trendy fall weddingIt's finally your big day, the one you've been dreaming about and lowkey planning since you were old enough for wishful thinking. It's the moment you've waited for, celebrating all of the fairy tales in your head, falling in love with your charming and taking on the world together. You can take a deep breath and smile with ease knowing that your perfect day will be just that, perfect.

homecoming danceAs homecoming approaches for so many high schools and universities, it's time to start putting together those playlists that can help your crew get ready for the dance or the big game. For those who have the task of putting together a playlist for their school's big dance, these songs can add that perfect amount of fun to any big party!

wedding first dance songsHighlight Your Wedding with the Perfect First Dance!

The perfect wedding ceremony is highlighted by the perfect first dance but the perfect first dance requires the perfect first dance song. A song that captures the loving spirit of the newlyweds. A song that personifies the unique relationship that is being celebrated. A song that can be danced to on your fiftieth anniversary, just as you did on your wedding day, that can bring back the sweet memories of your years together. Below, we'll take a look at ten of the perfect songs for the perfect first dance to highlight the perfect ceremony.

tailgate partyTailgating season in full swing, and it's time to elevate your celebration to the next level.

The tracks you play will set the tone for your tailgating extravaganza. You need adrenaline-pumping music that will turn your party into an memorable experience. Your goal is to get everyone at the party pumped up, and ready to enjoy the big game.

halloween party playlist

Every year you go to a costume party or two and hear the exact same handful of Halloween songs nestled between whatever top 40 hits are gracing the radio at the time. Don't get me wrong, everyone loves Thriller, but there should be a legal limitation to how many times the Monster Mash can be played during the Halloween season.

We have compiled a diverse playlist of the spookiest songs that will be sure to keep your Halloween party guests so scared they'll keep on dancing… for eternity!

summer soireeIt's the end of summer; kids are back in school, you survived, and football season is just around the corner. It's the perfect time to throw an end of summer shindig! Before you start panicking, remember that planning is the key to a fun, no-stress party with your dearest friends.  Make a list, make some calls, and prepare to have fun. 

dj band splurge

As wedding trends come and go, it's important to embrace those that connect with us in some way and ditch those that don't matter. Some of these developments are timeless like having a band and DJ. That's right a live band AND a DJ to fill in during the times when the musicians are taking a break. A DJ will also make important and timely announcements to keep the flow going and help ensure everything goes off without a hitch.

dancing playlist

It's all about the details when you're planning a fabulous wedding reception or other special event: great food, lovely venue, gorgeous decor. But treat your guests to some awesome music and dancing and your celebration goes from fine to fabulous.

Great music is timeless; put together a playlist that spans the decades, from swing era crooners to sixties rock classics and some top 40 hits of today, and everyone from your favorite teen cousin to Great Aunt Mary will be busting a move on the dance floor.

Be inspired by a few of these tried and true crowd favorites, then be sure to check out Music Garden's bands, DJs and song lists for even more playlist suggestions.

wedding entranceIt has long been said that songs can set the mood -- during a film, for a dinner party, or when it's time to get people out on the dance floor. At a wedding, this is no exception. The right song at the right time can have the entire crowd up and on their feet, moving and grooving, or in an instant, move the audience to tears as they look on for the bride and groom's first dance. That's why you should do your research and ensure your DJ or live band is ready for those big moments: the entrance and the exit.

With our Insider's Guide, you'll have no problem finding the best songs to set the tone and serve the vibes at your wedding. 

wedding blogs 2019There are a jillion bridal blogs out there on the web, but we've culled the best of the best for the Southern bride--these are the blogs that range from the ultimate in glamour and glitz to the biggest trends in reception decor, flowers, and bands. So without further ado, bookmark these five blogs before you say " I Do".

Are you looking to a blog for inspiration, or do you want your wedding to be featured in the blog? If you're looking for ideas and themes, the social media footprint, publication guidelines, and overall aesthetic aren't that important. But if your big day is going to be so unique that you want to share it with the world, be sure to review each blog's guidelines for submissions and their general vibe before you decide which one you'd like to pursue. 

Millie Chapman and Ben Long's recent wedding was an evening to remember with Az IzZ bringing the house down! Millie Chapman, daughter of Christian-crossover legend Amy Grant, hired one of our absolute favorite bands to dazzle the crowd.

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