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Laura and Lewis were always sure what their first dance song was going to be; it was the version of the song they couldn’t settle on. “We wanted Fresh Feeling by Eels, which we’ve always loved,” says Laura.
“The original recorded version is very cool, but it’s not that danceable. There’s a live version which felt more romantic and had more of a sway to it. We were quite torn and listened to both versions a lot in the months leading up to the wedding – the band even learned both versions!”
Two weeks before their wedding, the couple finally decided to go with the more upbeat, live version of the song. “Lewis had surprised me with some dance lessons, so we threw in a few fancy moves, but really it was just a gorgeous song to cosy in to and sway, and easy for our guests to join in with us too!”
Laura says couples shouldn’t shy away from unusual songs, and should just go for what feels right. “If you’re leaning towards something a little quirky or untraditional, go with it – it doesn’t have to be an Ed Sheeran song! As long as you both love it, and you feel comfortable dancing to it, that’s what matters.”