Best first dance song for your wedding? Your own!

Andrew and Jewelz' and their Melody Wed song

Mar­ried at The Casitas Estate this past Octo­ber where their song debuted! Pho­to: Plum Jam Pho­tog­ra­phy

I was lucky enough to first meet Jes­si­ca Lind­say at a cool bou­tique wed­ding fair we both par­tic­i­pat­ed in last year. I was sur­prised to learn that accord­ing to a recent study it is esti­mat­ed that 92% of cou­ples tying the knot do not have a spe­cial or mean­ing­ful song for their first dance. So it’s like­ly you’re part of that group, while we find so many great things about our future part­ner in crime, hav­ing a song in com­mon that is all about us being in love is like­ly a long shot. But that’s where Jes­si­ca and her com­pa­ny, Melody Wed, comes in. Talk about romance at its best, and one of the most roman­tic ideas that I think I’ve come across! Work­ing with a cus­tom song­writ­ing ser­vice where they cre­ate a pro­fes­sion­al­ly-record­ed love song for your first dance. A dance that no one else would ever have heard before and it’s about the two of you–your sto­ry.

Musician and Artist, Jessica Lindsay, owner of Melody Wed. She writes the songs! Photo by Novel Hill Studio

Musi­cian and Artist, Jes­si­ca Lind­say, own­er of Melody Wed. She writes the songs! Pho­to by Nov­el Hill Stu­dio

We had a won­der­ful wed­ding sea­son with many mem­o­rable and beau­ti­ful moments but one that total­ly choked me up was Andrew and Jew­elz’ wed­ding, when groom Andrew sur­prised his new bride with their song. It’s called “Turn Around” describ­ing a piv­otal moment after they had just met –and I am lift­ing this quote from Jes­si­ca’s blog about this song since I would­n’t do it jus­tice, “Jew­elz and Andrew’s love sto­ry began with the words ‘tell me to turn around’ blip­ping on Jew­elz’ phone screen after Andrew left Ari­zona to go back to Cal­i­for­nia. They just met that week­end and had hit it off so well that Andrew decid­ed to take a risk. Jew­elz indeed told him to turn around and the rest, as they say, is his­to­ry!”

I want­ed to attach one last image from their first dance, but there is more detail to the sto­ry here from Jes­si­ca’s beau­ti­ful blog post. I had to share this spe­cial ven­dor with you as a real­ly unique keep­sake and when you hear Andrew and Jew­elz’ song, you might get choked up too. That’s what it’s all about, hav­ing a won­der­ful moment with the per­son you plan to spend the rest of your life with! I feel so lucky to be here, liv­ing on the cen­tral coast, see­ing it unfold each time.

Our couples' first dance to Turn Around! Photo by Plum Jam Photography

Our cou­ples’ first dance to Turn Around! It real­ly was the per­fect day! Pho­to by Plum Jam Pho­tog­ra­phy