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Feb 2017

Wedding Music 101: DJ David Osborne of Sound Insight Productions

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When you first start planning your wedding, the venue, style, and other details (ahem.. the dress) often get top priority. The wedding music easily gets put off, or handed over for someone else to take care of. Regardless of whether you want to party ’til the break of dawn, or just get your favorite songs in, who you choose to deliver on your wedding day can make a pretty big impact on the overall experience. We reached out to the talented Mr. David Osborne, an experienced Wedding DJ based out of Athens, Georgia and Owner of Sound Insight Productions. He’s offered up some great advice to common questions that might pop up when planning your wedding music.

For starters, don’t be afraid to tell them what you want. As David puts it, “I want a couple’s input, style, and their passion for the event! I take it from there, and balance their requests with my ability to read the crowd and bring it all together.”

If you are a huge music buff, you might already have a large number of songs in mind that you want to hear at your reception, or perhaps you can’t think of any. Either one is okay! “I have some couples that request 100, while others request zero,” says David. “I always try my best to incorporate and honor requests and suggestions (I mean, it’s their wedding!) I do, however, give all couples 5 must-play songs, those are for those possibly unusual, but very sentimental, songs that are important to the couple and/or guests.”

David also points out it’s your wedding at the end of the day, and you can have whatever music you’d like, but keep in mind that your particular taste might not always equal crowd-pleasers. He suggests avoiding an abundance of only one style or non-danceable music. If you’re having trouble deciding what songs to go with, try thinking of those that are popular and well-known. “The common thread, across all crowds and styles, is familiarity. People love to dance to music they know and like. With clever and purposeful mixing, remixing, and programming, lesser known songs can definitely be worked in.”

All things to take into consideration when you think about your wedding day music. David’s one last bit of advice: “Don’t limit yourself TOO much. It’s perfectly fine to have restrictions on the music played, but you should allow your DJ some flexibility (if they’re a good DJ, they will respect the flexibility, not abuse it). Also, if you want people to dance, you and your new spouse have to get out there and dance as well!”

Visit Sound Insight Productions for more info on booking David for your wedding or event- We highly recommend him!!

Dec 2016

Crossing Cultures: Latin Wedding Ideas

Perhaps you’re a world traveler at heart looking to pay homage to alternative cultures or maybe you’re marrying someone with a different background. Whatever the case may be, there are endless ways to incorporate a foreign flare to give your wedding a one-of-a-kind twist. For instance, if you’re interested in incorporating a Latin American feel, there are so many diverse and vibrant countries that offer no shortage of inspiration. Getting to know the cultures of this region is a good place to start getting Latin wedding ideas.

One of the most notable aspects that sets the region apart would be their use of lively colors. You can apply your vibrant color palette to your  floral arrangements, fabric choices, centerpieces, etc. For example, to capture a Peruvian vibe, you can use a bright Incan fabric pattern as a table runner or as a shawl. If you want to create a Mexican theme, there are many traditional Mexican decorations from which to choose such as Talavera tiles, Otomi fabrics, and “Papel Picado” (pecked paper).

Choosing native floral arrangements and plants can be a more subtle way to give your wedding Latin flare. For instance, succulents are common in Mexico and can be used to enhance your theme. Using lush, tropical plants can create a tropical Brazilian atmosphere. 

For pictures and more Latin wedding ideas to help you plan cross-cultural wedding, check out our Pinterest board!

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Jun 2016

Publication by Wedding Lovely

Surprise! We have yet another publication — this time by Wedding Lovely! I helped coordinate a wedding photo shoot with some talented people! This wedding photoshoot was a lot of fun! ZoomWorks Photography captured the yummy and colorful popsicles by Hip Pops as well as the table decorations designed by me! Allison Cape of Lady Dale Letters created custom menus on each of the place setting which added for a nice detail on each of the place settings. And we can’t forget about the beautiful model in the wedding dress picked out from I Do I Do Bridal Boutique and of course the bold and elegant make up by Jeni Smith! I think we all enjoyed creating this photoshoot and getting published was the cherry on top!

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Thank you to Wedding Lovely for featuring our wedding photoshoot on your blog!

Happy planning!

 

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