Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Writer's Workshop: Our wedding song

Mama's Losin' It

Hubby and I had our wedding in the park, a low budget affair with not a whole lot of bells and whistles, more like a Sunday bbq where everyone is dressed up.

My mother was the ring leader and I was the 2nd in command. I’m sure your thinking it should have been the other way around, but I really needed someone else to be in control. I did get all things approved by me first and mom was great as long as I kept her in check or she would have went crazy and had me wear a tiara or some other crazy thing like that.

In the plans for the wedding in the park, my mother was to bring a music cd that she had of some real soft classical music. I was supposed to go through the cd to determine which song was going to be used. This was supposed to have happened earlier in the day while everything was getting set up.

As you all know preparing for a wedding is brain frying work and the bride has enough on her plate as is, these little things tend to get lost or forgotten in the frenzy.

Needless to say I never saw the cd or listened to it. As I sit here now, I have no clue what happened to it. I had made arrangements with my BIL to bring his Cher cd for some lively music afterwards, you know while everyone was eating. The main song on that cd that I was most interested in was “It’s in his kiss”, it was one of the songs that was playing on the oldies channel on the radio (well the older version of course), that day hubby and I went for that ride together, the day we meet. In case you missed that post, you can read it here. Although we hadn’t kissed yet, the song lingered in the air that night. Leaving that song with special meaning for me.

Dad and I were all ready to walk down between the chairs to the canopy my mother had pain stakinly labored over. The music was que’d and the boom box was started. I was expecting some unknown soft song that mom had rushed to make a decision on.

Yup you guessed it! Dad and I walked down the isle to the bebop song of “It’s in his kiss”! The small group of family and friends, grinned, laughed and looked puzzling to each other.

I could see mom jump out of her seat to correct the matter, but the mystery cd was not right there and well it was too late now. Dad was up and out of his wheelchair and already walking. She sat back down almost as quickly as she had gotten up; she was mouthing “Sorry” to me.

I could have cared less cause I was already laughing and could see hubby was too!!

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Joanie M said... [Reply to comment]

Great story!

Eric said... [Reply to comment]

Good stuff, I mean, as long as the 'Macarena' was not accidently played as you walked down the aisle, it's all good.

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like a comedy of errors but who the heck cares. Sounds like that marriage "took".

f8hasit said... [Reply to comment]

I love this!
Actually the mix-up with music makes your evnt all the more memorable! :-)

I love simple weddings.
And the smile on your face outshines any at the Plaza, I'm sure! Beautiful!

Jimmy said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like you had about the same budget we did at our wedding, I do like these weddings a whole lot better.

I agree the mix up in the song was actually a good thing to add to the memories you sit and grin about.

Loved this post.

Mrsbear said... [Reply to comment]

Aw, I think it's better the way you told it. The wrong song added to the air of fun and spontaneity. You both look so happy. What a sweet mix-up.

Bree said... [Reply to comment]

So cute! What a great memory to have!

MarytheKay said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness! What a cute, funny story!!

Erin said... [Reply to comment]

That is so funny! What a great memory!

Kisha said... [Reply to comment]

Ha, that is so funny but so sweet! Funny how the little mistakes turn out perfectly sometimes!!!

June Freaking Cleaver said... [Reply to comment]

It's guaranteed to be one thing about the wedding you'll never forget!

Sandrine said... [Reply to comment]

What a great story! And much nicer to have a song that meant something to you and your husband rather than some random violins! Also love the pictures of your wedding - everything looks pretty and everybody looks happy!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love it. Ya know, in the grand scheme of things... some things just aren't important. The important thing is you got married to the man you loved.

Kaylen said... [Reply to comment]

Love this!!! How very sweet and fun! You look great!

kendrasue said... [Reply to comment]

Yay! What a fun wedding! And good pictures too!

M.Jay. said... [Reply to comment]

This is so great, this is how weddings are supposed to be, for love not for show. I love the song choice!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Joanie M Thanks!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Eric Ohh, that would have been fun, but I don't think dad would have been able to handle it!!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Lucy Well we are a funny couple, so it was bound to happen!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@f8hasit We was laughing just remembering it for this post! I love simple weddings too. Thanks soo much for the lovely compliment.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Jimmy Yeah we actually spent more than we was supposed too! Thanks!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Mrsbear Yeah the fun, wiped away anyones need to cry at wedddings except for my little niece Boo who bawled like a baby.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Bree Thanks and glad that you liked it. Thanks for stopping by!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@MarytheKay Thanks for stopping by! It was pretty funny!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Erin So glad you stopped by! Thanks!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Kisha Thanks for stopping by!! You are soo right!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@June Freaking Cleaver So glad you stopped by! Soo true, soo true!!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@Sandrine Thank you for stopping by! Thankfully I had some music at all!! That cd could have come up missing like the other did. LOL!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@pegbur7 Thanks! True true, very true!!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@KaylenSo glad you liked it! Thanks for the compliment!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@kendrasue Fun wedding is one way to describe it!! LOL!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

@M.Jay. Thanks for stopping by! I do agree, love is more important than shine.

Smart Mouth Broad said... [Reply to comment]

It's the little OOPS-es in life that make it the most joyful!

Wendy said... [Reply to comment]

I love that Cher song and think it's wonderful a little insanity was part of your wedding...How wonderful and humoourus your wedding sounded, with all the craziness and all.
See you next time at Mama Kats :)

SuziCate said... [Reply to comment]

What a fabulous story! I think it was fate!

Angelia Sims said... [Reply to comment]

That is such a cute story! I love the smile you have and his. What a terrific memory of joy. :-D