First Dance Friday: Can’t Help Falling in Love

Guess what? It’s Friday again! The weather is crazy and so many people are getting sick, but hopefully you’re pulling through and dealing with post-Christmas winter.

A new year brings a lot of changes, but one thing that isn’t changing is our weekly love song suggestions that we send from our heart and speakers to yours.

The song this week or your listening pleasure comes to you from Ingrid Michaelson.  She is a singer and songwriter from the US famous for her unique sound of folk and pop music. You may recognize her voice from the song Keep Breathing that was featured in the episode of Grey’s Anatomy when Cristina doesn’t marry Burke.. ugh what a sad episode that was. It still gets us all choked up.

The song we have chosen is an update to a classic love song. The song was released in the early 60s by the iconic Elvis Presley. This is an update to that iconic song that keeps the sentimentality of the song, but with a fresh twist with Michaelson’s beautiful voice.

Wise men say only fools rush in. But I can’t help falling in love with you. Shall I stay, would it be a sin if I can’t help falling in love with you (0:08)

Love at first sight is a topic that can have some polarizing opinions. People are always cautious and try to protect their friends or family if they think a new relationship is moving too quickly. But sometimes when you know you know, you know? You can’t help who you love, and you also can’t help the speed the feelings you have develop.

Like a river flows surely to the sea, darling so it goes, some things are meant to be (1:03)

Birds are meant to fly, fish are meant to swim, and you and your fiance are meant to be together. There are some things in life you are just meant to do, and we believe love is one of those things. Just as the the sun rises and the rain brings a rainbow, you are meant to love this person. It’s nature and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.

So take my hand, and take my whole life too. Cause I can’t help falling in love with you (1:20)

You use a phrase like ‘take my hand’ when you are trying to help someone and you are taking their hand either literally or figuratively. But for you on your wedding day, this would mean to take your hand in marriage. Hands are a very important part of our lives, they hold a lot of meaning and can tell a lot about a person. You shake hands to introduce yourself or show respect, you clap them to show appreciation, you hold them to show love.

This song is a classic, but we have put an original twist on it with a new voice to sing to you. This song is simple but impactful. One voice, one melody with the piano, and one message- love. Sometimes its good to go back to the classics, they are classics for a reason, but to find a way to personalize them. Maybe your parents or grandparents loved this song, so by using a song like this you are paying tribute to them but in your own way. Tradition and family are important elements in weddings and relationships as a whole, so finding ways to honour those are very special to us.

Thanks for joining us for another week of First Dance Friday. Did you love our suggestion or have one of your own? Let us know in the comments.

Cheers!

Originally posted: January 13, 2017

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