As you all know, D. and I are a silly couple. We love to laugh. Laughter releases tension built up over a stressful day. Because lightheartedness and humor are important to us, we want to incorporate those themes in our wedding. Not so lighthearted that it appears that we don’t respect the sanctity of marriage, but to showcase the joy D. brings into my life and the joy I bring into his. Our wedding is not the most important/best day of our lives. If it was, everything would be downhill from then. We strive to make every day the best day. You never know what will come tomorrow.

At the end of our lives, we will look back and say, “We had full and happy lives. There may have been peaks and valleys, but overall, our life remained in the first quadrant trending towards (, ).” (It may be a little early for math jokes.)

Most of our lighthearted silliness is going to be expressed in our reception music. We’re going to include tongue-in-cheek songs, lesser known love songs, covers, and a few smashups. Here is a short list of songs we are including.

Moonshiner’s Daughter” – Hayseed Dixie

It’s The Little Things That Count” – Dorothy Shay

If You Wanna Be Happy” – Jimmy Soul

Jackson” and “It Ain’t Me, Babe” by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash (We’re planning on taking a few voice lessons, so we can sing “Jackson” in front of our guests.)

“Anyone Else But You” – The Moldy Peaches

Friday I’m in Love” – The Cure (C’mon, we have to play this. The wedding is on a Friday.)

Rock Lobster” – B52s (Remember The One With the Prom Video episode of Friends when Phoebe gave her theory about lobsters mating for life?)

Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)” – Squeeze (Continuing on the shellfish theme. We’d like to find one more high energy song for our high energy seafood/underwater rock block.)

“How Six Songs Collide” – Norwegian Recycling brought to you by This mashup features “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, “Collide” by Howie Day, “Superman” by Five For Fighting, “Always Getting Over You” by Angela Ammons, “All That I Need” by Boyzone, and “Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down.

“Every Car You Chase” – Party Ben. This song is a mashup of Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” and “Every Breath You Take” by the Police.

We’re going to make CDs as favors for our guests. One CD will be a finely tailored mix of love songs and the other will be a compliation of the more unusual songs from the wedding.