Annie and Tony's Wedding

Saturday, February 21, 2009
Category: Photo Album

Today two of my friends were married to each other, Annie and Tony. Annie is a music teach and Tony is in the Navy. They both love music and found some pretty creative ways to work music into the wedding reception. I was honored to be asked by Annie and Tony to be in their wedding choir. The entrance song for their Wedding mass was a modified version of Twila Paris' How Beautiful. Here are the words Annie and Tony used. 

How beautiful the hands that served
the wine and the bread and the
children of earth.

How beautiful the feet that walked
the long dusty roads
and the hill to the cross.

How beautiful
how beautiful
how beautiful
how beautiful
is the body of Christ.

How beautiful the feet
that bring the the sound of good news
and the love of a king
how beautiful the hands
that serve the wind and the bread
and the children of earth

How beautiful
how beautiful
how beautiful
how beautiful
is the body of Christ.

And as he laid down his life
we offer this sacrifice
that we will live
just as he died
willing to pay the price
willing to pay the price

[Annie begins walking down the isle]

How beautiful the radiant bride
who waits for her groom
with his light in her eyes
how beautiful when humble hearts give
the fruit of pure lives
so that others may live.

How beautiful
how beautiful
how beautiful
how beautiful
is the body of Christ.

 

In addition to the beautiful music that Annie and Tony selected for their wedding mass they also found an interesting way to work music into the wedding reception. Rather than simply saying, "the tables in the back will start eating first", they had the DJ announce a word and each table had to come up with a song that used that word. A representative from each table had to make their way up to the DJ's table and announce the song their table would sing. The order you arrived at the DJ's table was the order the tables got to eat! Annie and Tony chose the word, Love, for everyone to come up with songs.

My natural personality is to find ways to improve things, but, I can honestly say that Annie's and Tony's wedding seemed to go offer perfectly, we even had sun here in Seattle and they seem to be perfect for each other.

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