(Warning – The content you are about to read is both highly cheesy and sappy. If you are not all about feeling the lovey dovey right now around Valentine’s Day then I highly suggest you either scroll through quickly on the reader or page somewhere else. But if you are all about the love then dive on in!)
I am not even going to pretend that I wasn’t inspired by Freckles Chick with this idea. As I was scrolling through my reader, I saw it an I loved it. She went out to dafont.com and played around with fonts and came up with two separate ones that she used to create this beautiful word art that represent the songs from her and her hubby’s wedding. (Can I get an awwwwhhhh up in here!) These were hung in her bedroom so they could see them every day. (Let me here it again! Awwwwhhhh!)
(photo via Freckles Chick)
I fell in LOVE with this idea, partially because it is beautiful and partially because the hubby and I spent a lot of time picking out the music for our wedding. And partially because when it comes to cute sentimental things, the hubby is up over me in our three year marriage. (He always gets the sweetest cards where as I normally pick the ones with talking cats or fart jokes!) So I really want to do something sweet and mushy for him this year.
Now, while she used a manlier font for his song and a feminine font for hers, I wanted mine to look like old love letters. I used the font “Underwood Champion” and printed it out on some scrap booking card stock I got at Hobby Lobby. I did a total of three since we had three songs that were really special to us in our day.
For starters, I was not walking down the aisle to Canon in D. (No offense if you did, but it just wasn’t for me.) I decided when I was 20 years old that when I got married I was going to walk down to meet my man to the lyrics of “This is the Moment” from Jekyll and Hyde. Now the hubby and I had only been dating for about a year and a half when I made this decision, but I knew it was the right one for me. For those of you familiar with the musical - I did take a little creative license with the words to make the song a lil more about a wedding. The effect was fantastic and there was not a dry eye in the house after my girls and I walked down to that. My lil bro (a professional singer in his own right) sang this for me and it was the best wedding present ever.
Next up, my lil bro and a dear family friend sang us “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge. Now the hubby was not sold on this song until I made him listen to it and later on, I found out it was one of his favorites on his Yahoo Radio playlist! I have some video (although pretty jumpy) of him singing it to me softly at the alter. It was perfect!
Finally, because it took us seven years of on again off again to get up there to and say our “I do’s” we had to dance our first dance to “It had to be you”. I think that is pretty self explanatory – but it still reminds me every time I think of it that there is no one else that I would rather spend the rest of my life with.
Now, the big question is what am I going to do with these. Well, this is kinda my present to the hubby for V-day so you are going to have to wait for a while to see the final result, but I think your gonna love it! It of course will involve some old frames that have been lying around but the rest of it is a lil idea I have been stewing on for a couple of days! (UPDATE: Check out the final project!)
Personally, I think just the words framed makes a great gift as a wedding or anniversary present. It is very sentimental but not pricy at all!
So I want to know - what was your favorite song from your wedding? Or what do you want to dance or walk down to? Serious or silly - I want to hear it! (My dad and I danced to "The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog so I am all good with the silly!)
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