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WEDDING BLOG

80 Last Dance Songs for 2018 to End the Night Right

July 19, 2018 | juliette

photo by Melissa Marshall

When it comes to reception music, last dance songs are probably not high on your list of priorities but, trust us, you don’t want to leave it up to chance! You want to be sure your guests know it’s the last song of the evening so everyone is on the dance floor, and you want it to be a song that speaks to the vibe you’ve created throughout your entire day. Whether you want to end the party on a high note with a group dance or on a romantic note with a slow dance, these 80 last dance songs are sure to end the night right!

photo by Alisha Siegel Photography

Group Dance Songs

All You Need is Love – The Beatles

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

Love On Top – Beyonce

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

Closer – The Chainsmokers

Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Closing Time – Semisonic

Tiny Dancer – Elton John

photo by India Earl

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness

All The Small Things – Blink 182

Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root

This Must Be The Place – Talking Heads

September – Earth, Wind & Fire

Young Folks – Peter Bjorn and John

Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Hey Ya – Outkast

Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

photo by Rob August

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Footloose – Kenny Loggins

Take On Me – A-Ha

I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen

Dog Days are Over – Florence and the Machine

Bye Bye Bye – *NSYNC

Wannabe – The Spice Girls

…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus

Crazy in Love – Beyonce

24K Magic – Bruno Mars

photo by Stephanie Rogers Photography

Shut Up and Dance – Walk The Moon

YMCA – Village People

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

I Love It – Icona Pop

Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira

Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Super Bass – Nicki Minaj

Yeah! – Usher

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

photo by Carolyn Scott Photography

Slow Dance Songs

At Last – Etta James

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

The Nearness of You – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Angela – The Lumineers

By Your Side – Sade

Let It Be Me – Ray LaMontagne

Something About Your Love – Mason Jennings

Sweet Pea – Amos Lee

photo by Kat Skye Photography

Close Your Eyes – Michael Buble

It’s Only Dancing – Jeremy Messersmith

Harvest Moon – Neil Young

Time After Time – Iron and Wine

Lucky – Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait

XO – John Mayer

Maps – Colin & Caroline

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

Greatest Love Story – Lanco

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw

photo by Hinterland Stills

In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young

Thing About Us – Steve Moakler

Only Love – Ben Howard

Our Love – Judah & the Lion

I Cross My Heart – George Strait

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

Home – Michael Buble

Wildfire – Ben Rector

Love Is Beginning – Imaginary Future

Hesitate – Steve Moakler

Magic – Coldplay

I’m With You – Vance Joy

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Rustic Scandinavian Inspired Vancouver Wedding at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

When given a completely blank canvas at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Alessia used her interior design skills to create a home-away-from-home vibe inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and rustic-meets-boho decor that was as stylish as it was cozy. The couple brought in leather poufs, wood pallet tables, Moroccan-inspired textiles, gold geometric accents, and tons of candles, which set a wildly romantic mood. Our Little Flower Company also infused an enchanted forest feel into the tablescape design with moss runners accented with pinecones and roses, as well as into the bouquets by using a mix of deep green, brown, ivory, orange, and red foliage. The flawless mix of styles had us swooning from the very beginning, SambaJoy Photo & Art‘s creativity was the perfect match for capturing the unique feel and design of this Vancouver wedding!

The Couple:

Alessia and Josh

The Wedding:

Cariboo Road Christian Fellowship and Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The most important thing in planning our wedding was really just capturing the essence of us as a couple, and allowing the guests to get a glimpse into our love story through the little details.  In terms of what aspects of the wedding we focused the majority of our attention on, I would say the design aesthetic of both the venue and ceremony, good food, and good music!

Regardless of how beautiful and amazing everything was, Josh and I both agree that the best part of our whole day was saying our personal vows to one another during the ceremony. It took us a while to decide whether or not we wanted to do personal vows because of the stress and hassle of writing them and then saying them in front of so many people but, in the end, it was one of the best decision we could have ever made! It’s such a beautiful memory now that we will get to look back on for the rest of our lives, and be reminded of our love for one another. 

From the beginning, we knew that we had to find a venue that was not only gorgeous but also large enough to fit our huge Italian and Dutch families. I combed through hundreds of different venue options but kept coming back to the Roundhouse, which I had been in love with for years. Being an interior designer myself, the aesthetic of the venue was very important to me, and I wanted a place that was more or less a blank canvas that could be molded completely into my personal vision. It was perfect with its high ceiling, wooden beams, concrete floors and brick walls. The only downside to the Roundhouse is that you have to be willing to wait for it. It is a very popular location for events, so they only have space for a few weddings a year. If you have the time though it is so worth the wait!

At the time, I was super inspired by Rustic Scandinavian design, so the vibe kind of stemmed from that. Other concepts/elements that I played with in the design were Boho, Nordic, Enchanted Forest, Woodland, and Autumn. I wanted the space to feel warm and inviting with things that caught and excited the eye in every corner of the large space. 

We gave everyone a bottle of rosemary infused olive oil that we made ourselves. The reason we went with the olive oil was to bring a bit of my Italian heritage to our special day. We also wanted to give something useful rather than just a trinket that gets thrown into the back of a cupboard and never seen again.

