Tuesday, 3 July 2012

When I look back now ...

I’ve been tagged this week by a Twitter friend @icetuckerv2.  You can view his blog here.

My task is to name 5 songs that remind me of a holiday, time at school, time at college/university or a particular spell in my life.

So I’m going back almost eighteen years in time to my wedding day - the time that I barely had a care in the world or a bra in my drawer.  Breast feeding changed all that - I now have a teen to worry about and sport a pair of 38C’s!

But on my wedding day, I looked like this.

My wedding video began with this boppy little number by Bette Midler - one of the opening scenes shows my best friend winding me up by miming that my dress was tucked in my knickers and the gay vicar bursting into fits of giggles! (forgive the bad video clip but it was the best of a bad bunch on Youtube)

Hubbie and I chose to walk down the aisle to the theme music from ‘St Elmo’s Fire.'  Bridesmaids and ring bearer first and then me with my brother-in-law who gave me away.  Listening to this piece of music always lifts my spirits and takes me back to that lovely day.

We left the church as man and wife to Bette Midler’s ‘The Rose’.  Brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it.

This song was played at our reception and featured heavily when hubbie and I were courting.  Yes, we really did ‘court.’  I love the word, so old fashioned and proper!

And as our bridal waltz we chose Dr Hook’s ‘Years from Now.’  To this day, the words are still so fitting.

Ah, nothing like a trip down memory lane to make you feel old!  Thanks Tucker!

So guys, which five songs remind you of a time in your life?  If you blog let me know or leave comments here.  Are any of my songs special to you for different reasons?

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  1. What gorgeous songs you had, they brought a tear to my eye, but holy cow your boobs exploded after baby! Hubby must be 1 happy chappy!! xx

  2. Wot touching songs-sounds like the perfect day! I have 4 weddings to go to this year-the first one this Thursday. Wonder what music they will choose? Keep you posted. X

  3. My walking down the aisle music was the Eurovision theme (Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, not Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz). First dance was The Way You Look Tonight by Tony Bennett. The stand out song from our wedding video was Flash Bang Wallop by Tommy Steele from Half a Sixpence starring all our guests and our fabulous wedding photographer. I want to get the video out now!

  4. What a fab idea for a blog post! I didn't realize people gave fellow bloggers challenges... just goes to show my blogger noob-ness lol Great song choices though, all very fitting :)
    ~Mandy xoxo