Get Your Spook On!

Halloween celebrations are going absolutely ballistic this year! Whether it’s the result of the influence of various Twilight sagas, the recent release of the absolutely terrifying ‘Paranormal Activity 2’, or just a desire to go all out and party for the sake of it, we’re just happy for the excuse to dress up.

Luna Park

One Halloween party that promises to get it’s spook on like no other, is the Magique Halloween Circus at Luna Park’s Big Top. Featuring circus performers, magicians, live bands, DJ’s, burlesque shows, dancer crews (not to mention the rides, which are open till late AND discounted), this party is going to be absolutely insane. And of course, dressing up is compulsory. Seriously – no costume, no entry.

You can get your ticket HERE OR HERE.

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Polka Dot Bride Feature

We love Polka Dot Bride at Funkified Entertainment. A fantastic wedding blog filled with wonderful articles, engrossing
features, and just generally prettiness, it’s a great source of information and inspiration. Not only useful for brides-and-grooms-to-be, it’s also a great way for wedding suppliers to network and get tips of their own.

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So we were incredibly excited when we discovered that Polka Dot Bride had chosen us as the vendor of the week. We love being included as supplier on the blog, so to have a feature on Funkified is just awesome!

Click HERE to check out Polka Dot Bride for yourself:

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How to choose a processional song

Walking down the aisle towards your husband-to-be is a hugely significant part of your wedding day. To ensure that this once-in-a-lifetime moment is everything you want it to be, you have to consider your music selection carefully. Your processional song will act as the soundtrack to one of the most memorable occasions of your life, so it’s important to get it right!

Ella Jamieson

In selecting your processional song, it is important to consider the following:

  • Are you hiring live musicians to perform on the day? If so, check with the musicians that they are able to perform the particular song in the first place, as leaving it until the last minute may result in disappointment.
  • How fast is your chosen song? Remember that you do want to exude elegance and grace, so stick with songs with a slower tempo. Running up the aisle in your wedding dress won’t make for a great look!
  • How many members are in your bridal party? If you have a large entourage walking up the aisle on the day, make sure the song you have selected is long enough to last from the flower-girl’s first steps, right through until you have reached the alter. Walking up the aisle in silence, because the music finished thirty seconds too early, would feel a little under-whelming.
  • If have chosen a contemporary song to walk down the aisle to, check the lyrics first! So many songs out there are about a break-up – and that’s the last thing you want to be hearing!

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Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

There are several different paths you can take when it comes to selecting your processional music. The following are just some of the options out there:

 

CLASSICAL

If you have always dreamed of the classic, fairytale wedding, then classical music is probably the right choice. Elegant and timeless, classical music will set you up with a dramatic entrance that will tear at guests heartstrings.

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Popular classical wedding songs include:

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Wedding March – Wagner

Concerto for Two Violins, 2nd Mvt – Bach

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

Air on G – Bach

Flower Duet – Delibes

Ave Maria – Schubert

 

CONTEMPORARY

If you and your partner have a more relaxed approach towards the ceremony, then selecting a contemporary song to be performed as you walk down the aisle can be a great way to evoke your ideal atmosphere. The addition of lyrics is also a bonus as they can be used to express to how the two of you feel about one another.

Popular contemporary wedding sons include:

Marry Me – Train

My Only Hope – Mandy Moore

Lullaby – Dixie Chicks

Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

Here, There and Everywhere – The Beatles

From This Moment – Shania Twain

Gorecki – Lamb

Heaven (Slow Version) – DJ Sammy

Only Time – Enya

All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Better Together – Jack Johnson

 

JAZZ

If you want something a little different, that still oozes grace and sophistication, why not have a popular jazz standard performed? There is so much great jazz out there that you can use, and they won’t be as repetitive as some of the contemporary song options.

Popular jazz processional songs include:

Moon River – Mancini

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

At Last – Etta James

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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Have a look at THE USUAL SUSPECTS, SALT STRING QUARTET, and ELLIPSIS JAZZ on our website.