There is no shortage of beautiful love songs and ballads for your wedding when it comes to 2009. You can choose from artists such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Keith Urban when considering this list of the top 2009 wedding songs.
2009 Wedding Songs
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Love Story – Taylor Swift
September 2008 carryover, Fearless
Taylor Swift was hitting all the right notes in her career when this song was released in 2009, and younger newlyweds like to use it for the formal parts of a wedding ceremony. The song offers a wide range of wedding uses, from processionals to recessionals and more.
I’ll be waiting all there’s left to do is run
You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess
It’s a love story baby just say yes
Fallin’ For You – Colbie Caillat
June 2009, Breakthrough
There is a soulfulness to the vocals of Colbie Caillat, one that wraps this song in a sweet sense of devotion and commitment. All couples should include emotional songs in their wedding day music choices, and this one draws on romantic themes that are timeless.
I’ve been waiting all my life
And now I found ya
I don’t know what to do
I think I’m fallin’ for you
You Found Me – The Fray
November 2008 carryover, The Fray
The Fray is an alternative rock band that gained success with this song and others in the 2000s, but “You Found Me” is one of the band’s few hits that is often chosen for weddings. It is best saved for reception dancing, but can also be used for the send-off and wedding toasts.
Why’d you have to wait?
Where were you? Where were you?
Just a little late
You found me, you found me
I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
June 2009, The E.N.D.
The Black Eyed Peas supplied some of the most popular dance music of the decade, and this smash hit is one all couples will want to add to their wedding reception playlist. It should be used to set the after-wedding festivities in motion and get everyone in a celebratory mood.
A feeling (Ooo-hoo)
That tonight’s gonna be a good night
Never Far Away – Marc Walsh
June 2009, released as a single
Marc Walsh added this poignant song to his library of singles in 2009, and it is still a popular wedding day choice almost ten years later. It is a song that reflects the closeness that newlyweds share on their special day, and it can be the perfect dedication song from a groom to his bride.
Only You Can Love Me This Way – Keith Urban
June 2009, Defying Gravity
Keith Urban changed the country music landscape with songs like this 2009 hit, and the soft feel of this ballad is perfect for modern wedding ceremonies. Urban is a master at writing heartfelt lyrics that capture emotions, and this song makes a simple statement that no one can love you better than your new partner.
And there’s no one
That comes close to you
Could ever take your place
‘Cause only you can love me this way
Love Your Love The Most – Eric Church
February 2009, Carolina
Eric Church puts a down-home spin on this country single from 2009, and the earthy nature of the lyrics will suit newlyweds that are all about country living. It should be played as an interlude to cutting the wedding cake or perhaps as a first dance between the new couple.
And hell yes I love my truck
But I want you to know
Honey I love your love the most
Gimmie That Girl – Joe Nichols
October 2009, Old Things New
The edgy vocals of country star Joe Nichols bring life to this fun song that grooms will want to play for their bride at the wedding reception. It is a song that sums up the special nature of the girl that one has chosen to become their forever partner.
Gimmie that girl with the hair in a mess
Sleepy little smile with her head on my chest
That’s the you that I like best
A Woman Like You – Johnny Reid
January 2009, Dance with Me
All grooms want a special song to dedicate to their bride on your wedding day, and this one from Johnny Reid is a perfect choice. The lyrics are a celebration of all the things that make a bride special, so most couples like to use the song for a first dance.
When you tell me
How much you missed me
Every moment we’re together
It brings us closer, closer to forever
Fight for This Love – Cheryl Cole
October 2009, 3 Words
Popstar Cheryl from the U.K. didn’t have many hits, but this one is still chosen for wedding ceremonies today thanks to its enduring appeal. The song marks how important it is to cling to the one you love through all the difficulties of life, and that is exactly the message that couples should present on your wedding day.
Anything that’s worth havin’
Is sure enough worth fighting for
Quittin’s out of the question
When it gets tough gotta fight some more
He Could Be the One – Miley Cyrus
June 2009, Hannah Montana 3
Miley Cyrus was still recording as Hannah Montana when she released this song in 2009, and it has appeal to younger couples that are saying their wedding vows. Brides like to save the song for the reception as a special dedication to their new partner, and it can also be used as an alternative wedding recessional.
He’s got somethin’ special
And when he’s lookin’ at me
I wanna get all sentimental
More Beautiful You – Jonny Diaz
2009, More Beautiful You
Christian artist Johnny Diaz was at the top of the charts in 2009 with this ballad about inner beauty and faith. Most couples will use this song in their wedding as the bridal party is entering the wedding chapel, but it can also provide a beautiful interlude for the lighting of the unity candle.
