Happy Monday everyone! Today’s moment is just too cute – I mean who doesn’t want to pose with a sheep on their wedding day?The sheep says “Your bouquet looks so… delicious!”
Since we’re right smack in the middle of the summer, I thought I’d share some songs that remind me of summertime – and would be great options for the first dance at a summer wedding!
I’ll stop the world and melt with you (Let’s stop the world)
I wanna love you and treat you right
Is this love – is this love – is this love -
Whenever I’m alone with you
However far away, I will always love you
I may not always love you
God only knows what I’d be without you
As a river flows
Take my hand – take my whole life too,
Your Soundtrack = My response to brides asking for music help. If you would like help with music for your wedding day, contact me! I’d love to do what I can.
Today’s soundtrack is for Jenny. Here’s what Jenny had to say: “Hello! I want to start off by saying I love your blog!! I am currently planning my wedding and would love some help with music! We are getting married in Sonoma Wine Country. We are trying to do simple and classic, so our colors are black and white with touches of yellow for a little bit of fun. My dilemma lies in processional and recessional. I want to walk down the aisle to Train’s acoustic version of “Marry me”. I am toying with the idea of having the wedding party walk down the the same song that I will be walking down to simply because I love the song and my aisle isn’t very long so it wouldn’t play for very long. Also my mom found this song that she absolutely adores and things we should use as our first dance song. I like the song…just not for our first dance. Its Maroon 5′s cover of “Lovely Day.” Can you help me make this song happen?? As for our musical preferences we’re a little but all over the place. Some of my favorite bands/artists are Jamie Cullum, Wakey!Wakey!, Gavin Degraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Sarah Bareilles, and La Rocca, and I like a little bit of country. My fiancee is more of a MGMT, Van Morrison, Beastie Boys, Beatles, Counting Crows, Green Day, Tom Waits, Red Hot Chili Peppers kind of guy. Your help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much!”
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Happy to help, Jenny! Lovely Day is a great song. I actually think it could be a nice option for the processional! Other options could be the cake cutting, or the last dance of the night. I think that sometimes it is a good idea to combine the processional and bridal entrance using only one song, since you will not be able to use much of the song. Marry Me is such an appropriate song for a wedding, so it would work great for both! But in case you aren’t too excited about either of those ideas, I have some other song options for the processional. I also have a few song ideas for the recessional, and an extensive playlist (because I got carried away, as usual) for cocktail hour and/or dinner time. Hope it’s helpful!
Feist – 1234
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
Sara Bareilles – One Sweet Love
Well, as we speak (or… as you read) I am wrapping up my family camping adventures (one more day!) The last lovely guest post is from Sarah at A Paper Proposal. Sarah’s blog is full of gorgeous real weddings and TONS of ideas and inspiration for your day. Go check it out! (If you haven’t already.) Thanks for being here Sarah!
Hello! I’m Sarah, from the wedding blog, A Paper Proposal | Inspired Weddings, and I’m happy to be a guest here on Colleen’s fabulous blog today. I thought given the 4th of July holiday, I would have a little fun here with the new summer season! It’s no wonder the summer months are such a popular time for weddings, with all of the bright, fresh flowers, ice cold lemonade, frozen treats, dining and dancing beneath the stars. Here are some creative ideas for your next summer soiree!
1. A boldly colored bouquet of flowers is an absolutely must; maybe even in ombre! Erin Johnson Photography