You may have requested certain songs for your wedding day, but what if you left the whole shebang up to your DJ? We asked Raffi Kebabjian of DJ Raffi, in Watertown to create his own ultimate playlist—what he would play if an entire wedding was left up to him—and share his personal picks with us. DJ Raffi provided us with an awesomely-eclectic four-page list of tunes (the man does love music!), but we narrowed it down to some of our favorites. Here's what he came up with (feel free to steal ideas for your own reception!)...
Ceremony Prelude: "I Go Humble," by Bjork
Bridesmaid Processional: "Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space," by Spiritualized
Bridal Processional: First two minutes (instrumental) of "NjoSnaveLin," by Sigur Ros
Ceremony Recessional: "Wouldn't It Be Nice," by the Beach Boys
Cocktail Hour: "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," by Dean Martin, "Melt with You," by Nouvelle Vague, "Mushaboom," by Feist, "Wake Up," by Arcade Fire, "Joyful Girl," by Soulive with Dave Matthews Band, "Electric Relaxation," by Tribe Called Quest
Parents Entrance: "Got to be Real," by Cheryl Lynn
Bride and Groom Entrance: "Touch the Sky," by Kanye West
First Dance: "Jackie Wilson Said" by Van Morrison
Father/Daughter Dance: "Moon River," by Andy Williams
Mother/Son Dance: "Forever Young," by Bob Dylan
Songs to Get Everyone Dancing: "Get Up," by Ciara, "Poison," by Bell Biv DeVoe, "Sweet Caroline," by Neil Diamond, "Inside & Out," by Feist, "Stronger," by Kanye West, "Pretty Young Thing," by Michael Jackson, "My Love," by Justin Timberlake, "Somebody Told Me," by The Killers, and "The Way I Are," by Timbaland.
Slow Songs: "Loving Cup," by the Rolling Stones, "Caravan," by Van Morrison, and "I Hear a Symphony," by Diana Ross.
To End the Night: "Hello Goodbye," by the Beatles
—Kim Forrest, Assistant Editor, Brides Local Magazines