Music to our ears: Our five favourite first dance songs

22 April 2015

Ah, the first dance. All eyes are on you and you’re immersed in each other, it’s a wonderful, touching point of the wedding day that remains in your memory forever more.

Here’s five pieces that make us stop, listen and get all romantic at The Atlantic:

Otis Redding – These Arms of Mine: Played by none other than Mr Suave himself, George Clooney, during his wedding to Amal Alamuddin. If it’s good enough for a man with two Oscars…

Planning a summer ceremony? Our Sea View Terrace under the stars is a beautiful place to take ‘those arms of his’ in the moonlight for the first time as man and wife.

Frank Sinatra – Fly me to the moon: “Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars.”

You’re newlyweds by the sea, anything’s possible!

Ben E. King – Stand By Me: A classic, an absolute classic.

It’s been forty years since the world first heard those opening bass notes of Ben E. King’s soulful single, and it still gets us (and countless wedding guests) teary-eyed every time a couple take to the floor in our Grand Ballroom.

Norah Jones – Sail Away with Me: A ceremony by the sea wouldn’t be complete without a nautical number, and Ms Jones’ soft, sensual ‘Sail Away With Me’ offers a wonderful opportunity for couples to escape at The Atlantic.

Elbow – One Day Like This: For couples looking for some class in modern music collections, Guy Garvey and co’s orchestral-influenced single from ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ gives us goose bumps as soon as we hear those opening strings…

A coastline wedding we feel is the only way to pronounce your love at The Atlantic Hotel, and with songs like these introducing couples into wedded bliss – it’s an absolutely perfect location.

Contact us to start planning your dream wedding today.

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