Today I have been helping record the music for a wedding. Carolyn Rushton arrived this morning to pre-record all the music for her granddaughter Megan’s wedding. She is a friend of the family; her son Joe and I have been friends for a couple decades or longer. Joe and I have occasionally sung together at various events with Randy Macintosh, the other member of our dynamic trio.
Her music is an interesting combination of new songs, and various numbers from the last few decades – for example one of the postlude numbers is “We’ve Only Just Begun”, the hit from the Carpenters (other hits -Close To You, Rainy Days and Mondays, Bless the Beasts and Children, Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft, etc) which saw a lot of use in weddings 20 or 30 years ago.
“We’ve Only Just Begun” was clearly intended as a wedding song:
[We've only just begun to live...White lace and Promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way....]
The bridesmaids are walking down to Canon in D, as is the bride. Other songs include “One Hand, One Heart” from West Side Story, I Cross My Heart, From This Moment, It’s Your Love, and All I Ask Of You.
It’s an outside wedding, and it sounds like the brides and bridesmaids will be walking through an obstacle course to get where they’re going – down a path, over some stone area which seems pre-determined to twist an ankle, around this little building… you get the idea. Perhaps Megan or her mom will give us an update after the wedding on how it went.