Early in our engagement when we were trying to veer from the inevitable months of preparation, I’ve chanced upon a song that’s been in my playlist for so long – ‘Good Morning Sunshine’ by Jah Cure. Right there and then, our situation shed a new light to the song – I imagined it to be playing on our wedding – specifically right after the ceremony when we’re about to be welcomed by our guests.
It inspired me to compile all the songs that I dedicate to Jaycelle. From there, the compilation grew bigger that I was able to categorize it into the different stages of our big day.
Over the years we’ve shared so many songs together, mostly from me whenever I would dedicate to her songs that I would like given with the right lyrics. She would instantly like those songs. Some were soundtracks of movies we both liked upon watching.
Talk About Music
That’s how our friendship started – during the first few weeks at the office where we met, we have gotten each other’s Yahoo! Messenger IDs and I would share MP3s with her – songs that I found melodic and sometimes mushy- songs that only sentimental types would like. Those songs didn’t have consistent genres collectively – from Tracy Chapman’s The Promise to Athlete’s Half Light – I would just transfer everything and she seemed to be thrilled each time.
On our coming 1st wedding anniversary, just in time I have encountered the perfect song to inspire me once again to build a compilation:
And darling I will be loving you ’til we’re 70
And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Oh me I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am
~ Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran