Jack Johnson

5 great love songs for the modern wedding

"At laaaaaaast, my looooove has come along," Etta James sings with a gutsy, bluesy drawl at the beginning of her 1960 version of the 1940s tune.

With just those seven heart-swelling words, James secured a spot on wedding playlists for decades.

Today, with many couples financing their own weddings, personalized playlists run the gamut, from music played during the ceremony to a first dance song, said Jill Sieracki, senior features editor of Brides magazine. Open, non-gender-specific love songs also appeal to contemporary couples. "Who says you have to walk down the aisle to 'Here Comes the Bride'?" she said.

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