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