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Over on the Offbeat Bride Tribe, a member posted this question:
I’ve seen the posts about first dance and father-daughter dance songs that aren’t overdone and cheesy. But there’s another tune or two that haven’t been addressed yet… The overdone “party songs” that everyone knows, and that people (who may or may not be “too cool” for stuff, like myself) will always dance and sing along to. I’m talking about “YMCA,” “Celebration,” “The Chicken Dance,” “The Electric Slide,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” …add your own ad nauseum.
I hate them. I hate how embarrassing and overdone they are. I hate that they’re considered “wedding standards.” My fiancé understands, but believes that you must play them for the “older crowd” and because they’re “fun.”
My dilemma is this: I kind of agree with him. People usually have fun singing them and/or doing the dance because it’s easy and they know it. So I want a middle-of-the-road solution.
I’m on the hunt: What are some well-known, yet not-so-cheesy-and-”standard” songs that I can sub in for the usual wedding tunes?
The wedding dress is our main focus when we are out creating beautiful fashion pages for Bride magazine. Naturally we work hard to get the most stunning angles of the glorious gowns and help our reader visualize herself in the perfect frock.
Sometimes weather conditions are not quite so conducive to the ideal shot. I am sharing with you today simply amazing images (you can find the whole shoot in the current issue of Bride) that were captured in the most trying of conditions but somehow came out brilliantly!
Wendy Laurel Photography + the folks over at Pacific Weddings magazine are lucky enough to have the Maui beaches at their disposal when dreaming up beautiful shoots like this one. White sand, black rock, gentle waves rolling in… we can hardly imagine a more scenic natural backdrop. The theme for this shoot was “velvet and the beach.” When we think about the beach, we don’t normally think velvet—and that’s exactly what we love about it. Just add a touch of velvet ribbon, a tufted, regal-looking settee, and all of the sudden the beach feels less laidback and a little more dramatic.
With a destination wedding, you really get the best of both worlds. You get to soak up the local culture, but also bring your own traditions and aesthetic with you. Win, win! Nina + Peter are Norway natives, but they decided to tie the knot at her family’s summer home in Portugal. So while their style is perfectly Nordic—natural, simple, and minimalistic—they made sure to give all their guests a good taste of Portugal—serving Portuguese, food, wine, and even taking a little field trip to their favorite local beach the day before the wedding. Thanks to Piteira Photography for sharing the beautiful photos with us!
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Catherine + Michael knew from the beginning what they wanted for their wedding: good food, good wine, and good company. They also knew what they didn’t want: a cookie cutter wedding. So when they found The Riad something just clicked. Their ceremony took place in an art studio on the beachside property, complete with cement floors, paint all over the walls, and even a crazy looking chicken painted on the wall behind the altar. (They actually didn’t know the chicken was there when they booked the venue, but they just went with it…) It all made for some pretty memorable photos by A Bear A Deer And A Fox.
Win $ 1000 from Joielle and Black Lapel to outfit your bridal party! $ 500 from each store to apply to bridesmaids dresses, groomsmen wear, or anything offered on their sites. You can even use it for yourself and order a dress in ivory/white for a low-key bridal gown or a dapper suit for your groom.
Read on to hear how to enter such a dreamy giveaway, and check out a few examples of how utterly fabulous your wedding party can look outfitted by Joielle and Black Lapel.
Pantone recently announced the color of the year for 2014, Radiant Orchid. We can all agree this probably isn’t something we will hear the guys jump for joy about but fret not. We wanted to share a few ideas on how an entire bridal party can wear this hue for every season, including the groom + groomsmen. Bows-N-Ties just launched new ties for 2014 matching Watters and Donna Morgan’s bridesmaid dresses, so take a look at some of our picks and pin to win $ 250 gift certificate for your groomsmen!
Spring: Groom’s suit, knit tie, floral bridesmaid dress
Flower guide shot by Matt Haines Photography
Summer: Groom’s suit, madras tie, bridesmaid dress in chiffon | Floral wedding invitations designed by Julia’s Poppies shot by Red White and Green Photography
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