Don’t buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you
Closer to Love – Mat Kearney
March 2009, City of Black & White
This 2009 pop song from Mat Kearney still receives generous airplay on radio and streaming services thanks to its timeless lyrics that celebrate a strong emotional bond. You will want to save the song for the first dance with your new partner, or perhaps it can even be used as a father/daughter dance.
Pull me out of the dark, just to shoulder the weight
Cryin’ out now, from so far away
You pull me closer to love, closer to love
No Greater Love – Matt Maher
September 2009, Alive Again
Matt Maher released this modern Christian song in 2009, and it is a tune that draws upon the connection between marriage and spiritual values. Couples the have a strong commitment to their religious faith often use this song as a part of the wedding processional.
There is no greater love than this, no love but this
Jesus Christ laid down His life for us
There is no greater love than His, no love but His
A Song for You – Whitney Houston
July 2009, I Look to You
Whitney Houston had one of the few voices that can truly be called legendary, and she used it beautifully on this cover of a Leon Russell classic in 2009. There are many moments in a wedding ceremony when you want to make a special dedication to your new spouse, and this song will serve that purpose like few others.
Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding
I love you in place where there’s no space or time
I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine
In the Hands of God – The Newsboys
May 2009, In the Hands of God
Some couples prefer to keep the music selections for their wedding spiritual in nature, and this song from the Christian band The Newsboys combines religious lyrics with a modern feel. It is a song that can be played to set a spiritual tone as your wedding guests are being seated.
You’re amazing, You’re amazing, You are
And we praise You, Lord for what Your hands have done
All My Love – SS501
May 2009, All My Love
“All My Love” is an R&B song from 2009 that gained popularity as an Internet download, but the song has experienced lasting success as a wedding day ballad. Most couples prefer to use the song for dancing at the reception, but it can also be added to the songs that play as guests at the wedding begin to arrive.
Tsuzuku mirai mo
Eien nizutto zutto zutto
All my love for you
As Love is My Witness – Westlife
2009, Where We Are
Boy band Westlife continued their success with this powerful declaration of eternal love, and the song pleases newlyweds that grew up with the music of the new millennium. Like many songs from Westlife, this one has a sentimentality that makes it suitable for many parts of the modern wedding ceremony.
‘Cause love is my witness
I’ll be with you till the end
Nothing in tear this love apart
Celebrating weddings of 2009. Where were you and what was happening?
If you were one of the weddings of 2009…
Congratulations on your wedding of 2009. You share your anniversary with the following events.
Celebrity Weddings of 2009
- Jenna Dewan wed Channing Tatum
- Fernando Torres married Olalla
- Adriana Lima married Marko Jaric
- Josh Duhamel wed Stacy Ferguson
- Gisele Bundchen married Tom Brady
News Highlights of 2009
- America’s Economic Crisis…unemployment
- The passing of Michael Jackson
- Susan Boyle singing “I Dreamed a Dream”
- “Twilight” book, DVD, and soundtrack release
2009 Sports Champions:
- The New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies to win their 27th World Series championship.
- Super Bowl XLIII – Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23.
- The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Orlando Magic.
- Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup defeating the Detroit Red Wings.
Music Highlights of 2009
- Grammy’s Song of 2009: Coldplay – Viva La Vida
- Owl City – Fireflies
- Jason Derulo – Watcha Say
- Flo Rida – Right Round
- Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
- Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
- Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
- Lady Gaga – Poker Face
- Iyaz – Replay
- Jay Sean – Down
- Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
- Miley Cyrus – Party in the U.S.A.
- The All-American Rejects – Gives You Hell
Entertainment Highlights of 2009
- Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire: Christian Colson
- Best Actor: Sean Penn – Milk
- Best Actress: Kate Winslet – The Reader
Top Television Shows:
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Wedding trends for 2009 are shaping up to be private, cozy affairs rather than the large weddings seen in years past. When it comes to planning a wedding, brides are choosing vibrant colors and time-tested ideas to celebrate and are envisioning ways for their guests to enjoy the festivities even more. Wedding trends of 2009 are based on many factors, influenced by the economy, the fashion world, and a penchant for personalization.
2009 Wedding Trends
Flirty, Fun, and Seasonal Colors
No longer too exotic for a May wedding, vivid oranges, deep reds, sunny yellows, dramatic greens, and especially lush purples are taking center stage at this year’s weddings. Brides are incorporating intense colors into their whole scheme when planning a wedding – from dresses and bouquets to decorations and food, color boundaries are meant to be broken. Metallics have also been spotted at some gatherings, but just practice caution how and where you add the glitz.
