Archive for April, 2010

Musically Gifted

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Your groom has agreed to wear a suit or a tux, get his hair cut, and be at his best on your wedding day.  All the groomsmen, in fact, are cleaned, pressed, and polished.   To thank him for all that work, you want to give him something that fits his personality and which he can wear at the altar.

If he’s a musician or just really loves music, your fiance will appreciate cool cufflinks like these.

I’m sure you already guessed the second set with turntables are our favorite…maybe we’ll start wearing them to events!

cufflinks by dabbledesign

by Dabbledesign

cufflinks by Bellamodatist

by Bellamodaartist


cufflinks by tactiledesign

by Tactiledesign

Music Fan

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

You are planning summer nuptials, a wedding in hot climes, or maybe you simply are worried about your guests being overcome with emotion and in need of cooling down.  Both you and your fiancée love music, so much that you still collect vinyl and revere cover art.

There are tons of damaged album covers out there, all waiting to be used! A clever etsy seller, RadicalRecykes, has come up with paddle fans made of old school, up-cycled album covers! Your guests can keep cool and be cool using them during your sunny outdoor ceremony, and you are helping the environment by keeping unwanted album covers out of a landfill.

Music Fan Album Covers via Radical Recykes

images via RadicalRecykes

I Wanna Grow Old With You

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Robbie’s (Adam Sandler) crowning moment in the movie “The Wedding Singer” is when he hops on a plan to chase after Julia (played by Drew Barrymore).

Seated in first class with none other than Billy Idol,  Robbie quickly gains the support of everyone around him after they discover why he’s on the plane.  Moments later, after finding out Julia is aboard, he whips up one sweet proposal song, perfect for a quirky first dance or for your reception playlist, “I Wanna Grow Old With You”.

With the help of the first class guests and crew, he serenades Julia and, of course, everyone lives happily ever after.

For the Record

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

You and your fiance are planning a wedding, racking your brains for creative ways to invite your guests and share your love of music.  You’ve looked high and low for invitations, but haven’t quite found what you had in mind.

Take a look at these cool invitations by Ello There . They are  made with a mock record, come in a customizable record sleeve, and are a fun take on an old standard.  Whether you are planning your wedding or an event with a ’50s diner vibe, or you simply are  really into vintage style, these may be just what you are looking for!

Record invitation via Ellothere





Swing Dance in DC

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Jam Cellar DC

Located at the Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, DC, right across from Meridian Hill Park, The Jam Cellar holds its weekly swing dance party on Tuesday nights when two sets of Swing Dance and Lindy Hop classes are held.

For those of you brushing up on the skills you learned back when Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the movie “Swingers” came out, there’s an intermediate/advanced lesson.  For couples who want to work on their moves (especially in time for the wedding), there is a free 30-minute beginner class!

For more details, check out The Jam Cellar’s schedule or their YouTube channel to see what goes on at their Tuesday Night Dance Parties!

Say Anything…

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

When it comes to desperate, beautiful love songs, one movie transformed a song by Peter Gabriel into a cultural icon for a generation.  The film?  Say Anything….  The song?  “In Your Eyes”.  Who can forget the scene where John Cusack as Lloyd stands outside his girlfriend Diane’s house playing this on a classic ’80s boom box?

Now that song is a first dance classic, and the movie by Cameron Crowe is revered by many.

Say Anything… is filled with great tracks, from “Cult Of Personality” by Living Color and “Back in the Saddle” by Aerosmith to “Skankin’ to the Beat” by Fishbone.  Not necessarily wedding music, but definitely worth listening to!

Star Ceremony #2

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

“Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney* was Courtney Cox and David Arquette’s soundtrack as they prepared to take their vows.

Paul McCartney



It Takes Two

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Want your first dance to have a little sizzle? Passionate and beautiful to watch, Argentine Tango is also a lot of fun and a great way to get ready for your debut on the dance floor as a married couple. Even if you don’t want to do a choreographed dance routine, learning to tango will help you get down with style!

Glen Echo Park hosts tango workshops for beginners, taught by Flying Feet on Mondays from 7:30 – 8:30pm from April 5th-26th and July 12th – August 2nd.  The workshops are held at the Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, and it costs only $10 per person! For more information, call Flying Feet at 301-299-8728.

Remember this famous scene from “Scent of a Woman” when Al Pacino dances the tango?

Star Ceremony #1

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

To what song did Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher walk down the aisle during their ceremony?

The timeless classic “At Last” by Etta James.*

Etta James "At Last"