What is THE coolest thing you’ve ever seen at a wedding …

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

An amazingly sick 10 person Motown Band. I mean they were incredible and totally unforgettable. Seriously. Awesome.

But also seriously expensive…it never hurts to dream, though.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

During their first dance, my sister and her husband arranged for sparklers to go off all around the dance floor.  There were potted boxwoods surrounding the dancefloor, and the sparklers were tucked in them.  It was a surprise for everyone.  Afterwards, my dad ran up to my sister and asked, "Did you know that was going to happen?!?"  She had to tell him that he’d paid for that to happen!  The boxwoods’ containers were on wheels, so once that was over, they were wheeled away.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

A friend of mine had a slideshow of the bride and groom’s past and present video clips and pictures during the wedding. The last scene was them standing in Grand Central Train Station in New York city listening to a Motown group.  The slideshow abruptly cut off and the same Motown singers seen in the slideshow came out to sing on the dancefloor LIVE !!!  It was AMAZINNNGGGGGG !!!!!!!!  They also sang the couple into their first dance, so romantic !

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I like this post, I will be following it!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The reception was a couple of blocks down the road from the wedding site in a downtown district. The couple hired a high school jazz band, a juggler & dancers to parade the attendants down the street. It reminded me of being in New Orleans & it was really fun being ushered this way.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Fireworks! Seriously…

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’ve seen fireworks that were amazing, but I have to say that the most fun was this great band at the wedding that we just went to in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago. They were great and they did fun New Orleans kind of things like wave napkins, let everybody bang this big drum. Yay!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The bride and groom walking down the aisle together instead of the bride’s dad walking her down… they held hands and the music was so fun and upbeat… everyone was crying! Of course, that isn’t for everyone!

I’ve also seen something similar to what Grey56 said, except the couple had these big balloons on each corner of the dance floor and the balloons popped during the first dance and sent confetti everywhere!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

My friend wanted to incorporate her Hispanic roots into her wedding. So she had a mariachi band playing during their (picture perfect) outdoor ceremony! It was beautiful….

Post # 12
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Busy bee

A friend of mine had a solid ice bar at her cocktail hour.  They served vodka and caviar shots from little shot-glass-divets that had been carved into the ice.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I second the ice bar! We’re having an ice sculpture made like the one below (our monogram with limes) and serving a signature drink since we’re only serving beer and wine. This was people still have the option of a cocktail without having to pay for it.

 

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Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My cousin and his wife were long distance for about a year and he would play the guitar for her over the phone – love songs about missing each other.  He played guitar for his wife for their first dance and she just sat there and listened, crying.  We all were in tears after that.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Some of these are going to make me cry…

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