Day 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding #30dsc

30 day song challenge day 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris

The first thing to point out is that I’m already married. Jane and I got married on Sunday 25 July 1999, nearly 12 years ago.

The second thing to point out is that we played this song at our wedding reception: Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. And when I say “we played this song” I mean we played this song.

I played guitar, Jane sang, my mate Jonny played keyboards, my brother Eddie was on bass guitar and his friends Iain and Brian played guitar and drums respectively. We had such good fun!

I’d always wanted to play in a band at my own wedding reception, so that’s exactly what we did! Our set list included Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, Iris by Goo Goo Dolls, Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison, Angels by Robbie Williams and La Bamba (in Spanish and English, with actions) made popular by Ritchie Valens.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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