Friday, September 19, 2008

Here Comes the Ring Bearer

A friend and co-worker of Chad's is getting married this Saturday and they asked Benen to be the ring bearer. This will be his first - and probably only - time being involved in a wedding. When they asked us a year ago, we gave them fair warning. If you follow my little blog at all, you know what I'm talking about. Benen and his exploits are the frequent subjects of my posts. I was a bit surprised when they told us HE was exactly what they wanted - someone to keep things light and funny. It will be that.

Chad is also standing up as a groomsman and I am doing the music for the wedding. I'm playing some background music while guests are being seated and then I'm playing the processional. I'm using the song, "Feels Like Home" by Chantal Kreviazuk, and while the attendants walk up, I'm playing an instrumental of the song. Then, when Benen and the flower girl make their way down the aisle, I'm going to continue the instrumental, but move it to a higher octave and make it light and "little" sounding. When the bride makes her entrance, I'm going to start singing the song and do just one verse and chorus, which should get her down the aisle. Also, during the lighting of the unity candle, I'll be playing and singing "Burning Embers" by Kendall Payne.

Tonight is the rehearsal and I'm a little nervous. I like having all my i's dotted and t's crossed and I won't know exactly what I'm doing until I meet the guy whose performing the ceremony and find out the order in which he's doing things. Also, for anyone who knows me, I get EXTREMELY nervous when I have to do solos. Ask me to lead worship and chances are I'll have no problem. Ask me to sing a special and I shake like a leaf. Still, there's a part of me that's excited - I get to play a grand piano and that's not an opportunity I have very often. My fingers feel itchy with anticipation and I just hope the sound person is good. They can really make or break you. I'd be much more comfortable if my husband could set my sound levels, but it's not at our church and you know how it is.

Anyway, here are the two songs if you want to check them out.

For the Kendall Payne song, click here and then select the song "Burning Embers."

I'll try to post some pictures of the wedding and my handsome little man some time next week.


Becky said...

He will be PERFECT for it, lol. Can't wait to hear how he did and to see pics! I'm sure you all will do a fabulous job in your parts of the wedding. That's cool to all be a part of things.

Jericho was asked to be one once when he was 3 or 4 (for an older cousin). The groom wanted him to carry this large treasure chest down the aisle (which was part of how he proposed to his wife), but it was just too heavy. So he refused to do it at all.

Moments before the ceremony was to begin, he said, "Mom...this taquito is too tight. I gotta pee." It was no go, lol.

Then one of my nephews, when he was a ring bearer at about 5 or 6, burst into tears. "What's wrong?" the mother asked. "I'm t-t-t-too y-y-young to g-g-get married" he wailed. "I don't even have a job!"

There had been a little misunderstanding as to who exactly was getting married, lol.

The Daily Bee said...

LOL - That will be an entertaining wedding. I'm sure we'll hear of Benen doing something crazy.

I love "Feels Like Home". I bought the soundtrack to How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days for that one song. It is one of my favorites.