First Dance – God Gave Me You (alternate versions)

Most people are familiar with the newly popular song “God Gave Me You” sung by Blake Shelton; however, you may or may not know the original was sung by Dave Barnes. Both version are incredible and truly romantic but we found a rockin’ cover done by Michael Henry & Justin Robinett. Their version is a little lighter and the piano seals it – it might just  be perfect for your big day! I’ve shared a portion of my favorite lyrics along with the video of Michael Henry & Justin Robinett.

I’ve been a walking heartache

I’ve made a mess of me

The person that I’ve been lately

Ain’t who I wanna be

But you stay here right beside

Watch as the storm blows through

And I need you

Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs

God gave me you for the days of doubt

And for when I think I’ve lost my way

There are no words here left to say,

God gave me you

 –OR—

On my own I’m only

Half of what I could be

I can’t do without you

We are stitched together

And what love has tethered

I pray we never undo

God gave me you for the ups and downs

God gave me you for the days of doubt

God gave me you for the ups and downs

God gave me you for the days of doubt

For when I think I’ve lost my way

There are no words here left to say, it’s true

God gave me you, god gave me you

Gave me you

 

Wedding Music – Father Daughter Song

Happy Music Monday! Today’s feature song is a perfect choice for a Father/Daughter song at your reception by Edwin McCain titled “Walk With You”. The lyrics are amazing, but also check out the video below! Enjoy!

I’ll take this slow sweet walk with you
You’ll let go of my hand to say: I do
He will discover just how blessed a life can be
I know cuz all those years ago
Someone handed you to me

Every step that we take
Brings back the memories
Winter snows and horse shows
Dancing on the beach
I can’t help thinking that I’m the lucky one
You’re still my baby daughter
And now I’ve gained a son

Chorus
I’ll take this slow sweet walk with you
You’ll let go of my hand to say : I do
He will discover just how blessed a life can be
I know ‘cause all those years ago
Your mom handed you to me

Don’t miss a chance to put each other first
Now that you’ve vowed for better or for worse
Don’t let the beauty of this life pass you by
In the times of trouble you’ll stand side by side

Chorus
I’ll take this slow sweet walk with you
You’ll let go of my hand to say : I do

I picture a slow sweet walk yet to be
When you’ll take my hand and say : Daddy come see
Then you’ll know what it felt like
You won’t believe what it feels like
Then you’ll know what it felt like
When she handed you to me

She handed you to me

Music Monday – Without You by Keith Urban

One of our new featured topics is derived soley from the Twitter hashtag #MM, which stands for Music Monday.  Each Monday, we’re going to feature a song with lyrics near and dear to our hearts.  They will hopefully be unique alternatives to the traditional songs you hear at all weddings.  Up this week.. “Without You” by Keith Urban.. it was originally written and sung by Dave Pahanish, an amazing songwriter.  Keith recorded it, and the timing was just right so most would assume he wrote it for Nicole.. clever 🙂  It would be an amazing first dance song!

I loved you since the very first day
When I caught you looking my way
I smiled and just knew it
And up until you came along
No one ever heard my song
Now it’s climbing with a bullet

It’s nice to have someone so honestly devoted
But when it’s said and done, girl I hope you know that

The traveling, the singing, it don’t mean nothing without you
The fast cars, the guitars, they are all just second to this life
this love that you and I’ve been dreaming of for so long
Would all be as good as gone without you

Oh Without you yea yea

Along comes a baby girl
And suddenly my little world
Just got a whole lot bigger, yes it did
And people that I barely knew
They love me cause I’m part of you
Man it’s tough to figure

How two souls could be miles from one another
But still you and me somehow found each other

The traveling, the singing, it don’t mean nothing without you
The fast cars, the guitars, they are all just second to this life
this love that you and I’ve been dreaming of for so long
Would all be as good as gone without you

Without you oh

Without you I’d survive
But I’d have to have the notion
That I could live this life
Just going through the motions

The traveling, the singing, it don’t mean nothing without you
The fast cars, the guitars, they are all just second to this life
this love that you and I’ve been building up so high
It’s never gonna touch the sky without you

Without you
Without you baby baby baby without you
Without you

And the video..