Inspector Climate and I are similar in many many aspects of our lives and personalities but there are a few glaring differences.
1. He will not dance unless it is in the privacy of our home and just I'm around. I will dance at the mere mention of people talking about dancing. Dance? Now? Oh, ok.
2. He listens to pop music on the radio. He knows every lyric to every bubble gum pop song that has come out in the last 10 years. Me? I like Motown, James Brown, the Rolling Stones, and Tom Petty. My first CD was the B-52s, and for a while my mom gave the music she listened to when she was my age for birthday gifts: Joni Mitchell, The Band, Carole King. Inspector Climate's CDs include Savage Garden and the Footloose soundtrack.
With this in mind - and the fact that only 25 people will be there - we made a choice to not have dancing at our wedding (in two months...gulp!). We do want there to be music though. Out of my iTunes collection we've picked about 2.7 hours of music - most of it is Al Green.
We've chosen what we want to walk down the aisle to and what we want to walk up the aisle to as Husband and Wife: Part the Second. But we want to make sure there is music playing (without repeating) for at least five more hours while people mingle, eat, photograph, and enjoy my parents' farm.
In particular, I think some lovely acoustic guitar would be just the ticket - but besides one or two tracks from the Chocolat soundtrack, I've run a bit blank on ideas.
I'm looking for this:
And this is where I'm looking for your brilliant input and suggestions.
It doesn't have to acoustic guitar - but what music did you have/would you have/you've heard at weddings?
Come on bitches, help a girl out?