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Wedding Wednesday: 5 Sing-A-Long Last Dance Songs

Last week we offered up some silly last dance songs; tunes to bid farewell to your guests with a laugh. This week we want to give you some options that are fun in a different way. By the end of the night, if your band or DJ is good, your guests will have danced and sang and swayed and all that other good dance party stuff. Here are some songs that will help you end your night on that high note!

The dance song to end all dance parties, I’ve Had The Time of My Life is sure to get people moving and belting out the lyrics.

Love Will Keep Us Together

All You Need Is Love

Last Dance



Next week, we’ll post 5 sentimental last dance songs!


Lisa @ Lorio Ross



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Wedding Wednesday: 5 Silly Last Dance Songs

Want to end your wedding reception with a laugh? Here are 5 songs that are sure to make your guests smile (or smirk, we can’t make any promises!)

Next Wedding Wednesday, come back for 5 Sing-a-long Last Dance Songs!


Lisa @ Lorio-Ross


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Music Monday: Classic Love Song Redux

Happy Monday, friends! Today we’ve been rocking out to some classic love songs. Actually, swaying with a lit lighter would be a more accurate description. I’m talking about those really classic love songs, the ones that have probably been played at thousands of weddings. Perhaps your parents danced to one of these songs, maybe most of your friends. But just because they’ve been overplayed doesn’t mean they’re overused. You shouldn’t feel like you have to pass up your favorite love song just because so many others have danced to it before you. If At Last is the only song you’ll cheek-to-cheek to, lucky for you there are oodles of fantastic covers. From Joni Mitchell to Beyonce, contemporary artists have covered that song, among others. Some covers are so unique that they become just a shadow of the original tune! So have a listen to these covers of our favorite classic love songs and then see what goodies you can dig up on your own!

What are some of your favorite classic love songs?

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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Add To Your Playlist: Unique Wedding Processionals

Happy Music Monday! Last week we added some new additions to our ceremony and cocktail hour options (find them here!). That got us thinking about wedding processionals. Many brides opt for traditional offerings such as Bach’s Air on the G String, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, or Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary. Traditional songs are great options for a variety of reasons; walking down the aisle to a song that hundreds of other brides processed to is carrying on a certain tradition, one that represents years of matrimony.  Additionally, most ceremony musicians will have those songs as part of their repertoire so you don’t have to fret about finding sheet music for a song they need to learn.

For many brides, however, they want to think outside the box when it comes to ceremony music. Perhaps you already have a special song in mind, or perhaps you’re still looking for that perfect melody, one that moves you and encompasses all the emotions you expect to feel as you watch your bride walk down the aisle or process towards your groom with great anticipation.

So we made a playlist for you! This is just a sampling of options, some classical, some indie, and some fabulous takes on popular music. We’re particularly loving Vitamin String Quartet and Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Check it out and let us know what you’re walking down the aisle to.

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross


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Remix Your Playlist: Dubstep Wedding Songs

There seems to be an upward trend in brides looking for dubstep options for their wedding! We’ve noticed we’re getting a lot of hits on a short post we wrote a while back giving some tips and suggestions on wedding dubstep.

Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music descended from garage music, characterised by its dark mood, sparse, half-step and two-step rhythms, an average bpm of 140 and an emphasis on sub-bass.  For a little more history and some examples, don’t miss NPR’s Genre Dictionary.

If you’re looking to include some Dubstep in your reception entertainment, keep these few things in mind.

  1. You’ll have to have a DJ. Dubstep is not a genre for bands, but if you can find a great DJ, they might very well be able to remix something especially for you!
  2. A Dubstep heavy reception will not be a success. While the genre has a lot of fantastic beat and rhythm, it often lacks variety and your guests may bore of an evening of only Dubstep. Our advice? Choose a few songs that you know are dance-able and intermix them with other party music and/or give your DJ some direction and let him/her mix based on the mood of the crowd.
Want your First Dance to be dubstep? It definitely offers a unique alternative and the opportunity to have a song specially mixed for the dance. This is our favorite track that we found as a first dance option. It’s a classic First Dance song, with a double twist. Check it out here!
For some other reception dubstep options, check these out…


Don’t forget – it’s your day! Keep your guests in mind, but feel free to include something you love and you may find your guests love it, too!

Have questions about DJ options? Give us a call or shoot us a line. 248.398.9711 //


Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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First Dance Songs: Indie Alternatives

Yesterday we shared some of our most requested First Dance Songs. They all fit the bill, that’s why they’re popular! But if you’re looking for something a little bit different, off the beaten path, then let us suggest some First Dance Song alternatives.

The music industry is vast, and flooded with great content from established artists as well as budding bands. David Gray is a good, go-to artist with plenty of love songs in his repertoire that aren’t over-played. Or you can look to emerging artists, such as First Aid Kit, for folksy inspiration.  She & Him are a band with a great retro vibe and lovely lyrics.

Check out this compilation of video and audio of ideas and suggestions!

What is the most unusual First Dance Song you’ve heard?

Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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Harry Potter Themed Wedding

Last week we wrote about having a Twilight Themed Wedding and today we are here to round out the fantasy-movie-themed wedding ideas with our take on a Harry Potter wedding. Butter Beer, chocolate frogs, goblets, rich colors and magic wands. You get the idea. Throughout the many, many Harry Potter books you can find ideas to fill your reception up with a real Hogwarts feel. Once again, as with any theme, you can go all out and get serious with Gryffindor place cards and flying owls. Or you can keep the magical feel of Harry Potter and keep things simple. It’s all up to how much you love HP! We recommend using songs from the Harry Potter Soundtracks and getting creative with other wedding tunes that have to deal with the subject. Let the magic begin!


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