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More Music! (Wedding Edition! Part 2)

More Music! (Wedding Edition! Part 2)

Have you read Part 1? Check it out here!

I think our wedding was an interesting amalgam of traditional and non-traditional. We did a lot of the usual wedding “stuff” but we tried to put our own spin on everything.  The music we chose was no exception.

We wanted to set a classic, romantic tone with our pre-ceremony playlist but we also wanted to have a little fun with it. So, we decided to fill our playlist with nearly two hours of Vitamin String Quartet songs. (This was the music that would be playing as our guests arrived and found their seats, but we figured we could play it while folks finished setting up, too. That’s why it’s so long!) VSQ is a group of musicians that cover a wide range of pop and rock songs in a classical style. They were the perfect balance of traditional and non-traditional that we were looking for.

We tried to include songs that were special to us, like the Halo Opening Suite. The Halo video games were the first games that Josh and I ever bonded over. When we first started dating, we spent many late nights together eating Taco Bell at home, while the Halo Opening Suite played on the TV.

We also tried to include songs that our guests would recognize. We wanted them to be like, “Wait, is this that Taylor Swift song? But classical?”

To be completely honest, I’m not positive if the music was ever played since I was at home getting ready. I really hope it was, but if not...Well, it’s still a great playlist ;)

Check it out below!


(All songs performed by Vitamin String Quartet)

  1. Stay With Me (Sam Smith)

  2. Royals (Lorde)

  3. Halo Opening Suite

  4. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Neverar Rising

  5. Here (Alessia Cara)

  6. Hello (Adele)

  7. Like I’m Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainor)

  8. Cheerleader (OMI)

  9. Can’t Feel My Face (The Weeknd)

  10. Island in the Sun (Weezer)

  11. Game of Thrones - Main Title

  12. Portal - Still Alive

  13. Blank Space (Taylor Swift)

  14. Cool Kids (Echosmith)

  15. Ain’t It Fun (Paramore)

  16. I Will Wait (Mumford and Sons)

  17. I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Beatles)

  18. Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes)

  19. Star Wars - Main Title

  20. A Favor House Atlantic (Coheed and Cambria)

  21. Little Talks (Of Monsters and Men)

  22. Mmmbop (Hanson)

  23. Rent - Seasons of Love

  24. Love Story (Taylor Swift)

  25. Two Is Better Than One (Girls Like Boys)

  26. A Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay)

  27. Do I Wanna Know? (Arctic Monkeys)

  28. At Last (Etta James)

  29. Across the Universe (The Beatles)

  30. Home (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

  31. Tighten Up (The Black Keys)

  32. Photograph (Ed Sheeran)

  33. Fireflies (Owl City)

  34. I Miss You (Incubus)

You can find all of these songs on Spotify. Even if you don’t need music for a wedding, give them a listen.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!


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More Music! (Wedding Edition!)

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