The CD

Music embraces us. It comforts us. It energizes us to move. It may even compel us to cry. 

When JD and I first started dating, I made him a smörgåsbord of awesome mixed CDs. 

I'd give up forever to touch you 
Cause I know that you'd feel me somehow

Those are the first words JD heard when he popped in the first CD I had made him as he embarked on a summer-long mission trip to Mobile, Ala.  

What was I thinking...?

The songs ranged from "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls to "Grillz" by Nelly... the song Iris (lyrics above) because that is the name I so lovingly bestowed upon his Impala after finding out he hadn't given it a name yet. I shouldn't even have to mention why I would put a song like Grillz on the CD!! Come on.

Anyway, we had no doubt that we wanted to share our passion for music with our wedding guests. Don't worry. Our music choices were much more viable than what I would put on his CDs. Mama E (Whit's mom) designed the CD covers. We gave her an idea of what we wanted. She worked her magic and produced these lovely designs for our wedding CD and Year One.

The flow of the song list is meant to exemplify the flow of our relationship, from start to the wedding day. In hopes that we may help to expand your musical horizons, here's our song list from our Wedding CD:
  1. Enterlude - The Killers
  2. You Get What You Give - New Radicals
  3. Coffee - Copeland
  4. Falling Slowly - The Frames
  5. Hey - Backseat Goodbye
  6. Closer to Love - Mat Kearney
  7. Set the Fire to the Third Bar - Snow Patrol
  8. Just Let Go - Mae
  9. Eyes - Rogue Wave
  10. Like Socrates Loved the Truth - Bradley Hathaway
  11. Sunshine - Matt Costa
  12. Grow Old with You - from The Wedding Singer Soundtrack
  13. Daylight - Matt and Kim 
  14. Stolen - Dashboard Confessional
  15. First In Line - Matthew Mayfield
  16. Passenger Seat - Death Cab for Cutie
  17. Evolve - Bosc
  18. You're Beautiful - Phil Wickham
  19. First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
  20. The Sun and the Moon - Mae

In honor of our friends and family that stood beside us on our wedding day, we decided to send out an annual CD, in tribute to the songs which translate into the past year of our life. Thus, we introduce Jitney: Year One.

We found some sweet envelopes at The Container Store, stamped them with a little fleur-de-lis and snuck in a tiny note to remind the recipients just how amazing they are. We loved being able to send these to our new friends we've made in the past year too. In fact, we implemented one of our newlywed couple friends' songs from their first dance at their wedding {She Knows Her Way Around}. 

Song List for Year One:
  1. Generator (First Floor) - Freelance Whales
  2. Spinning - Jack's Mannequin 
  3. Home - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  4. Down River - The Temper Trap
  5. Your Love Is Strong - Jon Foreman
  6. Lead Me - Sanctus Real
  7. She Knows Her Way Around - Act of Congress
  8. Garden - Needtobreathe
  9. Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
  10. Green and Gray - Nickel Creek
  11. Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie
  12. Forever Young - Bob Dylan
  13. Losing You - John Butler Trio
  14. Cielo - Phil Wickham
  15. Dance - Derek Webb
  16. Secret Song [aka: The Office theme song]

- - > Year 2 Soundtrack...

Song List for Year Two:
  1. Mountain Music - Alabama
  2. The Cave - Mumford & Sons
  3. Down to the River to Pray - Alison Krauss
  4. Washed by the Water - Needtobreathe
  5. Take Our Turn - The J Band
  6. Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root
  7. All I Want Is You - Barry Louis Polisar
  8. Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
  9. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
  10. One Day - Matisyahu
  11. Comes and Goes (In Waves) - Greg Laswell
  12. Carry Me Through - Dave Barnes
  13. Safe & Sound - Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars)
  14. Happy As the Sun - Tyrone Wells
  15. Sun Down - Iver
  16. Something In the Water - Brooke Fraser
  17. White Dress - Ben Rector
  18. One Voice - The Wailin' Jennys
  19. What Do I Know of Holy - Addison Road
  20. Shalom Chaverim - The Weavers

- - > Year 3 Soundtrack...
Theme: Wake Up, O Sleeper


Song List for Year Three:

1. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
2. Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding
3. Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
4. Ho Hey - The Lumineers
5. Lover of the Light - Mumford & Sons
6. Slumber - Needtobreathe
7. Overwhelmed - Tim McMorris
8. That's What's Up - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
9. Hold On - Alabama Shakes
10. Where I Land - JJ Heller
11. A City No Longer Forsaken - Sojourn
12. All the Poor and Powerless - The Digital Age
13. Wait - Caleb
14. Awake My Soul - Chris Tomlin
15. In Tenderness - Citizens
16. It Is Finished - Matt Papa