Music really is the food of love. From the bride’s entrance music to the first dance and the evening entertainment, music is a key part of a huge number of weddings. For some weddings, though, music takes even more of a front seat – whether you and your partner are musicians, whether you met through a love of music or whether music is a huge passion for both of you, there is plenty you can do to carry the musical theme right through your special day.
That’s exactly what happened here at Jack Entertainment, when Russ and I planned our big day. As we are both musicians, a musical theme seemed like the perfect choice – and we were amazed to discover just how many elements of our wedding day could be fitted around this theme in a tasteful and elegant way.
We began with the invitations: the first glimpse the guests will have into the theme of your wedding. We took our inspiration from an idea we’d seen on Etsy: the record inside an envelope “sleeve” set the tone for the day, and gave an indication as to our theme plans…as if our guests had any doubt!
The lovely Ruth at Ruth Springer Design is definitely worth bearing in mind if you are looking for wedding stationery with a unique design: with Ruth, anything is possible. She designed our table pictures and table plan, along with all of the name cards on the tables at our wedding breakfast: the black and white silhouettes of some of the world’s best-loved musicians stood out and certainly proved to be a talking point.
Adele Table Centre Piece
Music Themed Table Plan
Miles Davis Centre Piece
For a little contrast, we opted for a sheet music theme for our table menus, using this beautiful design from Etsy. These vintage-style cards are handmade from card and ribbon, and a perfect for those looking to carry their music theme throughout their wedding.
Wedding Menus – You can choose from a number of different coloured ribbons to match your colour theme for your Wedding.
Finally, even our confetti followed the same theme. Again from Etsy, this stunning butterfly-shaped confetti was truly one of a kind, having been hand-punched from a German sheet music book from 1895.
Vintage Butterfly Sheet Music Confetti (pictured in the centre)
These are just the options that we went for, of course – we’re not saying that you need to do the same! Others choose further elements to accentuate the music theme: instruments and music for guests to play, invitations that resemble concert tickets…even music-themed wedding cakes, such as the ones you’ll see here on Pinterest.
Of course, a music-themed wedding is not a music-themed wedding without great music…and the possibilities are endless. From live bands to DJs, from string quartets to choirs, you’re bound to find the perfect music choice to suit your personalities.
Korda String Quartet played at our Wedding in September 2011
If you want to make it even more special, having a close friend or family member involved in this part of the wedding can bring tears to many eyes. As The Soul Jacks, we have performed at weddings where we have been asked to accompany a guest who is keen to sing or play an instrument as a special gift for the happy couple. One memorable wedding last April involved the mother of the groom, who had spent a year learning to play sax in preparation for her son’s wedding: we joined her on stage to perform “All My Loving” by the Beatles.
Says the mum in question, “Seven years ago, my two sons and Sam bought me a saxophone for my birthday. I wanted an ornament but they bought a fully working sax! I promised them that one day I would get a tune out of it, and when Stuart announced to us 18 months ago that they were getting married, I knew the wedding would be the day.”
Here at Jack Entertainment, we offer a huge variety of acts that can ensure that you have a whole day of wedding music. From the ceremony and the drinks reception to the wedding breakfast and your evening entertainment, our acts are the perfect way to ensure that your music-themed wedding has entertainment to match the effort you’ve put in.
To find out more about our great wedding music ideas, take a look at our acts or contact us directly.