The cake cutting ceremony at your Bay Area wedding is significant. It’s the first act bride and groom do together as a married couple. Such an auspicious event demands a fabulous wedding cake-cutting song.
Let me tell you, there are some greats one from which to choose!
“How Sweet it Is (to be loved by you)”
The obvious approach is to pick a song about the sweetness of the moment. It doesn’t get much better than James Taylor’s cover of “How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you).”
The lyrics blend with the moment perfectly.
I want to stop (stop) and thank you, baby
I just want to stop and thank you, baby, hey now
How sweet it is to be loved by you, oh, baby
How sweet it is to be loved by you, yes it is.
Take a listen …
In case that’s not sweet enough, you can always go with the Archie’s “Sugar Sugar.” These lyrics are so sweet, they may give you a cavity:
Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you got me wanting you
Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you’ve got me wanting you.
Check it out:
“Today Was a Fairy Tale”
Taylor Swift has a nice top ten song written in 2010 that works beautifully for the cake cutting: “Today Was a Fairy Tale:”
The lyrics revel in a magical day:
Today was a fairytale
You were the prince
I used to be a damsel in distress
You took me by the hand and you picked me up at six
Today was a fairytale.
“When I’m 64”
For a different approach, consider the Beatles, “When I’m 64.” It’s a song about lovers growing old together, a perfect fit for couples at the beginning of their journey together:
When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a Valentine
Birthday greetings bottle of wine
If I’d been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four
You’ll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you.
Here’s a remastered cut of the song from the Sergeant Peppers’ album with Paul McCartney on lead vocals:
A year before the Beatles recorded “When I’m 64,” Nat King Cole recorded a catchy hit simply called, “Love.” This is a delightful song for your cake-cutting ceremony.
Listen to the great lyrics (by Milt Gabler):
L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can
Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don’t break it
Love was made for me and you.
For a ‘sweet’ country song, you can’t go wrong with Keith Urban’s “Sweet Thing:”
Sweet thing. The moon is high and the night is young
Come on and meet me
In the backyard under the Cottonwood tree, it’s a good thing
Am I’m wishin’. Ah c’mon sweet thing.
Denon & Doyle loves a good song, and we love weddings. Your cake cutting is another beautiful opportunity to unite a milestone in your life with the perfect cake-cutting song for the occasion. You name the song, we’ve got it … and more!