The big day is about 8 months away and most of the details are taken care of. We have the photographer (a good friend of ours), minister (my grandpa), the venue, the everything-in-one caterer/decor master/florist/cake baker/coordinator/bar folk and the band (The Eggmen!). So for the most part, everything is taken care of. Well, at least the big things.
And now we play the waiting game…Aah! The waiting game sucks, let’s play Hungry Hungry Hippos!
So since figuring out all those details (which consisted of a wonderful meeting with the following exchanges: Coordinator: “How about this?” Me: “Great!” Coordinator: “Ohh or maybe this?” Me: “Even better!” Coordinator: “Any preference for this?” “Nope!” Coordinator: “What if we had this” “Sounds perfect!”) I have come to find there are things we still need to think about.
I’ve also found there are something I am a little more picky about. Namely (and not surprisingly) the music. Music is a big part of both mine and Will’s life. This epic day will need an epic soundtrack. And, regarding the reception, I have total faith that the Eggmen will do a fabulous job at doing what they do best. However, I do have some requests of my own that go beyond reception. I want some music themes throughout the wedding. I’ve worn my musical heart on my sleeve since birth, I’m not quitting on my wedding day.
So here is a list of ‘dream things’ I want to make a wedding a little more rock ‘n roll:
- Get ready in a button down Led Zeppelin shirt. I’ve never seen a Led Zeppelin wedding, but this is probably as close as I’ll get. A bride (from what I have read) needs to get ready in a button down shirt as to not mess up the make up or hair when applying make up, doing hair and when transferring to the wedding dress. You don’t want to pull a t-shirt above your head, so you get a button down shirt to easily button off and remove. And as I’m getting ready, no doubt our photographer will be snapping away. What do I want branded on my back and chest when I am getting ready for ‘the big day’?
Nothing says ‘Anti-Bridezilla’ than a Led Zeppelin button down shirt. With all four symbols from their ‘IV’ symbols album. For some reason the combination of being a delicate bride and wearing this totally intregues me and comforts me into thinking I won’t lose myself into what people say the day is ‘supposed’ to be–an excuse for a woman to act like a selfish bitch.
2. Wearing a beautiful pair of blue Heritage Boots — I am a Texan. Even more so, a born and raised Austinite. And I love boots. My dad has worn them most of his adult life, and as a woman they are the perfect combination of dressy, a nice heel and being flat and comfortable. You can be rough in them, or they can be a beautiful and classy touch. Love it! I found these from an Austin based company, Heritage Boots:
These are very cute and I like the traditional boot look with the blue, white and brown vines and the white heart. Plus with boots like these, I could wear them whenever and they would remind me of my wedding day every time I wore them. Awww.
3. Playing with the band. Okay, I know I said I wouldn’t pull out the “It’s My Day” Card but I think I’m gonna with this. Look — I’m getting ready to play in a Police cover band (pending I pass the audition. I’d be Sting!), I know how to play the bass and sing, and one song is all I ask from the Eggmen. I’m quite sure this might be a first for a lot of folks and playing with skilled musicians is ALWAYS on my list of ‘must-dos’. How bad ass would it be for a bride to get up on stage and play “Rock and Roll” by Led Zeppelin, or “Back in the USSR” by the Beatles? Very, that’s how bad ass. And I’m paying for the band. Suck it. (Actually I will need to call a band meeting, which will also entail the set wish list to be discussed…)
4. Getting ready to a rockin’ soundtrack. Along with getting ready in a Led Zeppelin shirt, the music must be good when putting on make up. I’m looking for Foo Fighters, Zep, The Who, The Police, Joan Jett, The Pretenders, Heart and of course The Beatles. I want to feel so confident and beautiful when I walk down the aisle.
5. Musical touches throughout I found this bracelet and thought it was perfect to wear on the big day. It is handmade, and I can add the wedding date and change the heart to a purple jewel.
Very nice. It’s a cute touch that is personalized. Or this for my bridesmaids and myself:
The songs on the bracelet include ‘Blackbird’ (the song I’m walking down the aisle to), ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’, ‘Across the Universe’ (the song I want the parties to walk down the aisle to), ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ and 16 more. It’s very cute. And appropriate.
Other than that, you got me. I’m sure things will come up later and I’ll see something I really like, but for now, these are my dream requests for a rockin’ wedding. But then again, I’m marrying a pretty rockin’ dude, so even if the details don’t pan out, the wedding will still rock!