A while back, I blogged a wedding video of a young couple dancing their first dance as husband and wife. I thought they were a cute couple and they sure pulled the wool over their guests’ eyes with their “surprise” dance. 🙂
I thought I’d share a wedding story today of a different couple.
On this date, thirty-two years ago, on November 16th, 1974, this young man and this young woman were married in a red-brick church in Decatur, Georgia. They celebrated their wedding with family and friends in attendance. Musician-friends were members of the wedding party as well as providing music for the ceremony. Music was a very important part of their wedding as it had always been an important part of their lives.
You see, they had known each other since she was 10 and he was 12, when they played in the same elementary band – the East Atlanta Elementary Band, directed by Charles I. Bradley. (Native Atlantan musicians from the 60’s will remember that name.) She was a flutist and pianist; he played euphonium and later trombone in high school and college. Their lives interwove through high school and college, both deeply involved in music. Their first date was after the marching band season ended in November of 1969. Their engagement even began on a stage band tour of Europe in June, 1970!
They have been blessed with five children who all love music and are or have been involved with musical groups. This couple are still actively involved in music today – he as a middle school band director and church musician; she as a Kindermusik educator and church musician as well. By now, I’m sure you’ve figured out who they are. And if you haven’t? Well, let’s just say that I’m not putting up a current picture beside that one! 😉
Happy Anniversary to my beloved, my husband, David! I love you more today than I ever thought possible all those years ago, but not near as much as I will tomorrow.
All my love always,