Your Wedding Music Style

Your wedding music style.  As with any wedding details, there is not right or wrong, just what is your preference.  But don’t forget the music.  Music creates great emotion in people.  I don’t think anyone would argue that.  Music can bring back sweet or sad memories.  There are songs that will bring tears to my eyes.  Other songs remind me of my youth and make me feel invincible once again!

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So don’t forget to include meaningful pieces of song into your wedding ceremony, not just your reception.  Above you see the empty church of St. Augustine, Glastonbury, Connecticut where my oldest daughter was married.  In the back, you see the choir loft.  Kathleen wanted a stringed ensemble.  I drew the line at that one.  I felt it was an extravagance.  Boy was I wrong.  Her generous mother-in-law saved the day and graciously gifted the kids with the music of their choice.  It was so beautiful.  I wish I had a picture of them, in fact I believe I do…but have not located it — yet…

Below, are Kathleen and Tyler’s programs from the wedding chronicling their music choices.  Did you know they didn’t recess to the wedding march, (even though the program lists it 🙂 ), but a song from “Star Wars”?  Had they not told me, I wouldn’t have known — very similar!

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Below is a…marimba!  I thought it was a plain old Xylophone, but it has deeper tones. It was played at a wedding I did this summer. The groom was quite proficient and wanted the beautiful music played at the wedding.  He asked a groomsmen to play and it was joyful and moving.

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marimba – Mary P. Karnes Photos

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Wow!  The above and below photos make it into my blog post two days in a row!  But they are being showcased today, not for the bride and groom, but to share the location of the gifted musicians who preformed at daughter Maggie and Robert’s wedding at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Glastonbury, Connecticut.  The organist is a professor at the University of Hartford, and the soloist, well, let’s just say she sang the “Ave Maria” more exquisitely that I’ve ever heard.  Did you know there is more than one version?  The one sung at the wedding was stirring and not at all mournful.  We all have my husband, father of the bride, to thank for finding her.  She made the ceremony complete.

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And don’t forget to choose those perfect songs for your reception to dance the night away to. Nothing gets a party started like good dance music.  Your take-away from this post – do your research and find just the right, meaningful music for YOUR special day.

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MORE Romantic Wedding Veil Photos

MORE Romantic Wedding Veil Photos … My most recent post about romantic wedding veils photos was well received, so I thought I’d showcase a few more.  The next two photos are from the photographer/artist, Hannah Colt.  If you click on the link under the first two photos, you’ll be taken to her website.

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Hannah Colt Photos – if you’re interested in her work, leave a moment here, and I’ll connect you, or check her out on Facebook – Hannah Rachael Colt

Hannah was the photographer at my oldest daughter, KK’s wedding.  Hannah is such a magician she even separated me from my iPhone for about 15 minutes.  A feat few have accomplished.  🙂 We couldn’t have been happier with her work.

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Hannah Colt Photos

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So what makes a photo a standout?  I think it’s the element of the ‘exceptional’.  Just take the photo above.  Few veils these days have such pattern.  The inclusion of the patterned lace work over this beautiful bride’s face adds the dimension of the exceptional.  And the flowered wreath barely visible underneath the veil, exquisite.

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A bride need not have a traditional veil to be romantic.  This netted 20’s era veil is the epitome of romance.  Her hair adds to the allure.

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Jewelry and headpieces can add to the overall drama of a bride’s ensemble.  I adore the above headband the bride is wearing.  Her veil is settled flat on her head, but the jeweled tiara adds the bridal “umpth” she is looking for.

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And don’t forget the back view of your veil.  Believe it or not, your guests may see more of your back than your front at your ceremony.  Remember to incorporate a look that is pleasing to both views.  This last photo is of my second daughter and her charming new husband walking back down the aisle as a newly married couple.  You can barely see the photographer in the aisle ahead of them.  But Patty Cloherty, the groom’s talented aunt, captured this beautiful shot.  One of my favorites.

Romantic Wedding Veil Photos

Have you given enough thought to Romantic Wedding Veil Photos? If not, you may wish to do so.  Veils define a bride.  One reason?  Women wear them one, maybe two times in their lifetime.  Once perhaps, if you’re Roman Catholic and have a First Holy Communion.  Then again if you’re a bride.

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Love the photo above.  You don’t have to show a bride’s face in a photo to have a beautiful shot.  In fact it just may be more romantic for her profile to be obscured.

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What about a photo with the bride and groom surrounded by a veil?  I admit I am rather fond of the bride and groom in a steamy pose inside the gauze.

If you choose to wear a veil, (not all brides do), give great care when choosing the fabric.  Yes, there is a difference.  I didn’t realize that when I got married.  If you’d like more information on wedding veil fabrics, click on the following link which will take you to a previous blog post on.  Veil Fabrics

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Hannah Colt Photos

Above, you see a photo of my oldest daughter in HER romantic veil photo.  Think a veil just blows like that naturally?  No… what you don’t see off camera, is my first son-in-law to the right of the photo who has flipped the veil in the wind and run off camera.  Yes, it’s a beautiful shot, and yes, Robert is a great guy.  😉

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Perhaps the above photo is my favorite of all the wedding veil photos.  Exquisite, isn’t it?

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And what are your thoughts about the photo above?  Is TOO much of her face obscured?  I don’t think so, but some might…

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Patty Cloherty photos

And a wedding veil post would not be complete without a picture of daughter number two above.  She is wearing her own veil, but MY headpiece…

The “Cutting” Wedding Cake

Ahhh, the cutting wedding cake …is the wave of the future?  Perhaps, for some.  For my daughters, the answer was no.  Both wanted the full-blown large traditional wedding cake.  Did we have a few extra desserts?  Yes, but the dessert focal point was the cake.  For the weddings I coordinated this summer, most brides chose to have only a “Cutting” Cake, and then SCRUMPTIOUS extra desserts.

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Love the cake above.  Not only would it be the perfect cake for a couple to partake in the traditional ceremonial cake cutting, but it makes for lovely photos also.

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Above, the “cutting” wedding cake from The Airport Hanger Wedding.  Click on the link, if you’d like to read about a truly unique wedding.  The additional desserts were plentiful, and I think the guests liked the variety.  But what about saving the top tier or a potion of your wedding cake for your first anniversary?  Tradition has it that a couple is to eat at least a bite of their wedding cake on their first anniversary.  If you’d like to freeze a portion of your cake, click on the following link, and read a previous blog post on how to do so.  How To Preserve Your Wedding Cake

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Another cute little cutting cake is pictured above.  Flowers are a good choice for a topper on these petite cakes.  More traditional toppers are designed for a full sized cake, and would dwarf the smaller version.  One of my favorite cakes of the smaller variety is pictured below.  A tiny cake need not be plain!

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Cupcakes anyone?  Lots of brides choose to have cupcakes instead of a traditional cake. Looks like the bride who picked the ‘cake’ below decided to incorporate both a cake AND cupcakes. Don’t think you’ll save a lot of money using this style.  Cupcakes can be VERY expensive.  Still interested in wedding cupcakes?  Click on the link, Wedding Cupcakes and read about them in a previous blog post.

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Defrosting the Top Of Your Wedding Cake