First-Dance Songs from Real Weddings

What's in a song? From Louis Armstrong to Jason Mraz, these couples heard their first dance wedding songs in the language of love.

"Let My Love Open The Door" by Pete Townsend

Before Besse and Michael hit the dance floor in Sonoma, California, the bride slipped into a shorter dress—which was her mother's from 1979. The dress, which her mother purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue, was tailored to "become a cocktail dress for dancing at the reception," the bride explains. "Music played a huge role—in many forms—throughout the weekend acting as a soundtrack to our relationship."

See photos from the rest of Besse and Michael's wedding.

Photo: Noah Hawthorne Photography