Funky Wedding Ideas & Inspiration

Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros for your wedding march

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010 in Indie Wedding Music | 0 comments

I just love the ethereal and dreamy quality of Icelandic band Sigur Ros’ music. (If you’re not familiar with them, Gobbledigook from their fifth album is a good place to start.)

Some months ago, I was listening to a randomly-generated iTunes playlist on my computer when up came a track that was buried in the depths of my music library for ages. (Tip: set your mp3 player to shuffle, you’ll never know what gem you may find in your music collection, especially if you have been listening to your favorite playlists and nothing else over & over).

The track I’m referring to is Hoppipolla, a song from Sigur Ros’ 2005 album Takk…


While the song played in the background, I realized how wonderfully majestic it would be to walk down the aisle to that song. It’s beautiful, please have a listen, you won’t regret it.

So I thought, why not use alternative or indie rock tunes as wedding music? Gone are the days of swaying to songs of the near-far-wherever-you-are variety, especially if you don’t normally listen to that kind of music anyway. There are tons of great tunes by independent musicians and what’s great about using them is that most of the time, your guests will not have heard of these songs before.

I have put together a couple of playlists consisting of Indie Rock Love Songs For Your Wedding so if you’re looking for music to play while saying your I Dos, please do check it out.

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Have a lomo wedding

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010 in Cool Wedding Ideas | 0 comments

Since we now live in the digital age, it’s quite easy to have access to a million and one photos that will document your big day…  and this is the main reason the lomo camera has gained such amazing popularity in recent years.

The word LOMO is often used to refer to the Lomo LC-A and other LOMO branded consumer cameras but the term can also refer to other plastic toy cameras, such as the Holga and the Diana, whose blurred, vignetted photos have delighted many a hipster.  These toy cameras are also dead simple to use, and like they say in the Lomography website, “don’t think, just shoot” because the best photos come out of spontaneous, extreme and impulsive situations.

In this light, lomo wedding photography has also gotten popular in the past decade, and it’s easy to see why. Just check out all the dreamy, artistic photos  below and on the Lomography website.

If you’re interested in owning a lomo camera, I suggest you start with a Lomographic Holga Starter Kit. I have a trusty Holga 120N myself and it has already traveled to a ton of places with me.

(Images are courtesy of the Lomography website)