Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bride & Groom Chair Labels

My latest obsession are the Bride/Groom Chair Labels. They are absolutely fabulous! They are so easy to make and create such an elegant touch. Here are some of my absolute favorite labels.

These Fabulous Wedding Props made by My Primitive Boutique can hang on the back of your chairs during your Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding. You can also bring them with you on your Honeymoon so you can hang them on your beach chair (Love it)!

You can even hang them in your home after the BIG DAY!! They would look great hanging above your towels in your bathroom or perhaps hanging from your bed posts!! How Romantic!!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Lulu's Black & White Inspiration

I love Black & White together for a Wedding (almost as much as navy blue and pink...my latest obsession). Here are some photos that we fell in love with.

Plush sofas and coffee tables were grouped together outside the ballroom to create multiple mini lounges.

Pinspot lighting drew attention to each table’s centerpiece. Hydrangea, garden roses, French lilac, and sweet pea were arranged in crystal square bowls and surrounded by votive candles. Photo courtesy of The Knot labels this as A Castle Wedding in Tarrytown, NY...Could it be the same Castle we got married in?

Jennifer’s seven bridesmaids can actually wear their dresses again! They were allowed to select any style they wanted as long as it was black. Yellow parasols added a pop of color and protected the girls from the very hot sun.

Guests took home black boxes filled with Koufeta—an Italian and Greek traditional wedding candy. Stephanie put the favors together with her mom and 93-year-old Greek grandmother, and sealed each box with a lime green ribbon and sticker with the couple's monogram.

Each bridesmaid donned a black strapless dress and had different bouquets of white blooms. The groomsmen wore pinstripe ties and floral and feather boutonnieres.

Though Alli didn’t change out of 
her Pronovias gown for the reception, she did switch her hairstyle -- and shoes. To match Jeff, she slipped on a pair of white Vans sneakers.

Ashli and her twin sister, Amber, created the black and ivory programs and program pockets. Rock created a personalized sticker for the cover, and they tied them to the guests’ chairs with black satin ribbon.

A Moroccan-Themed Wedding in New York City, NY
Peri and Marcus wanted the cake to look like Henna designs and match their stationary. The striking combination of dark brown detailing on rolled white fondant was complimented with red sugar roses on top.

You know we had to save the best for last...the dessert, lol. How gorgeous is this cake. All of these Black & White photos make me wish I chose these colors for my wedding...I see a "Renewing the Vows...Again" in our near future.

Hope these photos inspire some of your special events

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Top 90 Wedding Songs

Thanks to Bridal Guide, whether your taste is traditional, trendy or somewhere in between, they have published this great list of wedding songs to suit every style. Never heard that song? Just click on their link and you can hear a short clip =)

1. Water Music (Handel)
2. The Wedding Song (Paul Stookey)
3. Bitter Sweet Symphony (The Verve)
4. A Day Without Rain (Enya)
5. By Your Side (Sade)
6. Clocks (Coldplay)
7. Rainbow Connection (Sarah McLachlan)

Bridal Party Entrance
8. Canon in D (Pachelbel)
9. Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
10. Autumn (Vivaldi)
11. Café del Mar (Nalin & Kane)
12. Clair de Lune (Ocean’s Eleven)
13. Forrest Gump Suite (theme from the film)
14. Now We Are Free (Zimmer and Gerard)

Bride’s Entrance
15. Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
16. Hymne (Vangelis)
17. Flora’s Secret (Enya)
18. Trumpet Tune & Air (Purcell)
19. Fantasia On Greensleeves (English folk song)
20. You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)
21. The Prayer (Bocelli and Dion)

22. La Rejouissance (Handel)
23. Allegro Maestoso (Handel)
24. Spring (Vivaldi)
25. Is This Love (Bob Marley)
26. Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
27. Beautiful Day (U2)
28. All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)

Reception Music: Couple’s Entrance
29. Grand March from Aida (Verdi)
30. Love’s Theme (Barry White)
31. Pick Up the Pieces (Average White Band)
32. Chariots of Fire (Vangelis)
33. We Will Rock You (Queen)
34. Baba O’Reilly (The Who)
35. When I Get You Alone (Thicke)
36. Let’s Get It Started (Black Eyed Peas)
37. Crazy in Love (Beyoncé /Jay-Z)

First Dance Wedding Songs
38. At Last (Etta James)
39. This Will Be (Natalie Cole)
40. Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
41. All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
42. When I Fall in Love (Nat King Cole)
43. Crazy (Patsy Cline)
44. Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
45. Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
46. I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You(Elvis Presley)
47. Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
48. You’re Still the One (Shania Twain)
49. Come Away with Me (Norah Jones)
50. I Could Not Ask for More (Edwin McCain)
51. Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden)
52. I Love You (Sarah McLachlan)
53. Making Memories of Us (Keith Urban)

Father/Daughter Dance
54. Daddy’s Little Girl (Al Martino)
55. Thank Heaven for Little Girls (Maurice Chevalier)
56. Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
57. My Girl (The Temptations)
58. Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
59. Hero (Mariah Carey)
60. My Little Girl (Tim McGraw)
61. I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack)

Mother/Son Dance
62. What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
63. You Are My Sunshine (Bill Henderson)
64. You’re the Inspiration (Chicago)
65. Times of Your Life (Paul Anka)
66. In My Life (The Beatles)
67. Through the Years (Kenny Rogers)
68. Kind & Generous (Natalie Merchant)

Cake Cutting
69. Love & Marriage (Frank Sinatra)
70. Sugar Sugar (Archies)
71. How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
72. Lips Like Sugar (Echo & The Bunnymen)
73. Love You Madly (Cake)
74. Sweetest Thing (U2)

Bouquet Toss
75. She’s a Lady (Tom Jones)
76. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
77. Hollaback Girl (Gwen Stefani)
78. Hey Ladies (Beastie Boys)

Garter Toss
79. James Bond Theme
80. Bad Boys (Inner Circle)
81. I’m Too Sexy (Right Said Fred)
82. Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (Will Smith)

Last Dance Wedding Songs
83. Last Dance (Donna Summer)
84. New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
85. Almost Like Being in Love (Nat King Cole)
86. Happy Together (Buck Wild)
87. What a Wonderful World (Joey Ramone)
88. Good Riddance (Green Day)
89. Save the Last Dance for Me (Michael Bublé)
90. Closing Time (Semisonic)

This is a good reference but you should always use songs that have a special meaning to both you and your groom. Our wedding song was Selena's "Dreaming of You". We chose that song because that was our song in High School. Corney I know, but it's funny because going back to that point watching the movie and listening to that song we would have never thought that would be our wedding song, lol. Hope this list helps and we're glad we were able to pass along to you.

I hope you dance
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
- Lee Ann Womack

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