When I get this way I like to sip some coffee and listen to some relaxing music. And since music is always better themed, I'll go with the one that was on my mind as of late - wedding! A friend is getting married soon and we were discussing what song choices they'll use in the ceremony. I love this detail because its so personal and its the one you'll actually experience beyond the big day.
Neil and I had a lot of fun with this part - here's what we came up with....
The groomsmen and bridesmaids walked to "Mothersbaugh's Canon" by Mark Mothersbaugh
(It was chosen 20% for how it sounds, 80% for its use in The Royal Tenenbaums)
I walked down the isle to "Square One" by Tom Petty
Other close contenders were:
"All my love" Led Zeppelin
"Drunkard's Prayer" Over the Rhine
"Patience" Guns N Roses
"Love and Some Verses" Iron & Wine
"Sweet Thing" Van Morrison
.... and more. But Petty won out because Neil's whole family loves him (how can you not?)
Its his mom's favorite artist, and we didn't tell her our pick, as a little extra surprise.
And our need for hip-hop was satisfied with our recessional,
(we hoped people would be cheering too loud to hear the dirty parts.)
Our first dance was "Tell Him" by Lauryn Hill
We chose it purely for the lyrics...
We didn't use 1 Corinthians13 in our ceremony and the song recounts this scripture beautifully
However, we didn't consider how LONG the song is!
Married people, is it me, or is this the most painful and drawn out thing ever?
Thankfully, we had a pint-sized distractor to save us...
Now that I've bombarded you with photos and songs, we'll get to what I really want from this post,
What did you pick for your wedding?
And if you aren't married, what would you want?
Have you ever been to a wedding with a great song?
I had friends get married at the beach and despite the torrential rain that moved their ceremony inside,
the bride kept her processional song, walking in to "here comes the sun." Isn't that wonderful?
I'm dying to know your answers on a day like today. Holler at me!