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Dawn is breaking and the sunlight slowly peeks in through your window. After countless days of frantic wedding planning and last-minute to-dos, the big day has finally arrived. You're probably thinking "Is it here already?! It's actually happening!" And in the few minutes of quiet that you have to yourself (before the wedding mania begins!) take a minute to revel in this special moment. Whether it's a relaxing morning with you and your coffee or sharing your bed with your five BFFs as you all giggle in excitement for what's to come, we've curated the perfect morning-of playlist to help you soak it all in.
We're starting our mix with a beautiful acoustic instrumental by Laura Veirs, and we're totally giving you permission to spend a few extra minutes in bed — after all, who's to deny the bride-to-be a little extra R&R before the most important event of her life? No one of course! Next is the feel-good classic "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles, covered by Nathan Johnson, that will have you beaming with joy before you join in on the chorus (seriously, we dare you not to sing along). There's no true lazy morning without a sunny, nostalgic croon of a Jack Johnson song — and Us The Duo covers the folk singer's "Better Together" with lovely, heartwarming ease. Next up, singer-songwriter Lucy Schwartz teams up with Aqualung in "Seven Hours," a sweet, indie-pop ballad that is guaranteed to give you butterflies as they sing "seven hours 'til I get to see you" — a chorus we're sure you'll relate to as you count down the hours until you say "I do."
Along with the light, acoustic tracks, we've incorporated some total throwback jams that might just give you all the feels. Cue "100 Years" by Five for Fighting, and try to fight back those tears or sway along to Rusted Root's "Send Me On My Way" as you start getting ready. No one can resist John Mayer's boyish charm in "Your Body is Wonderland" or Angus and Julia Stone's sweetly haunting rendition of "You're the One That I Want," both capturing the expanse of emotions every bride-to-be experiences on her wedding day from sheer giddiness to deep anticipation. Finally, we end our mix with Glen Hausard's "Wedding Ring," a beautiful last track to send you off to the rest of your "forever."
Ready to start listening? Sit back, take a breath, and relax. This morning is going to be all about you.