It took us a while to figure out exactly what songs we wanted for our wedding, but the whole time we knew they had to be untraditional. Music played such an important role in our early relationship and getting to know each other, and every time I put on an old album it takes me back to a different place and time with Mike.
While my grandma and our four moms were being escorted to their seats, we played Razzle Dazzle Rose by Camera Obscura. The song has such an understated excitement, and every time I hear it now I remember all that nervous energy I had in the back room, wondering how many people are out there, did they set up the umbrellas, will Mike be able to make his way back to me so we can walk together. This song gave and continues to give me such a rush of happy anxiety, which is the only good kind, I think.
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As my bridesmaids walked down the aisle, we played Piazza, New York Catcher by Belle and Sebastian, a song which I was totally unsure about before the wedding. Then we remembered that it was the first song that I sent to Mike over AIM when we first started dating. On the day, it sounded lovely and we received so many compliments on our music choices that I don't regret a thing, not even a song about baseball that asks whether Mike Piazza was gay.
Mike and I chose to walk down the aisle together to Benedictus performed by Simon & Garfunkel. The recording is so timeless, a bit on the untraditional side but still very wedding appropriate. I'll never forget that feeling when we walked out to see all those smiling faces. I could only glance at them because seeing them all there made me terribly nervous, but it was a great comfort to be holding onto the arm of my best friend and now-husband.
None of these will ever be the same to hear. I love that our big day can always be relived by listening to some of our favorite music. Each of these songs now carries a new memory, their meanings are forever altered in our minds.