Today, October 12th, 2012, I am rewriting this blog entry, as Eric & Margie’s wedding day means much more to me today. Sadly, Margie lost her battle to Triple-Negative Breast Cancer yesterday.
This wedding reception will forever remain special to me. Upon arriving at Swans Trail Farms, the rain had been off and on for much of the day, which changed the plans of the entire wedding and reception. But in reality, it didn’t matter; the fact that this day was actually happening was all that mattered. Listening back to the recording of the ceremony, you can hear the sound of rain in the background – and coming from a guy who has actually watched The Notebook or recalls the kissing scene in Spiderman – it made it all that more romantic for Eric and Margie.
But God works in mysterious ways – and He convinced Mother Nature to stop raining, just long enough for us to stage a wedding party outside for a true Grand Entrance. And in the hours to follow, the most meaningful wedding reception ever unfolded, highlighted by the toasts and surprise serenade to Eric & Margie by Justine, complete with a photo montage.
The live mix below is the ENTIRE dance floor set from Eric & Margie’s wedding. It’s the first live mix I have ever released, and I am thankful that I pushed record before I began my set. A month or so ago, Eric & Margie had emailed me saying that one of their favorite things to do was hop in Eric’s truck, just the two of them, and drive while listening to that mix. It left me (almost!) at a loss for words. To this day, and likely for a long time to come, I listen to this mix once a week on my iPhone while I drive up and down I-5.
Today, I’m more grateful than ever that I was able to be a part of one day of Eric & Margie’s life. May God grant her eternal rest and peace.
Prelude: Soft Jazz
- Groom’s Entrance: Kenny G – “Forever in Love”
- Wedding Party: Train – “Marry Me (Instrumental)”
- Bridal Procession: Train – “Marry Me”
- Recessional: James Taylor – “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”
Cocktail Hour: Classic Love Songs
Dinner: Classic Love Songs
- Grand Entrance: U2 – “Beautiful Day”
- Cake Cutting: Anthony Hamilton – “I’m Ready”
- First Dance: Lady Antebellum – “Just A Kiss”
- Father/Daughter Dance: Tim McGraw – “My Little Girl”
- Mother/Son Dance: Simon & Garfunkel – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
- Last Dance: Christopher Cross – “Swept Away”
Dancing: 80s, 90s, Top 40, Hip-Hop, Rock & Roll