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When it comes to weddings, we have a lot to say. We’re passionate about curating beautiful and meaningful micro weddings and elopements for our lovely clients. We’re just as passionate about offering advice and sharing inspiration. Read our blogs for insights into planning your own (tiny) big day that’s fun-filled and totally unique.

Wedding Music – here’s what you need to know.

Regardless of the size or style of your wedding, your choice of wedding music is an important layer in setting the tone and mood of the moment and wider celebration.

Music is SO personal. It reminds us each individually and as a couple of moments and feelings and reflects our experiences and attitudes, and thus wedding music is usually chosen for its words, or the memories invoked and not just because of it's catchy tune!

Ya know we like to keep things simple around here?  As a reminder, this is how we roll. ,so let's break it down.  When selecting your wedding songs consider:

  • meaning
  • tone
  • pace

MEANING.  The meaning in an aisle song can be reflected in a few ways. You may choose to play 'your' song:  the one that was playing when you met.  Or the one that expresses your future hopes, or one that nods to the long and windy road you took to marriage.  Perhaps even one that reflects your culture, or family ties. Discuss the choice together to find the song that really speaks to you.

TONE.  Tradition works.  That's why it exists after all, and the Bridal March (if you can get over it's name) is uber familiar to most, but with so many amazing choices and resources out there it's worth digging little deeper to find the wedding music that speaks to you and supports the tone of YOUR big day.  So whilst we are big fans of the ‘you do you’ school of wedding planning, we do advise that your choices tally or tie up with the overall mood of your nuptials.  If you are  rocking a black dress, and high tops, it’s unlikely you’ll arrive to a Bette Midler ditty.  And if you are in a traditional ballgown dress or tuxedo style suit, it can feel jarring to arrive to the theme from Star Trek!

PACE.  The wedding walk, however you choose to undertake it:  as a couple, with your children, with your mom or dad, or stepdad, soul sister or alone is a MOMENT. Even at tiny wedding and even for the most informal couple, the few minutes before making your vows are emotional ones and we recommend a calming, not too fast, song be played.  It is important that the beat of the song does not rush your walk!  

At a tiny wedding we typically have three music choices to make:

  • Processional, sometimes called an aisle song
  • Recessional, we prefer to call it a celebration song!
  • A background playlist for the befores and afters

Click here for some lovely contemporary aisle song options:

Wedding Music
Contemporary Wedding Songs

The celebration song, ahh, the celebration song.  You've exchanged your rings, you’ve signed the register, you've had your smooch, you are legit married! Whoop whoop, let’s celebrate with a song that adds vibe @ volume!

Find are some fab ideas following:

Weddings Music
Wedding Music We Love

Extended playlist: it's also fun to design a playlist for your guests enjoy prior to your ceremony, and (again depending on the mood you wish to create) another for the drinks party afterwards.  Modern music platforms make it so easy to share playlists and build them organically over time.  So sign up to Spotify, update your Shazam App, and get going on creating your epic wedding playlist today.  And if you need more help, we're right here to do so!

Access our We Do Weddings playlist HERE.

And see what some of our previous couples have selected for their aisle and celebration songs HERE.

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do


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Elope on Valentine’s Day – Love Out Loud

Hello there!  Would you like to elope on Valentine's Day?

If you're reading this it's a safe bet that you want to get married!  Am I right...?  Have you been planning, saving and waiting for-EVA to do so?

Have you been Covid cancelled?  Is your savings account just not reaching wedding target, is your gut telling you that a huge shindig is not your vibe? Or perhaps you have found your dream home to buy?

Free yourself from the shackles of traditions which don't resonate, family pressure, fear of Covid cancellations (again, sigh…) and the financial burden of a big wedding and book your opportunity to elope on Valentine's Day, today!

Love out Loud - Valentine's Elopements

Introducing LOVE OUT LOUD.  One day of fuss-free, fun and quirky weddings.
Love our Loud, from We Do, Weddings gives you the opportunity to elope on Valentine’s Day!
Fun! Fun! Fun!

We’re offering five classily-quirky, original elopement packages that honour your commitment to the life you are building together, in a fuss-free and budget beating fashion.  Book your slot, TODAY!


To marry on Valentine’s Day! Whoop whoop!

Polly, mobile micro wedding ‘chapel’ and backbone of all our tiny weddings

A stunning garden venue: five acres of lush law and tall trees, a rose garden and pond (a mini lake really), all in the heart of Sandton suburbia.

Styled retro vibe decor: disco balls and bright balloons. A little kitsch… but a lotta class!

An official, legal and lovely wedding ceremony. We’ll provide a modernised set of 'repeat after me' vows.  Or write your own!

Professional photography and a super cool couples’ shoot resulting in approximately 30 digital pics, provided in both hi and low res.  See Natasha's beautiful work here.

A bridal bouquet and a boutonniere, or two! We’ll surprise you with their darling design.  We'll turn to The Gorgeous Shop to design these.

What’s a celebration without a tipple to celebrate. A glass of bubbles?  Yay! Tequila toast? Ole!  Let us know which you prefer.

Cake? Of course there’s cake!  Our couples will enjoy their very own, made especially for two!

Music? Yas! We’ll walk you in to ‘The Wedding March’.  And out to a celebration song of your choice.

Confetti: we’ll toss that in too – see what we did there!?

JOY! Tons, loads, a plethora, a multitude of it, rising from the fact that you are doing YOU on your wedding day!

Wether to bring guests.  We can accommodate eight.

And if you'd like to picnic in the garden afterwards.  We’ll provide the picnic (R500 feeds two).  You bring a blanket and booze.


A short wedding dress is an uber soooper option for an elopement.  Click here to read why!

Enjoy "Love out Loud" on Instagram.

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