I mentioned in last week’s Tasty Tuesday post that I’d be featuring several posts that fall under the “Love and Relationships” category this month. When I was trying to decide what I wanted to focus on in today’s post, I decided I’d start with something happy and positive (and probably a little mushy). It’s Monday, after all, and most of us probably need a little boost for the start of the work week. (I know I usually do!)
As anyone who reads this blog on an even somewhat regular basis probably knows, I love music. When Eric and I were planning our wedding, this was the one aspect I was most excited about (and probably also the most controlling/Bridezilla about). That being said, it may come as a surprise to many of you that Eric and I don’t really have a song.
Since we didn’t have a special song, it probably should have been difficult to choose a song for the first dance at our wedding … But it wasn’t.
When we first started planning our wedding, there were very few things I was certain I wanted. Of those few things, the two I felt most strongly about were related to music (which probably isn’t surprising). I knew that I wanted to walk down the aisle to the VSQ version of Elliott Smith’s “Say Yes” and I knew that I wanted our first dance song to be “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds.
Listen to “The Luckiest” here:
I was in college the first time I heard “The Luckiest.” I remember very clearly listening to it, really listening to the lyrics, and thinking, “I want a love like this.”
“The Luckiest” is, in my opinion, the perfect love song. The music is lovely and the lyrics are sweet without being cheesy. The last verse is actually really sad, but it’s also romantic in that “love that will never die” kind of way. (If you’re not familiar with the song, that verse tells the story of a couple in their 90s. The man dies, and his wife dies only a couple of days later because she can’t bear to live without him. As I said, it’s sad … But that’s honestly the kind of “depths of my soul” kind of love I always wanted. And now I feel so lucky because I’ve found it.)
I like a lot of songs by Ben Folds, but “The Luckiest” is by far my favorite. And now it will forever be one of my favorite songs because it will always remind me of my wedding day and how happy I was in that moment, dancing with my new husband.