what we danced to

What We Danced To: Wilco’s “One True Vine”

Mary and Joe's first dance: We chose the song "One True Vine" by Wilco, which is one of our favorite bands," Mary says. The father-daughter dance: "My dad and I danced to “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young, who I grew up listening to with my dad." The mother-son dance: Joe and his mom danced to... read more

What We Danced To: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ “Home”

Their First Dance Song: Mary and Sean, a super-creative couple (they founded a design and marketing studio together), knew all along that they wanted to share their first dance to "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The upbeat folk rock song was the perfect complement to their vintage/rustic wedding. The Live Performance: The... read more

What We Danced To: Michael Buble’s “Everything”

Cara and Stephen used a romantic mix of songs by Jack Johnson, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli and the Beatles played on an acoustic guitar as the soundtrack for their ceremony. It only made sense to continue the mellow vibe with a Buble song for their first dance: "Everything." For the rest of the spotlight dances,... read more

What We Danced To: Van Morrison’s “These Are the Days”

Their First Dance Song: Katie and Rob danced to “These are the Days” by Van Morrison. "We wanted to do something that was unique and classic," Katie says. "Van Morrison is our favorite band, and it’s just a beautiful song." A violinist who had performed earlier even played along with the recorded song for an... read more

What We Danced To: Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way I Am”

Their Dance Party: At Patricia and Michael's reception, a 10-piece band played a mix of contemporary hits, 80s tunes, Michael Buble wedding favorites, a few Irish jigs and a Sinatra song for Michael’s dance with his mom and grandmother. "Everyone was on the dance floor," Patricia says. Their First Dance Song: The couple danced to... read more

What We Danced To: Amel Larrieux’s “Make Me Whole”

When Lisa and Stephen were separated (he's a physical therapist and was training out of state), this romantic ballad kept the two connected.  "When Stephen was doing his clinical internship in Chicago, we were talking everyday but also emailing back and forth," Lisa says. "He emailed me a link to this song and I sat... read more

What We Danced To: Harry Connick Jr.’s “A Wink and a Smile”

Their Wedding Style: Jennifer and Cliff's wedding was whimsical from beginning to end. At the reception, they made their entrance with a tandem bike ride across the dance floor while their guests shook pom-poms. Their Reception Music: Classic tunes and Motown favorites kept guests on the dance floor until the couple made their grand exit... read more

What We Danced To: Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody”

Why they love the band: Kings of Leon is Amelia’s favorite band, and while Amelia and Bryan were dating, they went to two of the band's concerts together. Why they love the song: Amelia is a fourth year surgery resident, so she has more than her fair share of late nights at work. "The words... read more

What We Danced To: Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love”

Why They Chose it: This was one of the first songs Anelena and Joel danced to when they started dating. The Significance: The couple even watched Joel's friend (and groomsman) Peter perform it with his cover band while getting to know each other. The song was an easy, meaningful choice for their first dance, but... read more

What We Danced To: The Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year”

To understand Elise and Bill's first dance song choice, "This Will Be Our Year" by The Zombies, you need to know their story. The couple met in high school -- a world religions class, to be exact -- when Bill was a senior and Elise was a junior. "He used to walk me from our... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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