Well, how do I blog today about an idea that started to take shape a few months ago?
I sing at quite a few weddings (about 20 per year). Sometimes I’d be asked to perform the first dance. Other times the DJ would play it. And on a few occasions there was no first dance at all.
Whichever the situation, I’d always be fascinated by the choice…what was it about that couple that made them choose that particular song?
As I’d set my gear up and prepare to sing I’d also wonder about how the bride and groom got together. After all, it’s our stories that make us unique. Had they known each other for years? Did they meet at work? What were their hobbies? What attracted them to each other? Were they serious or fun loving? Who was the boss – the bride or the groom? Questions, questions, questions!
I also saw first hand how careful the couples were when selecting the music for their wedding day celebrations – the DJs, performers, the playlist itself.
And then I wondered how we could combine the love story, the music and the wedding day in a way that was unique to each and every couple? And in a format that was sharable with friends and family at the wedding, on social media and via email. Hmmmm…..