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Pictures are in from the wedding we were so happy to be a part of last year. Lyndsey, John and family had a picture perfect day and as you can see, a TON of fun! So much fun, that Lindsey's sorority sister, Sarah is marrying her best friend, Alex and have asked us to provide the musical landscape for their special day. 

 

If you are looking for a photographer, you should definitely consider HeatherChick Photography. She's professional, fun, and her work is absolutely brilliant. Her photo journalistic style is perfect for the modern couple. 

Top 10 Love Songs of All Time... Sorta, Kinda

Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and downs of being in love. This is our top list of wedding songs over the years. It's sonic proof that while musical fads and fashions will change with every generation, love -- and the songs inspired by it -- will never go out of style.

Endless Love - Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross

Producer Jon Peters and director Franco Zeffirelli asked Lionel Richie to compose an instrumental along the lines of the theme from "Love Story" for their movie starring Brooke Shields. When Zeffirelli changed his mind and asked Richie if he would add lyrics, the Motown star agreed to write some. Then Zeffirelli made one more request – to add a female singer, someone like Diana Ross.

I'll Make Love to You - Boys II Men

When the members of Boyz II Men first heard Babyface's composition "I'll Make Love to You," they were concerned about recording a song that was too similar to their previous hit, "End of the Road." Nathan Morris explains, "The record company talked us into doing it and thank God it worked."

I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

Houston's signature song was originally a No. 1 hit for the woman who composed the tune, Dolly Parton. Her version topped the Hot Country Songs chart in 1974 and again in 1982.

Vision of Love - Mariah Carey

Right after she was signed to Columbia, Carey wrote her debut single with Ben Margulies. She described the composition as being not so much a love song as a celebration of her life at the time.

Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

After viewing the film "Up Close and Personal," Diane Warren met with director Jon Avnet to talk about her vision of the song she was to compose for his movie. The next morning in her office, she recalls, "The chorus lyrically and musically wrote itself."

Can’t Help Falling in Love - UB40

 Elvis Presley's version peaked at No. 2 in 1962. Three decades later, UB40 was asked to remake the song for the soundtrack to "Honeymoon in Vegas." The producers passed over their version in favor of one by Bono of U2. The UB40 recording might have gone unreleased, but the music supervisor of another film, "Sliver," rescued the track from the Virgin vaults.

I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden

After producer Walter Afanasieff delivered the new Savage Garden album to Columbia, he was given a message to take back to the band: "It's an artistic masterpiece. But we want another 'Truly Madly Deeply.'" (the duo's first No. 1). A furious Darren Hayes went away for 10 minutes with bandmate Daniel Jones and came back with a completed song, "I Knew I Loved You" (the duo's second No. 1).

 I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner

There wasn't unanimous agreement among the members of Foreigner that this song would be a great single for the group. Lou Gramm thought it might do irreparable damage to their rock image and Rick Willis thought it was "fluffy." Mick Jones told Billboard the track was released "because it was coming out at Christmas and it had the right kind of mood."

Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston

Michael Masser and Linda Creed wrote this song for the film "The Greatest," a Muhammad Ali biopic. George Benson's soundtrack single peaked at No. 24 in 1977. Later, when Houston auditioned for Clive Davis, she performed the song, and then it became the B-side of her first Arista single, "You Give Good Love." Months later, radio airplay forced it out as the fifth single from Houston's debut album.

I Can’t Stop Loving You - Ray Charles

Back in 1958, Don Gibson wrote two songs one hot afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn. – "Oh Lonesome Me" and "I Can't Stop Loving You." Four years later, Charles only needed to hear the first two lines of the latter before deciding to record it for his album "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music."

5 Things a Wedding Guest Should Never Do

A wedding guest's only job is to show up at the ceremony and reception on time, smile and wish the happy couple well. You don't have to do anything else unless you've been specifically asked to participate in another way. However, there are a number of things you should never do at a wedding:

  1. Don't change into casual clothing halfway through the reception. This goes for children too. Yes, sometimes it's hot and sticky at an outside venue, but at the end of the day, you and your family will show up in the background of all the photos looking dressed for a picnic instead of a wedding reception. It's unfair to the bride and groom who've paid for expensive professional photography and gorgeous décor.

  2. Don't drink like you've never been to an open bar before. This is not spring break — it's the most important day of the bride and groom's life so far and you should behave appropriately.

  3. Don't steal the microphone if you haven't been asked to make a formal toast. Don't make your spontaneous karaoke debut to the obligatory Michael Jackson mix. And don't jump into family pictures where you clearly don't belong. The bride and groom will invite you to toast if they want you to, they'd have asked you to sing if they wanted to hear you, and they really do want some fantastic family photos without goofy unexplainable friends in them.

