When you think of your perfect wedding, what comes to mind?
For many it’s a vision of lace and silk white dresses, picturesque country churches and Dads disco dancing at the reception, but for an increasing number of brides and grooms planning for their all-important big day, weddings have become the ultimate opportunity for free expression and creativity.
The Rock ‘N’ Roll Guide To Wedding Music is the perfect songbook for anyone planning, playing or dreaming of an alternative wedding.
Of course, having a rock‘n’roll alternative wedding isn’t all about the music but it’s a great place to start!
Music helps to bring people together but your song choices can also set the tone of your ceremony and show your guests what you, your partner and your wedding is all about.
Featuring 29 specially selected and compiled tracks, this Piano, Vocal and Guitar songbook is the perfect place to start finding inspiration for your wedding day.
The book, created in association with alternative wedding blog Rock n Roll Bride, comes complete with a CD of selected backing tracks and bonus online materials such as alternative arrangements and lyric sheets to help you make sure everyone is well rehearsed and ready to go on your big day – especially if you’re taking on the performance duties yourself like a ture Rock n Roll Bride or Groom!
Whether you’re planning to crank it up to eleven with your own private rock festival, stage a twee vintage tea party or conjure up a full-on goth gathering, The Rock ‘N’ Roll Guide To Wedding Music has the music for you.
Inside you’ll find everything from punk, new wave, hard rock, metal, retro favourites, trip-hop and more, with songs by a whole range of artists from The Beatles, Muse and George Gershwin to Portishead, The Kinks and Alice Cooper.
Rock n Roll Bride is a UK based wedding blog that features alternative weddings from all over the world. Founded by Kat, aka the Rock n Roll Bride, in 2007, it specialises in the weird, wonderful, quirky and alternative side of wedding planning.
The blog grew out of Kat’s disillusionment when faced with the limited choices for customizing her own wedding. Initially an online diary of her experiences, the blog has become a popular platform for sharing the alternative ideas of others.
As Kat says, “Rock n Roll Bride promotes individuality and general awesomeness within a cookie cutter, pastel and puke-worthy wedding world. Don’t let the wedding industry define your day – let you define your day.
“I say it’s OK if you want to wear black or throw the cake instead of cutting it. I want to encourage you to DIY as much as possible and avoid the wedding industry machine. Want a short wedding dress? Go for it! Want to have a thrash metal band instead of a cheesy DJ? Rock it out! Quite simply, if you can dream it, if it represents you and if it makes you happy then put it in your wedding!”
The Rock ‘N’ Roll Guide To Wedding Music is a big chunk of alternative wedding-ness for anyone who isn’t enthused by the idea of walking down the aisle to The Wedding March, saying their vows accompanied by traditional hymns or having their first dance to Westlife.
Have you got a few friends in a band who you’d like to play you down the aisle? Maybe you want a first jam rather than a first dance?