Down To The River

I know you all saw this freaking incredible wedding on Once Wed, but I *had* to talk about how much I loved that they walked down the forest path (!) to their beach wedding to a blue grass band playing I Went Down To The River To Pray. I love the song, I love how grounded it is, and I love how beautifully symbolic it is for a wedding by a body of water.

We need more creative use of old standards in weddings, so say I! And can I mention how much I adore the new indie wedding trend of Bluegrass bands?

Photo by Braedon Photography

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  • I also love the trend of Bluegrass bands. My friend had one at her recent wedding and it was one of the best weddings ever.

  • Beautiful heartwrenching song. I love how the muted undertones of the whole thing (even her BOOTS!!) match the scenery and the people. Lovely lovey.

  • One Love Photo

    I have always been a bluegrass girl, we have a great festival next month here in Tacoma! I am already getting pumped up for it! The last wedding we shot had such a fun bluegrass band I couldn’t help but dance a little!

  • Oh! Oh! I had somehow missed that part (on account of staring at that nice groom and that nice, mellow bride). It’s even nicer than I thought. Mmmmm.

  • I love her hair! Such a relaxed style..

    I also love her cardigan!

  • Peonies and Polaroids

    Oh I love that song. I wanted to walk down the aisle to it but The Boy said no – too religious. It was one of our few big wedding fights – the aisle song.

  • Wow. We’re having the least-religious wedding you can have in a chapel, but god that’s a beautiful song! I’m now having fantasies of using my gorgeous girlfriends as a choir (five were in the school choir; and three have studied music at uni). First plan was to use partner’s friend – a stunning blues singer – to do All I Want is You by Barry Louis Polisar… but now… any suggestions for less overtly religious gospel songs?

  • What, you said bluegrass? Oh, wow, just got goosebumps. :)

  • Anonymous

    This wedding is completely stunning. I’m familiar with the store where the bride bought her dress. I think it’s fair to point out that it probably retails for $5000+. But she makes a strong case for blowing half your budget on a gown. I’ve never seen a prettier bride.

  • Meg

    Ohhh!! Do tell! Where do you even get a dress like that?

    Oddly, I’m sort of on board with spending a good chunk of your budget on one big thing you really care about, and skipping all the stupid little useless bits other people want you to care about.

  • ya i love song & good style. for related to wedding visit