2021 wedding planning

One important step in your 2021 Wedding Planning process is selecting the best wedding music.

From the walk down the aisle to your walk-out music at your reception, having the right music will help make your wedding day that much more memorable. Music helps set the mood and tone of your wedding day, so it’s essential to have a song that you and your partner love. We’ve put together a few basic steps to help make choosing wedding music easier and have even put in some popular song recommendations to get you started.

The Basics
When planning the music for your big day, it’s essential to know the basics. Think about your ceremony and how many songs you will need for it. For most ceremonies, there are three moments to choose from; both processionals and the recessional.

For the reception, think about the different moments that you will need a song for. The entrances into the reception, first dance, mother-son dance, and father-daughter dance, to name a few.

Consider What Feelings You Want to Create
Think about the specific feelings you want to create during each moment. The day is centered around you and your partner’s love but ask yourself if you want it to be calm, upbeat, fun, or even instrumental. Don’t be afraid to pick something out of the box. If you love rap or hard rock, consider an instrumental or acoustic version to incorporate your favorite song. Choose songs that represent how you feel about your partner.

Most Popular Wedding Music of the Year
If you are feeling stuck on finding the right songs for your wedding this year, don’t stress! We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular wedding songs that couples are incorporating into their wedding this year!

Walking Down The Aisle
Walking down the aisle deserves a song of its own. Here are some of the most popular songs of the year.

“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Haley Reinhart
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

Ceremony Songs
Some couples prefer to have light music in the background during their ceremony. Here are a few of their favorites.

“I Will” by The Beatles
“If Not For You” by George Harrison
“Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison
“I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles

Entrance Songs
After the ceremony is over, the guests (and the bridal party) are ready to celebrate the newlyweds. The entrance songs tend to be more upbeat and high energy to mark the beginning of a beautiful marriage and, of course, the reception. Here are some of the favorites.

“Marry You” by Bruno Mars
“Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon
“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake

Cake Cutting Songs
Whether you choose to cut the cake after dinner or at the beginning of your reception, opt for a sweet song that will make the moment that much sweeter.

“Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
“Sugar” by Maroon 5
“Cake by the Ocean” by DNCE

First Dance Song
The first dance is often at the start of the reception that kicks off the dinner. After the newlyweds are introduced, they usually have their first dance right then. It’s a sweet moment between the two, and they tend to choose a sentimental song. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box; there are no rules! Here are some favorites.

“All of Me” by John Legend
“The First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes
“Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris

Reception Songs
Feeling stuck on what reception songs to play? Start with your favorites! Here are a few popular songs to get your friends and family on the dance floor.

“Lover” by Taylor Swift
“XO” by Beyoncé
“How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
“Sweet Creature” by Harry Styles

Ready to start your 2021 wedding planning? Reach out to book your wedding venue today!

How to Incorporate Heirlooms Into Your Wedding Day

Texas Staycation Honeymoon, heirlooms in your wedding day
From your wedding venue to the food, planning your wedding day is a memorable experience. One way to make your wedding day more special is to add family heirlooms and mementos into your ceremony and reception. Your wedding day is not only a big day for you and your partner, but it’s special for your family members as well. To see you tie the knot with your love while including family heirlooms will not only be meaningful for you, but it will be a sentimental gesture to your closest family members as well.

Family Photos
Family photos are an easy way to showcase moments or people that have impacted your life in a meaningful way. From family members’ wedding days to special moments between loved ones, scatter framed photos throughout your ceremony or reception for guests to look at. It adds a sentimental moment throughout and is an easy way to showcase the moments and people who have impacted your life.

Quilts or Blankets
Some families have sentimental blankets or quilts that have been around for years. If your reception is outdoors, place baskets and bins around the dance floor and seating areas for guests to use to stay warm. They can get cozy and cuddle up with blankets that have been hand-made by someone you love.

Antique Furniture
Antique furniture has so much character and can add a quirky aspect to the decor when incorporated into the reception. If your family has antique furniture that has been passed over, try incorporating it as decor in your wedding venue. From antique velvet chairs to accent tables, your family will love seeing their pieces that have been in the family for years.

Cake Toppers
Reuse your parent’s or grandparent’s cake toppers to use on top of your wedding cake. It’s an easy way to honor your parents or grandparents while keeping your cake custom to your wedding venue’s style and decor.

Champagne Glasses
Toast to your big day with champagne glasses that have been around for years. Whether they belong to your parents or grandparents, toast to your lifetime of happiness with vintage champagne glasses. While your guests will have classic glasses, it makes it a bit more meaningful for the bride and groom to have special glasses.

Jewelry
Jewelry can be passed down for years and years, making it the perfect family heirloom to incorporate into your wedding day. It’s an easy accessory that you can wear without having to worry if it will fit into your wedding venue. It will last for years to come, and you can pass it on to your children as you get older for their big day.

Accessories
Using accessories, like a watch or rosary beads, to wrap your floral bouquet is a unique way to showcase your family heirlooms on your wedding day. While it may not take center stage, the sentimental value of it will give you peace of mind knowing that you have it while you are walking down the aisle. Not only will it bring comfort on the day of your wedding, but it makes for the perfect accessory during photographs.

Other accessories like shoes, shawls, or veils are accessories that not only make a fashion statement while honoring that family member during your big day. As you say I do, you will be able to say you borrowed something sentimental to tie the knot.

Ready to start planning your big day? Reach out to book your wedding venue today!

Beautiful Burleson Wedding Venue

The Lonestar Mansion: A Beautiful Burleson Wedding Venue

When it comes to finding a beautiful Burleson Wedding Venue, The Lonestar Mansion is full of breathtaking views and locations. The property has multiple indoor and outdoor locations to tie the knot, and each one is just as stunning as the next. Keep reading, we’ll walk you through each ceremony and reception location, and we’re confident that you’ll see why we are the best Burleson wedding venue. 

