Friday OT #1 - Unchained Melodies

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  1. ImJustKCClone

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    I had a mutual personality conflict with our church organist and knew that given the chance, she would find a way to screw up our wedding. So we went alternative routes with the music.

    It was Christmas time, and our background music while people were gathering was all Mannheim Steamroller.
    Lew reserved the right to choose my entrance song, and a friend arranged it for our bell choir. He chose "Special Angel". The bells played while my attendants entered, and then our friend sang the verse as I entered. Lew's one helluva romantic. :D
    "I Cross My Heart" by George Strait came out shortly before we started dating, and it was a joke between us (& the kids) that every time it played we would drop what we were doing & slow dance to it. So naturally we used it as "our song" in the wedding while our six kids were passing a wick and lighting candles which we then used to light our tapers and light the unity candle. The kids (ages 12 to 19) were nervous though, and they flew through their part waaaaay faster than the song went. So by the time our soloist (same guy, with his guitar) was singing the first chorus we were done with the candle and back to holding hands and "gazing lovingly at each other". Mostly we were whispering things to each other...like "THIS IS A LOOOOONG SONG" and "WHY DID WE CHOOSE THIS SONG", etc... Fortunately our soloist was a really smart guy, and he skipped the bridge and went directly to the final chorus.
    Exit music was the bells again, only with me as the bride, they didn't have enough ringers for the song I wanted...so we taped ourselves playing it at a rehearsal and used that. So I can say with a straight face that I played in the bell choir during the recessional at my own wedding. ;)

    We wanted to do a cowboy chacha for our dance, so we chose "I Swear" by John Michael Montgomery. Had to restart it because my train got in our way...so I threw it over my arm so that we didn't trip on it. After the song was over, my #%Y_%Y!@&Y!@ sister ran up to the DJ and grabbed the mike and said "Oh, NO NO NO! That's not THEIR song"...and proceeded to insist that we dance to "I Cross My Heart" (with the full backing of our kids...so we couldn't say no). Did I mention that's a realllllllly long song?

    No Daddy-daughter dance because my father DOES NOT DANCE. Period.

    Yeah...way too long. Sorry!
     
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    I pushed for this. I didn't get it. :(

     
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    Right there is where I thought it best to stop reading.

    :eek:;)
     
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    That would have been perfect. She comes out to that while you come out to:

    Flash! Ah-ah
    Savior of the universe

    Flash! Ah-ah
    He'll save everyone of us

    Flash! Ah-ah
    He's a miracle

    Flash! Ah-ah
    King of the impossible

    He's for every one of us
    Stand for every one of us
    He saves with a mighty hand
    Every man, every woman
    Every child, it's the mighty Flash

    And then your mother in law says:

    Flash Gordon approaching? What do you mean "Flash Gordon approaching"?

    It would have been epic.
     
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    J-Law in this scene plus 35 years is my mother-in-law...

     
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  6. Angie

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    Right? I was such a ****! I was the total opposite of a bridezilla, did not have any demands... I just am picky about my music. :shrug:

    Oh, dude, definitely do not ask her. Ever, ever.
     
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    I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid!
     
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  8. Angie

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    I barely remember the date of our anniversary most of the time (Janny is full aware of this), but first dances are sure to get a rise.
     
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    Mrs. Velo can never remember which anniversary it is so she always asks me. Of course, that won't get me any points if I was to admit not remembering which song we danced to.
     
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    First dance was book of love by Peter Gabriel.

    Watched a lot of scrubs in college.



     
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    It was either:

    Ben Folds: the luckiest

    Or

    Regina Spektor: Us
     
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    Getting married in a few months first dance will be cheesy but love the song:



    also using book of love for bride entrance song but magnetic fields version

     
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    #53 CRcyclone6, Feb 22, 2020
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    Our first dance. Got married in 2001.
     
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    THANK YOU for choosing the Trisha Yearwood version instead of LeAnn Rimes' oversung version!
     
  15. VeloClone

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    #55 VeloClone, Feb 25, 2020
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    @Angie, look what I found.


    :D
     
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  16. Angie

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    How on earth did you find that? I just laughed at my desk.
     
  17. VeloClone

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    Let's just say I had to get creative and leave it at that.

    I'm glad I know what it was because it does mean a lot considering what we had both gone through before we found each other.
     
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