This is the exact question my mom asked when I told her the wedding would be “country” themed. See, while Mr. Gingham and I like country music, no one else in our families really embraces it like we do (except maybe my brother – he’s always down for a little Tim McGraw). Most of our friends love it so that’s good because otherwise it would be Mr. G and I dancing by ourselves to our country band while our guests stare at us with confused looks on their faces. That would be weird. Anyway, I had to explain to my mom that while our wedding (more specifically the reception) would be “country” it would not be a “hoe-down.”
“But it’s in a barn,” was her response. Yes, good point. Our reception would be in a barn (just to clarify – as long as it doesn’t rain, we will be getting married outside right next to the barn with the food, band and dancing being inside the barn). “Maybe the guests could bring jeans that they could change into for dancing later?” she continued. “Um, no Mom, there will be no jeans, and no flannel shirts at our wedding.” This convo went on longer and eventually lead to a bit of a fight. She was just trying to understand what was going on in my head and I was frustrated because I felt like she was making fun of my ideas. Now, eventually everything got resolved and my mom in on board with the wedding plans…
Our little discussion did make me realize I should share some of the visions/inspirations I was having in my head for the post ceremony dancing. So to help you get a better idea of what I’m going for (in the way of overall atmosphere), I thought I’d share some video clips.
Hope Floats – (Video Source) I could not find the actual scene from the movie (Taylor Swift did not sing in it, someone just dubbed her song over this great clip) so focus on the images not the music. Don’t Sandra and Harry look like they’re having the best time ever??! I want that. I want to be having that much fun on my wedding night, dancing around in my wedding dress (probably with some cowboy boots on) and I want our guests to be having that much fun, too. I also understand that they all won’t know the 2-step, but we’re thinking about teaching everyone a line dance.
Billy Currington - People are Crazy (Video Source) – So, fast forward to the 3:00 minute mark in this music video. You’ll see a bunch of people in a bar – the ladies are dancing and singing along to the song. I LOVE this part of the video. I love that all those people in the bar are having the best time. Wouldn’t you want to be at this bar?
Hopefully these clips help you get a little bit of a better idea about where I’m going with all these plans. Sure, there is a lot more to tell about my colors, dresses, decorations etc., but hopefully this helps give you a better idea on the where some of my visions started from.
What about you? Are there any special movies, or examples that started your wedding vision?
- Portland, OR
- Creative Producer
- Wedding Date:
- September 2010
- The Barn at Neocoxie Creek