Jul 092013
 

Have you ever wondered how brides and grooms choose wedding cake toppers? It is a great way  for couples to add a personal touch to their wedding cake.

Some popular choices are based on a favorite activity (video games, movies) or sport (baseball, football), while some are based on the bride or groom’s career (fireman, nurse). It also can be based on the overall wedding theme or can simply be a monogrammed initial of the couple’s last name.

Simply Bridal’s Blog has an infographic on some of the most popular Wedding Cake Toppers. Click image to view full size.

Top Wedding Cake Toppers INFOGRAPHIC, Wedding Cake, Wedding Style

 

Jul 022013
 

Wedding Planner to the Stars, Mindy Weiss, gives E! the scoop on what’s hot for 2013 celebrity weddings on E!online.

Celebrity Wedding Planner - Mindy Weiss dishes on the hottest wedding trends for 2013

Celebrity Wedding Planner – Mindy Weiss

A few of the highlights:

  1. Love and Protect
  2. Light Up
  3. Mix It Up
  4. Stun in Sleeves
  5. Give Back

Head on over to E!online to check out the video and article.

May 312013
 

TODAY has a very informative article covering one of the latest style trends in dress codes. Instead of the normal black tie or semi-formal attire, brides and grooms are requesting very specific wardrobe styles.

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings via Nico Events


Depending on the type of event, guests are being asked to dress in styles ranging from all white for a beach wedding, to bohemian chic for a rustic barn wedding, or the latest hot trend – the Gatsby era style for a high society wedding. Guests normally embrace this opportunity to feel like they are a part of the big day and get to play dress up.

So the next time you are invited to a wedding with a specific dress code request, go for it and enjoy the experience.

Apr 242013
 

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Apr 172013
 

Bride and Groom First Dance

Rachel Clare Photo

Here are the Top 50 Bride and Groom First Dance songs as of April 2013. This list is compiled from weddings across the USA and is updated every month and can be found in our Online Music Database.

What are you dancing to for your First Dance?

If you’re already married, what was your First Dance song?

# ARTIST SONG
1 Mraz, Jason I Won’t Give Up
2 James, Etta At Last
3 Paisley, Brad Then
4 Shelton, Blake God Gave Me You
5 Perri, Christina A Thousand Years
6 Lamontagne, Ray You Are The Best Thing
7 Rascal Flatts Bless The Broken Road
8 Train Marry Me
9 Hayes, Hunter Wanted
10 Lonestar Amazed
11 Adele Make You Feel My Love
12 Mcgraw, Tim My Best Friend
13 Presley, Elvis Can’t Help Falling In Love
14 Mraz, Jason & Colbie Caillat Lucky
15 Buble, Michael Everything
16 Johnson, Jack Better Together
17 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
18 Strait, George I Cross My Heart
19 Matthews Band, Dave You And Me
20 Aerosmith I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
21 Green, Al Let’s Stay Together
22 Chesney, Kenny Me And You
23 Clapton, Eric Wonderful Tonight
24 Sinatra, Frank The Way You Look Tonight
25 King, Ben E. Stand By Me
26 Urban, Keith Making Memories Of Us
27 Paisley, Brad She’s Everything
28 Adams, Bryan (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
29 Mcgraw, Tim With Faith Hill It’s Your Love
30 Buble, Michael Hold On
31 Urban, Keith Only You Can Love Me This Way
32 Young Band, Eli Crazy Girl
33 Mccain, Edwin I’ll Be
34 Morrison, Van Crazy Love
35 Bright Eyes First Day Of My Life
36 Jones, Norah Come Away With Me
37 Krauss, Alison When You Say Nothing At All
38 Mccain, Edwin I Could Not Ask For More
39 Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
40 Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
41 Lynch, Dustin Cowboys And Angels
42 Morrison, Van Someone Like You
43 Gray, David This Years Love
44 Journey Faithfully
45 Morrison, Van Into The Mystic
46 Armstrong, Louis What A Wonderful World
47 Big & Rich Lost In This Moment
48 John, Elton Your Song
49 Thompson Square Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
50 Newsong Duet With Natalie Grant When God Made You

 

Mar 252013
 

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since that magical performance of “Billie Jean” introducing “The Moonwalk”on Motown’s 25th Anniversary special.

I can still remember watching it on TV as a 13 year old kid who was raised in a musical household. With a father who was a multi-talented musician, singer, and songwriter, who played in a wedding band for many years, along with my older brothers and sisters musical influences, I was well versed in many genres and styles of music.

My earliest musical memories were of my sister Diane’s 8-track player that she had with “The Beatles” cartridge blairing away. Being the oldest of the bunch, she was the go-to person for what was happening in music, and not just what was on the radio either.

It was the “Off the Wall” album released in 1979 that she had that introduced me to Michael Jackson as a solo artist. With it playing in heavy rotation, I would first hear “Don’t Stop til You Get Enough“, “Rock With You“, and “Off the Wall“… all future Top 10 singles.

In 1982, the “Thriller” album came out around Christmas and was a must have for the holidays. “Billie Jean” was the second single released and the album just exploded. Followed by “Beat It” and “Thriller“, the album became and still remains the best selling album of all time. At that time, music videos became the biggest thing for the music industry. Those three videos were seen everywhere… on TV, in stores, at the mall, skating rinks, etc.

On March 25, 1983 I was watching Michael perform with his brothers, The Jackson 5, on the Motown special and thought that it was good. But then he uttered “Those were some good songs, I love those songs a lot. But I especially… like the new songs”. The beat from “Billie Jean” kicks in and he begins. I’m watching in disbelief as it comes to the part where he magically glides backwards across the stage… and the “Moonwalk” is born.

So, my brothers and I, along with the rest of the world, would try to figure out how he did it and practice it. Even today, there isn’t an event that I’m DJ-ing where I’m playing “Billie Jean” that somebody, whether they’re 7 or 70, is trying to do the “Moonwalk”.

Watch the full clip below of that memorable night via YouTube:

Feb 012013
 

Best Unknown Wedding Websites

HuffPost Weddings has 12 of the Top Wedding Sites you’ve never heard of. They include everything from Wedding Style, Destination Weddings, and Wedding Planning and Gifts for the Groom. There are also websites that you may not think of as wedding sites, but they can be put to good use to plan and organize your wedding.




A few of the Wedding Websites:

  1. The Stylish Dresser
  2. Jet Fete
  3. Guest Shots
  4. The Man Registry

See the slideshow here with all 12 of the Top Wedding Sites You’ve Never Heard Of.

Jan 242013
 

Complete Guide to Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Digby & Rose, known for Custom Wedding Invitations  +  Letterpress Printing & Design, has a great infographic with helpful info on Wedding Photography.



Some of the tips include:

  • Average cost of a wedding photographer
  • 10 questions to ask your photographer
  • 5 must have pictures for your wedding



The infographic also has a handy Wedding Photography Opportunity Checklist.

This is just a general guide so take the time to research and ask questions when interviewing potential wedding photographers.

Best of luck with your Wedding Photographer search!