The Mansion 

The mansion is three stories and full of elegant details, like french doors in every room. With delicate chandeliers hanging throughout the mansion, it adds a touch of glamour to complement the mansion’s rustic wooden details. 

Bride & Groom Suites

While the wedding suites are not necessarily a ceremony or reception location, it’s an essential part of the day. Expect to see intimate and fun moments photographed of each party to have for years to come. The photographs will definitely be frame-worthy and is a great way to remember the loved ones who stood by your side on the biggest day of your life. 

The groom’s wedding suite is bound to keep the guys busy before the ceremony with a wet bar, a pool table, a big-screen TV, a poker room, and even a sauna. It gives the groom and his groomsmen a place to relax before marrying his future partner and luxurious enough for fun wedding party photographs. 

The bridal party gets to pamper themselves in the onsite salon. There is an attached spa area with pedicure stations for last-minute touch-ups. The photographer is bound to catch precious moments between the bride and her bridesmaid when she enters the dressing room to put on her dress.  

The Main Ballroom 

The main ballroom has an open layout with high ceilings. The floor to ceiling windows helps bring in the natural light while giving guests a view of the grounds. It is the perfect place for a romantic ceremony, while the white walls make it the ideal blank canvas to create your dream reception.  

The Carriage House

With the beautiful ceiling drapery and rustic accents, the carriage house offers an intimate ceremony or reception location. Access the covered pergola on the patio to dance under the stars or have a private moment as newlyweds under the twinkling lights. The Carriage House is the perfect spot to incorporate the indoors and outdoors into one. 

 

The Gazebo

Ready to exchange vows under the beautiful, white metal gazebo? With artistic details, this gazebo is full of details that will not go unnoticed. The gazebo sits right across from a small bridge, making for a beautiful backdrop for ceremony photographs. To make a grand entrance (or exit!), turn the bridge into an aisle to walk down.   

The Famous Oak Tree

There is a beautiful oak tree on the property that can act as the perfect backdrop for your ceremony. Within the tree, there is a delicate chandelier that hangs from the branches, creating an unexpected touch of elegance and glam to your ceremony. With the sun setting, it creates a beautiful view (and lighting!) for newlywed photos. 

The Pool Courtyard

Poolside ceremonies can be just as glamorous as a ballroom ceremony. With the string lights reflecting off the water, it offers a twinkle like no other. Whether you are looking for an intimate and relaxed setting or something more elegant, the pool can provide you with that dream location. 

If you are looking for the perfect cocktail hour, the pool makes for a fun location. Your guests can enjoy a few drinks and hors d’oeuvre by the water. 

With different options for ceremonies and reception, the possibilities at The Lonestar Mansion are truly endless. Ready to book your dream wedding? Contact us today! 

 

Lone Star Mansion VenueWhy The Lonestar Mansion Is The Best Wedding Venue

Just minutes away from Fort Worth, this serene venue offers a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding day. The Lonestar Mansion is the perfect escape from city life and sits on 20 acres of beautiful grounds, making it one of Burleson’s best wedding venues. 

Indoor & Outdoor Options

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life; making it memorable is our top priority. With different ceremony and reception locations, stressing about the weather is the last of your priorities. It is one reason why we include inclement weather options in your wedding package, ensuring that your wedding day is beautiful, no matter what. From the Antebellum-style mansion to the beautiful oak trees, to the poolside courtyard, there are stunning areas for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and wedding reception scattered throughout the venue. 

The Mansion

The mansion is, of course, the star of the show.  It was originally built in the 1800s in Mississippi. It was disassembled and brought to Texas in the 1980s and put together again! They kept it the same floorplan as it was originally built. The mansion showcases unique features and details, and there are still original pieces throughout the mansion, like some of the doors, windows, hardwood floors, and crown moldings. While historic, it is charmingly beautiful, rustic, and definitely unique, ultimately making it a gorgeous venue for your wedding. 

Onsite Chef

On your wedding day, let us take care of you! By having an onsite chef and bartending service, planning your reception is easy. Not only can you try the food beforehand, but the catering team will create a custom menu to suit your tastes, ensuring that your reception is perfect. You don’t have to stress about finding the perfect vendor to serve you and your guests. We offer multiple options that you are bound to find the right meals to suit you and your partner. 

Day of Coordinator

On your wedding day, we want you to be in the moment and focusing on you, your partner, and the love that you share. That’s why we offer a day-of coordinator! If any issues come up, the coordinator has got you covered. They will guide everyone through the rehearsal, down the aisle on the day of the wedding, and even help plan your timeline. On your wedding day, they are practically your best friend, and their main focus of the day is to make you and your partner as stress-free as possible and to enjoy the biggest moment of your life. 

Four-Legged Friends Allowed

Want your pup part of the big day? No problem. Your dog is part of your family, and we want them to be part of your wedding ceremony too. The Lonestar Mansion allows four-legged friends for outdoor ceremonies, and they can even walk down the aisles (cue the excitement from guests!) It’s a fun way for you and your partner to incorporate your furry friend into your wedding and create memories that will last forever. Those memories will definitely make a frame-worthy photo! 

Tip: Be sure to talk to us before your wedding about your dog’s size and breed. We want to make sure that your ceremony goes smoothly for all involved. 

Award-Winning Venue

From The Knot to Wedding Wire, The Lonestar Mansion has been awarded the Best Wedding Venue in Burleson for many years in a row. We strive to make every couple have the wedding of their dreams, and we can’t wait to create your perfect wedding day for you! 

Ready to book? Get in touch with us today! 

Reference for historic mansion info: https://chanceycharmweddings.com/dallas-wedding-venue-highlight-lone-star-mansion/