Friday, November 8, 2013

J is for Jasmine Thompson


Happy 13th Birthday to the our favorite new artist, Jasmine Thompson!


Jasmine is small in stature but packs a huge punch musically.  This brand new teenager is a London native and began her career singing in her room, making fun YouTube Videos. Everyone is so taken aback by her beautiful voice that her fame is growing quickly to a global scale.

 She may have grew up doing covers and making them her own.  Now she is branching out into original songs on her new Album "Under the Willow Tree".  Her voice is haunting, powerful and full of emotion.  What astonishes me is the raw tone and maturity that is hard to find in artist many years her senior. Jasmine not only sings from the heart but also dances, plays the guitar and piano.


I wanted to open your eyes to this little musical gem and give you a jump on integrating her remakes and originals into your Wedding Playlist.

Our pick for WALKING DOWN THE AISLE:

Run - Original by Jasmine for her new CD 


Our pick for COUPLES FIRST DANCE:

Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift - Covered with Gerald Ko

Our pick for CAKE CUTTING SONG:

Yellow - Coldplay - Covered at age 11

Our pick for COUPLES LAST DANCE:

Willow - Original Song released on October 20th 2013

Our pick for COUPLES FIRST WEDDING PLANNING BICKER:

Just Give Me A Reason - Pink - Covered with her friend Daniel S B 



 *The Bridal Encyclopedia Tip of the Day*

 Make sure your DJ knows exactly which version of the song you want played.  


Take the song "I Will Always Love You" for instance. This song hit the charts in 1974 when Dolly Parton first released this amazing song.  As everyone knows Dolly is the Queen of Country and her original version has quite twangy. She then re-recorded the song again In 1982 for the soundtrack for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.  Five years later, while filming The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner brought the songs attention to Whitney Houston. The tune was an unparalleled success, spending 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard pop charts.


The song is fairly different and unique depending on who is singing it. You may not relate to one version as much as another.


Imagine being prepared to walk to Whitney and hear Dolly coming over the speakers, or vice versa   In an already overwhelming moment, like walking down the aisle, this can be very unsettling. 

 When you give your DJ the Song List make sure all Songs have Artists names along with full Titles and the year if possible.

Example: Dolly Parton/I Will Always Love You/1982   


What do you think of this 13 year old artist?  Which of these songs do you like the most?  What other song would you like to hear her cover?

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