Have you noticed more pictures of brides and grooms in your Facebook feed lately? Do you feel like every weekend you're off to another wedding? That's because June is wedding month!
To celebrate, we asked some of your favourite Canadian musicians what their wedding songs were. So, whether you're heading to a wedding this month, are getting married yourself, or just love love, prepare yourself, maybe grab some tissues, because it's about to get romantic in here.
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1. Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet (of Whitehorse)
This musician couple's wedding could have nearly doubled as a concert. Before the ceremony, the Ladybirds played Neil Young's "Harvest." While McClelland walked down the aisle, her old violin teacher played "Meditation" by Thais, and after they said their vows, Doucet's daughter and father played the Beatles' "In My Life." Finally, they had their first dance to Peggy Lee's "Fever."
2. Kid Koala
Eric San — also known as Kid Koala — chose Ella Fitzgerald's "Blue Room" for his wedding song.
3. Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk
When these two Canadian music stars had their first dance, it was to "Across the Universe" by the Beatles.
4. David Myles
Roots musician Myles also had music-filled nuptials. Kim Dunn sang "At Last" as Myles and his wife walked down the aisle, and Old Man Luedecke sang "Yodelady" during the ceremony.
5. Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak (of the Dears)
Another musician couple! Their wedding song was "Baby I Love Your Way" — the Big Mountain version, not Peter Frampton.
6. Royal Wood and Sarah Slean
These two didn't have a wedding song, but Wood has written a song that several fans have asked to use for their weddings. It's called "I'm So Glad." Wood says:
"'I'm So Glad' was written for my oldest brother's wedding. It was to be used for when they walked down the aisle and exchanged their vows. To find inspiration at the time, I wrote it about my parents and the honest love I saw in them every day growing up. Something that continues to this very day."
7. Jill Barber and Grant Lawrence
For the grand finale, an artist and a CBC Radio 3 host! When Barber and Lawrence got married, their song was "Night Windows" by the Weakerthans. Doesn't get much more Canadian than that!
on Jun 17, 2013