Friday, July 13, 2012

our wedding music

something that was a major deal to my husband and I was music when planning our wedding. we love music and enjoy a variety of different artists. we wanted something contemporary, fun, memorable and original. and it was important to have music that had meaning to us. we spent many date nights before we were married listening to music and talking. hoping to continue this through the years.  

i think we achieved what we were trying to with the music as we are still getting compliments on the music played at our actual ceremony. which I'm thankful for since out of everything i think it took the longest to decide and choose.

before everyone involved in the wedding started making their entrances I had three songs chosen that would be played right before the parents and grandparents came out . there were some other songs played pryor to these but these had to be

"bella's lullaby"- michael silverman

"the prayer"- celtic women

"main "feather" theme"- cincinnati pops orchestra

the next grouping of songs were played during the actual ceremony.

parents entered to- "all you need is love" by the vitamin string quartet

the groom, groomsmen and pastor entered to- "today" by joshua radin

the bridesmaids entered to-"marry me" by train

the brides entrance-"canon In d" by piano wedding masters

an acoustic song sung by my sister in law after the vows- "a thousand years" by christina perri 
(which was a-mazing)

communion song sung by my sister in law, again done acoustically-"revelation song" by kari jobe (has many remakes)

after the pronouncement and the recessional- "good Life" by one republic (cued to the chorus)

Then as people were dismissed-

"everybody"by ingrid michaelson

"beautiful bay" by u2

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

it's wednesday and it's all about shoes. not sure how i even came across these, as this is the first i have heard of this particular designer. but after looking through some if his collection he definitely has a knack for my design. these lovely aurora silk sandals by brian atwood are... well let's just say...eeeek!!

you can score these on net-a-porter for 50% off  right now making them only 1,720. and I am guessing if you can afford these you should be finding a knee length dress to change into after the nuptials to party like cinderella and show these fantasy shoes off. i am a fan for sure! the sparkles on the heel which are swarovski crystals and the white flowers are sure to make these shoes timeless and a great something borrowed for a daughters wedding! and if all of the above wasn't enough they also are adorned with brian atwood's signature.

a girl can dream right? what do you think?!

Monday, July 9, 2012

our wedding sign in...

i will be posting some details of our wedding day. we had an amazing day and i can't wait to share some of my favorite details.

the first one, how our guests signed in.
instead of the usual paper and pen book we wanted something we could display and look at often. i originally thought the thumb print tree but the rocks went better with the theme my mom chose which was a garden type look. plus we love the analogy building our marriage on the rock. so rocks it was and they were a huge hit and we enjoy them daily.

my mom put a large stone vessel by the entrance of the chapel and they wrote on a rock and then put it in the bird bath. i will hopefully have pics of those soon. here are pics of some of the rocks sitting on our mantle now. i need to get a bigger apothecary jar to house them all but i was too excited to wait any longer. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

patriotic pumps

 couldn't pass these up... they are beyond appropriate for this edition of wild about shoes wednesday! these pumps are great for today and they are only $1,050 (insert sarcasm). these priscilla stars and stripes heels by charlotte olympia are pretty cute...and although i would likely only wear then 2 or 3 days out of the year...i would wear them!