Wedding Ideas

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How Fair Is Thine Eyes - Before The First Piece Of Cake Is Thrown, Throw A New Tradition

How Fair Is Thine Eyes - Before The First Piece Of Cake Is Thrown, Throw A New Tradition

Tradition proclaims that during the wedding cocktail hour many a nuptial couple takes a slice of their wedding cake and then perceives to physically hurl it into their new husband or wife's face. Fascinating.
While I am an eclectic wedding cocktail hour guitarist of neuveau traditions I do see a different slice of shared tradition to give to my future love. If the wedding cake embodies the entirety of their love then its time to give that slice of love a new tradition.
Instead of a piece of cake shoved in my loves face I present this idea to the poetic couple; how about a poem or sonnet or even a short jotting down of ones irrevocable love accompanied ever so lightly by your wedding entertainer? It could be something additional to add outside of the normal wedding ceremony.
Accentuating a quiet proclamation of endearing love with a favorite musical theme of your love would fan the flames of the wedding celebrations. And it would encapsulate yet another wedding scrapbook page for the wedding couple. We could take it to another area of the senses.
Instead of face cake painting I present this to the visual couple, how about a creative short dramatization of each others love found. This visualization could then be created and presented on canvass or sculpture. Or, would a short skit or reenactment done in their favorite musical be appropriate? Absolutely. Perhaps it was at a musical or play or opera or even a club act where the couple meet. And perhaps there were memorable circumstances that moment that lead to the solidification of their future love.

Remember love holds no bounds. The more personal,  the more memorable; it will always be forever and displayed as that unique slice of love that would be truly welcomed in the eyes of thine love other than sugary face icing and wedding figurines.
Conveying how fair is thine loving eyes in a unique public act of romantic worship could be that moment that inspires and uplifts. We are not throwing away tradition, just adoring it with a new perspective from the heart.
Do you have a different special slice of cake you would like to put in front of the eyes of your loved one?
How fair is thine eyes beloved?

Johnny Gonzales - The Wedding Cocktail Hour Guitarist
Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, USA Wedding Guitarist

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

His Song, For Her in the Wedding Cocktail Hour

Nothing can replace the moment when the groom first meet his future bride to be.
But during the wedding cocktail hour, that moment can be relived with a song that he has specially chosen for her.
It is his song for his love. Something that has all the elements of her. A love ballad perhaps. Or some exotic musical instrumental that can only be attributed to everything she is.
And it will not only be that song for her, but it will also be a song that will always be for the two them.
If there is a special feeling about her that he wants to say but just cannot find the words this is your moment to express it.
Take her hand once again and create your fathomless love for her with a song from The Wedding Cocktail Hour Guitarist, Johnny Gonzales.
Johnny Gonzales -

Monday, September 21, 2015

That Once In A Lifetime Song For Your Parents During The Wedding Cocktail Hour

Before the Top 40 band and or your DJ gets the entire wedding out on the dance floor, does it seem like time in your wedding is going by fast? 

And maybe you wish you had a few moments to share with a loved one that has meant the world to you and your husband?

Could your parents be one of those special loved ones?

If so, then I would consider choosing a special song to be played during the wedding cocktail hour.

It could be aimed for that moment to cue you toward getting in the vacinity of your parents.

It then could be that moment to rekindle a special moment between your father and or your mother reminding you of all the wonderful things you wanted to tell your parents, like how much you love them and how much they mean to you.

A special song during the wedding cocktail hour dedicated to your mother or father could be that once in a lifetime moment with them that will last forever.

Your parents will always cherish that moment because you specifically set it aside for them on your wedding day.

Do you have a special way that you would want to honor your parents at your wedding?

Have you thought about dedicating a song to them or to other loved ones?

Johnny Gonzales -
Wedding Cocktail Hour Entertainment

Monday, September 14, 2015

Matching The Musical Decor of The Wedding Cocktail Hour

When you see the flower cup centerpiece on various wedding tables is it the actual color that sets the mood of the wedding?

Perhaps its the arrangement in tangent with other flowers that is suppose to evoke the bliss of love.
Are the aromas sweet enough or are the colors just matching the decor of the bridesmaid shoes?

Can there be too many blends that masks the wrong intentions for crossing nuptial thresholds?

When these questions start blotching the wedding cocktail hour just fill that last puzzle decor with a matching blend of live wedding music.

Let your wedding cocktail hour music stylistically, or poetically match your wedding decor.

The wedding cocktail hour should be a perfect flowerful cup of various melodious petals in a vase augmenting the bride and grooms symphonic love. Match the settings and the decor arrangements together with the right musical entertainer and then you will have the perfect wedding harmony.

There are many variables to use, for example, Roses Are Red; perhaps you can find some songs that have those sentiments. How about an unfrogettable romance that lead to the marriage? Then get some music like Nat King Cole's Unforgettable. Is there a huge honeymoon planned afterwards, then maybe Eddie Money's Two Tickets To Paradise.

When you get the right entertainer with your Wedding Cocktail Hour, then your guests will say, "What a lovely flowerful cup of music the wedding cocktail hour was."

Having trouble deciding which music is right for your wedding?

What are some of your suggestions for the wedding cocktail hour?

Johnny Gonzales Wedding Cocktail Hour Entertaiment -

Friday, September 11, 2015

Its Time To Face The Music: The 11 Most Common Mistakes When Choosing A Band, DJ or Musicians For Your Wedding AND How To Avoid Those Mistakes

If you have not read this, The Knot Texas (www.theknot/ ) Fall/Winter 2015, pg. 505-510 issue has a great article about the 11 common mistakes couples make when selecting live music.

In their article entitled "Face The Music" The Knot Texas gives a wide variety of sound advice.

Starting with the need for researching a band, DJ, and "even more magical "Ceremony Musicians, to other things such as: skipping a sound check, making it impossible for guests to hear each other and leaving out a Do Not Play List, The Knot Texas does a great job.

An added extra plus is at the end of the article in their "Music Contract Checklist."

This article is definetly worth a read for the bride and groom to be.

Do you have any other thoughts in hiring live music for weddings?

Johnny Gonzales,

Sunday, September 6, 2015

A Musical Remembrance For The Brides Wedding Scrapbook

After all of the wedding photos, flowers, napkins, and other personal items are put in your wedding scrapbook, what about the wedding music? Did you want to remember something special about any or all of your music for your wedding day?

When just a photo of your Wedding Guitarist, Pianist, Hillbilly Trio or bagpipe player won’t do, how about a recording of that special song? Today’s digital electronic possibilities can easily make this happen.

Most professional musicians have some kind of access to music recording equipment. To find out if this is possible simply ask your musician if they can record a full version of that special song and have them put it on CD. You can then easily place it into your wedding scrapbook. But, lets customize it some more.

How about adding some personal pictures of the bride and groom with that special song and then have it recorded as a DVD. This idea will always recall that special moment you and your betrothed walked down to the altar. And it still can easily be put into your wedding scrapbook.

If there is a must have in your wedding scrapbook make sure you save a place for that special song and then it will capture your once in a lifetime wedding music event.

Do you have a special way to remember your wedding music in your scrapbook?
Let me know.

- Johnny Gonzales