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Wedding: Music

November 9, 2012

We hired DJ Jason Reinhard to emcee our reception and handle all the music in our wedding, from beginning to end. Matt and I are VERY particular about our music – we hand-picked every single song – and Jason was totally on board with giving us exactly what we wanted out of a wedding DJ. He “researched” our songs ahead of time and did a spectacular job reading the crowd throughout the night. If you’re looking for a DJ for a wedding (or anything else) in Kansas City, I highly recommend you contact Jason.

Now, I know at least some of you are familiar with Matt’s and my characteristically eclectic and excellent taste in music, and are dying to know what we played…so this one’s for you! Creating our playlist was an exercise in pure torture for us—we started out by making a list of our “absolute, no-negotiations, must-have” songs, and ended up with 11 hours of music. Um, not gonna work! We spent weeks whittling it down little by little until we had a playlist we were both happy with. Even so, there are many bands that had to be cut entirely from the night—I’m still sad we didn’t have time to play Tool (Jambi or Cold and Ugly), DevilDriver (Sin and Sacrifice), Rob Zombie (Living Dead Girl), Hole (Violet), 311 (Salsa or Flowing), The Distillers (Blackheart), Opeth (April Ethereal), Drain STH (Crack the Liar’s Smile), and more.

Anyway! I’ll start with all the “important moment” songs, and then give you the entire playlist for the night.

CEREMONY: Entrance of bride and groom
Guyamas Sonora, Beirut

CEREMONY: Exit of bride and groom
Just Like You Imagined, Nine Inch Nails

RECEPTION: Entrance of the bride and groom
Our Diabolikal Rapture, H.I.M.

RECEPTION: First dance
All The Love In The World, Nine Inch Nails

RECEPTION: Cake cutting
Love You To Death, Type O Negative

RECEPTION: Bouquet toss
Raspberry Swirl, Tori Amos

RECEPTION: Garter toss
Get Down Make Love (cover), Nine Inch Nails


Angel, Massive Attack
Deep In Velvet, Aphex Twin
Clubbed To Death, Rob D
Lost In Moments, Ulver
Pilgrimage, Nine Inch Nails
20 Ghosts III, Nine Inch Nails
9 Ghosts I, Nine Inch Nails
31 Ghosts IV, Nine Inch Nails

Guyamas Sonora, Beirut
Just Like You Imagined, Nine Inch Nails

Cocktail Hour
Cold Beverage, G. Love & Special Sauce
Razorblade Romance, H.I.M.
1901, Phoenix
Judith, A Perfect Circle
Daylight, Matt & Kim
We’re In This Together, Nine Inch Nails
Stockholm Syndrome, Muse
Our Diabolikal Rapture, H.I.M.

Dinner Hour
Without You I’m Nothing, Placebo
Ex-Lover’s Lover, Voltaire
Map of the Problematique, Muse
Join Me In Death, H.I.M.
Elephant Gun, Beirut
Burgundy, Coal Chamber
Fur Lined, How To Destroy Angels
Church, 2 Bears
Come Back To Me, Razed In Black

Early Reception
All The Love In The World, Nine Inch Nails
Death Is In Love With Us, H.I.M.
Every You, Every Me, Placebo
I’m Afraid of Americans, Nine Inch Nails w/David Bowie
Haunting Me, Stabbing Westward
I’m Not Your Toy, La Roux
This Boy’s In Love, The Presets
Sin, Nine Inch Nails
Weekend, Skrillex
Once In a Lifetime, Wolfsheim
Strange Love, Depeche Mode
37mm, A.F.I.
Discipline, Nine Inch Nails
A Crow Left of the Murder, Incubus
Glass Danse, The Faint
Dead Stars, Covenant
Burning Up, Ladytron
Love You To Death, Type O Negative

Late Reception
Raspberry Swirl, Tori Amos
Get Down Make Love (cover), Nine Inch Nails
Tear You Apart, She Wants Revenge
Snakecharmer, Rage Against The Machine
The Perfect Drug, Nine Inch Nails
Wolfmoon, Type O Negative
Rev 22:20, Puscifer
Spank, kidneythieves
Grind, Angelspit
Inhuman, Aesthetic Perfection
What I See, Lacuna Coil
Minus, Ohgr
Cruel, Tori Amos
My People, The Presets
Lust Worthy, Angelspit
Du Riechst So Gut, Rammstein
The Only Time, Nine Inch Nails
Protest, Skinny Puppy
mOBSCENE, Marilyn Manson
Two Months Off, Underworld
Living The Wasted Life, Aesthetic Perfection
Creepy Green Light, Type O Negative
Mein Teil, Rammstein

Very Late Reception
Rise of the Pentagram, Cradle of Filth
Progenies of the Great Apocalypse, Dimmu Borgir
This Sh*t Will F*ck You Up, CombiChrist
A.D.I.D.A.S., Korn
F*ck the Pain Away, Peaches
Closer, Nine Inch Nails

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2012 10:27 am

    LOL my husband TOTALLY wanted to have us walking down the aisle or something to F*ck the Pain Away. He’ll be so like “I told you it was OK!” when I tell him you guys had it on your playlist 😀

    • November 9, 2012 10:33 am

      HAHA! That song’s a little extreme for the aisle-walk 😉 but it was a HUGE hit late in the reception!

  2. November 9, 2012 12:17 pm

    Your dress is so beautiful! At first glance I didn’t think I liked it because it’s not traditional, but it really is gorgeous! And you look absolutely stunning in it 🙂

  3. November 9, 2012 5:50 pm

    And now I’m going to go listen to Rev 22-20 on iTunes.

    Also I need to buy my favourite Massive Attack songs.

    The end.

  4. November 10, 2012 9:22 am

    It’s so cool when a couple really puts themselves into their wedding. You’ve created an experience for your guests that can never be duplicated!

  5. bitt permalink
    November 10, 2012 8:47 pm

    I love hearing about your unconventional wedding. Regular weddings have started to really bore me. I love when people mix it up and do things for them not just tradition.

    • November 10, 2012 10:20 pm

      Thanks, bitt! Happily, the vast majority of our guests appreciated and enjoyed the unorthodox nature of our nuptials.

  6. November 11, 2012 1:52 pm

    Wow, you played Ulver! And Covenant!

  7. November 12, 2012 3:52 am

    fantastic – ’tis great that it was truly “your” wedding:) and didn’t you two look stunning???? x

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