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Selecting the Perfect Soundtrack for Your Wedding Video: A Harmonious Guide

When it comes to immortalizing your Arizona wedding day in a video, the soundtrack you choose is as significant as the stunning desert backdrop. In the heart of the Southwest, where the sun sets with a fiery passion against the saguaro-studded landscape, your wedding video deserves a melody that resonates with the unique spirit of Arizona. Here's how to infuse your wedding video with songs that not only capture the essence of your love story but also echo the vibrant soul of the Grand Canyon State.

Selecting the Perfect Soundtrack for Your Wedding Video:

Your wedding video is a canvas, painting not just the emotions of your special day but also the cultural and scenic beauty of Arizona. From the serene landscapes of Sedona to the bustling streets of Phoenix, each location in Arizona has its own rhythm and soul.

1. "Lucky," Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Lyrics you'll love: "Lucky I'm in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again

Wedding videography set to a duet is the perfect choice for a music loving couple! This cheerful song from Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat is a popular choice for both wedding videos and first dances.

2. "Marry Me," Meghan Trainor

Lyrics you'll love: Marry me, marry me, mmm/I don't need a cake/A fancy wedding's not for me/Won't you marry me, marry me today?

This darling song feels like it was sung by someone genuinely in love –– because it was. Meghan Trainor wrote this song while giddy in love for her own wedding, which makes it the perfect song for your wedding video.

3. "Old Fashioned," Daniel Pratt

Lyrics you'll love: "Cause to me our love is like an old fashioned/Finest whiskey poured out in our glasses/But you are something sweet/Sip you slow then repeat"

Tim Vogel, videographer at Complete Weddings + Events in Omaha, Nebraska, knows the right song brings back all the warm, loving vibes of your wedding day. He says, "One song we keep coming back to for wedding videos is 'Old Fashioned' by Daniel Pratt. The laid-back feel pairs perfectly with slow-mo video and wide-open Midwest views. This song is a go-to for background music to open with on our wedding videos."

4. "Better Together, Luke Combs

Lyrics you'll love: "Some things just go better together and probably always will/Like a cup of coffee and a sunrise, Sunday drives and time to kill"

For the country music fans, this song feels like a cozy weekend morning. It brings back all those memories of quiet moments when it's just you and your beloved spending time together.

5. "All You Need is Love," The Beatles

Lyrics you'll love: "All you need is love/All you need is love/All you need is love, love/Love is all you need"

Whether you love The Beatles or you simply love that iconic scene in Love Actually, you can't go wrong with this catchy and cheery love song.

6. "Crazy in Love," Beyonce feat. Jay-Z

Lyrics you'll love: "I look and stare so deep in your eyes/I touch on you more and more every time/When you leave, I'm begging you not to go"

There's no rule that wedding videos need slow, romantic songs, right? We love the idea of building up high-energy videography with one of Beyonce's best beats.

7. "Angel," Jack Johnson

Lyrics you'll love: "Ah, but you're so busy changing the world/Just one smile and you can change all of mine/We share the same soul"

This sweet acoustic song reads like a love poem and it's the perfect soundtrack to a tear-jerking wedding video filled with sentimental moments.

8. "Feel So Close," Calvin Harris

Lyrics you'll love: "I feel so close to you right now, it's a force field/I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like a big deal/Your love pours down on me surround me like a waterfall/And there's no stopping us right now, I feel so close to you right now"

Tailoring to Your Unique Arizona Setting

Whether you’re exchanging vows in the shadow of the red rocks of Sedona or amidst the historic charm of Tucson, the music in your wedding video should complement the setting.

  • Canyon Echoes: If your wedding is near the Grand Canyon, a song like “Grand Canyon” by the Wind and The Wave can echo the majesty and grandeur of this natural wonder.

  • Desert Beats: For a wedding amidst the cacti and desert blooms, upbeat and lively tracks can reflect the energetic spirit of the Arizona desert.

Practical Considerations: Rights and Regulations

In the digital age, it’s important to consider the legal aspects of using music. Ensure the songs you choose for your wedding video have the appropriate licensing for use, especially if you plan to share it online. Consult with your videographer for guidance on copyright-friendly tracks.

In Conclusion: Your Arizona Love Story Set to Music

The soundtrack of your Arizona wedding video is more than background music; it’s the heartbeat of your memories. Let it reflect not only your love story but also the unique charm of Arizona – from its starlit nights to its vibrant cultural tapestry. As you revisit your wedding video in years to come, let the melodies transport you back to that magical day in the heart of the Southwest.


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