Processional (Bridal Party & Parents) – “Make You Feel My Love” by Ortopilot
Processional (Bride) – “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz
Recessional – “All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar
First Dance – “From The Ground Up” by Dan & Shay

The Wedding Team:

Photography – SambaJoy Photo & Art
Event Planning – Filosophi
Ceremony Venue – Cariboo Road Christian Fellowship
Reception Venue – Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
Floral Design – Our Little Flower Company
Catering – Savoury Chef
Cake – Pink Ribbon Bakery
DJ – Galactic Entertainment
Stationery – Wedding Paper Divas
Makeup Artist – Swank Makeup Artistry
Hair Styling – Jen Mathison Hair
Wedding Dress – Isabelle’s Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Amy O. Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – RenzRags
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – ZARA and Simons
Rings – Spence Diamonds
Rentals – Lonsdale Events, Bespoke Decor, A&B Party Time Rentals, Cahoots Creative, and Art of the Party
Transportation – Royal Limousine Service Ltd

 

Congratulations to Alessia and Josh, and a special thanks to Junebug member SambaJoy Photo & Art for sharing this creative Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre wedding with us! Looking for more Scandinavian wedding inspiration? Then you have to see this Scandinavian fairytale wedding at Foxfire Mountain House!

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63 Gorgeous Wedding Bands for Women That Will Make Your Engagement Ring Shine

July 18, 2018 | nicole

photo by Monika Photography, rings by Four Mine

Finding the right wedding band to make your engagement ring really shine can be a challenge, especially with so many options! Whether you’re more fond of tradition diamond wedding bands, love the flair of a colored gemstone, prefer plain metal bands, or have your eye on something uniquely textured, these wedding bands for women are sure to bring a sparkle to your eye!

Diamond Wedding Bands

Dainty Minimalist Eternity Ring by AUSGEMS Co.

Curved Pear Shaped Diamond Wedding Band by Love Rings Design

Eternity Diamond Band by AUSGEMS Co.

Art Deco Eternity Band by NY Fine Jewelry

Baguette Cut Diamond Wedding Band by Dori Ring

Baguette Curved Wedding Band by Szeki Studio

Unique Vine Eternity Band by Moissanite Rings

Curved Baguette Wedding Band by Hello Ring

Dainty Diamond Bezel Half Eternity Band by AUSGEMS Co.

Diamond Chevron Half Eternity Band by Love Rings Design

Curved Marquise Diamond Band by Love Rings Design

Rose Gold Diamond Wedding Band by Ferkos Fine Jewelry

Icon Hex Diamond Ring by Bario Neal

Solitaire Chevron Wedding Band by Alya Personalized

Chevron Half Eternity Band by My Silver Story Shop

Gold Wedding Band with Diamonds by My Silver Story Shop

Art Deco Eternity Ring by Gioielli Rings

Open Wedding Band by Jessy Jewelry Shop

Infinity Eternity Band by Szeki Studio

Art Deco Wedding Band by AUSGEMS Co

Diamond Cluster Band by GemsOdes

Curved Wedding Band with Diamonds by Melanie Casey

By the Bushel Band by Melanie Casey

Diamond Distance Band by Melanie Casey

Upon a Star Band by Melanie Casey

Diamond Reflections Band by Melanie Casey

Gemstone Wedding Bands

Half Eternity Wide Blue-Green Sapphire Band by Bario Neal

Fishtail Blue Sapphire Ring by Bario Neal

Pink Sapphire Half Eternity Ring by Nature Shiny

Luma Apricot Sapphire Band by Bario Neal

Turquoise and Diamond Wedding Band by Jon Jon Jewel

Garnet and Diamond Minimalist Wedding Band by Tiorkin Jewelry

Ruby and Diamond Wedding Band by Ferkos Fine Jewelry

Aquamarine Wedding Band by Q Custom Jewelry

Bezel Blue Sapphire Wedding Band by Rhythm Rocks

Half Eternity Narrow Black Diamond Band by Bario Neal

Open Lash Blue Sapphire Ring by Bario Neal

Plain Metal Wedding Bands

The 1.5 Round Wedding Band by Vrai & Oro

The 1.5 Flat Wedding Band by Vrai & Oro

The 3 Round Wedding Band by Vrai & Oro

Nikko Curved Band by Bario Neal

Crescent Thin Band by Bario Neal

Icon Narrow Band by Bario Neal

Milla Round Narrow Band by Bario Neal

Milla Ultra Thin Round Band by Bario Neal

Senna Narrow Band by Bario Neal

Senna Thin Black Enamel Band by Bario Neal

Milla Square Narrow Band by Bario Neal

Textures Metal Wedding Bands

Vine Band by Melanie Casey

Open Weave Band by Melanie Casey

Shield Two Band by Bario Neal

Fishtail Braid Band by Bario Neal

Ray Fringe Band by Bario Neal

Ultra Thin Hammered Band by Bario Neal

Filigree Curved Band by Bario Neal

Ray Fringe Band by Bario Neal

Quill Narrow Band by Bario Neal

Milla Round Hammered Wide Band by Bario Neal

Dais Narrow Band by Bario Neal

Love these wedding bands for women but haven’t picked an engagement ring yet? You’ll love these 36 engagement rings to pop the question with!

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