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I love the traditional dances at wedding receptions. The song choices make me wonder why the couple chose that song. Was it “their song,” or was it the song their parents or grandparents danced to? Is it a classic love song by a late great or one remade by one of today’s stars? I like the mystery, so I don’t follow up and ask, but as the 2016 wedding season gets underway, I got to wondering what the popular songs will be this year. Naturally, I asked one of my favorite wedding DJ’s, DJ Armin, what he thought. He and I came up with the following list of songs that we think will be played by smitten newlyweds everywhere.

I Get To Love You by Ruell
Latch by Sam Smith (acoustic version)
You and You Alone by Martina McBride
The Best of Me by Josh Kelley
Better Place by Rachel Platten
Under the Stars by John Legend
One Call Away by Charlie Puth
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
XO by John Mayer (Beyonce recently recorded this as well)
Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor & John Legend

And, of course, no post would be complete without photos. Isn’t this couple adorable during their first dance?

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This beautiful couple traveled from their home in Washington, D.C. to get married in San Rafael’s stunning St. Vincent’s Church. Run Away With Me, a wedding planning company that specializes in elopements, organized this classic event. Black and gold accents stood out next to the gentle blush-colored bridesmaids dresses, and the groomsmen’s black and white bow-ties looked quite dapper next to the ranunculus boutonnieres.

After a traditional Catholic mass wedding ceremony, guests found their way to their tables by finding their name on a campaign button which also had the name of a world leader. The tables were named after those world leaders — how clever is that?!?!  And would you look at that wedding cake? SIX SEVEN (I had to go back and count them!) tiers of delicious cake covered in handmade and hand painted fondant rope! I wish I could refer every bride to this baker, but it was made by the bride’s cousin who gifted the cake to them.

The couple’s first dance was equally beautiful. The day was perfect in every single way, and I wish the lovely couple a lifetime of perfect happiness.

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There are a lot of wedding photographers for couples to choose from, and I strive to stand out by caring for my clients as friends and family and by openly sharing my knowledge of the wedding industry freely with them. I also like to provide excellent customer service, expert photography, and exceptional products such as prints, canvases, albums, and even gifts. I found these lovely vow book folders made by Nashville wedding professional, Brittany, of inspired Help. These are handmade, hand-lettered, and even come with tissues for those tears of joy. My 2016 couples will be able to use these on their wedding day and are nice enough to keep and frame as a keepsake.

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