11 Wedding Songs

Quest for Love: Wedding Songs

There’s one song I’ve wanted played at my wedding for several years. It totally fits with “knowing” God had someone for me, and it was just a matter of locating him. Funny, I searched the USA and he found me from 5 minutes away (working at my son’s middle school). :)

“A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri

This version is performed by Boyce Avenue. Love the male voice version of the song. I hope to have my nephew Jon sing it for us.

And here are a few more I’m collecting for the reception soundtrack.

First, the one we both can relate to…

“God Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts

Now for Chris’ pick …

You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls

And some more I love…

“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

“How Long Will I Love You” – Ellie Goulding


“All Of Me” – John Legend & Lindsey Stirling


“Never Gonna Be Alone” – Nickelback


“Marry Me” – Train


“When God Made You” – NewSong

Love the lyrics on this one. “I wonder what God was thinking when He created you. I wonder if He knew everything I would need because He made all my dreams come true. When God made you He must have been thinking about me.”


“This Kind of Love” – Josh Turner

I like this song because the kind of love I have with Chris is completely different than the kind I’ve felt before. I can also relate to having been burned by fleeting love until you’re not sure you can trust somebody with your heart again. Here’s a snippet of the lyrics:

Sometimes its hard
To let down your guard
And trust somebody with your heart
I know how
It feels when they walk out
And leave it in pieces on the ground

[Chorus]
Oh I’ve known that kind of love
You feel it for awhile and then its gone
But girl tonight
Holding you
I realize that I’ve never known
This kind of love

It’s deeper and stronger
And lasts a whole lot longer
It’s more than a word that people say


And my Mama’s pick. A wonderful oldie! :)


“Night and Day” – The Temptations

You can find all these songs and others on my Wedding Songs Playlist here.

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author, marketing and social media consultant and product creation specialist who shows you how to transform your knowledge and expertise into books & digital products and create an online platform. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

ARISE Light Bearers!

My friend Jhonny K just released a new album. I love this song, “Arise.” It’s a fantastic theme song for Light Bearers who have been through so much and now rise up and light the way for others.

Here’s what Jhonny says, “This song is dedicated to those who become more than their depression, or being bullied, or mental health issues, we want to help ARISE from the darkness.”

Proceeds from the song go to suicide prevention. Be sure to get your copy at http://www.arisewithus.com

Our message is not to focus on the darkness but to say, ‘We get the darkness, but there’s a way out of it.'” – Jhonny K



Music has an ability to reach someone’s soul that just talking sometimes can’t… so we’re using music as a medium to help bring awareness around suicide, depression and bullying… to bring people the resources where they need to go.” – Jhonny K

Listen to Jhonny talk about his big vision for using music to help those who suffer from depression and mental health challenges:



Be sure to get your copy at http://www.arisewithus.com

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author, marketing and social media consultant and product creation specialist who shows you how to transform your knowledge and expertise into books & digital products and create an online platform. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

All I Want for Christmas Is You

I needed another Crazy Christmas Blowout video and a friend suggested I do something as Mrs. Claus… so here you go… enjoy a good laugh at my expense!

Be sure to stop by my Crazy Christmas Blowout and enjoy the amazing deals!

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author, marketing and social media consultant and product creation specialist who shows you how to transform your knowledge and expertise into books & digital products and create an online platform. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

A couple years ago I composed this arrangement of O Come, O Come Emmanuel for my daughter Jillian and niece Callie to perform with me in church. This has always been one of my favorite Christmas songs. It has such a haunting melody. I enjoyed setting it to some beautiful winter photography I obtained through MorgueFile.com.

Be sure to check out my Crazy Christmas Blowout deals and get your energy aligned for a phenomenal 2015! There is no better time than now!

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author, marketing and social media consultant and product creation specialist who shows you how to transform your knowledge and expertise into books & digital products and create an online platform. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

Feliz Navidad Southern Style

My Crazy Christmas Blowout is back! Throughout the coming days, I’ll be posting some fun and silly Christmas videos and offering delicious deals on a sampling of my products. Here’s today’s video… Feliz Navidad Southern style. :)

Be sure to check out my Christmas deals at the Crazy Christmas Blowout page.

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author, marketing and social media consultant and product creation specialist who shows you how to transform your knowledge and expertise into books & digital products and create an online platform. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

Grateful for the Hard Things

This Thanksgiving week, I’m grateful for these unconventional blessings…

  • the hard things I’ve been through for the last couple years. They’ve shaped me into a new person
  • the men I’ve dated that didn’t work out. I’ve learned a lot about myself and what I want from these fine fellows
  • the times I’ve hit the wall, not knowing how I could go a step further… because it taught me to praise God anyway
  • oh and I’m thankful for God’s crazy sense of humor in the way He’s answered my prayers day to day. He’s definitely full of surprises!

As I sat down at my piano to play on this “Black Friday” I felt very grateful for my beautiful family and the friends I have in my life. This song is what came out. Not perfection, but it sums up the feelings of my heart today.



