You Rock My World: A Music Inspired Wedding
One of my passions is music – it evokes memories, it creates a great mood, it brings me personal joy. So many wedding themes can come from music: a retro 50’s jukebox wedding, a 80’s cassette tape flashback, a classical surrender, or my favorite, good ‘ol fashioned rock ‘n roll. What ever your favorite is, if your passion is music or you’re a secret musician at heart (like me) a music inspired wedding may just be your perfect melody. I love how playing a certain song can bring you back to that first date, the first kiss, your first love or when you found the love of your life – from the moment you got engaged to every instance in between – music makes memories.
You’ll add touches of music to your wedding – from your walk down the aisle, to the first dance, to cutting your cake – each song you select will forever remind you of your day. You can incorporate these elements into your wedding from the very first instance, and every where in between – from the moment your guests receive their invitations to your decor, centerpieces – even your favors and wedding part gifts.
A compilation of the couple’s important wedding information, folded like a mini-accordion, with a reply postcard that could be detached via perforation and sent back to the couple, all packaged within their own “LP.”
Photo Credit: Maxim Photo Studio
Choose a music inspired venue. Concert halls, jazz clubs, music & arts buildings of local schools, museums dedicated to music, hotels with music themes, record stores, or just your favorite venue you could easily decorate with music inspired touches.
Photo via Julie Blanner
Records make interesting touches, you can use them as bases for centerpieces (below) or hang them from the ceiling for a visual touch over the dance floor (above).
Image via Poptastic Bride
These are easy DIY vinyl record bowls that you can make at home. Simple beads and candles lend an elegant touch and a unique piece of sculpture to your tables.
Photo via Intimate Weddings
Old records that have a special meaning can be used as a guest book – frame them and have your guests sign in ink for a lasting memory of your wedding you can display in your home
Music Place Cards, Credit Cheryl’s Journey
For the DIY bride, these place cards can be made with simple scrap booking supplies
Instead of the typical table numbers name your tables by famous recording artists, songs, or album titles.
Old 45s become unique wedding favor decorations and photo frames. Use them to frame a small picture in the middle and tie them to your favors.
Item & Photo by LesCreationsdAna via Etsy
These modern recycled vinyl record and aluminum pendant is beautiful geometric jewelry. This simple pendant would look stunning on your bridesmaids and makes a pretty bridesmaid gift that fits with your themes.
Cupcakes via The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Last but not least, these record inspired cupcakes are a sweet treat to wrap up your music inspired wedding.