Hello again and welcome to my new blog. I will be doing my best to update on a weekly basis and share news, tips – many of which will be from catch-ups with fave suppliers and industry experts who’ll give their advice and ideas for helping to create a most wonderful day – i guarantee some ‘ah!’ moments and inspiration.
Planning a life event takes, time, financial commitment and lots of reading, lengthy sessions over social media sites – Pinterest, Insta, et al to see what’s trending in the event/wedding industry and as a source of inspiration especially if your day contains a lot of DIY. Colours, styles and themes for the ceremony and following reception, after party will pop up everywhere over the web and there are many awesome sites to zoom straight onto. I really love www.offbeatbride.com which is a global site featuring photos from real weddings, ceremonies and receptions. Their resources are fab and I routinely scroll through the poems and song suggestions which are updated frequently.
Just over the last week I was asked by a couple from overseas to help select the song choices, for something a little different to ‘A thousand years’ & ‘Celebration’ I found these two tunes which are just lovely especially if you are having live musicians – singer & guitarist or guitar/uke. Somewhere over the Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwo'le & Ani DiFranco, Way tight so many great tunes out there, find your faves and add them to your ceremony!
Wedding songs are usually featured for the bride’s arrival, procession, signing the register and then at the end of the ceremony, when the newlyweds walk down the aisle together and greeting family and friends. It’s nice to have a few songs on a playlist to play prior and after the ceremony, upbeat tunes for when group photos are taken straight after the ceremony which gets everyone grooving along and ready for the reception celebrations and fun.
'if music be the food of love, play on' Shakespeare.
Photo: Marcus & Zeynep's Turkish Banquet and dancing
Photo credit: Jazzy Photography