Patterns like brocade, gingham, checks, polka dots, and toile are popping up at weddings across the country. Coordinated with your colors effectively, you can use these patterns to drape over your reception tables or as chair covers. When planning your wedding, don’t go overboard – a dash here and a dash there is enough to keep you up-to-date with this year’s hottest wedding trends.
An Eco-Friendly, Do-It-Yourself Event
The push for eco-friendly initiatives is everywhere, and this earth-loving mentality has spread to 2009’s wedding trends! Many brides are choosing to go eco-friendly while planning their wedding events. Purchasing a secondhand wedding gown, growing (and making) your own flower centerpieces, using recycled paper products for your invitations, and serving organic food at your reception are all ways to promote your environmentally savvy ingenuity.
Some brides also decide to make wedding decorations themselves to save money – sew your own tablecloths from ‘green’ fabric or serve cocktails and drinks in recycled glassware. You could even have a donation bucket for an environmental cause of your choice, asking guests to chip in as part of your wedding gift.
Glamorous, Yet Traditional Silhouettes
You’ll be glad to know that the traditional dress with yards of silky fabric is back in. Wedding trends for dresses are now emphasizing a vintage style with glamorous lines. Crinoline and tulle, a mainstay in the ’40s and ’50s, are returning to modern-day weddings to give brides that extra bit of bounce (and color) beneath their gowns. To find the right dress, search online or even in your grandmother’s closet. If you’d rather have something new, find a dressmaker, and discuss your intentions with him or her.
Another of the more popular wedding trends is the mini dress – a short, above the knee design that lets you show off your legs (ideal, of course, for a spring or summertime event). With a nod to the colorful wedding trends of 2009, many brides are planning a wedding and reception that reflects a preference for modern elegance and choosing dresses fashioned from brocade or charmeuse that are adorned with beads, flowers, big bows, and embroidery.
Honeymoon at Home
Getting away from it all is the best respite after months spent planning a wedding! Traveling outside the country for your honeymoon is a thing of the past (at least as far as brides of 2009 are concerned). Many couples have felt the pinch from the recession when planning a wedding and are deciding to stay closer to home not only to save money but to experience their own home turf. Honeymooning in the U.S. is no humdrum idea; there are a number of hot spots that offer excellent deals (depending on the time of year).
Some of the top picks include the wine country in California’s Napa Valley, the rustically charming Poconos in Pennsylvania, the old French Quarter of New Orleans, and, of course, the highlight on nearly everyone’s list – the Hawaiian Islands. Of course, it all depends on what you prefer, how much you want to pay, and the sights you want to see. One thing’s for sure, though – honeymooning at home is the affordable way to see the country and still snuggle up with your sweetie.
Mingle and Greet Eating Tasty Treats
Many couples are electing to do away with the typical sit-down dinner where guests are required to eat with people they don’t know or people they talk to all the time. How boring! Brides have realized through the course of planning a wedding that getting guests up and moving (and more importantly mingling) with each other is the key to a successful reception. The food station’s idea, in particular, is taking off – guests can choose which foods they want and get to know their fellow wedding guests (and eliminate waste if you’re into the eco-friendly wedding trends).
While two-tier, elaborately decorated cakes still remain popular, more and more brides are opting for cupcakes, which can still make the desired statement. You have the option of decorating the cupcakes differently or adding varied toppers – and best of all, they are the perfect portion size and create less mess (especially for your pint-sized guests). Keeping with the vibrant jewel tones wedding trends, brides are choosing to serve dishes and sweet treats that are not only flavorful but colorful as well.
Whichever Wedding Trends You Choose, Make It Your Own
Planning a wedding doesn’t always come easy – you’ll have a lot of choices to make. Your wedding is a reflection of you and your loved one, so whether or not you decide to follow one of this year’s wedding trends, remember to make it your own!
Top wedding trends of 2009 was written by Cherie Johnson. Cherie blended her love of weddings with a business model to start Creative Wedding Favors, the premier site for a customizable anniversary, baby and bridal shower, graduation, quinceañera, and wedding favors. Her wedding ideas have also benefited readers of many websites, including Women Of, Wedding Lenox, and The Wedding Guide. Before establishing Creative Wedding Favors, Cherie worked as a professional wedding photographer, capturing all the special moments of the nuptials and ceremony.