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Bunny Bridezilla Series: Wedding Play(wish)list

The closer we get to the D-day, the more I think: why are there so many things for 2 hours party? Why must everything be anything but me? Why the date is about the venue availability.Why the food is about the guests. Why I can’t exclude people I hardly know from the list. Of course there are a lot of Why’s that would be simply answered with: because it’s a family party plus a social event where you would do anything not to be negatively talked behind. Everything should be familiar and neutral for everyone. Not that I hate it but even my love for my parents is not enough to stop me thinking: I’ll let my future children throw their own party as long as I like whom they’re going to get married with :p

Funny that I was almost always asked help and suggestion about unique theme and decoration yet I let the decoration vendor do my wedding decoration by template. Haha. Well, we managed to come with some win-win points like: I chose the pre-wedding photography concept (under condition: no shoes photography to be printed, if you know what I mean), I designed the invitation and souvenir (under condition: no childish watercolor painting included) and I can have a chocolate fountain (everyone’s happy about this). We don’t choose the band on our own, like, for sure. My mother wouldn’t let me turn the wedding into funeral with Sigur Rós song. No, no, no absolutely not. We’re gonna play some songs on these lists, I guess.

Talking about wedding playlist, I think, here I can still share my play-wish-list. You know, the list that I would provide as an answer of “What would you play on your wedding (assuming that the band could be substituted with a DJ which technically is able to play any song)?”

1. Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla
We watched the Sigur Rós concert as our second date, and I think the intro is magical that it might be able to wake a dead body.

2. Tulus – Teman Hidup
I don’t think I need any reason for this one. This is surely a wedding song and it should really come on my real wedding playlist.

3. Vanessa carlton – A Thousand Miles
It’s not a wedding song but it’s been forever-young song, and it’s actually about long distance (complicated?) relationship, so yeah, it should be there…

4. Death Cab for Cutie – Passenger Seat

I roll the window down
And then begin to breathe in
The darkest country road
And the strong scent of evergreen
From the passenger seat as you are driving me home.

Then looking upwards
I strain my eyes and try
To tell the difference between shooting stars and satellites
From the passenger seat as you are driving me home.

“do they collide?”
I ask and you smile.
With my feet on the dash
The world doesn’t matter.

When you feel embarrassed then i’ll be your pride
When you need directions then i’ll be the guide
For all time.
For all time.

5. Melpo Mene – I Adore You
Not really a happy ending love song but it’s really beautiful. Beside that, who expect happy ending?

6. She & Him – Home

California is a great big nation of one
They never knew what they wanted till it was already gone
What do they do with the light in the morning when they wake up alone?

They just go home
They just go home

You’re the nicest, nicest boy I’ve ever met, and then
I think about you, then I think about you again
And again
Why don’t we just sit and stare and do nothing?
Nothing at all for a while
I like the way you smile

I could be your state, and I could be your nation
It doesn’t get better than home, now, does it?
Doesn’t get better than home, now, does it?
I could be your welcome, I could be your greeter
I could be sweet, and I could be sweeter
I want to be where your heart is home

I want to see you with the light in the morning
There’s never been such a beautiful morning to me, to me
Why don’t we just sit and stare and do nothing?
Nothing at all for a while
I like the way you smile

I could be your state, and I could be your nation
It doesn’t get better than home, now, does it?
Doesn’t get better than home, now, does it?
I could be your welcome, I could be your greeter
I could be sweet, and I could be sweeter
I want to be where your heart is home

7. Coldplay – See You Soon
Our LDR song, so, yes… It should be there…

8. Pelle Carlberg – I Love You, You Imbecille
One of my favorite love song because somehow I feel pretty well described by the lyric.

9. The XX – VCR

You, used to have all the answers,
And you, you still have them too.
And we, we live half in the daytime,
And we, we live half at night.

We watch things on VCR’s,
With me, you talk about big love,
I think we’re superstars,
You say you think we are the best thing,
But you, you just know,
You just do.

10. Norah Jones – Come Away with Me
I love Norah Jones. Nice reason, eh?

11. Alondra Bentley – …

I’ve got shaky hands
After one night dreaming
Didn’t fit my plans
To listen to your breathing

Down Maid Marian Way
Or Lenton Avenue
I don’t know what to say
If I’m next to you

Must be a hybrid of places
A Roman theater raises
On English kind of weather
Next to the coast
I’m blending both together
The cities that mean to you the most

I’m standing on a hill
Until you come out from the mist
And then we

I’m standing on a hill
Until you come out from the mist
And then we kiss

Well, maybe I can play it on our 10th anniversary or so.

Anyway, don’t take my grumble too seriously, I think we have no reason not to be grateful and happy as long as our parents and family happy :)

(Image is taken from here)

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Puty Puar. F/27. Indonesian. Former rocker, blogger, freelance illustrator, book enthusiast, who is running little business while homemaking. Started this blog in 2002.

3 Comments

  1. Why not?
    We (me and my wife) chose the wedding band and the wedding songs on our own because we didnt want to the band would ruin the wedding with the inappropriate songs hehehe
    The band personnels are my friend and some songs were not mainstream wedding songs.

    Semoga dilancarin sampai proses akadnya Puty. :)

    • Proposal playlist sudah pasti ditolak orang tua huhuhuhuhu…

      Thanks Dendiiiiiiii… Salam bust istri yaa :3

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