What can I say, I'm a pregnancy-hormone-filled-sucker for all that lovey-dovey crap.
David and I had a hard time deciding what we wanted to dance to when we were engaged. We spent a lot of our down time trying to figure out if we had "a song" or what that was even supposed to mean... does that mean a song you both just really like? a song that played during an important moment in your relationship? a song that exemplifies what you want your relationship to be?
Sometimes we overthink things just a teensy little bit.
We also spent a lot of time looking up songs that other people had used for their first dances to get some ideas going. David's one of those people who can like a song and not know any of the words to it, while I am the opposite - I know tons of words to songs that I hate, for some strange reason. So we made an interesting pair when one of us would come up with a song that was in contention.
David: Hey, I like this one! What do you think?
Me: Nope, that was popular when we were in eighth grade. Vom.
Me: I love the lyrics of this one, what about it?
David: No, I don't like the sound of that. I can't tell what they're saying but I know I don't like it.
We had a couple in mind that weren't quite right - God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton is one that stood out, but then we nixed it for some reason. I think maybe the fact is that it was country? We are both relatively recent country converts and we loved dancing to this during our relationship, but it didn't seem quite right. I also LOVE Andrew Peterson's Dancing in the Minefields but wasn't right for us either - I think David had a specific reason for not liking it but I can't remember now.
We tried a bunch of different songs - danced to them to "practice," listened to them on repeat on car trips, and finally - finallyyyyy - we found "ours".......
Wouldn't It Be Nice by the Beach Boys was our first dance song.
We listened to this a lot in the early stages of our relationship, dreaming of what our lives could look like together, so I don't know why it took us so long to finally decide on it. I loved the fact that I hadn't heard anyone else use it for their first dance song, and that it wasn't a "typical" choice. It was a little faster than most first dances, too, but we liked that - it fits our relationship really well, and made David a little less nervous for getting up in front of everyone and dancing. (He's a really cute dancer and gets nervous about stuff like that for no reason. Silly boy.)
The lyrics of our song were so fitting after what seemed like waiting for a long time to get married (not true though in the grand scheme of things, as we'd only been together for 2.5 years when we got hitched). The words were even more touching on our wedding day - it made us think about all the wonderful things we had to look forward to in our lives - together. [end sappy-ness now, Hannah, pleeeease]
So yep, that's the story of our first dance together as husband and wife. Head to the Camp to check out everyone else's cute stories!