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How to Turn Your Wedding Song into Art

Posted September 17, 2011 | 9 Comments

Good morning and Happy Saturday! We’re bringing you fresh wedding inspiration all weekend long, since wedding planning doesn’t come to a halt for a weekend break. Let’s just hope you’re doing wedding planning in comfy pajamas with a huge cup of coffee at hand. You are? Good. Let’s begin. :)

So, what’s your wedding song? Mine is “The Other Half of Me” by Bobby Darin. My husband and I have a sentimental story in relation to the song, so it seemed fitting for our first dance as husband and wife. Yesterday, I read this article which quoted one bride’s recent post-wedding song serenade. She was cooking dinner in her kitchen and tending to her baby boy when her wedding song came on over the radio. On cue, her husband came in after hearing the song and took her for an impromptu twirl on the kitchen tile. While it does sound like something out of a made-for-tv-movie, it did prove an interesting point: a wedding son is definitely worth having. The couple reminisced about their wedding day and the years leading up to this moment they shared, now with a baby in a high chair and a few years of experience in the marriage department.

While this story may rate a 9.0 on the adorableness scale, let’s be realistic: we know that songs like Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest” or that song your hubby recorded onto a mix tape back in high school won’t make the cut for your local radio station’s top ten list. And you know what? That’s okay. In fact, it’s more than okay; it simply means your wedding song is worthy of a special tribute. So, today we’re showing you one beautiful way to pay tribute to your wedding song through a DIY fit for hanging in your love nest. We’re going to show you one way to turn that wedding song into an art piece to admire every morning while you grab that first cup of coffee.

how to turn your wedding song into art

above: Beautiful bride, Sarah, shares her first dance with husband, Pete, from this Real Wedding post

How to Turn Your Wedding Song into Art

This diy wedding song idea comes to us via Pinterest from the lovely people over at This Humble Home. Ana, the craftista behind this darling DIY, shoes us how to turn your wedding song into art with a few materials available at your local craft store. In fact, she bought her panels from Michael’s dollar store rack finds (she had us at Michael‘s) with a little mod podge and some stylish printing on cardstock. You could also probably use canvas panels, too. Here’s what it looked like before…

diy wedding song

And… here’s the final unveil…

diy wedding song
diy wedding song

Didn’t she do a beautiful job? We think so, too. Check out the full how-to scoop here for a fun DIY you can do over the weekend. Oh, and if you know your best friend’s wedding song and she’s getting married soon, make her one as a perfect bridal shower gift! She’ll love it. And, I have a hunch it will get more daily use than the blender for which she registered.

xo,
-E.






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9 Responses to “How to Turn Your Wedding Song into Art”

  1. Natasha
    September 17th, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    My wedding song is going to be “Cheek to Cheek” by Louis Armstrong.

  2. emmeline
    September 17th, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    First of all, I love that your blog *nearly* shares my name! I keep reading it even though I’ve been married nearly 2 years, because the lovely ideas provide all sorts of inspiration.

    This post about wedding song art reminded me of what I made for my husband on our first anniversary:
    http://quirkylittleone.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/1-paper/

  3. Clare Tam-Im
    September 17th, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    I love that idea! It’s pity that me and OH have decided that our wedding song will be just a piano piece, lol!

  4. EmmalineBride
    September 20th, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Hi Natasha,

    What a pretty song! I love Louis Armstrong… such a classic crooner. :)
    -E.

  5. EmmalineBride
    September 20th, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Hi Emmeline!

    Thanks so much for the sweet words! I love your anniversary gift… it looks beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    -E.

  6. EmmalineBride
    September 20th, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    Hi Clare,

    Awww… well, that works, too! Do you have a song that’s “yours” from dating or whatnot? Or, just a favorite song you share in common? You could always use that instead. After all, it only matters that it means something to you.

    Thanks for stopping by,
    -E.

  7. Sarah {A Paper Proposal}
    September 20th, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    OOO, love those! So pretty! Def going to check out the tutorial and see if I can pull it off.

  8. Janna
    October 21st, 2011 @ 12:47 am

    Such a great idea! I think this is not only beautiful but a great idea to take a memory and make it something special to remind you








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