Oh my goodness! As a Jewish girl, it is a rare occasion when I get to use “Get Me to the Church On Time” as my song of the day. This is so exciting! I am going to a traditional Catholic wedding today, and besides the fact that I am thrilled to see two lovely people tie the knot, I think it is so cool to have a new experience. I have been to weddings of other denominations, but not a traditional Catholic one. It will be so interesting how a Catholic wedding varies from the ones of other faiths.
It is like a mad zoo in our house getting ready for such an occasion. Besides the regular exercise of getting ready that most gals go through, there is a drop off at the Grandparent’s house to babysit our younger child who would never be able to sit through this ceremony. There is also a drop off of my daughter’s best friend who slept over last night. There is the responsibility of getting my daughter ready and of getting my husband ready and reassuring him that he looks as handsome as the day when I married him. There is feeding the neighbors dogs while they are out of town. The list goes on and on and on. Thank goodness we don’t need to be at the church until the afternoon.
As for my song today, I can’t tell you how many times I have sung “Get Me To the Church on Time” in my head throughout the years. “My Fair Lady” is such a classic musical, and the movie with Audrey Hepburn is a favorite. We all know that Marnie Nixon was really the voice of Eliza Doolittle, but I have always been a big Audrey Hepburn fan. She epitomized grace and charm and elegance, and I can’t think of any better song as I watch my elegant friend walk down the aisle today.
Here’s the link for “Get Me To the Church On Time.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jYsyD3Hiw4 I couldn’t find the Rex Harrison clip from the movie, so this clip is the recording of Stanley Holloway, who originated the role on Broadway. Regardless, it is a delightful song, and I love having an occasion to use it as my song of the day. Yay! Happy wedding day!!!!