Kenny Lattimore – “For You”
If you’ve to a wedding and haven’t heard this song, question the DJ’s abilities. “For You” is enveloped in romance and pure emotion. We find a man not afraid to express the love he has for his queen. Don’t let the groom start whispering the lyrics to his bride as the song plays. The reception might have to be cut short, if you catch what I’m throwing at you.
Monica – “Angel of Mine”
This Georgia songbird had one of her biggest hits with the Rodney Jerkins produced hit. Though many dismiss the notion of love at first sight, Monica was singing about having an instant attraction to a person’s spirit. A spiritual connection before a physical one, that’s rare these days.
Prince – “Adore”
Prince’s duality when it comes to music is amazing. One minute he’s tricking with a darling named Nikki and in another moment he’s so deep in love he can’t find the words to express it. “Adore ” is one of the most sizzling and devoted songs The Purple One has ever recorded. When a man tells you, “You can burn up my clothes, smash up my ride.” That’s way more than love. No one captures those moments in song better than Prince.
Anita Baker – “Sweet Love”
Anita Baker is the queen of love songs. The only other person to match her catalog of love tracks is Luther Vandross. With “Sweet Love,” Anita steps into the role of a woman unashamed to say how much she loves her man. “Sweet Love” illustrates what a true marriage is-a partnership based on love and commitment.
Michael Jackson – “Lady In My Life”
No matter how you look at it, this song is beautiful. Michael Jackson goes in about the woman he longs to spend the rest of his life with. The song begins with sweet whispers of love and mounts in intensity until MJ is hollering, ” I love you. I love you. I need you. I want you, Babe!” What more needs to be said? “I do.”
K-Ci and JoJo – “All My Life”
If you’ve been to a wedding after 1998, you are probably sick of this being a wedding song. Although, it’s the perfect soundtrack for a wedding, hearing it at yours, your cousin’s, your best friend’s, your uncle’s wedding is a bit much. Even though we get sick of it when we have to go to more than one wedding in a month, we love the sentiments behind the track. That’s pure unadulterated love condensed into a five-minute song.
Eric Benet and Tamia – “Spend My Life With You”
This love song is about being comfortable in your relationship. “Spend My Life With You” celebrates simple things like waking up next to each other and looking into each other’s eyes. Eric Benet and Tamia’s duet has slid out of speakers at weddings and is sure to continue to be a wedding ballad for the rest of all time.
Lionel Richie and Diana Ross – “Endless Love”
You can’t bring up weddings and love without talking about the epic Lionel Richie and Diana Ross cut. the sweeping strings and saccharine words make you wish you had that type of love. If you have that kind of love, “Endless Love” makes you want to hold on to it forever.
Mother’s Processional: Love by Musiq Soulchild
Bridal Party: You and I by Avant feat. KeKe Wyatt
Bride Walk down Aisle: Spend my life with you by Eric Benet feat. Tamia
Unity Ceremony: All of me by John Legend (Instrumental)
Bride and Groom Recessional: Primetime by Janelle Monet feat. Miguel
Bridal Party Entrance: The Way by Ariana Grande
Bride and Groom First Dance: A Couple of Forevers by Chrissette Michelle
Mother-Son Dance: Im Your Angel by Celine Dion feat. R Kelly
Father-Daughter Dance: I turn to you by Christina Aguilerra
Garter Removal: Candy by Cameo
Bouquet Toss: Single Ladies by Beyonce
Garter Placement on Bouquet Catcher: Pony by Ginuwine
Cake Cutting: Let’s Get Married Remix by Jagged Edge feat. Run DMC