Wedding Blogs Might Mention Music

by Robbie Schlosser

I love browsing wedding blogs.  They’re gorgeous to look at, and reading them provides endless inspiration to anyone involved with a wedding.  Ideas for photography, decor, attire, flowers, invitations, catering, make-up, and so much more.

Several of my favorite wedding blogs are StyleMePretty, GreenWeddingShoes, WeddingChicks, and Junebug Weddings.  These, and hundreds more, are active every day on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

If you or a friend are involved with a wedding, please visit a few wedding blogs and tell me if you sense that something is missing.

“Sense” is the clue here.  We have five of them, you know, and these blogs focus almost exclusively on sight.  What about sound, smell, taste, and touch?

Granted, it’s a challenge to capture those qualities in a photo, no matter how sensational it is.  The accompanying text might be more effective, though.  But I seldom read more than the barest mention, if that.

Magnolia Jazz Band Wedding Blogs Might Mention Music

Magnolia Jazz Band in Mountain View 2012

Here’s why I care enough to mention this.  I make a living playing in the band entertaining at weddings and parties.  Thanks to my friend Scott MacDonald, for this photo at a reception last week.

From my position in the band, I always see and hear that the music DOES make a difference.  While the photos show the glamorous look of a wedding reception, the music maintains the “pulse” of the event.  If we can’t sense this, we can’t appreciate what it’s like to be a guest there.

In my blog I recently recommended that we use vivid language in our writing.  More of this could really help all these wedding blogs capture the wonderful atmosphere of the weddings they feature.

Please understand, I think all these blogs are sensational.  But think of how much more inspiring they could be.

How about YOU?  Where do you look for inspiration?  Is vivid writing helpful there?

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The Magnolia Jazz Band entertains at weddings and parties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are ever nearby, you’ll love catching us in action, seeing and hearing us create a great mood.

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Sarah April 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Don’t know if I’ve ever consider the idea of different sense for blog-writing.  I know that this particular post is focused on weddings and the difference that sound makes for the enviornment and overall feel.  I think, though, that we an also tone into the different senses for other types of blogs.  This has given me some inspiration for future blog posts of my own.

-Sarah
http://www.familybugs.net

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Robbie Schlosser April 21, 2012 at 9:18 am

Hi, Sarah, 
Thanks for your fascinating comment!  I’m glad you enjoyed this post, and I really hope it inspires your own blogging.  Which I find pretty interesting.  Are you thinking about writing more to capture the feel of your crochet projects?  Please let me know. 
-Robbie

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Sarah April 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm

 Robbie, I’m still brainstorming the possibilities.  Blogging is very focused on visual: photographs and words.  It’s going to take some creative thinking to implement the other senses into this particular medium.

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Robbie Schlosser April 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Thanks, Sarah.  I’m looking forward to what you come up with. 
-Robbie

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Robbie Schlosser ( May 20, 2012 at 7:22 am

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