"Say Hey (I Love You)" by Michael Franti and Spearhead
Who will like it: Everyone
When to play it: The cocktail hour or between dinner courses
"You & Me" by Dave Matthews Band
Who will like it: The bride, the groom, and the rest of the lovebirds
When to play it: The first dance
"Only You Can Love Me This Way" by Keith Urban
Who will like it: The country-music lovers
When to play it: During the photo slideshow
"I Got a Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
Who will like it: Your guests who are ready to party
When to play it: As you make your reception entrance
"Never Had Nobody Like You" by M. Ward
Who will like it: The romantics and nostalgics
When to play it: The cake cutting
"My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson
Who will like it: Your best girlfriends (who think life would suck without you)
When to play it: During the bouquet toss
"Hey Soul Sister" by Train
Who will like it: All the couples
When to play it: As one of the first slow songs
"Down" by Jay Sean
Who will like it: The younger, dancing crowd -- single and taken
When to play it: Following a slow song to get everyone back on the dance floor
"Blame It (on the Alcohol)" by Jaime Foxx and T. Pain
Who will like it: Your guests who like to dance
When to play it: Late (when the older folks have made their exit)
"Everyday" by Vetiver
Who will like it: All the couples
When to play it: As the last slow song of the night Yeah, we know the video isn't romantic (it's a parody), but the song still is!
Photo by: Erin Johnson Photography
Photos by: Photogen-inc.com
A few weeks ago I ran across this wonderful post from Michigan Wedding Planner Jessica of Stella Event Design.. I thought this was the perfect read to repost. She hits it right on the head. We get a lot of calls wanting us to assist the couples in making their backyard dreams come true. I believe we do a lot of weddings in backyards because they are hard. Simply Put.. you really need to hire a professional planner when you are doing a backyard wedding. Not only to help you see all of the unforeseen issues (Parking, Bathrooms, Bugs, Lighting, etc) But also to be there on the day of the wedding to run to the store to get more ice if needed, pick up a generator, move tables and chairs around.. all of the little things that you take for granted when you are in a banquet facility.
I could go on and on about all of the issues we have encountered... wind, humidity, a swarm of bees, blown fuses, seven trips to the liquor store (yes, Seven....They liked to party!)
Here is what Jessica Wrote: The key to creating a tented wedding on your own property (or even a rented space), is keeping in mind all of the rental costs you are going to incur. While a tented wedding may seem like the budget-friendly option, let’s take a look at how the numbers break down in comparison to a local venue that has a flat $2800 rental fee:
I am not by any means saying you shouldn’t get married in a backyard or on a beautiful piece of family property—that can be a very meaningful and beautiful option for your wedding location—the thing you have to consider is if you are choosing that option only because it seems like the cheaper way to go. Because in most cases, bringing in all of those rental items will cost you much more than renting a venue (not to mention all of the extra work for you and your family), and that’s something you should realistically consider when choosing between a tented wedding on private property, versus a reception venue.
I love Etsy... Not just because I love to shop, but because it is a great new resource for all couples planning a wedding. The contributors take DIY to the next level. I have had lots of brides buy purses, cake toppers, veils and jewelry. Here are some of my favorite items and the stores you can find them!
Happy Anniversary to Shelby and Eric.. It feels like yesterday I was setting up your beautiful Turquoise and Red Wedding... and Congratulations on expanding your family!!
Photo Credit : Kelly Brown Weddings
I wanted to pass this great Album Information that I got from Ruth from Happily Ever After.
Perfectly sized at 8x8 featuring a smooth metallic finish on the cover* and fine art paper pages. Best of all they are produced locally and ready in just a few days! Want more info? Contact Ruth.
Oh and for the big question: How much do they cost? About half of what our regular album start at making them perfect for families, wedding party gifts, parents and portrait/ engagement session books. Let us design one for you!
*this album was designed with a photographic cover printed on metallic paper. Covers also available in leather & linen.
During this week of love I wanted to share with you my favorite romantic movies. I am a romantic at heart, so I love so many movies it is hard to narrow it down. But with a Valentines Day weekend....Its a good time to catch up on a few!
When Harry Met Sally
-"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with a person, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
If you need to find more inspirations for a love card, wedding vows or any other occasion here are a of my favorite sites:
Wedding Planner and Chair Covers
Reception Rental and Catering
Hair and Makeup
DJ and Lighting
Since I am such a big fan of love (and celebrating love) I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite things about LOVE......
Ohhhh the Kiss... one of my favorite parts our weddings..... Here are a few of my favorite Kisses throughout history and on the big screen....
Top Left : Life Magazine VJ-Day Kiss, Gone with the Wind, Sex and the City, Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville’ by Robert Doisneau, Cinderella, and a Kiss from Marilyn Monroe.