Ok, so 16 years ago, on September 25th Dan and I were married! The best ever day and 16 years on I am still so grateful we share our life together. The vicar asked me what it was that I loved about Dan and well, aside from his obviously rather delicious exterior, (not the vicars words I hasten to add) I remember saying
“He is just everything I am not. He is kind, caring, strong, gentle and the perfect calming balance to my slightly mad side.” Not that I’m not kind etc., but it just felt that he was the perfect fit , it’s hard to put it into words.
Anyway the reason for this blog is that whilst a lovely camera man from QVC filmed our wedding it has languished for 16 years in the bottom drawer unedited and is still in the original Betacam form, unwatched and unshared. I have thought each year that I must do it as a surprise for Dan, and our families, but each year has come and gone until now.
So my question to you all is what music shall I choose to have as the background? Do I go traditional or do I look at 1999, the year of our wedding, and see what ballads and romantic tracks were part of our lives then? Or do I use our first dance music which was Paul Weller’s ‘You Do Something To Me’ (bearing in mind the actual first dance was ‘Love Shack’ by the B52’s – which I don’t think will be very appropriate!). Dan loves Stevie Wonder, I’m partial to an Anita Baker song or two and I know the track ‘Wings’ by Birdie, currently used for the Lloyds Bank advert, makes us both pause and look.
I’m really unsure and I could do with your input as I can’t ask the person who usually helps me when I’m in a quandary, as it’s meant to be a surprise for him!
He will be away this weekend so my plan is to get a wriggle on and try my best to put the prep in so I can give him the finished DVD on our actual anniversary. I don’t half leave things till the last minute – please help!
Much Love Claire x