

From this moment I have been blessed
I live only for your happiness
And for your love I’d give my last breath
From this moment on

I give my hand to you with all my heart
Can’t wait to live my life with you, can’t wait to start
You and I will never be apart
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn’t give
From this moment on

You’re the reason I believe in love
And you’re the answer to my prayers from up above
All we need is just the two of us
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing I wouldn’t give
From this moment
I will love you as long as I live
From this moment on

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”23. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

My love, there’s only you in my life
The only thing that’s bright

My first love,
You’re every breath that I take
You’re every step I make

And I, I want to share
All my love with you
No one else will do

And your eyes, your eyes, your eyes
They tell me how much you care
Ooh yes,
You will always be
My endless love

Two hearts,
Two hearts that beat as one
Our lives have just begun

Forever (Oh)
I’ll hold you close in my arms
I can’t resist your charms

And love, oh love
I’ll be a fool, for you I’m sure
You know I don’t mind (Oh)
You know I don’t mind

‘Cause you,
You mean the world to me (Oh)
I know I know
I’ve found, I’ve found in you
My endless love

Ohh
Boom, boom,
Boom, boom, boom boom, boom,
Boom, boom, boom boom

Oh, and love oh, love
I’ll be that fool for you I’m sure,
You know I don’t mind
Oh you know I don’t mind

And, yes
You’ll be the only one
‘Cause no one can deny
This love I have inside
And I’ll give it all to you
My love, my love, my love
My endless love

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”24. Take That – Rule The World” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

You light the skies, up above me
A star, so bright, you blind me, yeah
Don’t close your eyes
Don’t fade away, don’t fade away, oh

Yeah, you and me, we can ride on a star
If you stay with me, girl
We can rule the world
Yeah, you and me, we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side
We can rule the world

If walls break down, I will comfort you
If angels cry, oh I’ll be there for you
You’ve saved my soul
Don’t leave me now, don’t leave me now, oh

Yeah, you and me, we can ride on a star
If you stay with me, girl
We can rule the world
Yeah, you and me, we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side
We can rule the world

Oh, all the stars are coming out tonight
They’re lighting up the sky tonight
For you, for you
All the stars are coming out tonight
They’re lighting up the sky tonight
For you, for you, oh

Yeah, you and me, we can ride on a star
If you stay with me, girl
We can rule the world
Yeah, you and me, we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side
We can rule the world

All the stars are coming out tonight
They’re lighting up the sky tonight
For you, for you
All the stars are coming out tonight
They’re lighting up the sky tonight
For you, for you

All the stars are coming out tonight
They’re lighting up the sky tonight
For you, for you
All the stars are coming out tonight
They’re lighting up the sky tonight
For you, for you

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”25. Goo Goo Dolls – Iris” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

And I’d give up forever to touch you
‘Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be
And I don’t want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
And sooner or later it’s over
I just don’t wanna miss you tonight

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s meant to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And you can’t fight the tears that ain’t coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything feels like the movies
Yeah you bleed just to know you’re alive

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s meant to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s meant to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s meant to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”26. Elton John – Your Song” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside
I’m not one of those who can easily hide, I
Don’t have much money but boy, if I did
I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show
Oh, I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do
My gift is my song
And this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind
That I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked up the moss
Well, a few of the verses, well, they’ve got me quite cross
But the sun’s been quite kind
While I wrote this song
It’s for people like you that
Keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting
But these things, I do
You see, I’ve forgotten
If they’re green or they’re blue
Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but
Now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind
That I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind
That I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”27. Jack Johnson – Better Together” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing, but I can try for your heart
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things
Like a, shoe box of photographs
With sepia-toned loving
Love is the answer,
At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it’s so hard?
It’s not always easy and
Sometimes life can be deceiving
I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together

Mm, it’s always better when we’re together
Yeah, we’ll look at the stars when we’re together
Well, it’s always better when we’re together
Yeah, it’s always better when we’re together

And all of these moments
Just might find their way into my dreams tonight
But I know that they’ll be gone
When the morning light sings
And brings new things
For tomorrow night you see
That they’ll be gone too
Too many things I have to do
But if all of these dreams might find their way
Into my day to day scene
I’d be under the impression
I was somewhere in between
With only two
Just me and you
Not so many things we got to do
Or places we got to be
We’ll sit beneath the mango tree now

Yeah, it’s always better when we’re together
Mm, we’re somewhere in between together
Well, it’s always better when we’re together
Yeah, it’s always better when we’re together

I believe in memories
They look so, so pretty when I sleep
Hey now, and when I wake up,
You look so pretty sleeping next to me
But there is not enough time,
And there is no, no song I could sing
And there is no combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thing

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”28. Sixpence Non The Richer – Kiss Me” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

Kiss me out of the bearded barley
Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, swing the spinning step
You’ll wear those shoes and I will wear that dress

Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift you open hand
Strike up the band, and make the fireflies dance silvermoon’s sparkling
So kiss me

Kiss me down by the broken tree house
Swing me, upon its hanging tire
Bring, bring, bring your flowered hat
We’ll take the trail marked on your father’s map

Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift you open hand
Strike up the band, and make the fireflies dance silvermoon’s sparkling
So kiss me

kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift you open hand
Strike up the band, and make the fireflies dance silvermoon’s sparkling
So kiss me

So kiss me
So kiss me
So kiss me

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”29. Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there’s no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do

Oh the morning sun in all its glory
Greets the day with hope and comfort too
And you fill my life with laughter
You can make it better
Ease my troubles that’s what you do

There’s a love that’s divine
And it’s yours and it’s mine
Like the sun
At the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray to the One

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there’s no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do

There’s a love that’s divine
And it’s yours and it’s mine
And it shines like the sun
At the end of the day we will give thanks and pray to the One

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there’s no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do

Take away my sadness
Fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles that’s what you do
Fill my life with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles that’s what you do

[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”30. Birdy – Wings” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus”]
 Sunlight comes creeping in
Illuminates our skin
We watch the day go by
Stories of all we did
It made me think of you
It made me think of youUnder a trillion stars
We danced on top of cars
Took pictures of the stage
So far from where we are
They made me think of you
They made me think of youOh lights go down
In the moment we’re lost and found
I just wanna be by your side
If these wings could fly
(Oh damn these walls
In the moment we’re ten feet tall
And how you told me after it all
We’d remember tonight*)
For the rest of our livesI’m in a foreign state
My thoughts they slip away
My words are leaving me
They caught an aeroplane
Because I thought of you
Just from the thought of youOh lights go down
In the moment we’re lost and found
I just wanna be by your side
If these wings could fly
Oh damn these walls
In the moment we’re ten feet tall
And how you told me after it all
We’d remember tonight
For the rest of our livesIf these wings could flyOh lights go down
In the moment we’re lost and found
I just wanna be by your side
If these wings could fly
Oh damn these walls
In the moment we’re ten feet tall
And how you told me after it all
We’d remember tonight
For the rest of our lives
[/su_spoiler]
The wedding ceremony

Wedding Ceremony Music

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, you and your partner will have spent hours thinking about every part of your wedding day, from choosing the perfect venue, the wedding dress, the flowers, the food, you may have also spent a long time choosing your first dance song and the music that is going to fill your dance floor for your wedding party. But a question that I am often asked within a few weeks of the wedding day is “can you recommend any ceremony music”  

As somebody who has recently got married, the one part of the day that both you and your partner along with all your friends and family are there for is the wedding ceremony, so why not spend a little time choosing the right music to create the right emotions for your wedding ceremony.

Your wedding ceremony Ceremony is split into 4 Parts

The Pre-Ceremony

Imagine all your guests have taken their seats in the ceremony room, everyone is waiting for the brides arrival, most wedding venues will either have no music playing or maybe whatever CD  or playlist happens to be in the CD player, but why not pick 5 or 6 songs that mean something to you are your partner love, that create the emotions that you both of you want your guests to feel.

Here Are Some Examples Of Pre-Ceremony Music

  • Chris Ingham – Come Away With Me
  • Chris Ingham – Over The Rainbow
  • Chris Ingham – You’ve Got A Friend
  • Piano Guys – Just The Way You Are
  • Relax A Wave – Part Of Your World

The Processional

The processional song is the music that the flower girls, the bridesmaids and the bride walk down the aisle to, you can have one piece of music or a different piece of music for every member of the wedding party.

Here Are Some Examples of Processional Music

  • Bridal Chorus, Wagner
  • Canon in D, Pachelbel
  • A Thousand Years (originally Christina Perri) – A Piano Guys
  • Glasgow Love Theme, from Love Actually
  • Marry Me, Train
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
  • Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell Dan Redfield &  Elizabeth Hedman
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  • The Secret Wedding (From Braveheart) – David Arkenstone featuring Kathleen Fisher
  • Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Quindon Tarver
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennet
  • Claire De Lune – Claude DeBussy
  • From This Moment – Shania Twain
  • I knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
  • All Of Me – John Legend
  • Be Mine – David Gray
  • Just The Way – Bruno Mars
  • Rule The World – Take That
  • Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers
  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

Signing Of The Register

After you and your partner are married the registrars will ask you to sign the register, this will take 10-15minutes (depending on the photographs that are taken) so you will need 2-4  songs, so why not pick some romantic songs to celebrate your wedding

The Recessional

The recessional song that the bride and groom walk back down the aisle to, this song needs to be more upbeat, a chance to celebrate your marriage

Here Are Some Examples of Recessional Music

  • 1000 Years – Christina Perri
  • All You Need Is Love – The Beatles / Lynden David Hall (Love Actually)
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Begin Again – The Piano Guys
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • Butterfly Waltz – Brian Cann
  • Darlin Darlin Baby – The O’Jays
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Hakuna Matata (From The Lion King – Joseph Williams, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella & Jaso
  • It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr
  • Love You More – JLS
  • Now That We’ve Found Love – Heavy D & The Boys
  • Ode To Joy from Symphony No 9 in D Minor
  • Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
  • You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
  • Your The First The Last My Everything – Barry White
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson

If you would like some help with your ceremony music then either message me here or call/text me on 07736-880 790