Sunday, October 25, 2015

7 Cocktail Hour Music Ideas For Your Harvest Romance Wedding Inspired From Stevenson

As the harvest yields up its fruit and the earth rejoices, so too do hearts yield up their love and the bride and groom rejoices.

Its the beginning of Fall and as everyone travels out and about there are pumpkins comforted here and there in their lounge of hay. Rainbow corn are starred above the wares of merchants. And the air is whisked with the smell of spiced scented apples and cinnamon; and somehow through all the crowds at the local shops and markets, everyone is sensing something magical in the air.

That magic can be found at the nearest wedding occurring this time of the year. Especially when the new love-hearts are in that celebration time known as the Wedding Cocktail Hour.

It is romance at its fullest.

And with the help of poet Robert Louis Stevenson and your Wedding Cocktail Hour Guitarist Johnny Gonzales its time to find inspiring and romantic wedding ideas.


I will make you brooches and toys for your delight

Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night.

I will make a palace fit for you and me,

Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.

I will make my kitchen, and you shall keep your room,

Where white flows the river and bright blows the broom,

And you shall wash your linen and keep your body white

In rainfall at morning and dewfall at night.

And this shall be for music when no one else is near,

The fine song for singing, the rare song to hear!

That only I remember, that only you admire,

Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

Mr. Stevenson captures a rare glimpse into the exquisite expression of romance. How can this be expressed musically? How can we create it in the wedding cocktail hour? Let us venture deeper into the poetic artistry of romance in the wedding celebration.

My first inspiration from Mr. Stevenson is from his thought “I will make brooches and toys for your delight.” When a gifting is created and bestowed upon a loved one it holds a very significant meaning. The same special significance is best musically expressed with an original song; perhaps even written by the spouse, or the wedding cocktail hour entertainer. This song could then be performed and accompanied by your wedding cocktail hour entertainer. Whether it is just a short playful song or some serious music to be played as background to spoken words, it will always be beloved and significant.

A second inspired music device comes from “bird-song at morning and star-shine at night” Yes, the love birds have their song. This is always that song that holds a special sensation, usually for both spouses, but especially for one. Whether it is a song from their childhood, or from the moment they first meet. They will always remember their bird-song in morning and star-shine at night.

A third Stevenson Romance device is inspired by “I will make a palace fit for you and me” A future home for a Queen. Yes, the bride is a Queen. And for every Queen she needs to know he has a special place for her to reign in. After all it could be a simple musical tune from a prince charming point of view or just a song with a King building the castle for his Queen. Sometimes the best scenic songs are from Broadway or other musicals, whether stage or the silver screen. Pick the musical expressive style that she will always remember as the Queen.

Robert L. Stevenson's fourth wedding inspired device is when he writes “I will make my kitchen and you shall keep your room” The builder and the designer, together forging their future is a great poetic alliteration to create from. A lyrical or music device can be songs with “we can build it together” or “this will be our house.” What a future their love is going build!

The fifth Stevenson inspiration is “And you shall wash your linen and keep your body white” Here we have her portrait of beauty with the compliment of her inner beauty. This theme is a song all its own and can only be described as her pure essence of light. Songs that allude to “how her light is a guide for my love” or “the purity of her love” is a wonderful music idea that can be retrieved from other songs.

Stevenson's sixth literary idea for the wedding cocktail hour is “And this shall be for music when no one else is near” Their love is melodic and intimate. It can be described as a private entry code where only the two of them make harmonious music. “You have the key to my heart” music themes and other personal themed songs are perfect for this poetic line.

And for the final seventh idea, it is “Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire” is expressed musically as our love is panoramic and fully warming. Just as a wide expanse of beautiful Fall tree colors can become breathtaking it can also warm each others spirit. Songs used here would be metaphoric ideas comparing depth and fire, or oceans and sun.

When romance and magic meet, it is in its natural domain in the October Harvest Fall Wedding.

What other October November romance wedding ideas do you have?

What are your October November favorites?

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