I found this from http://offbeatbride.com/2008/12/colorful-rock-concert-wedding. Their wedding was held in an Arts Centre and had a rock concert, with the wedding taking place in the middle of the program. Things that added to the music concert theme included (1) the concert ticket like invitations, (2) getting the guests to turn up in their favourite concert t-shirt, (3) getting their favourite local bands to play, (4) wrist bands and guitar picks as favours and, (5) guitar guest book. More information can be found in the link above.
I am sure couples who are featuring music as a theme for their weddings will consider using their favourite musical instruments as subjects in their pre or actual wedding photos. There are several examples of couples who have used the piano as a photo subject, and I thought it will good to feature some interesting ones here.
(1) A Romantic Engagement Session with a Piano – in a Field
- Source: http://greenweddingshoes.com/a-romantic-engagement-session-with-a-piano-in-a-field/
- Remarks: I really like the engagement session photos featured in this link. I do wonder how the piano was transported to the field though. The piano does look very battered, but its aged look allowed the couple and photographer to experiment different takes on it.
(2) The Green Piano is Following Me
- Source: http://blog.cameroningalls.com/2007/10/green-piano-is-following-me.html
- Remarks: Green is not exactly an appealing colour to me, but it well used here, complementing the bride’s white gown and her bouquet.
(3) Not your Typical Piano
- Source: http://designcocktail.blogspot.com/2010/07/not-your-typical-piano.html
- Remarks: A couple with a turquoise colored piano. Although the couple is doing a very simple pose, the turquoise piano adds interest to the photo. The link also features other interestingly coloured pianos.
(4) Classy grand piano
- Source: http://www.furiousphotographersblog.com/2009/05/cancun-wedding-photography-mexico/
- Remarks: I rarely find interesting photos using the grand piano. This is one of the better ones I found so far.
Check out these pretty custom made bounded vintage sheet music guest books from elegantboundbykelly.blogspot.com! One can have one with a sheet music cover,
or try a yellowish score paper with lace ribbon option.
One can also opt of fabric cover types:
Actually, apart from their guest books, I also like their sheet music customised gift boxes. These could serve as inspirations for the ang pao boxes used in Chinese weddings. 🙂
To make a purchase of any of these book/box types, visit http://www.shop.elegantlyboundbooks.com/main.sc.
While searching for unique guest book ideas, I f0und two weddings that use the manuscript music book as their guest books.
(1) Chris’ and Tim’s Wedding from Martha Stewart’s Wedding.
(2) Anna’s and Jesse’s Wedding from thebump.com
It’s a simple yet interesting idea, but I wonder how would folks who are unfamiliar with music leger lines react to this ? Hm…
Having been to many Asian Chinese weddings throughout my life, I often found weddings in the United States and Europe more refreshing. It seems that couples there are more willing to add personal touches in their wedding, and make the celebrations unique and different. Many of such interesting ideas are featured in Love and Lavender, one of my favourite wedding feature websites. With regard to weddings that feature music materials, Love and Lavender has two such featured weddings:
(1) Music themed style wedding
Description: This is music theme styled wedding captured by Laura Murray. The set up is a garden wedding type, and the general colour scheme is grey and pink. Here are some featured images:
(2) Ben and Aileen’s Wedding.
Hope to see more ideas!