One of the ways we are making our ceremony reflect us as a couple is by having a bluegrass band play! P is not a fan of string quartets, and as much as I love the image of a bride walking down to Canon in D, I love the idea of something more personal.
Bluegrass is a perfect choice for us because we first met and fell in love in North Carolina, and we used to listen to bluegrass music all the time when we lived there! Some of my best memories of North Carolina involve long Sunday drives where we would listen to the local NPR station play bluegrass. P lived in a big ole farmhouse then, and we used to have big bonfire parties where a couple of his friends would play the banjo and guitar. Ahhh, memories...
So far, the plan is to have the bluegrass band play all during the ceremony (while people are being seated, the processional, and the recessional) and also during the cocktail hour directly following the ceremony. If the weather is beautiful, that means they will be playing right on the lake, while we take pictures and our guests minge. Perfect.
Now I just need ideas for what songs they are going to play. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!