Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dinner Music

As my 2nd wedding anniversary rapidly approaches (it's coming up May 15th) I thought I would share a little bit about our wedding, since I wasn't blogging here at the time.
Puff likes to call it a "theme wedding" just because our save-the-dates were concert tickets and our invites looked like concert posters. Beyond that, there weren't really any musically inspired moments, other than the actual music. And trust me when I say that I put A LOT of effort and planning into the music. I have been to too many weddings where someone asked the DJ to play the song "Separate Ways" so there was a strict NO REQUESTS policy enforced. But I'm getting ahead of myself...
I wanted to focus today on the dinner portion of the wedding and the dinner music. I picked every song for the wedding, and this was our list during dinner...

Fallin' For You - Colbie Caillat
You're the Inspiration - Chicago
Hanging by a Moment - Lifehouse
She's Always a Woman - Billy Joel
Stand Here with Me - Creed
Hey There, Delilah - Plain White T's
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Faithfully - Journey
Falling In - Lifehouse
I Do - 98 Degrees
I'll Be There for You - Bon Jovi
Lifetime of Dreams - Journey
When I See You Smile - Bad English
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Photograph - Nickelback
Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden
(I don't think we got to the last 3 or 4 songs though.)
I will never forget the moment that 98 Degrees song came on and my entire table of high school girlfriends about dropped their forks and stared at me. Yup... I'm that cool.
Of course I had to assign tables (both my parents and Puff's are divorced) and instead of just doing basic numbers, I had signs made that sent each person to a destination. Dublin, Venice, Auckland, etc. It was a highlight when the DJ pronounced Prague incorrectly! (I totally just read that a certain royal wedding stole this idea from us too! They named their reception tables for their favorite travel destinations. Copycats.) And at each table, there were three framed photos of Puff and I during our dating years.

So, sticking with a travel "theme" instead of the aforementioned music "theme" I special ordered luggage tags to be both the favors and the guides to the seats. Yup... I'm still pretty proud of myself for that one. It was so Gail and Puff! And hey... OUR wedding should be reminiscent of US, right? I did love all those little details I came up with, even if I super hope I never have to plan a wedding ever again!

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