I’m actually rather excited about some progress that was made this weekend. I had Jonathon held captive on the treadmill and I grabbed my laptop and pinned him down to work on our ceremony music. And it’s done! Four months of trying to pick 3 songs has came to a head.
It’s going to sound strange, but we put so much thought into the music. We hadn’t heard the perfect song for the parents/grandparents, and rest of the bridal party to enter to… until a few weeks ago. There are many great songs that we considered (“Lullaby” by the Dixie Chicks, “Sunsets and Car Crashes” by the Spill Canvas and many others) but in the end we chose…. “1,2,3,4” by Plain White T’s.
Then, the entrance song for me was a bit more difficult. When I was younger I wanted it to be “Everything” by Lifehouse. However, while it is still a beautiful song… it’s not the right pick for us or this wedding. So, I picked a string quartet version of “Grand Theft Autumn” by Fall Out Boy. (PS. If you haven’t heard this and you love FOB… run to your nearest record store and listen to this.) It’s dramatic, significant to us, and beautiful.
Then, our exit song (by this time Jonathon was getting tired of listening to songs that were slow while trying to run) is “All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar.
Thus, we have picked our ceremony music. I have made a final (okay as final as it can be at this point in lieu of any new wonderful music I might hear) playlist for our prelude music.
Reception music is my next challenge. However, we have decided that during dinner various songs from Harry Potter soundtracks should be played. Thus, a magical evening will transpire. After dinner… who knows for now. And the after party… oh someone will ALWAYS take control of the ipod.