Thursday, January 3, 2013

Incorporating our Personalities into the Wedding

As I've mentioned in a previous post, we are going with a peacock theme for our wedding.  Meaning that in terms of decor elements and color schemes, we are utilizing peacock colors and feathers as inspiration.  However a "peacock theme" isn't really indicative of us as a couple--after all, it's not like either of us breeds peacocks for a living or that we met over a shared love of peacocks LOL.

So with that distinction in mind, we wanted to make sure that some real aspects of our personalities and/or relationship are incorporated into the wedding itself.  As I've mentioned, FH and I share a passion for travel so the fact that we're hosting a destination wedding is 100% in line with our shared interests and is very "us".  I've also mentioned that we are totally obsessed with music, so it truly wouldn't be our wedding if music wasn't a main attraction (besides us of course)!  In addition to having a dance party that will go into the wee hours of the night (we have the DJ and reception room until 2am), I wanted to brainstorm other ways to subtly show our love of music.

Totally stealing this vinyl guestbook idea / Image via
I came across the above idea while browsing for ideas and thought it was absolutely perfect for us.  What we'll do is get some vinyl albums, print out labels of our favorite album covers to include in the middle and have guests give us their "autograph".  Being an inept DIY'er, I already found a few shops on Etsy that specialize in this which I'm pysched about.  I will also purchase frames for each vinyl (like the image above) so that after the wedding we can hang the signed albums in our home.  I'll make sure to have metallic pens (most likely gold since that's one of the wedding colors) and a sign next to the vinyls to ensure that guests know what to do.

Currently the hardest part is just narrowing down which album covers to use.  I'm guessing we'll need about 4 medium sized vinyls in order for guests to have enough room to sign (since we're expecting around 100 people, I'm thinking 25 signatures per vinyl should work).  FH and I love many bands, so I'm thinking of choosing 4 of the 5 album covers below--just not sure which ones since we love the bands equally;
Clockwise from top left / Arcade Fire Funeral, Bloc Party Silent Alarm, M.I.A. Kala, Radiohead In Rainbows, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones / Personal Album Covers
How are you and your fiance incorporating your personalities into your wedding?


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