My fate

February 14, 2008

in Love

Not quite 13 years ago, I walked down a short aisle on a landing at a local pond promised a bunch of yada yada, made goo-goo eyes at a very handsome man and voila! left my maiden days behind.

We had a somewhat offbeat wedding. I chose our processional song — the instrumental version of The Princess Bride. (Our First Dance was to the Mark Knopfler version that added in vocals. We’d taken ballroom dance lessons for months prior to the big day, and still I managed on a twirl to bop him in the nose with my elbow. No blood.)

Roger got to choose the recessional song. It just now came up on my iPod, thus prompting this little Valentine’s Day post in his honor.

Know what he chose? The song to kick off our married life, to serve as backdrop for our first kiss, to face the landing full of our family and friends as husband and wife, to launch our big-ass party? A song from his favorite movie, Goodfellas. (Are you seeing the movie theme here?)

Roger, thanks for the roses I found in the kitchen this morning. My fate is still up to you.

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May April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Happy not-quite-anniversary!Roses??? I’m getting take-out teriyaki in a styrofoam clamshell. A dinner I don’t have to cook… ahh, romance…

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beagle April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Roses in the kitchen . . . here too! Sounds like a great wedding!

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Working Girl April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day Lori!!! Thank you for all of your thoughtful posts on my blog!!!

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May April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Happy not-quite-anniversary!Roses??? I’m getting take-out teriyaki in a styrofoam clamshell. A dinner I don’t have to cook… ahh, romance…

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beagle April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Roses in the kitchen . . . here too! Sounds like a great wedding!

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Working Girl April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day Lori!!! Thank you for all of your thoughtful posts on my blog!!!

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Deathstar April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I love romance!

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Lavender Luz April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Our anniversary’s not until Summer, but hearing Tony Bennett on Valentines Day brought up the memory that turned into a post (since I forgot to buy Rob a card, it truly was the least I could do).Mmmmmmwah to you all!

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Lollipop Goldstein April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Happy almost anniversary (can I add it to the L & F?)! Roses sound like a beautiful way to start the day.

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nancy April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

awwww. How freaking cute. And good for you guys for picking the songs you wanted to hear and not the songs that are just the old standby! We used the norm for the recessional song – as my hubby wanted it all to be textbook. He even wanted the “here comes the bride” but I got my way with Pachelbel’s Canon. Still a textbook song, but I loved it. Our first dance was John Lennon’s “Imagine”.

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Furrow April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

How sweet! And I love anything related to the Princess Bride.We forgot about Valentines Day until a <>coworker<> wished me a happy one on the phone. Still, it was a good day.

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Geohde April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Awwwww….. :) J

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MrsSpock April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I love the Princess Bride…I too had nontraditional music. We walked down together to the tune of Loreena McKennitt’s “Wiccan Dance”. Happy V-Day!

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Kami April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

That is so sweet. I loving partner is truly a blessing

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Mrs.X April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Awwww. Happy anniversary and yay to roses in the kitchen! And the Goodfellas theme sounds like something my husband would have done.

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Sheri April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I like offbeat – we did a small wedding under a tree on a Sunday night. With us and 3 people. Invited last minute. Happy anniversary!

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Denise April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Oh, I LOVE The Princess Bride and I know the exact song you are talking about. It is one of my top 5 fav movies of all time.Thanks so much for your kind words and support this week. I can’t wait to meet you in person on Saturday-this meet up is coming at a great time!

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Deathstar April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I love romance!

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Lavender Luz April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Our anniversary’s not until Summer, but hearing Tony Bennett on Valentines Day brought up the memory that turned into a post (since I forgot to buy Rob a card, it truly was the least I could do).Mmmmmmwah to you all!

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Lollipop Goldstein April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Happy almost anniversary (can I add it to the L & F?)! Roses sound like a beautiful way to start the day.

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nancy April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

awwww. How freaking cute. And good for you guys for picking the songs you wanted to hear and not the songs that are just the old standby! We used the norm for the recessional song – as my hubby wanted it all to be textbook. He even wanted the “here comes the bride” but I got my way with Pachelbel’s Canon. Still a textbook song, but I loved it. Our first dance was John Lennon’s “Imagine”.

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Furrow April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

How sweet! And I love anything related to the Princess Bride.We forgot about Valentines Day until a <>coworker<> wished me a happy one on the phone. Still, it was a good day.

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Geohde April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Awwwww….. :) J

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MrsSpock April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I love the Princess Bride…I too had nontraditional music. We walked down together to the tune of Loreena McKennitt’s “Wiccan Dance”. Happy V-Day!

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Kami April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

That is so sweet. I loving partner is truly a blessing

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Mrs.X April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Awwww. Happy anniversary and yay to roses in the kitchen! And the Goodfellas theme sounds like something my husband would have done.

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Sheri April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I like offbeat – we did a small wedding under a tree on a Sunday night. With us and 3 people. Invited last minute. Happy anniversary!

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Denise April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Oh, I LOVE The Princess Bride and I know the exact song you are talking about. It is one of my top 5 fav movies of all time.Thanks so much for your kind words and support this week. I can’t wait to meet you in person on Saturday-this meet up is coming at a great time!

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Lavender Luz April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Deathstar — me too.Safire — you have great taste!

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Safire April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

The Princess Bride songs were our wedding songs too. Love them! :)

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Lavender Luz April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Deathstar — me too.Safire — you have great taste!

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Safire April 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

The Princess Bride songs were our wedding songs too. Love them! :)

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