Send My Love to You

Happy Valentine’s Day, hive! We don’t really do anything special to celebrate the holiday, since we’re usually just getting over the madness that is the anniversary-birthday-Christmas marathon in December, but it’s still a chance for a little something sweet. I’ll be celebrating by getting my wedding dress fitted during the day (squee!) and then cooking a nice dinner with Sphinx at home.

In honor of the day, I figured I’d share something very lovey-dovey: our first-dance song.

Lots of couples seem to struggle and search for the perfect song, but this was the one wedding detail that I had figured out years ago. I shared my idea with Sphinx years before we were engaged, and he agreed it was perfect (without freaking out at all—so he’s perfect).

His family is pretty big into The Beatles, and Sphinx introduced me to this song sometime early in our relationship. I had never heard this one, and I loved it. When we would text, email, or write letters or cards, we would usually include a “P.S.: I love you,” naturally, without consciously copying the song. When I’d ask him what was making him smile like that he would say “you, you, you.” And the song is about a long-distance relationship, waiting to see each other again, and that’s how we spent the first five years of our relationship. It’s also a nice upbeat song, it’s classic, and best of all…

It’s TWO MINUTES long.

So, pretty much perfect.

We wouldn’t have to spend a very long, awkward time in the center of the room doing the middle-school shuffle. I’ve been a dancer my whole life, but that doesn’t mean that I’m any good at ballroom type stuff, and dancing isn’t Sphinx’s favorite activity. I swear we keep meaning to practice a little bit, but we just keep putting it aside, so hopefully our cute and short song will distract from that.

Dancing

Pyramids showing off our skills at Best Man J’s wedding. All the best dancing happens with beer bottles in hand. / Photo personal

So the only issue is—that band I talked about. Not a problem, but I just didn’t want them playing our first-dance song. Part of the charm is that it’s a Beatles song, but it’s not a very well known one, so if it is played by another band, people won’t realize it. So we’ll be playing a recording for our first dance, and jumping into the band after. Parent dances are still undetermined, so we’ll just have to see if those will be performed or played.

Did you use “your” song for a first dance or did you have to search one out? Do you have any special Valentine’s Day plans?

PS: I love you, bees!

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Mrs. Pyramid

Location:
New Orleans, LA
Wedding Date:
May 2014

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    bribaby119 203 posts, Helper bee @ 9:36 am

    Aww I love this Miss. P! What a great choice for a first dance song. My FI and I didn’t really have 1 song so when my Pandora played a song and I started to tear up, it was determined that was the song we would use!

    Dinner and grocery shopping for V-day, so romantic I know. lol!

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    Mrs. Llama 21 posts, Newbee @ 9:52 am

    You you youuuu!!!!

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 10:04 am

    I would be embarrassed to tell you how old I was when this song came out, but the fact that I still have it on a vinyl “single” will give you some idea… Thanks for this great musical memory, and what a great first dance song choice! Best wishes for a successful fitting – perhaps we could get a sneak peak at your dress???

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    weathervane 171 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:25 am

    Happy Valentines Miss Pyramid! Great first dance choice, I love it!

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    Mrs. Milk Cow 207 posts, Helper bee @ 10:42 am

    Ahhh this is so incredibly sweet!! Love that you’ve had a song picked out for so long, love that Mr. P didn’t get all freaked out when you brought it out, and love that you’ll have a recording playing it instead of the band – such a good way to tie in the DJ that you really wanted.

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    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 10:47 am

    Awww, I love this song so much and it’s a great choice for a first dance.

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    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 11:49 am

    Iwas in a wedding where they haa band but their first dace was pre-recorded. It was perfect!

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    parisian 588 posts, Busy bee @ 12:10 pm

    AHH how exciting about the dress fitting! And super awesome first dance song. So appropriate. You guys are mega adorbs! :)

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    BeeHellenistic, Guest @ 12:42 pm

    That is the perfect song and fits you both so well. If people don’t recognize it hey, you’re introducing them to some great music.

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    pyramid 98 posts, Worker bee @ 4:28 pm

    @Bribaby119: haha similar over here for V-day plans! I love that you just stumbled across a song!

    @Miss Llama: @Miss Weather Vane: @Miss Milk Cow: @Mrs. Road Trip: @Mrs. Bicycle: @Miss Parisian: @BeeHellenistic: thanks, y’all!

    @TexasAggieMom: I’m keeping it under wraps until the big day! Sphinx is actually way too regular of a reader over here (shhh don’t tell his buddies!), I’d be worried he’d accidentally see it! I’m bursting to show it off though! I know his dad has the vinyl with Please Please Me and P.S. I Love You too, so I want to use it for a photo opp the morning of the wedding!

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    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:26 pm

    Happy Valentines day. Such a cute song! I love that it’s so special to you both.

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    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 9:13 am

    So cute! And I super heart you in purple!

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    mswaterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:32 am

    I love the Beatles so much, and I actually hate Beatles covers for that same reason, so I`m glad you’ll have a recording instead. You and Sphynx are super adorbs, as per usual ;)

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