Listen to This Unique Wedding Playlist From a Music-Loving Real Bride

Music brought her and her husband together

Updated 05/07/18

Sara Lobla

Celebrating your marriage is all about highlighting your personalities as individuals and as a couple, from the wedding music to the cake flavors. One bride—Pilar Deza Lopez—took this sentiment seriously when planning her reception, which gave way to a unique experience for her, her husband Sergio, and the 260 guests they hosted in La Rioja, Spain in 2016 (you can see their gorgeous wedding in our June/July issue!).

As she was planning their summertime wedding, Lopez knew she wanted their DJ to play the music she and Sergio enjoy listening to, as nontraditional as that may have been. So she took to Spotify to create a total of eight wedding-specific playlists (each of their titles began with "boda" so as not to get confused). The collections ranged from BODA_iglesia (music for their church ceremony) to BODA_baile_meneo (music to get the crowd moving) to BODA_baile_tipicas_rock (the Spanish indie rock she and Sergio love).

Unlike the many unused ideas often left on "dream wedding" Pinterest boards, Lopez was able to include her musical interest heavily in the wedding. She gave the DJ a composite list of all her favorites from the playlists, so instead of jumping around to "YMCA" or any of the other (rightfully) banned wedding songs, the couple danced the night away with their friends to music they truly love.

So while you might have to make compromises on things like the invitations or the size of your bridal party, remember to keep something for yourself. Start by figuring out what aspects of your life together define your personality as a couple—is it the food you eat, the places you've been, or the soundtrack to your love story? Whatever that is, take a page out of Pilar and Sergio's book, and make it a nonnegotiable priority.

Check out this medley of Pilar and Sergio's wedding songs and head to Spotify to give it a listen.

1. Marcha Nupcial de Wagner by Chuck Link 2. Canon by Dream Baby 3. Que Yo No Lo Sabía by Elefantes & Antonio Vega 4. No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti by Coque Malla & Anni B Sweet 5. No Dudaria by Antonio Florest 6. Pasado Pisado by Comando Tiburon & Mach and Daddy 7. Mandanga Style by Amador Rivas, Jose AM & Albert Kick 8. Sangre Caliente by Kiko Rivera 9. Travesuras by Nicky Jam 10. by Pégate Más by Dyland & Lenny, & Juan Magán 11. Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65 & Gabry Ponte 12. Levels by Avicii 13. Ecuador by Sash! 14. Rumore Chimico by Alma Matris 15. Viva La Fiesta 2K14 by Alma Matris 16. El Perro Verde by Marea 17. Entre Dos Tierras by Heroes Del Silencio 18. Marea by Marea 19. Aquí Huele Como Que Han Fumao by Koma 20. Stand By by Extremoduro 21. Esta Noche Haremos El Amor by Reggaeton Total 22. Maldito Alcohol by Pitbull & Afrojack 23. Mayonesa by La Banda Del Merengue 24. Noche De Sexo by Wisin & Yandel, & Anthony Santos 25. Yo Soy Tu Gatita by Ritmos Latinos 26. Voy En Un Coche by Christina y Los Subterraneos 27. Rincon Exquisito by Second 28. Diferentes by Ellos 29. Amante Bandido 99 by Miguel Bosé 30. Boheme by Sidonie 31. Estoy Aquí by Shakira 32. Si Te Vas by Shakira 33. Cuando Zarpa El Amor by Camela 34. Lágrimas De Amor by Camela 35. En El 2000 by Natalia Lafourcade 36. Number 1 by Goldfrapp 37. Celeste by Ezra Vine 38. Be Okay by Oh Honey 39. Neopolitan Dreams by Lisa Mitchell 40. Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

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