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It’s always awesome to be part of a beautiful wedding day like Emily and Simon’s.
And it’s extra special when your Bride and Groom let you know how happy they were with their ceremony!
Thank you Mr and Mrs Rihari, it means a lot to me!

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Couple to marry after 70 years apart

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I saw this gorgeous story of true love conquering time and distance ages ago and meant to share with you before now, but better late than never as this lovely couple have found out after 70 years!

The soundtrack to your love story

Incorporating music into your wedding day is your chance to write a soundtrack to your love story!

I think this beautiful new Ed Sheeran ballad is going to be a popular choice this wedding season. It makes me teary eyed just thinking about it!

And can you imagine the Bride and Groom learning the routine from this video and performing it for their first dance??!!  (well, the easy parts anyway, unless you’re a professional dancer!) WOW!!!

Another idea is to use the lyrics from your favourite song and recite them as a Reading during your ceremony.

Music plays a big part in your wedding ceremony, as well as the reception. It conveys feelings that words alone cannot. It adds positive energy and atmosphere and can echo the words of the ceremony as well as your personalities.

Now we have iPods it makes things easy to DIY, and the traditional live music or djs are great. There are all kinds of live musicians available to hire for your big day and they will provide all the sound equipment.

If you are using an iPod think about a speaker system (and mic for your Celebrant is necessary) and remember to power up!  Having someone reliable to take charge of this is imperative.

You can set the scene following this guideline:

Before the Ceremony starts  |  Quiet, calming, loving music

Bride/Groom entrance  |  Romantic, sentimental music

During the Signing of the legal documents  |  A song that has special significance  – ‘your song’

Ceremony conclusion  |  Celebratory, grand finale song

Ideas for Wedding Readings

A reading can be a quotation, piece of poetry or prose, or even lyrics from your favourite song.

As long as it has special meaning to you or resonates with this amazing day, it will be a gorgeous addition to your wedding ceremony.

A family member, friend or your celebrant could recite this for you, or feel free to read something yourself.

Me and My Darling didn’t have this as a reading, but it was one of our songs while we were signing the register.

For other ideas click here.

Mirrors   Justin Timberlake

Aren’t you somethin’ to admire?
‘Cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror
And I can’t help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine

If you ever feel alone and
The glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I’m always
Parallel on the other side

‘Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass
I’ll be tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong
‘Cause I don’t wanna lose you now

I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me

The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one

‘Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me
Aren’t you somethin’, an original
‘Cause it doesn’t seem merely a sample

And I can’t help but stare, ‘cause
I see truth somewhere in your eyes
I can’t ever change without you

You reflect me, I love that about you
And if I could, I would look at us all the time
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow’s a mystery
I can see you lookin’ back at me
Keep your eyes on me
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me

The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me

And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
‘Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me
Girl you’re my reflection, all I see is you
My reflection, in everything I do
You are, you are the love of my life

Lucky in Love Wedding Advice

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I started blogging the Top 25 pieces of wedding advice from the HuffPost Weddings from Real Life couples. But I think it can be condensed down into some main tips which you’ll find really helpful to keep in mind. Of course, you don’t plan on your wedding planning being difficult at all – but that’s just life and it makes the end result of being married to the person you love all the more meaningful. Have a read of this Lucky in Love Wedding Advice:

Take your time.
Allow yourself as much time as possible so you have room for change.

Make it fun.
Keep a smile on your face & try not to be bridezilla.

Have faith.
In your vendors. Everything will unfold exactly how it should.

Expect the unexpected.
Whatever happens, happens & perfection isn’t real life.

Stay calm & carry on.
After the unexpected happens, laugh about it & move on.

Prioritise.
Don’t sweat the small stuff & take one thing at a time.

Please yourselves.
This is YOUR day – you can’t please everyone all of the time.

Make it a team effort.
Keep your partner involved & make the most of every offer of help.

Be present in each moment.
Enjoy each other & take it all in.

Remember what’s important.
LOVE.

Make lists.
Always work to a ‘to-do’ list – it’s really satisfying crossing things off when complete.

Keep it simple.
Try to simplify the process & don’t get caught up in minor details.

Be true.
Let your personal style shine.

Hire a co-ordinator.
If you can hire an event co-ordinator to ensure a seamless day.

Eat, drink & be merry.
Remember to enjoy yourselves & every aspect of the beautiful day you’ve created.

The main thing to remember is that your wedding, like love, doesn’t have to be ‘perfect’ as long as it is ‘true’.

If you want to read the indepth Top 25 Real Life Wedding Advice from HuffPost Weddings click here.

Marriage Advice from 1893

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“Take my advice and married be, Before you are over twenty-three.”

 

I’m loving the HuffPost Weddings at the moment – they posted this fabulous article…

It’s not uncommon that as we get older, friends and family start doling out advice for our future (sometimes hypothetical) marriages. “Find a man that makes you laugh,” they say, “Never go to bed angry,” and even the classic, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”

But back in the late 1800s, marriage advice for brides-to-be looked a lot different.

The following photos were posted to Reddit recently of a “wedding autograph book” from 1893. Inside, nineteenth century relatives of Agnes Nevin offer up their love advice — and while it’s unclear from the photos if Agnes was single, engaged, or soon-to-be married at the time, it’s clear matrimony was on everyone’s mind.