Just a little floral inspiration for you this lovely Thursday. This is another trend that I think is amazing: baby’s breath! So simple, but so lovely!
Do you love them too?
Hello friends. Remember a couple weeks ago when I was sharing some music tips over at The Charity Wedding? Well today, we have the pleasure of having the lovely Alicia here with us. If you have not checked out The Charity Wedding, you definitely should – find out how Alicia and her hubby put on a beautiful wedding and gave to charity at the same time! The blog is a great source of wedding inspiration.
Alicia and her husband did not have the easiest time selecting their music, (I’m sure some of you can relate!) and today she’s sharing with us a bit about that process and the choices they ended up making. Give her a warm welcome.
When it came to planning our wedding, music selection was one of the last things we did. Of all the planning elements, music just hovered over me. I knew I had to tackle the task but I didn’t want to. The thing was we love music, everything from oldies, to country, to pop songs. But we don’t know music, by that I mean we aren’t the type that can just pull out great songs and the people who sing them from the top of our heads nor did we have any must have options that made the list easy. To be honest, music selection over whelmed me. It would have been easier if I just didn’t care as then I could have told our DJ to just do his thing. But we did care, we wanted great music and we wanted truly meaningful songs for the big moments like walking down the aisle and our first dance. I spent a lot of time searching for options on the internet, but I felt like the options were cliché or just not us. Since music wasn’t really our thing, I decided it was best to look outside the box and get inspiration from areas of our life that we were more interested in. I started to think of things that Kyle and I like to do together and I also started to think of memories in general of my childhood or other aspects that would bring meaning to a song. Below are some of the songs we selected and why…
When all was said and done, we loved our song choices and while the song itself may have not held major meaning to our relationship, the reason behind the choices made the songs special to us. If you are in the same boat as we were, I’d encourage you to look for other areas of your life that bring you joy and find songs that represent that in some way. Who cares if a song has been used a thousand times or if no one has ever heard it, it is your wedding and as long as you like the song, that is all that matters.
Thanks so much for sharing with us Alicia!
Whenever I’m with my family I think about Mr. Someday a lot. How he will fit in with our bunch, whether he will get along with my brothers-in-law, whether my parents and sisters will love him as much as I do, whether my nieces and nephews will adjust to calling him “uncle” even though they’re getting older. I wonder a lot of things. So I thought I’d post about it. I actually have a list that I made on my personal blog about a year ago as a result of a writing workshop that I thought I’d share with you guys. The assignment of the workshop was to share 50 things that you look for in a potential partner/spouse. I remember enjoying myself as I brainstormed. Here is what I came up with:
1. He loves Jesus
Dear Mr. Someday,
Think you can measure up? I have faith that you can and will.
I had a great weekend with my family, in very hot Southern California. I hope all you East Coasters are safe and doing well!
I have a new series that I’m pretty excited about: song inspiration. Inspiration boards inspired by song lyrics! Although it’s August, I’m getting a bit wintery over here, because this is actually the song that gave me the idea: Favorite Things, from the Sound Of Music. Lyrics are below the board. It makes me feel warm and cozy and ready for winter! What do you think?
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
When the dog bites
If you think of any songs that would make a great inspiration board, let me know! I love a challenge. Happy Monday!
Hi guys! I’m in So. Cal. right now, basking in the sun, but I wanted to leave you with some good stuff before you head off for your weekend fun.
First up: ANNOUNCEMENT. Good news!!! We are keeping the contest for FREE Wedding Photography open for another month! We will continue to take entries until September 30th at 11:59 pm, Pacific time. We will announce the finalists Saturday, October 1st. Voting will take place until October 15th, and the winner will be announced Monday, October 17th. Thank you so much to those who have entered, and looking forward to more great entries!!
I will leave you with some of my recent favorites around the blogosphere.
Starting with… A ridiculously cute engagement shoot.
Not one but TWO fabulous posts on music sheet wedding details!
Spotted on No Impact Bride
Spotted on Capitol Romance
Love is: sitting on the porch in rocking chairs, playing a ukulele. (But seriously, this engagement shoot is amazing.)
Via Southern Aisle
Pastel rainbow palette. Perfection.
From (Where else?) The Perfect Palette
Now. Want to see a wedding in those colors? Of course you do.
Ok lovelies, that’s all for today. Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!