What? No music?
Right! My own wedding included no music.
How could that happen?
Well, I was a graduate student at Stanford.
Lots of long hair and little of anything else.
Some books and records, my cornet, a bicycle,
a VW van,
several shirts, two pairs of jeans,
one pair of
sneakers, and a few tools & dishes.
That June I left my $125/month studio apartment
in Palo Alto. I rented a small house in Menlo Park,
planning to start a commune.
Bunch, my future wife, was already living there,
back in the converted garage. She drove an old
Chevy Bel Air, and early one morning I changed
the oil in her car and left a red rose on the hood.
Awwwww... Call me Mr. Romance!
One thing led to another, and several weeks
we drove to a scenic town nearby and got
a marriage license.
The next afternoon we bought two rings, checked
the Yellow Pages, called a retired minister in
Pacific Grove, drove to his home, and talked
with him about the beauties and responsibilities
Then with his wife as witness, he performed our
little ceremony in his living room. And now all
these years later we still recall part of our
ceremony which included his phrase "for what
you know, and what you don't know".
Sounded ominous at the time, but it's oh so true.
We still discover something new every day.
Afterward Bunch and I drove to the ocean,
watched the sunset and toasted to our happiness
and a wonderful beginning.
And I remember that afternoon I made a vow
"We're each other's
last chance". Meaning I'll do
whatever it takes
to keep this promise alive.
This story reminds me of so many vows I've heard
at hundreds of weddings. Sincere heartfelt promises
between the happy couple.
Whatever inspires them, the bride and groom always
convey their deepest love and hopes for their future.
So why am I talking about wedding vows?
The same way their vows make their marriage a
personal expression, the bride and groom can also
personalize their wedding by the music they select.
The same is true for an Event Planner personalizing
a company party or a birthday celebration.
I LOVE helping Brides and Event Planners select music
to add their own personal touch. For example, several
popular ways I've seen at recent weddings include:
- including their favorite classical piece in their Ceremony,
- including their favorite sentimental ballad for their First Dance.
- including a memorable song for their Last Dance,
- including THEIR wedding songs to honor their parents,
- including songs about significant cities where they lived, or met, or will be visiting on their honeymoon,
- including a song performed by a favorite friend or relative,
Finally, here's that Tip I promised:
Before YOU begin searching for music,
ask an experienced pro to guide you
You can always ask me. Whatever the event, your wedding
or a special party, we create
the perfect mood for celebrating.
e'll always customize some music
to suit the occasion.