Archive | January, 2014

“tunes”day: ‘i choose you’

28 Jan


oh sara bareilles how i adore thee and every song you sing. on the latest album there’s a song called ‘i choose you’. it’s a bit synthy in beat but the sentiment is still raw. check out this live version in the video, which is stripped down and pretty perfect for a first song option. and then go buy every song of hers on itunes and thank me for it later.


“tunes”day: ‘this must be the place (naive melody)’

21 Jan


oh, new wave isn’t the first genre that comes to mind when thinking of potential first dance songs? not sure why not. well at least in the case of talking heads’ ‘this must be the place (naive melody)’. i like the idea of this song at a destination wedding in a tropical location, guests surrounding the dance floor, palm trees and salty sea air surrounding them. everyone humming it through the day-after brunch and far beyond, because it’s just the kind of song that gets stuck in your head and you don’t seem to mind.

just my type

17 Jan

i find inspiration all over. and when it comes to paper goods, some of the best inspiration comes from old letterhead. that’s why i love the site letterheady, which culls notable stationery from the desks of famous people and places.

another site i can’t seem to get enough is art of the menu. aside from making me hungry, perusing the site gives me lots of great ideas for invitations, menus, and anything else i could design.

for more illustrative type i pop over to friend’s of type. those folks are pretty talented.

one of my other favorite spots to find type and design inspiration is none other than the liquor store. have you spent any time really looking at liquor labels? some of them are really, really special. if you pop into the right store it’s almost the equivalent of a little art gallery. plus, you can drink the inspiration and contemplate signature cocktails for the big day. double whammy.

“tunes”day: ‘let my love open the door’

14 Jan


in my book, there’s a direct correlation to my favorite moves and how much i love their soundtracks. one such flick i really enjoy is ‘dan in real life’ and the soundtrack that’s performed nearly entirely by sondre lerche is also a keeper. in particular, his cover of pete townsend’s ‘e. cola mix’ version of ‘let my life open the door’. not that i don’t love steve carrell’s rendition in the actual film, it’s just that sondre’s is just so very spot on–and versatile for a ceremony (even a reading!) or first dance song.

“tunes”day: ‘everlong (acoustic)’

7 Jan


my dear friend tied the knot back late last year. a beautiful destination wedding across the board. but of course, one of my favorite details was the music. one big stand out? the acoustic rendition of foo fighter’s ‘everlong’ performed live by a vocalist and guitarist. it hadn’t crossed my mind to have this song for a first dance, but after being lucky enough to hear the sound check earlier in the day, i knew it’d be perfect. and it was.