  4. Never assume you are invited to visit the bridal suite on the day of the wedding if you're not her mom or a member of the wedding party. Even if you are a good friend or family member, the space will start to get very tight (real or imagined) for the bride if too many people are there while she's getting ready. Just picture scenes from My Big Fat Greek Wedding if you don't understand. If the bride invites you, then you belong there.

  5. Do not criticize the décor, food, bridesmaid dresses or anything else about the wedding while you are at the wedding. Somebody will overhear you and be offended and repeat your unkind remark to the couple or one of their parents at some point down the road. Avoid the embarrassment of having to explain and apologize.

Dance with Best Wedding DJ in Boston

Wedding is the most significant event in one’s life. It is necessary to create a fun and entertaining atmosphere for raising the level of your wedding party. Recent research has proved that the success of the party is based upon the music as well as other sources of entertainment. It is very important to have a trendy DJ for a rocking and entertaining wedding party and making your wedding day the most precious one of your life.

There are different wedding styles and you need to arrange everything according to your desire for making your wedding perfect. Depending on the style of your wedding it is necessary to hire a DJ for enhancing the wedding environment. DJ is certainly a better and fantastic choice as compared to other musicians when it comes to weddings.

 

Tips for Hiring a Professional DJ

·      Check Experience

Check and hire a professional DJ with experience behind his or her back in order to get better results. Experience of playing for a particular theme would do wonders for your party.

·      Check Insurance

You must check and ensure that the DJ is fully insured before hiring. The service provider must have rights to play the related systems commercially. A DJ who does not have a insurance can lead your wedding towards risk.

·      Choose Wedding DJ

As there are many types of DJs out there, you must select an appropriate one for wedding. A perfect wedding DJ comes with all the related songs and music types.

·      Equipments

Check and ensure that the DJ processes all the trendy instruments and a DJ system. The equipments should be trustable. Chances of local equipments failing during the party are quite high.

It is not really difficult to get perfect DJ services in Boston and Cape Cod area. Renowned agency ‘Timeless Sounds Music’ is providing the quality DJ services to all. You also get a free demo of the service to check their potential before hiring. You can also check the DJ playing list. We are providing many interesting music and services related to different types of wedding such as Christian wedding, catholic wedding and many more.

Some of the other services related to wedding music on offer include modern wedding music and instrumental music among others. ‘Timeless Sounds Music’ has emerged as one of the best alternatives when it comes to best wedding DJ.

Tips for Choosing the Right Wedding Music Agency


Tips for Choosing the Right Wedding Music Agency

Music is an important aspect of any wedding party and plays a vital role in making the same a success. It is necessary to spend time on choosing the right band or wedding DJ for boosting up the excitement of your party. While the number of options to consider and chose from are many, a bit of research can help in opting for the right option in accordance to your preference and budget. Here are a few important tips that can help you in selecting the best music, band or DJ.

Tips for Choosing the Right Wedding Music Agency

·      Check the Theme of your Party

Before selecting a music agency, you must check the theme of your part. Do a bit of research and opt for one that suits your theme the most. You must ensure that the theme as well as music is accordance to the taste of the guests and that depends on quite a few factors including the age of guests as well as the place of wedding.

·      Try to find one Shop for all Services

Try to find an agency that offers all type of music, instruments and DJs. This will help you in saving some of your precious time.

·      Ask for a Demo

Do not choose anyone without understanding what they are capable of. You must ask for a demo to check their potential and confidence, which is important for the success of your party. Tell them clearly what you are looking for and ask if they would be able to offer it. Don’t hesitate in putting your views. It is necessary to talk about timing as wedding reception parties usually run late. You can find a few of our demos under the SOUNDS tab.

·      Clear all the Facts with Agency

Don’t hesitate when it comes to clearing all the related aspects.

One of the preferred names in Boston and Cape Cod when it comes to wedding music agencies is ‘Timeless Sounds Music.’ The company is providing all the services related to wedding music such as good DJ services, all types music such as wedding background music, wedding church music, Christian wedding music, catholic wedding music, modern wedding music and instrumental music among others. They are also providing trendy musicians for enhancing the standard of the party.

The agency has expert musicians who know the details related to the type of music that can make every moment like first dance, cake cutting time, father and daughter dance, reception entrance, recessional and processional moments among others unforgettable.

Importance of Music at Weddings

Importance of Music in Weddings

Wedding is probably the most important day in one’s life. It involves a lot of preparations related to decorations, food and music among others. Every aspect is important is making the day a memorable on and importance of any of the same cannot be ignored. When it comes to music, it plays a vital role in boosting up the mood and atmosphere. Experts of the field are of the view that the success of the wedding party is totally based on the atmosphere. A fun and lovely atmosphere can simply make the day memorable.

