Photo: Meredith Heuer
Feel that in the air? It's the feeling of summer! With another Fourth of July in the books and June well behind us, we're in the thick of summer wedding season. Outdoor ceremonies, in-season blooms like lavender and sunflowers, and a proliferation of bright colors are all hallmarks of July and August nuptials, but so are upbeat songs that transport you to a place of happiness and sunshine. We curated a Spotify playlist of our favorite songs that'll brighten up even a rainy summer wedding.
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Plenty of tunes made the cute, but the obvious choices include ones that describe the sun or the season. Some favorites? Katrina & The Waves' "Walking On Sunshine," Bryan Adams's "Summer of '69," and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now." Other songs that have island-like instruments or beats are also perfect for this time of year. We really love The Beach Boys' "Don't Worry Baby," Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours," and Jack Johnson's "Banana Pancakes." Want something a little more subtly summery? Bruno Mars's "Marry You," Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough," and Beyonce's "Love On Top," are dance hits that transcend seasons.
We know that a ton of you are planning weddings for this summer and even next year, so hopefully this will cut out some of the trouble of creating that perfect ceremony or reception playlist! Sit back, relax, and enjoy these songs that will put you in a summer lovin' kind of mood.