Jan 01, 2011
I am so honored to have been chosen as Bio of the Week for the week of November 3-10! Thank you, PW! I hope my bio can be an inspiration to someone out there. :)
We decided early on that we wanted to go with only instrumental music for our wedding. However, we weren't in love with a lot of the more traditional instrumental wedding songs out there. We wound up finding instrumental versions of a lot of modern songs, as well as works by some modern composers. I highly recommend the Vitamin String Quartet if you've got a favorite song on the radio that you want to use minus the words--they've got covers of EVERYTHING.
I've linked to samples on Amazon (you can download everything from there) but you can look them up on YouTube if you want a longer version.
1. Canon in F--The O'Neill Brothers (Seating of Mothers, Grandmothers, etc.)
2. Hymne (Vangelis)--The O'Neill Brothers (Groomsmen, Groom, MOH, and Flower Girl processional)
3. Falling in Love--The O'Neill Brothers (Bride's processional) I totally fell in love with the first 30 seconds of this song. I could just picture myself floating down the aisle to it. It didn't quite work out that way but it still was a great song.
1. The Blood of Cu Chulainn--Jeff & Mychael Danna If you've seen "The Boondock Saints" you might recognize this song. Yes, this was all Steven's idea, but I had to let him have some fun! It was very upbeat and in the end it worked.
1. Don't Wanna Miss a Thing--Aersosmith (Bride & Groom's first dance) Perhaps cheesy and overdone, but Steven has sung pieces of this song to me throughout all of our time dating, and although we considered many others this is the one we kept coming back to.
2. I Believe in You--Don Williams (Father/Daughter dance) My parents used to dance to this song when they were dating, and I was visiting one weekend and they played it for me. It's old-fashioned country, but it's sweet and simple and I loved that it had a history behind it. Since my mom can't really dance anymore, it meant a lot to me to be able to dance with my dad to this song.
3. My Wish--Rascal Flatts (Mother/Son dance) We actually didn't pick this one out--neither Steven nor his mom could settle on anything, so we left it up to the DJ to pick something appropriate. (The DJ was Steven's uncle.) Steven's mom bawled through the entire song, so I guess it was fitting!
We were so nice... didn't smear the cake, toasted with Dr. Pepper... but the cake was SO GOOD that we had to keep eating it. And then it got messy...
Dismantling the cake...
Uneven sides, much? :)
Her pomander disintegrated shortly after the ceremony. Oops!
The time at the church before the ceremony (aka 3.5 hours worth of photos...) NOT included: the photos of the bride and groom with every possible combination of family imagineable. I'd hate for you to fall asleep while viewing my bio. :D
First order of business: OFF with the torturously tall shoes, on with the spare shoes. I felt like Cinderella!
My bouquet: Roses, amaryllis, and hydrangea.
And now we are much closer to being the same height!
DH with the grooms...people. His friend Michelle handled being "one of the guys" very well.
She had a bout like the guys, not a bouquet.
Hey, maybe we should practice dancing while we've got a minute...
Honey, we're being watched...
Oh, hey guys...
My sister and her husband
The mother of the bride
With the very patient flower girl, waiting for the ceremony to begin!
Steven had been waiting and pacing in the hotel lobby for 20 minutes or so.
My shoes made me SO MUCH TALLER than him, aaaaah! And they hurt, too!
Um, Brrr, it's below freezing out here!!
The brooch on my coat was my "something old"--it came from my grandmother.