I was recently the speaker at a luncheon for the Nuptial Essentials Association of Wedding Professionals (it's a mouthful, but it was a cool group of vendors: caterers, florists, DJs, venue managers, planners, etc.). To break the ice, we went around the room and introduced ourselves with our favorite wedding movie. I had to go second! I actually had never presented myself with this challenge before - funny because I do something wedding-related pretty much every day.
So, scrambling to come up with something that was honest (but would also, naturally, make me look cool!) I remembered that awesome scene in "Rachel Getting Married" where Tunde Adebimpe (otherwise known as "that guy from TV on the Radio") sang an a cappella version of Neil Young's "Unknown Legend" at the altar. See here:
Admittedly, this Jonathan Demme movie is a little depressing. But, I did walk away thinking "what a cool wedding!". If you haven't seen it, it's about a family of musicians whose elder daughter is marrying another musician. The younger daughter, played by Anne Hathaway, is struggling with addiction. The actual wedding is kind of a traveling talent show - featuring all sorts of cultural traditions and performances. After viewing, I promptly bought the soundtrack and had it on repeat for weeks.
Just putting it out there for you Austin folks - I think this idea could really work here! We are fortunate to have such a wealth of musical talent. (See my Vendors Page for friends of mine.) Unfortunately, I am not personal friends with Robyn Hitchcock who makes an appearance in the film. But, Alice Spencer and Mariachi Relampago are great substitutes! I'll leave you with this:
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