Looking Forward to Getting Married
Here's something special.
From time to time, we get little heart warming anecdotes which we quite enjoy hearing about and this is one we'd like to share from James Houlahan in Santa Barbara, CA.
James played "Looking Forward" by Neil Young, at his brothers' wedding of Robin Steele and Matt Houlahan. It's a video shot on his cousin's phone so while not the highest of quality, it captures a nice moment in a family wedding.
My brother Nick is a big Neil fan too and he played (from the CD) "Good To See You" at his wedding (when the bride entered to join him at the altar). Then, with Nick and Jenny (his bride) together at the altar, they played "Silver & Gold" during a candle-lighting ceremony to remember Jenny's sister and father who have unfortunately passed on. It was an emotional moment.Thanks James! Sounds like a nice time and great tribute.
Later at the reception, I also based my toast of the bride and groom on the lyrics to "Good To See You"...I talked about how love is a kind of recognition, a kind of knowing, etc. I think it worked pretty well.
My other brother Matt (identical twin to Nick) asked me to play a song at his ceremony, and I chose "Looking Forward." It's such a positive song, short but sweet...one of the greatest Neil songs in my book. It went down very well!
For more of James' music see http://www.jameshoulahan.com/.