Bubbles, Daisies and Good Music

Anyone that knows me wouldn’t be surprised to learn that I could probably spend every day surrounded by bubbles and bouquets of daisies on the beach at sunset. And that’s pretty much how my wedding played out.

I went to a wedding recently in the middle of a Moulin Rouge themed antique store.  The bride and groom walked down the “aisle” to a Smashing Pumpkins instrumental and left to The Beatles “When I’m Sixty Four”.  And it was perfect.  When you’re surrounded by boas, masks and mannequins, you don’t necessarily expect to hear Pachelbel: “Canon in D.”

There is nothing wrong with tradition if that’s your thing, but since music is such a big part of my life, I put some serious thought into deciding on the music for my [our] own wedding.

Becka WeddingWe were married on the beach.  After we had been pronounced man and wife, my cousin played an acoustic version of the first part of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.”  Even though my cousin’s performance was competing with the sound of the waves, this was the first song my husband and I heard as a married couple. It was the transition from the ceremony to our lives together.

“What a beautiful face I have found in this place that is circling all round the sun…”

And though there are some songs that come and go throughout your life, this one continues to inspire me. Everyone needs a little inspiration [and maybe some bubbles and daisies and good music].

 “…and one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea.  But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see…” (lyrics by Jeff Mangum)

(Becka Hardy – Neurotic Media Label Relations & Account Management)

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