You Make Me Smile...What Makes You Smile?

I don't know where it came from. Maybe it's being a New Orleans girl and it's just in my blood, a love of music. I can't sing...it would probably hurt your ears if I tried. In fact, my husband makes fun each time I sing in the car. But I do, I love music. I love hearing a song and it touches me to my soul. And it's this love for music that made me want to find the absolute perfect songs for my wedding. I wanted songs that were personal and meant something to me....to us. Is this a detail that you think about? Do you worry about it? If so, you might be a little like me. If not, it's okay. We're all a little different, but make it personal.

I started our processional with the Kenny G's Over the Rainbow. Kenny G holds a very special place in my heart due to some great nights as a child growing up with some great adults. Over the Rainbow is a dream coming true. And knowing my mom and mother in law were walking down to this meant, it was the start of my dream coming true...I was marrying the man of my dreams.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue.
And eh dreams that you dare to dream
Really do Come true.

We continued with the love theme from Romeo and Juliet. Have you ever listened to the music? Not watched the scenes associated with it but listened to how the notes rise and fall and cascade in such a beautiful pattern? I have loved it since I first heard it (I won't tell you when that was b/c it would date me). And as I heard the music and my bridesmaids started walking, I knew it was time. My true love was here and this was happening.

O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.

The processional ended with what I consider the most romantic song I've ever heard - Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific (a musical my husband and I saw together). When I first heard this song, it truly touched my soul. I was enchanted and I wanted to remember that feeling when I walked down the aisle and I wanted my husband to know, to get, what was about to happen. We were getting married.

Some enchanted evening
When you find your true love
When you feel her call you
Across a crowded room,
Then fly to her side,
And make her your own....

Now, the reason behind the name of this blog - You make me smile. We danced to Uncle Cracker's Smile. I know, it's silly and it's not your norm, but it meant something to US. Choose the music and songs that mean something to you. It's amazing how just hearing one of those songs on the radio or in the background can bring back so many memories from such a wonderful night. Choose it for you. Choose it because it means something to you.

Even when you're gone
Somehow you come along
Just like a flower poking through sidewalk
crack and just like that
You steal away the rain and just like that....you make me smile like the sun....

Okay so here's the part to help - Music to think about:

  • processional
  • recessional (we did LSU's Pregame)
  • first dance
  • bridal party dance
  • father daughter/mother son dance
  • bouquet toss song
  • garter toss song
  • cake cutting song
  • final song (a lot of people choose Shout to end on a high note).