Gershwin for Millennials

George Gershwin is one of the greatest American songwriters ever. His songs are still played at weddings to this day, and yet 3 out of 10 millennials have never heard of him. Gershwin lived and died in the early part of the 20th century. Songs have changed dramatically since that golden era. The Spanish National…

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one minute wedding toast

How many bad wedding toasts have you heard? Too many! Long toasts get boring fast, and frankly, most toasts ARE too long. It’s simply hard for an average Joe to pull off a scintillating toast that dazzles your guests. So what do you do? Keep it short by making a one minute wedding toast. The…

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language of love

What kind of person are you? You have a unique opportunity to express the essence of who you are during your wedding vows. These few minutes define the rest of your life. Consider them carefully. For inspiration, let’s soak in some beautiful expressions of the language of love found in literature. Shakespeare William Shakespeare expresses…

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movie soundtrack songs for wedding ceremonies

The cinema is a treasure trove of great music for soon-to-be married couples. Last week, we considered some of the most romantic music written by the legendary Italian composer, Ennio Morricone. This week, let’s broaden our scope and consider the best movie soundtrack songs for wedding ceremonies written by other great film composers. “The Feather…

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movie wedding songs

Movie soundtracks are the new classical music. Some of the most innovative movie composers around are masters of the symphonic idiom. Some great movie wedding songs have emerged from the movie genre that you might want to consider for your wedding ceremony. Let’s focus on a single master of the form, the great Italian composer,…

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pre-marriage counseling

What does the Mayo Clinic and the Catholic Church have in common? They both recommend pre-marriage counseling before you get married. If you’re not religious, keep reading because this applies to you, too. Even Psychology Today says pre-marriage counseling is beneficial: “Studies reveal that premarital counseling is an effective tool to use as you begin…

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wedding timeline

Every wedding is different. Most, though, share common elements, so planning a wedding timeline is pretty predictable. You should plan your wedding timeline accordingly. 12 months Budget Guest list Hire wedding planner Select venue Select caterer 11 months Color themes and design Hire the fun and memory maker vendors early, including the entertainment. Remember, popular…

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cake-cutting songs

The cake cutting ceremony at your wedding is significant. It’s the first act bride and groom do together as a married couple. Such an auspicious event demands a fabulous wedding cake-cutting song. Let me tell you, there are some greats one from which to choose! “How Sweet it Is (to be loved by you)” The…

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wedding cake smash up

The Romans left us with a terrible wedding tradition. Grooms would break a cake of wheat or barley over the bride’s head for good luck. Such aggressiveness! To this day, you still see grooms smashing cake into their lovely wives’ faces. How awful, as you can see below. The bride is bleeding. She’s upset, and…

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Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”

Spotify has Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” listed as number three on their list of top wedding songs. Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” comes in at number two, and Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” comes in at number one. Since we’ve already written about “Thinking Out Loud,” let’s focus on the other two songs. “Marry You” Mars co-wrote and…

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