 

Benefits of Music in Weddings Parties

·      Entertaining Atmosphere

Recorded music or live music artists help a lot in creating great memories. Guests are able to interact with each other, while enjoying soft and entertaining wedding music.

·      Leaves Good Impression

Hiring a professional singer, musician, or a wedding DJ can help you in making a good impression among friends and guest. It can also lead to guests having a great time and hitting the dance floor. In addition, dance is one thing that is enjoyed by performers and viewers alike.

·      Cheers People to Stay

Music is a traditional way to encourage guests to stay for long in the party. The fun and entertaining atmosphere plays a vital part in making the guests stay for long and music is perhaps the best alternative to create such an environment.

There are many more benefits of having good music or DJ for your wedding party. However, despite the marked rise in demand in recent past, finding a great wedding music artist or DJ can be a little difficult. A few companies have come up in the recent past though and are known for their music services related to wedding parties.

The best way to opt for a service provider is to check all the related details and go through the related reviews as present online. One of the most sought after names in [ADD AREA] area is ‘Timeless Sounds Music.’

‘Timeless Sounds Music’

‘Timeless Sounds Music’ is offering many useful services related to wedding music. The company is providing wedding DJ services, modern wedding music, wedding processional music, catholic wedding music, wedding music band, Christian wedding music, wedding background music and traditional music among others. The company has helped many wedding couples in making their day a memorable one. The services are of best quality and fit the budget well.

Wedding Etiquette: 5 Rules to Keep and 5 to Toss

Weddings in today's society are rapidly changing. There really are no hard-and-fast rules for engaged couples nowadays, and in most regards, this makes planning and the day-of much more fun and relaxing. However, before you toss that Emily Post Etiquette book out with the trash, consider holding onto a few of those rules. Here are 5 to keep, and 5 to toss.

Weddings in today's society are rapidly changing. There really are no hard-and-fast rules for engaged couples nowadays, and in most regards, this makes planning and the day-of much more fun and relaxing. However, before you toss that Emily Post Etiquette book out with the trash, consider holding onto a few of those rules. Here are 5 to keep, and 5 to toss.

Rules to Keep

1. The actual wedding invitations shouldn't include any registry information. In the past (pre-2000), gift preferences were spread by word of mouth, originating from the Bride's mother or maid-of-honor. Guests would ask where the couple was registered (usually a local shop or department store) and necessities for the home were mailed or brought to the wedding. Nowadays, gift registries are a whole different ballgame. Couples are using registries to start a house fund, pay for a honeymoon or furnish a library. Regardless of what type of registry the couple would like to use (if at all), it should not be printed directly on the invitation — this can read as a "gift grab." Put your registry information on your wedding website or blog, or use the old-fashioned word of mouth method. Guests will want to find out where you are registered so that they can get you something that is useful. (Shower invitations can contain registry information). 

2. After you get all of those beautiful gifts,send out hand-written thank you notes. Nothing is worse for a wedding guest than not even knowing if the couple has received the gift, let alone if they enjoyed it. Thank you notes should be mailed within three months after the wedding — or, in my opinion, right away. The guests have taken the time to send a gift, and the couple should take the time to thank them properly. Oh, and don't mention that you exchanged or returned it!

3. Comments here and there about your upcoming wedding are fine, but don't go on about it at work or on social media if there are people who won't be invited. This is just common courtesy. Even though most people know that weddings are expensive and private events that are usually reserved for close friends, it can still sting to hear about an event that you are not going to be a part of. Be sensitive. 

4. If you're a guest, don't wear white, unless specifically told that it is fine. I know that this is a modern rule that lots of people think is fine to break. And it is — if the couple getting married says it's fine. I was even instructed to wear white as a maid-of-honor last year! However, not every person knows or believes in this rule. You might offend the older generation — or worse, the bride. 

5. Invite guests' significant others or offer a plus-one to out-of-town guests. It's hard to travel alone, and even if the out-of-town guest isn't attached, it's nice to have a friend with you. Offer them that choice as a courtesy. As for couples, it's a MUST to invite your friends' significant others, even if you don't like them. 

Rules to Toss

1. The bride's family pays. Nowadays, anything goes for footing the bill for the big day. Sometimes it's the couple themselves, other times it's the groom's parents, or the bride's parents, and sometimes there isn't even a bride! Only one thing to remember when deciding who pays — whoever pays gets a say in who is invited. 

2. Traditional wedding "activities." You know what I'm talking about — the bouquet toss, the garter toss, the money dance. You are under no obligation to perform these wedding hijinks. Also, don't force anyone to participate if you do decide to keep these events in your itinerary. 

3. Family members can't host the showers. Lots of couples getting married have members of their wedding party living all across the globe or can't afford to throw a shower, so sometimes it's necessary for family members who want their loved one to have a proper shower to throw one themselves! This goes for baby showers, too. 

