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One of the most special moments of any wedding reception is the first dance as a married couple. This is a sweet, intimate moment for the bride and groom in a room full of their closest family and friends. What helps makes this moment so special is picking the perfect song. There are so many options, ranging from classics like Frank Sinatra to more contemporary artists such as John Legend and Ed Sheeran. The Events Nashville staff has chosen 20 of our favorite popular first dance songs to help inspire your first dance.


The Classics:


“At Last” – Etta James

“Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” – Elvis Presley

“Fly Me To The Moon” – Frank Sinatra

“What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong

“It Had To Be You” – Harry Connick Jr.

“The Very Thought Of You” – Nat King Cole

“Your Song” – Elton John

“As” – Stevie Wonder

“In My Life” – The Beatles

“L-O-V-E” – Nat King Cole


The Contemporaries:


“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

“Make You Feel My Love” – Adele

“You Are The Best Thing” – Ray Lamontagne

“All Of Me” – John Legend

“A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri

“Lucky” – Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat

“Everything” – Michael Buble

“Sky Full Of Stars” -Coldplay

“Come Away With Me” – Norah Jones

“Coming Home” – Leon Bridges


Photographers (in order):

Joe Hendricks

Matt Andrews Photography


Alex Bee Photography

Joshua Gull

Krista Lee Photography

We Are The Mitchells Photography

We recently got in some gorgeous photos from Amy Nicole Photography of Lindsey & Jack’s stunning ceremony and reception. We absolutely loved this wedding because of the unique details and traditions by both families. This sweet couple truly had such a special day celebrating their marriage with their family and friends. We loved getting to be a part of this precious wedding and are wishing the best to the happy couple!

Planner: Katie Ackell with Kelly Dillinger Events

Photography: Amy Nicole Photography

Floral Design: Violet Floral Design

Dress: BHLDN

Draping: Visual Elements

Rentals: Liberty Party Rental

Cake: Dulce Desserts

Catering: A Dream Come True Events and Catering

Transportation: Matchless Transportation Services

Stationary: William Arthur with Paper Source