Today is our two year wedding anniversary. Since, to me, it feels as if our wedding was just yesterday, I find this difficult to comprehend. And wow, what a two years it’s been….we’ve gone through some weird/bad/strange stuff, but we’ve also had lots of laughs and made some great memories as well. I thought that today I would share some music that played a vital part in our wedding ceremony. Since I’m obviously one of the biggest musicwhore’s you’ll ever encounter, it will probably come as no surprise that I had our wedding music picked out for years before we actually tied the knot. I didn’t have any idea where we would get married, what my dress would look like, what kind of cake we wanted — but you can be certain that I DID know what would be playing as I walked down the aisle. And here it is, for your listening pleasure – Songbird by Eva Cassidy.
Our wedding invitiations contained a quote at the bottom that read, “I’ve lived enough to know what it is, and what is not….and you are.” Taken from the Carolyn Dawn Johnson song “You Are” which has played a special role in our relationship since it’s early days. I vividly recall singing this song to Jr. in the tiny living room of our first rent house together (likely intoxicated, LOL), trying not to step on the hot floor furnace as I did so. And this was the closing track on the first mixtape I ever made him — and we all know that the final track is THE most important on a tape made with love.
As the guests arrived and were seated, I had made a CD mix to be playing. One of my favorite memories of that day, simply because it was such a random piece of luck (no pun intended), the last song to play before my Dad walked me down the aisle was Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. It echoed in my ears as I showed my Dad the photo of my Mom that I had inserted into my bouquet so that she could make the journey down the aisle with us. And yes, this was right before I started sobbing like a baby. Here is Lucky, and by the way, Darrell cried too, but of course, no one got a picture of that! [And just a side note, how delicious does Jason look in this? Holy moly!]
And in closing, after the vows were completed, and my dear friend Kelly announced us as husband and wife, my friends and family all sang along to Seasons of Love from RENT- thus completing one of the best days of my life with a memory that will never leave my heart. “Measure you life, measure your life in love.”
Here’s to many more years of love, and music, babe.