I am super excited to bring you this post today! When we did the Dream Wedding
, we had the privilege of capturing a beautiful and emotional performance from Van’s
sister and cousin during the ceremony. Van and I talked recently about putting together an edit of this performance, and I got to say I was delighted to do so. I asked Van to tell us a little about the performance, so after you take a look, be sure to read what she wrote below.
“Its hard to explain the significance of the song because the performance was all a surprise to us. It all started when Eric and I decided we wanted Eric’s sister, Andrea, to be the one who marries us. Andrea and I grew particularly close while Eric was deployed– she was always there to comfort me and understood our situation well, being an army wife herself. So while putting together our wedding ceremony, Andrea wanted to personalize the program by incorporating the letters we exchanged during Eric’s deployment and enlisted my talented sister and maid of honor, Bao for musical help. Bao recruited Linh, my cousin, to sing as she accompanied on piano. Andrea told them the general concept, and Bao and Linh put their heads together and selected “Lucky”
by Jason Mraz
to be a wedding appropriate song but also just the perfect song to describe our story. What they didn’t know at the time is that Eric and I listened to the Jason Mraz CD all the way out to Shenandoah the day he asked me to marry him, so the song selection was perfect.”