Things I Love | Rainbows

They’re kind of trendy right now. But I don’t care. Rainbows were like my favorite thing in childhood. Give me a box of crayons and I gave you a rainbow. I still love them. And I think rainbow weddings are the coolest.

Bride & Bridesmaids, Bridesmaid Makeup, Groomsmen, and Bridesmaid dresses: Green Wedding Shoes

Cake: Soul Pretty, Mason Jar: Emmaline Bride, Balloons: Juicy Bits, Fruit: Munch Fresh Foods

Have a colorful day!

Alicia @CharityWedding - August 5, 2011 - 1:09 am

I’m with you, trendy or not rainbows make me smile! Great round up!

Emma | EmmalineBride - August 5, 2011 - 6:08 am

What a beautiful, colorful round-up! I love the lanterns and that rainbow cake! Thanks for including us, too!

Elizabeth {Bridal Musings} - August 5, 2011 - 10:15 am

Ooooh I love rainbows too ~ gorgeous board!

Bree [capitolromance] - August 5, 2011 - 2:39 pm

like you said, it’s a totally popular theme right now – but … who cares?! it is a totally AWESOME theme too! the more rainbow explosion, the better! great post :)

More Garter Toss Songs

In addition to my personal favorite garter toss songs, here’s a pretty extensive list of other fun songs you can use. As I did in the favorites post, I warn you to use these songs at your own risk. Check the lyrics, and remember who your guests are, and decide what you want to go with. I’ll also say again, however, that this is the point in the wedding when everyone expects things to get a little crude.;)So it’s completely up to you.
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Some Guys Have All The Luck – Rod Stewart
Strip – Adam Ant
Legs – ZZ Top
Bad Boys (The Theme From “Cops”) – Inner Circle
Shameless – Billy Joel or Garth Brooks
Hot Mama – Trace Adkins
(I Wanna Be) Your Underwear – Bryan Adams
Beautiful Girls – Van Halen
My Love – Justin Timberlake
Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
Dirrty – Christina Aguilera
Stronger – Kanye West
Drop Dead Legs – Van Halen
Fins – Jimmy Buffet
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
Foxey Lady – Jimi Hendrix
Glory Box – Portishead
Hem Of Your Garment – Cake
Beep – The Pussycat Dolls
Hey Sexy Lady – Shaggy
The Way I Are – Timbaland
Honey Molasses – Jill Scott
Hot In Herre – Nelly
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Hot Legs – Rod Stewart
I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll) – Nick Lowe
Give It To Me – Timbaland Featuring Justin Timberlake  Nelly Furtado
I Touch Myself – Divinyls
Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra
I Wanna Be Bad – Willa Ford
I’m A Slave 4 U – Britney Spears
Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody – David Lee Roth
Lay Your Hands On Me – Bon Jovi
Sex Bomb – Tom Jones
Let’s Go All The Way – Sly Fox
Magic Man – Heart
Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland
Me So Horny – 2 Live Crew
No One Knows – Queen Of The Stone Age
Pretty Fly For A White Guy – Offspring
Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
Somebody’s Baby – Jackson Browne
Push It – Salt-N-Peppa
Real Good Man – Tim McGraw
Secret – Madonna
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Take It Off – The Donnas
Wild Thing – Tone-Loc
Joker – Steve Miller Band
Pink – Aerosmith
A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Turbo Lover – Judas Priest
Good Times – Chic
One, Two Step – Ciara Featuring Missy Elliot
Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals
Lose My Breath – Destiny’s Child
Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
Bad Girls – Donna Summer
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
Love Me Two Times – The Doors
Best Of My Love – The Emotions
Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
I Got My Mind Made Up (you Can Get It Girl) – Instant Funk
ABC – Jackson 5
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
Where The Party At – Jagged Edge
Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Rub You The Right Way – Johnny Gill
Jungle Boogie – Kool & The Gang
Love Me Do – The Beatles
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Too Legit To Quit – M.C. Hammer
Sex And Candy – Marcy Playground
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Physical – Olivia Newton-John
Having A Party – Sam Cooke
It’s Tricky – Run D.M.C.
Get Busy – Sean Paul
Thong Song – Sisqo
He’s The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
Who’s Your Daddy? – Toby Keith
I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Take It Off – Kiss
Feel free to share yours too!
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The Perfect Palette - August 2, 2011 - 9:47 pm

Loving this list of songs! We used “let’s get it on” by marvin gaye.

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss} - August 3, 2011 - 7:13 pm

I love this list! I want to make it a playlist on my Ipod just because ;-)

Nerice - August 24, 2011 - 3:30 am

I watned to spend a minute to thank you for this.

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Jake - November 3, 2012 - 12:10 am

Great list thanks!

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Saturday Song | Everyday

I just discovered this song and I love it. As a child I was obsessed with the Stand By Me soundtrack, so I fell in love with the original version, by Buddy Holly. Which I also highly recommend for your wedding. (During dinner perhaps, or even during the ceremony if you want to be super cool like that.) But Rogue Wave created a modern, dramatic version of the song. (It’s one of those songs that makes you feel like you are a character in a movie when you listen to it… am I the only person who thinks that about songs?) It would be an amazing first dance song, or if you’re really adventurous… wait for it… bridal entrance!! Hope you love it.

In case you weren’t around this week, here’s the haps:

Some link love on a Monday

I wore my bridesmaid dress! Find out what style I chose with your help!

While we’re on the topic of me being a bridesmaid, I featured Kevin & Kelsey’s wedding! (Which I was in)

I love crepes! Yummm

Something amazingly exciting is coming on Monday

Come back Monday when the surprise will be revealed!!!