Sometimes you will say "balls to it!" and have it anyway.
But maybe other times you won't.
When Sam and I were
In the magical land of Dream Wedding (where I forward-roll down the aisle on a giant rainbow) we would have had an enchanting string quartet playing a Vivaldi-esque interpretation of Decadence Dance by Extreme. In the real world, where money is scarce, we were helpless.
That is, until we stumbled across the Vitamin String Quartet:
Oh go on. I know you think it's tacky. Here's that memo you missed: I am tacky. Tacky is cool.
The Vitamin String Quartet are a group of LA-based musicians who arrange and perform rock n roll and pop hits in a classical style. If anybody remembers Hooked On Classics, I would ask you to kindly hold that thought. Hooked On Classics never performed the hits of Iron Maiden, that's all I can say.
These guys have so many songs, there really is something for everyone, from Duran Duran to Dragonforce, Prince to the Pixies, it's all there. I think there's something pretty cool in choosing a song pretty much nobody but you and your husband will recognise, just sneaking it in there, like a rock wolf in classical clothing.
And for that reason, we didn't have AC/DC in the end. We chose this -
- another daft pop song we like to sing along to in the car, a favourite off one of my ten mix CDs.
And nobody at our ceremony (correct me if you were there) noticed that it wasn't a beautiful piece of original classical music, perfectly suited to the occasion.