Need help choosing music for your wedding? Let #spotify help you...
Last week, one of the world's largest music streaming sites, Spotify, was launched in Australia. While it's most certainly not the first in its field, it has nestled itself in nicely with Facebook, Twitter and Tumblrto create a very user friendly data base of sings and playlists that can be shared with pals. Yay! We love sharing fun things.
A quick search of weddings on Spotify brought up literally hundreds of different playlists to suit a number of different tastses and weddings. My favourite was the Hipsters Guide to An Alternative Wedding which inspired my own little weddings playlist.
I'm not a huge fan of the stock-standard bridal fair, usually held in some sort of unwelcoming convention centre with starkly decorated stalls and cheesy branding so it was refreshing to head along to One Fine Day in Alexandria, Sydney today and be inspired with an alternative view to the typical white wedding.
The whole feel of the day was romantic, vintage-luxe with an emphasis on bespoke, homemade products and clever design.
One Fine Day as a whole definitely shares the tea-drinking, op-shopping aesthetic of Frankie Magazine and blends it nicely with the personalised Luxe of The Lane - which I htink is the new direction of weddings. Gone are the days of the stock-standard wedding in a function venue with a Senior for a marriage celebrant and a DJwho's travelled time from the 70s to keep your wedding groovy.
It's all about people's weddings actually reflecting who they are and how they live their day-to-day lives.
I know a couple who were recently married in Kangaroo Valley and the groom (as a carpenter) built each and every table for the guests on the day with the bride decorating each table individually. Such a personal and lovely way for your guests to really feel like you are letting them have a glimpse inside your relationship.
I've always thought that by the time you get around to proposing to your better half, you're pretty sure they're going to say yes. Why all the nerves?
After watching this I've realised it's no wonder guys in particular, feel immense pressure to propose in dramatic, scene-stealing ways.
A guy in the states takes proposals to a whole new level with a choreographed routine involving friends, family, a moving vehicle, dancing jews and even a marching band!
I can't wait to see what he has planned for the wedding!
Is it too much? Let Alexandra Weddings know what you think!
I'm in no way advocating a showy, public proposal, in fact, I feel the quiet private mometns are often the most romantic but it's such a lovely video and feels really authentic and personal to the couple.
For example, a girlfriend recently got engaged and her partner had planned the proposal six months prior but was certain he wanted to do it in a particular way. They were known to kayak together as a couple around the islands of Sydney Harbour and because he enjoyed that time together so much, he thought it would be an ideal way to propose... until his partner's workload increased so much that it was 6 months before she had time to go for a paddle!
Finally she had the time and he packaged up the amazing ring in a paper sandwich-bag from the local delicatessan. What a personal and divine way to ask the big question!
Oh, and they've both assured me it was definitely worth the wait!