The following beach inspired playlist has been curated with a wedding in mind and while it includes songs about the beach, sunshine, sand, ocean and related things, it also includes songs that exude that chilled, cruisy, summery vibe we all love. Imagine you are at a beach wedding… The first few songs would be playing during the prelude to the ceremony, perfect while you are enjoying a pre-ceremony cocktail. Commencing with Midnight Oil’s version of ‘Wedding Cake Island’, which describes Australia’s coastline perfectly through music. Whilst the song is an instrumental, part way through, the lyrics “lines of swell round the Byron pass, mate“ can be heard.

The inclusion of Angus & Julia Stone’s ‘The Wedding Song’ is the pick of the bunch for the processional, Conkarah’s reggae version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ is, well, perfect for the signing of the registry and finally, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’, for the up-beat recessional.

The rest of the playlist would continue as guests enjoyed the rest of the afternoon into the early evening and includes something for everyone, familiar and not so familiar tunes, chilled, upbeat, classic and more recent selections because weddings are attended by young and older guests. Some songs will have you feeling like you are lying on a beach somewhere, sitting on the beach sipping on your favourite drink and others will make you feel like breaking out into a dance all during an endless summer with everything a day by the water is: sunny, warm, and relaxing, with a pinch of nostalgia. Enjoy!

1              Wedding Cake Island by Midnight Oil

2              The Sea by Morcheeba

3              Sea of Love by Honeydrippers

4              Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles

5              Don’t Worry Baby by The Beach Boys

6              Sittin’ On the Dock of The Bay by Otis Redding

7              Sunshine by Gabrielle

8              Better Together by  Jack Johnson

9              The Wedding Song by Angus & Julia Stone

10            Perfect by Conkarah

11            Happy by Pharrell Williams

12            Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

13            Put Your Records on by Corinne Bailey Rae

14            You’re the World to Me by David Gray

15            Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish

16            Bubbly by Colbie Caillat

17            Stay (Wasting Time) by Dave Matthews Band

18            Take Me Away by Wild Belle

19            The Tide Is High by Blondie

20            Swimming by Kero Kero Bonito

21            I Dare You by The xx

22            California Gurls by Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg

23            Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys

24            Save Room by John Legend

25            Thank You by Dido

26            Into the Night by Santana Feat. Chad Kroeger

27            Super Duper Love by Joss Stone

28            Just Tell Me by Nico Yaryan

29            After the Storm by Kali Uchis Feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins

30            It Ain’t Me by Kygo & Selena Gomez

31            Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield

32            Steal My Kisses by Ben Harper

33            When the Sun Goes Down by Uncle Kracker & Kenny Chesney

34            Some Kind of Wonderful by Joss Stone

35            Love Song by 311

36            Love Lies by Khalid & Normani

37            Back to You by Selena Gomez

38            Senorita by Justin Timberlake

39            Barcelona by George Erza

40            Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers

41            Steal My Sunshine by Len

42            Sweat (A La La La La Long) by Inner Circle

43            Sunshine by Kyle Feat. Miguel

44            All Summer Long by Kid Rock

45            Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves

46            Doin’ Time by Lana Del Rey

47            Baby I Love You Way by Big Mountain

48            Free Fallin’ [Live] by John Mayer

49            Butterflies by Kacey Musgraves

50            Sunchyme by Dario G

51            West Coast [The Young Professionals Minimal Remix] by Lana Del Rey

52            Love Like Ours by Estelle Feat. Tarrus Riley

53            Endless Summer Night by Richard Marx

54            Sunsets by Powderfinger

55            Red Red Wine by UB40

56            MMM Bop by Hanson

57            Hot in Herre by Nelly

58            Ocean Is My Potion by Mishka Feat. Jimmy Buffet

59            Island in The Sun by Weezer

60            Follow the Sun by Xavier Rudd

61            New Light by John Mayer

62            Circle in The Sand by Belinda Carlisle

63            Sand in My Shoes by Dido

64            Ocean Boulevard by Band of Oz

65            Twentytwo by Sunflower Bean

66            Weather with You by Crowded House

67            Body Like A Back Road by Sam Hunt

68            Barefoot Blue Jean Night by Jake Owen

69            Day Drinking by Little Big Town

70            Waterfalls by TLC

71            Sucker by Jonas Brothers

72            Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff And the Fresh Prince

73            Wild Thoughts [Clean Version] by DJ Khaled & Rihanna

74            Lean On by Major Lazer

75            One Dance by Drake Feat. WizKid & Kyla

76            Miami by Will Smith

77            Heatstroke by Calvin Harris Feat Young Thug, Pharrell & Ariana Grande

78            Cake by The Ocean by DNCE

79            Waves [Robin Schulz Remix] by Mr Probz

80            Wild Ones by Flo Rida Feat. Sia

81            Summer by Calvin Harris

82            Feel It Still by Portugal The Man

83            Kokomo by Beach Boys


Ms Floral Says: This is such a fantastic resource for those planning Byron Bay, beach or coastal weddings! I now have ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams stuck in my head!

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