Music Monday: 8 Wedding Songs by Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston has several songs that are listed on the SocialBFly soundtrack of life.

Some of my fondest childhood memories include times when my father would grab me and all of my sisters and dance with us to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” – we’d be hanging from each leg and arm.  And then there was my 8th grade graduation when I joined my classes in unison to sing  “The Greatest Love of All”.

We’re terribly sad to hear of her passing but if ever there was a voice to be celebrated, it would be that of Whitney Houston.  In honor of her life and amazing talent, we’re  listing our top 8 songs that would be wedding appropriate Whitney Houston songs instead.

  1. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do
  2. One Moment in Time
  3. All the Man I Need
  4. I Look to You
  5. You Give Good Love
  6. My Love is Your Love
  7. I Get So Emotional

And in memory of her voice, number 8 is one of my mother’s favorite scenes and songs from The Preacher’s Wife  –  I Believe in You and Me.

Happy Planning!

Music Monday: Golden


Today’s #MusicMonday song selection is Golden, a traditionally romantic ballad from Chrisette’s debut album, I AM. I always think wedding processional or first dance whenever I hear this song.

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Take me back in the day when loving was pure
Love ain’t going away, love is always secure
Life’s not always perfect but love’s always forever
Lets let true love connect lets try lasting together

I’m so ready to love, I’m so ready to promise my all
I’m so ready to give ’til the day that my life is no more
I’ll be everything that this woman can possibly be
Cause I’m ready to be like the olden days when commitment was golden

Be the man of my dreams and get down on one knee, love
Say you’ll be all I need and then ask me to marry you, my love
Lets take two golden bands and lets walk down the isle, love
I’ll say I do and you’ll say I do, make a golden commitment, oh

I’m so ready to love, I’m so ready to promise my all
and I’m so ready to give ’til the day that my life is no more
I’ll be everything that this woman could possibly be, yes I will
Cause I’m ready to be like the olden days when commitment was golden

Let’s last forever (let’s last forever)
No typical American shady love
Let’s stay together (let’s stay together)
Pray God smile upon our everlasting love

I’m so ready to love, I’m so ready to promise my all
and I’m so ready to give ’til the day that my life is no more
I’ll be everything that this woman could possibly be, yes I will
Cause I’m ready to be like the olden days when commitment was golden

I’m so ready to love, I’m so ready to promise my all
and I’m so ready to give ’til the day that my life is no more
I’ll be everything that this woman could possibly be
Cause I’m ready to be like the olden days when commitment was golden

Golden
Golden
oh oh my
Golden
Golden love
Cause commitment is golden
Mmm mmm

Music Monday: Say I Do

As a planner, life can sometimes get really busy.  Long days turn into longer nights and before I know it I look up and it’s the middle of August.  It’s the kind of crazy that I wouldn’t trade for the world but I have to admit that it felt good to finally have a weekend to myself. Of course I spent a lot of it doing some much needed cleaning, cooking, and purging but I also got a chance to catch up on some music, including Musiq Soulchild’s latest album, MusiqInTheMagiq, from which I fell in love with several songs, including Say I Do.  Call me a hopeless romantic but I love every key, lyric and note in this mellow declaration of love…not to mention, I wouldn’t mind someone singing this to me.   But until such time, I highly recommend this be added to your Engagement Party or Rehearsal Dinner playlist so take a listen – I’ve included the lyrics below so you can singalong – and don’t forget to let me know what you think.

 I’m your canvas to your paintbrush
Paint me a picture of you
So when you’re broken
I can reference let my affection be glue

So let me put it all together
It’s been good let’s make it better
In love forever if it’s alright with you
And say I do, I do, I do
This is my vow to you
Say I do

See if we were famous
Or just nameless
Girl it won’t matter to me (oh no)
And if it’s the ghetto or the good life
Hollywood or the hood
Girl it’s whatever you see

So let me put it all together
It’s been good let’s make it better
In love forever if it’s alright with you
And say I do, I do, I do
This is my vow to you
Say I do

See now I’m with one knee down on the pavement
I pray to God that you will agree
To what I’m saying
I got my arm out streched to the sky
With a shiny new ring in my hand and a beating in my chest
That’s getting heavier with every second passing
Cause I’m asking for the perfect gift

So let me put it all together
It’s been good let’s make it better
In love forever if it’s alright with you
And say I do, I do, I do
This is my vow to you
Say I do
So let me put it all together
It’s been good let’s make it better
In love forever if it’s alright with you
I do, I do, I do
This is my vow to you
Say I do