Coming at ya from the dance floor with today’s GWSotD(s) :
AGES ago, probably about a week after we got engaged (Dec 09), we picked out our first dance song.
And then spent the next year and a half praying it wouldn’t be released as a single and consequently become 1) every other newlyweds’ song, or 2) super over-played and annoying.
Luckily, none of those things happened – even though we did have a slight scare when Dave performed it at the Grammys last year :
“You & me together – we can do anything, baby…”
This became our motto through all of the ups and downs during our engagement – cross country move, marathon training, loss of loved ones, stress at work, and struggles with friendships – all battled with a simple lyric in mind. We constantly reminded ourselves how much harder those things would’ve been to get through alone, and how lucky we were to have supportive partners to push through the bad times along side us.
A few months ago I asked our reception band (more on them later) if they happened to know the song. Band manager’s verbatim response :
“No – We try to stay away from ‘the Dave…’”
Fair enough. It isn’t their style and I knew it was a long shot, so we planned to dance to a recorded version. No big deal.
As we were leaving the hotel that afternoon for First Look photos, we ran into the band unloading their equipment. I stopped to quickly introduce myself and make sure they knew where to go, yada yada.
As I rushed across the street to rejoin my party, the band manager yelled my name. I turned back to hear him yell,
“Oh and by the way, Chris learned your song!”
Are you freaking kidding me?!!! The lead singer/guitarist decided THAT MORNING to learn it – and performed an absolutely incredible version for our first dance.
Talk about a sweet wedding gift :)