Good things can happen anywhere!
Some years ago as if on a whim Chris and Clark, good friends of ours, decided that they were going to get married in our back yard. They were pretty flippant about the whole thing and some rather witty banter went flying about all the way up to the moment that they started to process toward the officiant…
The Most Memorable Part…
At a seminar of the Association of Bridal Consultants a panel of newly married couples were assembled to be interviewed by wedding industry professionals. The newly weds agreed to be asked a variety of questions about their shopping habits while planning their wedding. The purpose of the event was get information to help event specialists better market their services. It was a very productive seminar. Each couple freely communicated and really enjoyed talking about there wedding.
Photograph by Michael Del Monte
Toward the end of the interview this question was posed to the panel:
“What was the most memorable part of your wedding?”
The answer was consistent from individual to individual. The memory was of a very specific moment during their wedding ceremony or just before the ceremony. Each person described a moment of being aware that a profound change was occurring or about to occur. “Is this really happening?” “This is really real!” “I looked up and saw the look on my father’s face…” “OMG this is really happening!” Each experience described was unique to the individual.
A Good Change…
As a DJ/Master of Ceremonies I remember the reaction (or surprised realization) of one bride when I announced “The Married Couple Dance.” This bride was a joy to work with; it was easy to consider details and script announcements; we had it down perfectly. The evening was going very smoothly and everyone was having a good time. After the bouquet and garter toss I made this announcement: “At this time all married couples are invited to the dance floor to observe the tradition of the married couple dance.” I saw the bride say as if to herself “Ok, time for the married couple dance…” and then all of a sudden she said out loud, “HEY THAT’S ME!”
As a wedding draws near one becomes more and more aware of details. But details aside a very special change is about to occur.
I look forward to hearing your ideas!
Sometimes ideas come all at once and have to be written down and organized. I have a lot of fun helping couples plan music. Each wedding is unique.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music
- Master of Ceremonies
- Band Leader