About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author, marketing and social media consultant and product creation specialist who shows you how to transform your knowledge and expertise into books & digital products and create an online platform. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

The Whispered Dream

Your dreams whisper to you … heed their call and co-create them with God. This is an extemporaneous piano creation I recorded tonight and set to some of my photography. I decided to also add some affirmations to support you in your dreams. I hope you enjoy it!

If having a joyful life of influence is part of your big vision, I’d love to support you in it

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author, marketing and social media consultant and product creation specialist who shows you how to transform your knowledge and expertise into books & digital products and create an online platform. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

Seasons of Solitude

My mother had me taking piano lessons when I was 5. I kept going until I turned 17 and broke my arm in a car wreck. In all that time, I never played anything but what was written on the page. In fact, if I misplayed a single note, my piano teacher would correct me.

Perhaps her voice in my head, telling me to play it exactly as it was written, was part of the reason I never cut lose and tried to create anything on my own. I knew I didn’t have much of an ear and didn’t believe I had the creativity to write anything myself.

About three years ago, I studied up on chords and began embellishing a little with hymns. I wrote a couple hymn arrangements. But still I wasn’t willing to try to play anything out of my own head (or heart).

In the last few months something’s shifted, and I enjoy just sitting down without any music in front of me and making up whatever comes.

Tonight I turned on the recorder and played. This is what came. It’s not polished and I’m sure a professional would laugh at the immaturity of the composition, but for me it was a breakthrough to trust myself enough to just play, record it and put it out there.

I set the music with some photos I’ve taken over the last year around Northwest Georgia, most of them in Catoosa County. I call it “Seasons of Solitude.”

What have you always wanted to do but didn’t have the guts to try? Your turn! :)

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author, marketing and social media consultant and product creation specialist who shows you how to transform your knowledge and expertise into books & digital products and create an online platform. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

marnie at piano

Angels We Have Heard on High Sing-Along

If you’re following my Crazy Christmas Challenge, you’ve heard me sing (on my blog) and seen me dance (on FaceBook). Today I’m going to play and let YOU sing along… Take a Crazy Christmas break and join me for 1 minute of festive fun!

Check out my Crazy Christmas Blowout before it all ends December 21, 2013

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author, marketing and social media consultant and product creation specialist who shows you how to transform your knowledge and expertise into books & digital products and create an online platform. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.

12 Days of Christmas Creativity: Ode to Laura West

Not only am I waxing generous with my Crazy Christmas Blowout, but the Spirit of Christmas has made me a little silly and creative. Here’s my project for today… an ode to my buddy, the creative thought leader, Laura West. It’s sung to the tune of the “12 Days of Christmas.” Enjoy!

If you really want a laugh, listen to me sing it…


MP3 File

On the first day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

artsuppliesA box of colored Post-it Notes

On the second day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

On the third day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

THREE Joy Journals
TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

On the fourth day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

FOUR Calendars
THREE Joy Journals
TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

On the fifth day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

FIVE Vision Maps
FOUR Calendars
THREE Joy Journals
TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

On the sixth day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

SIX Neo-Color Crayons
FIVE Vision Maps
FOUR Calendars
THREE Joy Journals
TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

On the seventh day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

SEVEN Acrylic Paints
SIX Neo-Color Crayons
FIVE Vision Maps
FOUR Calendars
THREE Joy Journals
TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

Laura West, Creative Thought Leader

On the eighth day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

EIGHT Sticks of Glue
SEVEN Acrylic Paints
SIX Neo-Color Crayons
FIVE Vision Maps
FOUR Calendars
THREE Joy Journals
TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

On the ninth day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

NINE Distress Stains
EIGHT Sticks of Glue
SEVEN Acrylic Paints
SIX Neo-Color Crayons
FIVE Vision Maps
FOUR Calendars
THREE Joy Journals
TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

On the tenth day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

TEN Box of Crayons
NINE Distress Stains
EIGHT Sticks of Glue
SEVEN Acrylic Paints
SIX Neo-Color Crayons
FIVE Vision Maps
FOUR Calendars
THREE Joy Journals
TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

On the eleventh day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

ELEVEN Ephermera (aka Bling)
TEN Box of Crayons
NINE Distress Stains
EIGHT Sticks of Glue
SEVEN Acrylic Paints
SIX Neo-Color Crayons
FIVE Vision Maps
FOUR Calendars
THREE Joy Journals
TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

On the twelfth day of Christmas my friend Laura gave to me

TWELVE Magazines
ELEVEN Ephermera
TEN Box of Crayons
NINE Distress Stains
EIGHT Sticks of Glue
SEVEN Acrylic Paints
SIX Neo-Color Crayons
FIVE Vision Maps
FOUR Calendars
THREE Joy Journals
TWO Sharpie Markers
And a box of colored Post-it Notes

Want to see Laura’s Art Supplies? Here’s Laura talking about creating a Joy Journal:

Visit Laura’s Business Fusion Studio to unleash your business creative genius and find out what to do with all this fun stuff! www.businessfusionstudio.com

About Marnie Marcus

Marnie (Pehrson) Marcus is a best-selling author, marketing and social media consultant and product creation specialist who shows you how to transform your knowledge and expertise into books & digital products and create an online platform. Get a FREE 20-minute strategy session with Marnie here.