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Ain't Love Grand?

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  1. djfatman

    djfatman Marketing Moderator

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    I got a call from a groom in Kansas City, MO, and he wanted to book me. I could tell from the voice, he wasn't the typical 20-something groom. Quite the opposite. After talking with him for a bit, I was quite touched (some would say I'm touched anyway). He's 60 and she's 55. They met over 35 years ago when he was stationed in Italy with the Navy. Shortly after they met, they fell in love and he asked her to marry him. But, he got cold feet and took off. He said it was the biggest mistake of his life. He came back to America, and she stayed Italy. He began to write to her, begging for forgiveness. The love never waned, even though he left. Finally, after 35 years of being engaged, they decided it was time to tie the knot.

    I don't know about you, but I love these types of stories. I feel honored that they selected me to DJ their ceremony the reception. They actually got my name from the venue.
     
  2. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Mobile Beat Moderator Staff Member

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    Only if they pay it :) Great story. Now are you going to KC or are they coming to Cali?
     
  3. djfatman

    djfatman Marketing Moderator

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    They're coming here. Most of the grooms family are from here. In fact, they are pillars of our community.
     
  4. Jerry Taylor

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    A few months ago I did a reception for a groom 72 and Bride 69. Their first dance was Frank Sinatra's "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life". They danced every slow dance I played. Kewl couple.
     
  5. Ken Heath

    Ken Heath Super Moderator...da-ta-daaa!!! Staff Member

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    Nice!

    Congrats Tom!
     
  6. UNDJ

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    Nice story Tom.

    I did a wedding for two 55-year-olds last year. Neither of them had ever been married and they were filthy rich. Highest paying event I've ever had (ceremony, reception, dinner music in separate room, uplighting, and photo montage). Very down to earth people too. It was the only photo montage I've done with black and white photos included. One of my favorite memories in my career.
     
  7. Ausumm

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    thats a great story, Tom...
    and it'll probably be a wonderful gig.

    Funny, my mother in law is from Italy.
    and married a Navy man as well.
    except for the 35-year gap, it's a very familiar story to me!
     
  8. MBM

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    Should be a great reception, my favorite couple ever was a Groom 68, and Bride ~65. I recently did the groom's 70th birthday.
     
  9. Ken Heath

    Ken Heath Super Moderator...da-ta-daaa!!! Staff Member

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    Saw a bumper sticker the other day...

    "Love is Grand... Divorce is a Hundred Grand!"

    :)
     
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