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Music Philosophy

June 16th, 2010 — 8:30pm

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Wedding Breakfast Music

March 3rd, 2010 — 9:21pm
Crossing off another item on the list, well sort of!  I think it’s going to be an ongoing job at least we’ve made a start..  I’ve left the play list up to Has to decide, he’s much better at picking songs than I am.  He created an amazing play list for our engagement party.  We didn’t have a DJ or band, we set up Has’ laptop and played it through my Uncle’s speakers.
We had so many compliments about the music played that night, he worked on getting the music just right for months, so it’s probably best he starts on the tunes now!
We’ve sorted out my aisle music, our first dance and a few other songs we want played during our wedding, I’m sure the music is something that we will be tweaking right up to the last minute but its nice to have a starting point.

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Phew!

December 9th, 2009 — 12:44pm

I can relax, I know longer have to worry about the X Factor winner singing Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing.

Thank goodness!!  The song is safe!

Maybe it was all those threatening emails I sent to Simon Cowell… joke!

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Ruined!

November 26th, 2009 — 7:56pm

I really hope it isn’t true but Simon Cowell has reportedly chosen Journey’s, Don’t Stop Believing for the X Factors winners song.

This.is.terrible!

I don’t watch X Factor because it annoys me but I did hear one of the contestants MURDER this song.  If they do sing it, then it’ll be ruined forever!

I’m annoyed because it’s a special song for us and I hate the idea that it’s going to be overplayed on pop radios and music channels, I don’t want to end up being sick of the song.

“The show boss’s second choice is said to be ‘The Climb’ from the ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’, which is reportedly favoured should Stacey Solomon be in line to win the competition.”

Go Stacey!

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Calico Skies

November 11th, 2009 — 9:55am
I would like to walk down the aisle to this.
Calico Skies – Paul McCartney

It was written that I would love you
From the moment I opened my eyes
And the morning when I first saw you
Gave me life under calico skies

I will hold you for as long as you like
I’ll hold you for the rest of my life

Always looking for ways to love you
Never failing to fight at your side
While the angels of love protect us
From the innermost secrets we hide

I’ll hold you for as long as you like
I’ll hold you for the rest of my life

Long live all of us crazy soldiers
Who were born under calico skies
May we never be called to handle
All the weapons of war we despise

I’ll hold you for as long as you like
I’ll hold you for the rest of my life
I’ll hold you for as long as you like
I’ll love you for the rest of my…
For the rest of my life

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Don’t Stop Believing

October 14th, 2009 — 12:03pm
Not only is this a fantastic song by an amazing band, but “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey is a special song to us and will definitely be played at our wedding!
I came across this made by a very talented blogger.
I want it!  Do you think she will make one for me? :)

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Just a small town girl, livin in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south detroit
He took the midnight train goin anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Don’t stop believin
Hold on to the feelin
Streetlight people

We were there!
Only 17 days to go :)

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Everlong

October 7th, 2009 — 3:11pm

Whilst on the subject of music for the wedding, this song will be our first dance song.

I’m not entirely sure how it became “Our Song” but it is.  I have very fond memories of the Foo Fighters playing this song live and Has wrapping his arms around me.  Especially when we saw them at The Joint.  A small venue at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas just days after he proposed.

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Hello
I’ve waited here for you
Everlong

Tonight
I throw myself into
And out of the red, out of her head she sang

Come down
And waste away with me
Down with me

Slow how
You wanted it to be
I’m over my head, out of her head she sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again

The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

Breathe out
So I could breathe you in
Hold you in

And now
I know you’ve always been
Out of your head, out of my head I sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again

The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

And I wonder
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again

The only thing I’ll ever ask of you
You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

24 more days to go :)

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Just Breathe

October 6th, 2009 — 1:24pm

I am completely in love with this song at the moment.

Has and I started to listen to Pearl Jam’s new album Backspacer before he left for India, of course we loved it but one song stood out a little more than the rest. One morning whilst driving into work a few days before he went Has mentioned how much he liked this song and how it would be nice to play as background music whilst everyone was seated waiting for me to arrive.

Since Has left all I’ve listened to is Backspacer and when this song comes on I always play it twice. I think it’s beautiful.

Just Breathe – Pearl Jam

Yes I understand that every life must end, aw huh,..
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, aw huh,..
I’m a lucky man to count on both hands
The ones I love,..

Some folks just have one,
Others they got none, aw huh,..

Stay with me,..
Let’s just breathe.

Practiced are my sins,
Never gonna let me win, aw huh,..
Under everything, just another human being, aw huh,..
Yeh, I don’t wanna hurt, there’s so much in this world
To make me bleed.

Stay with me,..
You’re all I see.

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn’t now I’m a fool you see,..
No one knows this more than me.
As I come clean.

I wonder everyday
as I look upon your face, aw huh,..
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take, aw huh,..
Nothing you would take,..
Everything you gave.

Did I say that I need you?
Oh, Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn’t now I’m a fool you see,..
No one know this more than me.
As I come clean.

Nothing you would take,..
everything you gave.
Hold me till I die,..
Meet you on the other side.

25 days to go :)

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Say Cheese!! … But no Macarena!

September 22nd, 2009 — 11:26am

Photographer

After the venue our next priority was the photographer, we wanted to make sure every special second of our day was captured by someone who had an eye for detail. Both Has and I like the reportage style of photography, we want our photos to be natural and not too posed. We feel these types of pictures always come out best as people are more relaxed.

We saw a few people who we were almost happy with, none of the companies we saw seemed to offer the right package. We wanted two photographers, a CD with all of our high resolution photos, a pre-engagement shoot and all in at the right price!

I’d found a website of a lady in Staffordshire whose photos I adored. Her prices weren’t on her website so I sent off for a brochure. It came with a DVD of photos she had taken at a recent wedding. We were all really impressed and decided to arrange a meeting with Deborah Stott. Deborah is everything Has and I wanted in a photographer. On the day we will have reportage style photography by 2 photographers, who will both be there from the moment we start getting ready right up to the evening to capture the first dance. We will also get a CD with all of our high resolution pictures and a pre engagement wedding shoot. Her work can be found at her website www.stottweddings.com/ and I am constantly checking her blog for any new weddings she’s photographed! stottweddings.blogspot.com

Music

Another important element of our wedding was the entertainment. We’d always said we wanted a live band. The idea of a cheesy DJ blasting out inappropriate tunes like “Young Hearts Run Free” or songs with their own dances like the “Macarena”, sent shivers down our spine! Don’t get us wrong a little bit of cheese is a good thing, but we’re talking about classic cheese like “God gave Rock ‘n Roll to you” by Kiss!

The Subterraneans had played at various family and friends weddings and knew Has’ brother Mos quite well from the days he used to book them to play at the Slug and Lettuce. The Subterraneans are now regulars at Birmingham’s Jam House and have had rather impressive slots at Glastonbury, the Ashes and the LG Arena. We are super excited about having them perform at our wedding we know no one will be stuck to their seats once they start playing!

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