02 February 2011

wedding wednesday

so after last week's poll, it seems like my readers {most of them!} are going to be a little disappointed to learn that we've hired a DJ, not a band.  bands seems to be a VERY southern thing, so i guess it's a little odd that we're not going that route.  but DJ's are less expensive, take up less space, and play the songs we want to hear the way they were originally recorded.  we want our first dance to actually be sung by otis redding, not a guy singing an otis redding song.  we want to shake our booties to br*itney spe*ars and wh*itney h*ouston, not a band trying to recreate our favorites.  we've both heard some wonderful wedding bands, but for us, a DJ was the obvious choice.

the last big thing for us me to decide on is a florist.  i'm meeting with several different florists in a few weeks.  i'm 99.9% sure that i want an all-white bouquet.  the look of bay leaf garlands is really growing {no pun intended} on me.  i'm thinking blue-ish bouquets for the bridesmaids. and i ADORE the idea of incorporating apples into our floral arrangements. here are some pictures i'm bringing with me for inspiration:

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so what do you think?


Preppy Girl Meets World said...

I am so glad you posted this! I was starting to feel like the only bride on the planet (or at least in the blogosphere) who had a DJ instead of a band. I have been to weddings that have had both and have had fun at both types of weddings. I wanted a band more and TLS wanted a DJ more. In the end, it was all about money. It was about a $5,000 savings for us to do a DJ instead of a band so we had to go with that!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I think I told you that I used a dj and loved him. He played exactly what we wanted and really got the vibe of our reception. I think you'll be happy with your choice.

Love an all white bouquet. Just looks so classic to me.

Fashion Momma said...

LOVE the big white peonies and the bluish purple hydrangeas! Gorgeous. I had a DJ. He was great. :)

Barefoot in the Park said...

LOVE the flowers, especially incorporating non-flowers into them (like the apples in the wreath) i added apples and artichokes...so beautiful!

eddieross said...

The most important thing is to remember this is your wedding! Do what makes you feel best, and I am sure everything will be perfect!

AlyBee said...

Hi there! I stumbled upon your blog from lemon and lavender giving you the stylish blogger award. I just love your ideas-apples? Never occurred to me, but so neat! :) And LOVE the peonies. Best of luck with your floral arrangements!