Top Wedding Songs of 2009 For A Love Story

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.

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2009 Wedding Songs

Love Story – Taylor Swift
Released in September 2008 carryover on the album 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 wedding ceremonies. The song offers a wide range of wedding uses, from processionals to recessionals and more.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in June 2009 on the album 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in November 2008 carryover on the album 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in June 2009 on the album 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

A feeling (Ooo-hoo)
That tonight’s gonna be a good night

Never Far Away – Marc Walsh
Released in June 2009 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
Released in June 2009 on the album 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in February 2009 on the album Carolina

Eric Church puts a down-home spin on this country single from 2009, and the earthy nature of the lyrics will suit newlyweds who 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in October 2009 on the album 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 brides 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in January 2009 on the album Dance with Me

All grooms want a special song to dedicate to their bride on their 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 their first dance.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in October 2009 on the album 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 their wedding day.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Tip

What about the prior year? See a list of the popular 2008 wedding songs.

He Could Be the One – Miley Cyrus
Released in June 2009 on the album Hannah Montana 3

Miley Cyrus was still recording as Hannah Montana when she released this song in 2009, and it appeals to younger couples who 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

He’s got somethin’ special
And when he’s lookin’ at me
I wanna get all sentimental

More Beautiful You – Jonny Diaz
Released in 2009 on the album 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in March 2009 on the album 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in September 2009 on the album 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 that have a strong commitment to their religious faith often use this song as a part of the wedding processional.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in July 2009 on the album I Look to You

Whitney Houston had one of the few voices that can truly be called legendary, and she used it beautifully on the 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 a few others.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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
Released in May 2009 on the album 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 seated.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re amazing, You’re amazing, You are
And we praise You, Lord for what Your hands have done

All My Love – SS501
Released in May 2009 on the album 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Tsuzuku mirai mo
Eien nizutto zutto zutto
Hanarenai
All my love for you

As Love is My Witness – Westlife
Released in 2009 on the album Where We Are

Boy band Westlife continued their success with this powerful declaration of eternal love, and the song pleases newlyweds who 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause love is my witness
I swear
I’ll be with you till the end
Nothing in tear this love apart

Tip

Next, see a list of popular 2010 wedding songs.

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

  • Fringe, Dexter, Mad Men, The Mentalist, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, The Office

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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 envision 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 ideas

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 incorporate 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 about 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 are 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 an 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 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 customizable anniversary, baby, and bridal showers, 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 ceremonies.

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