4. The couple can't see each other before the wedding. Lots of couples live together before getting married, so unless they rent a hotel for the night before, most will inevitably bump into each other at some point the day of. Also, couples are taking advantage of the "first look" photo opportunity to get pictures out of the way before the ceremony. That way, they can enjoy the day with their guests instead of running off to take pictures. 

5. A wedding invitation consists of an inner and outer envelope, invitation, and response card. Wedding invitations are an artful expression of the engaged couple. We've seen invitations that range from interactive maps, to pressed vinyl, to silk-screened flyers. There are no rules anymore, as long as the guests have a way to find out information about the wedding and how to respond with a clear RSVP date, the more creative the better. 

 

Beautiful Off-Cape Option For Your Ocean Front Wedding Reception

White Cliffs Country Club 

White Cliffs Country Club sits atop a 175 foot cliff overlooking Cape Cod Bay offering breathtaking views of the ocean and beaches stretching from Plymouth, to the Cape Cod Canal and all the way Provincetown! They can accommodate up to 200 chairs at our gazebo surrounded by our award winning gardens on Cape Cod Bay.

Timeless Sounds Music was present for a number of different of weddings at White Cliffs and is familiar with the wonderful layout. Along with the layout of the golf course! 

The Knot Reveals Their Dream Wedding Couple

Their names are Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino. Last year, on April 15, 2013, the two were standing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon when a bomb exploded. Since that day, Rebekah has endured 15 surgeries and is still at risk for leg amputation. Pete lost 90 percent of his right Achilles tendon and suffered multiple broken bones in his ankle. Rebekah’s son, Noah, was also injured. Click the arrow to read more.

9 Alternate Processional Songs for Your Walk Down the Aisle

The ‘walking down the aisle’ music, otherwise known as processional or bridal entrance music, can be one of the hardest tracks to choose. Especially if you’re not a traditional ‘da da da daaaah…Here Comes The Bride’ (on the organ) kind of bride. There are so many things to consider when choosing your processional music. Do you want to make a grand entrance? Or perhaps you’d prefer a track that starts off slow but builds up to a crescendo? Do you want instrumental music? Or a song with meaningful lyrics? Decisions, decisions!

Well, that's what we're here for! Timeless Sounds can help with all wedding music, from procession to last dance and everything in between. Consider some of these elegant, different, timeless songs to walk down the aisle. 

Unexpected Cape Cod Outdoor Wedding Reception Ideas

With wedding season around the corner and New England continuing to get pounded by snow, many brides and grooms are thinking about outdoor wedding receptions for their upcoming nuptials. These are a few of our favorite unexpected elegant, different, and timeless Cape Cod wedding reception venues. 

Truro VineyardsThis is a perfect venue for a couple looking for that effortless California chic style. When the grapes are ripe, the vineyard is the perfect setting for a tented wedding for up to 200 people. The Barrel Room would be a perfect location for your rehearsal dinner or intimate wedding reception. Truro Vineyards doesn't serve food but your catering options are wide open and pairing courses with Truro Vineyard vino creates a unique Cape Cod experience.

Bourne FarmMost people associate Cape weddings with beachside ceremonies but off of the water there are some fantastic rural and rustic locations and Bourne Farm fits this description perfectly. If you desire a more country farm feel for your Cape Cod wedding venue this is the perfect place! Gently rolling hills of grass make a perfect backdrop for a large tent and the historic barn can be opened up and used as well.

Borsari Galleria This historic site turned art gallery is a great location for smaller weddings on the Cape. This intimate Dennis location can hold up to 75 people inside. The historic barn was completely renovated while maintaining its historic charm, including “The Icebox” room from the building’s slaughterhouse days. The colorful art collection, hung from floor to ceiling, provides built-in ambiance for smaller scale events. 

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Nauticus Marina- For brides that are looking for a touch of nautical chic but still want to have a beautifully tented affair, Nauticus Marina in Osterville is the perfect location for simple elegance. Nauticus is a privately owned reception site that fills up quickly each season but is always on the top of my list for clients. The meticulously maintained property holds tents for up to 200 guests and the unique view of the harbor lends itself to many tent layouts and configurations. There is a building on the property with great architectural detail and is often used for pre-reception cocktails.

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Historic Highfield Hall- If you are interested in architectural history, Highfield Hall in Falmouth is the ideal location for your wedding and reception. The landscaped grounds are breathtaking and the Queen Anne-style mansion is absolutely gorgeous. The property is unique for memorable weddings and the possibilities are truly endless. Whether you take advantage of the sprawling lawn for a tented reception and croquet or host a 50-60 person gathering in one of the restored function rooms, Highfield Hall is well worth checking out.

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