Your wedding day is fast approaching. Realizing that you’ve just about successfully planned every last bit of the special day celebrating union with your beloved, you wipe the nervous sweat from off of your brow – but then, you remember that there’s still one thing left to be planned: the music! If you’re planning yourself a unique indie wedding, then you need some indie songs to go along with it right? Whether it’s for when you’re holding your reception, walking down the aisle, or having your first dance, these 11 indie love songs below were each hand-picked to perfectly suit at least one moment of your perfect day.
Again, here’s a disclaimer: While you may recognize some of them, I’d wager that the greater majority of these artists will be completely new to your ears, and if you enjoy the song presented or any of the artist’s other works upon looking into them, make absolutely certain that you purchase their music over iTunes, Amazon, or whatever outlet they have set up for that as they are indie artists who work especially hard to get their music out there. They’re more like you and me than the average celebrity musician; they don’t make a lot of money, but they’ve got a lot of heart, and if you’d like to see that heart on full display with more songs released from them in the future, you’d look into the kindness of your heart to support them instead of steal from them.
Now, without further ado, here’s your list of 11 indie love songs that are perfect for your wedding day!
1. “First Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes
“…This is the first day of my life/I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you/But now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you/And I’d probably be happy…”
2. “We Found Each Other in the Dark” – City and Colour
“I heard the church bells from afar/But we found each other in the dark/And when the smoke does finally pass/We will rise above all the ash/’Cause we’re gonna live/We’re gonna live/…At last…”
3. “This Years Love” – David Gray
“This years love had better last/Heaven knows it’s high time/And I’ve been waiting on my own too long/But when you hold me like you do/It feels so right…”
4. “You and I” – Wilco
“…But you and I, I think we can take it/All the good with the bad/Make something that no one else has but/You and I/You and I…”
5. “Angel” – Ernie Halter
“…And I was wandering, I was lost at sea/But you placed your heart in mine/And how did we get here now?/I am so grateful that I’ve been found…”
6. “We Could Happen” – AJ Rafael
“…Cause I’ve been/Thinking ’bout you lately./Maybe you can save me/From this crazy world we live in/And I know we could happen…”
7. “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” – Death Cab For Cutie
“…If Heaven and Hell decide/That they both are satisfied/Illuminate the “No”‘s on their vacancy signs/If there’s no one beside you/When your soul embarks/Then I’ll follow you into the dark…”
8. “By Chance (You & I)” – JR Aquino
“…But you/You look so beautiful on this starry night/Loving the way the moonlight catches your eyes & your smile/I’m captivated/Your beauty is timeless- never outdated…”
9. “Wonderful (The Way I Feel) – My Morning Jacket
“…It matters to me/Took a long time to get here/If it would have been easy/I would not have cared…”
10. “I’ll Follow You” – Jon McLaughlin
“…As long as you’re around, I’ll follow you/You won’t ever be alone/As long as you’re around, I’ll follow you/And I will be wherever you go…”
11. “You” – Dags/DnH Drop ‘n Harmony
“…There’s someone who accepts me as an imperfect man/Who sacrifices for me and who understands/Someone who will love me unconditionally and never stray/That someone is you. It’s always been you/Forever I’ll give all of me, to you…”
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