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June 2, 2010

Music is one thing that plays a big part in both of our lives- so big, in fact, that we decided it was worth dedicating some website space to sharing its important roles at the wedding.

The ceremony music will be be played by Katie’s former cello teacher Freeman and his partner Kathy.  Their music arrangement could consist of anything from harp & guitar to violin & cello to recorder & banjophone (a banjo with a french horn attached to the back).  Which ever the instruments, having them play for the ceremony will be an incredible treat, reminiscent of the many cello lessons Katie enjoyed seated on a bale of hay in the middle of an Oak Glen apple orchard.

During cocktail hour, we are hoping to showcase the fine live musical talents of some of our family and friends!  Musical folks (you know who you are), let us know if you’re itching for a little quality time in the spotlight…

During the reception, our dj will help fill up the dance floor!  But before the techno starts bumping (you think I’m kidding, but I’m not- it’s a guilty pleasure) we’ll have a few special sentimental dances.  We are planning to rumba our first dance as husband and wife to the song ‘Forever’ by Ben Harper.

Not talking about a year, no not three of four
I don’t want that kind of forever in my life any more
forever always seem to be around when things begin
but forever never seems to be around when things end

So give me your forever
please, your forever
not a day less will do
from you

People spend so much time every single day
running ’round all over town giving there forever away
but no, not me i won’t let my for ever roam
and now i hope i can find my forever a home

So give me your forever
please, your forever
not a day less will do
from you

Like a handless clock with numbers, an infinite of time
no, not the forever found only in the mind
forever always seems to be around when things begin
but forever never seems to be around when things end

So give me your forever
please, your forever
not a day less will do
from you

The first time that Katie ever heard this song was when Jamie played it on his travel guitar during the Southeast Asia trip where we met.

As for the next sentimental dance of the evening, Katie and her dad are deciding between a few different options for the father-daughter dance.  Here are the the runner-ups:  (Note- these are just random youtube videos that happened to have the right song, the pictures of kids and families are not us!)

1. Daughter by Loudon Wainwright III

2.  Gracie by Ben Folds

3.  Father and Daughter by Paul Simon

4.  Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof, sung by Louie Armstrong

5.  Sweet Child o Mine by Guns n Roses, sung by Taken by Trees

What do you all think??  Cast your vote for the best father-daughter dance song for Katie and her dad!

Any Requests?

If you’d like to hear anything but Daft Punk and other selections of euro-house/techno/electronica music with four-on-the-floor infectiously danceable beats (or if you’d just like to ensure that your favorite techno song gets played), we’re taking requests/suggestions/ideas for reception dance songs!

Just submit a comment for this post with the song(s) that you just can’t live without and we’ll try to make it happen!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Katie Robinette permalink*
    June 2, 2010 1:31 am

    I’m requesting “One More Time”, “Harder Better Faster Stronger” and “Around the World” by Daft Punk, as well as “My, my, my” by Armand Van Helden and “D.A.N.C.E” by Justice.
    Oh, and also “Dragostea din tei” by O-Zone… I could go on…

  2. Tanya permalink
    June 5, 2010 11:00 pm

    How about some songs from the amazingly wonderful classic movie Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swazye!! Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen and I had the time of my life sung by Bill Medley. I just /adore/ those songs. They’re just simply epic. They got great beats to them. 😀 I think it’s pretty cool you guys let your guests put in requests! Nice.

  3. Aunt Melodee permalink
    June 9, 2010 3:19 pm

    Well, it is my personal mission to make sure Play that Funky Music, White Boy (Wild Cherry) is played at every wedding everywhere in the world. That includes yours. Plus Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players, Dance to the Music by Sly, and of course the classic Brick House by the Commodores. And pretty much anything by Earth, Wind and Fire and Aretha Franklin. Then, I start thinking about the 80’s…Celebration by Kool and the Gang, Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics…don’t get me started, I’ll go on and on.

  4. Aunt Melodee permalink
    June 10, 2010 9:21 pm

    Lady Gaga – All the songs!; B-52s – Love Shack, Cosmic Thing, Rock Lobster, Private Idaho; Trace Adkins – Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.

  5. Aunt Sherry permalink
    June 11, 2010 6:50 pm

    I have a suggestion for the Father-Daughter dance. “I Loved Her First”, by Heartland. It’s worth listening too ad it truly is a beautiful song and perfect for a wedding.

  6. Miguel Parames permalink
    June 14, 2010 4:03 pm

    80’s MUSIC!!!

    Eddie Money-“Take me home tonight”
    Kenny Loggins-Any song
    Phil Collins-“Easy Lover”
    Journey-“Don’t stop believing”
    Bon Jovi-“Livin’ on a prayer”

    I’ll think of some more. Can’t wait!

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