Thursday, November 4, 2010

The very first decision about the wedding

Before Mr. Snow Cone and I officially became engaged, we definitely had some thinly-veiled discussions about the future, living together, the wedding, and the like. We both knew we wanted to end up together and it was only a matter of time, but neither of us wanted to totally abandon the whole still-not-engaged mentality, since we were, in actuality... still not engaged. Usually we would talk about it for a few minutes before one of us would get shifty and moderately uncomfortable, quickly changing the topic of conversation.  It was like our own weird little game of wedding chicken.

I guess we were only sort of toying around with ideas before we officially became engaged, so nothing really ventured past the point of "oh, that could be cool...". Except for one.

At this point, it's important for you to learn that both Mr. Snow Cone and I suffer from a severe addiction to The West Wing.  Both of us will go to our graves believing that it's the single greatest show ever created.  A couple years back, Mr. Snow Cone started to watch the DVDs, season by season, and I got caught up in the mix.  I blew through casually watched the entire series over the course of a semester in college.  Even though we've both seen literally every episode of this series, we still pop in a random disc to watch pretty much any episode from any season.  I mean, seriously... how can you look at this picture and now just feel your inner patriot flair up??  And, politics aside, how can you look at this picture and not totally swoon over all the man-candy?? (My personal fav is Josh, tucked in the bottom right corner.  I've told Mr. Snow Cone on many occasions that if Josh Lyman existed in real life, instead of merely as a fictitious character, our engagement could be in serious jeopardy.  Thankfully, Mr. Snow Cone agrees.  He gets me.)

Anyhow, back to my original point.  We would jibber-jabber about our future together very infrequently, and the conversations usually lasted only a handful of minutes.  However, about three months before becoming engaged, I half-jokingly mentioned to Mr. Snow Cone that we should enter our wedding reception to The West Wing's intro music.  His reaction to my suggestion?  A second of silence and a moment of serious contemplation.  He then got big eyes and an even bigger smile and stated something to the effect of "OH MY GOD WE HAVE TO... THAT'S PERFECT."  I was not expecting him to be on board about wedding talk in the first place, let alone making decisions about the wedding that wasn't even officially happening yet. Nevertheless, our intro music was decided courtesy of that one-time, passing discussion.

So, for your listening pleasure, the music that will be playing as we're introduced as Mr. and Mrs. for the first time:

Video via YouTube

I'll admit, it's not the typical song you hear to announce the new couple, and I frankly don't expect the majority of our guests to connect the music to the show, but that's OK with me. This music selection is personal to us, and it gets both of us excited, so it seems like a no-brainer! 

Did you have any wedding decisions take you by surprise when you least expect them?  Any plans to sneak some of your favorite pop culture into your wedding?

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