May 04, 2013

Married since May 4th 2013, and happy to offer wedding planning tips from experience!

Timeline, Music, & more

Ceremony 5:30 - 6:00

The seating

The prelude

                                Iron & Wine – The Trapeze Swinger

The processional

                                Bridesmaids - Iron & Wine – Boy With A Coin

                                Bride - Sigur Ros - Með Suð Í Eyrum

The readings

The vows

The rings

The kiss

The recessional

                                Iron & Wine – Lovesong of a Buzzard

Reception 6:00 - 11:00 

6:00 - 7:30 - jazz, cocktail, and hors d’ouevres hour & posed photographs at the same time 

7:30 - 8:30 - dinner & toasts with lo-fi indie music hour 

9:00 - first dance & daughter/father dance, mother/son dance

9:30 -  everyone dances to fanfarra with carnival dancers

9:30 - 10:00 - dancing with oldies, classic dance music 

10:00 - 10:30 - pie cutting, desserts, and bouquet hand off

10:30- 11:30 - dancing  


Music Playlists

Cocktail hour with Jazz:

  • Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Django Reinhardt, Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, Yann Tiersen, Ella Fitzgerald

First Dances:

  • Bride & Groom: old French song like La Javanaise by Beirut or Serge Gainsbourg, Air - Playground Love, The Penguins - Earth Angel, Conal Fowkes - Let's Do It (let's fall in love)
  • & Fanfarra by Sergio Mendes with carnival dancers
  • Bride & Father: perhaps If Not For You by Bob Dylan
  • Groom & Mother: 
Early Dancing
  • The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Cure, Bob Dylan, Siousxie and the Banshees, New Order

Dinner with indie:

  • Iron & Wine, Braids, The Swell Season, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Rilo Kiley, The Shins, Eisley, Feist, Lykke Li, Fleet Foxes, The Arcade Fire, Couer de Pirate, The Decemberists, Detektivbyran, Jose Gonzalez, Neutral Milk Hotel, Temper Trap, Wilco, Cat Power, Mumford & Sons

Late dancing

  • MGMT, MIA, Passion Pit, Phoenix, Yelle, Crystal Castles, Friendly Fires, Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Daft Punk, Justice, Goldfrapp, Wolf Parade, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Gorillaz, The Black Keys, Santogold
(2) Comments

i never had one..well planned.congrats

wow! This makes me feel so far behind on my music playlist!