Did you ever see High Fidelity? I saw it first in college, but didn't truly appreciate it until I met Ryno. It's his all time favorite movie, and whenever he starts quoting something it's a safe bet it's from High Fidelity. John Cusack plays, Rob, a record store owner. In the movie Rob recounts his top five break-ups, which he connects to the music he listened to at the time. Also, he discusses the art of making a mixed tape.
Now, the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do's and don'ts. First of all you're using someone else's poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing. - High Fidelity
Music has always been important in our relationship; I remember the summer before we started dating Ryno gave me a stack of cd's. He later told me, while he wouldn't quite admit to it being a test, he was curious to see if I would listen to them and like them. I did listen to them and our first conversations were filled with our likes/dislikes in music. We started dating in the fall, and the first gift I gave him was the Garden State soundtrack (it was our first movie date). For Christmas he gave me two Bright Eyes' albums that I played on repeat for a solid 6 months, at least.
When we were planning our wedding, one of the first things we discussed was the music. I always knew I wanted a DJ, because while Ray Charles and Willie Nelson would never perform at a wedding, I wanted their music and voices to be a part of our wedding day. I wanted to play the same songs we listened to on that day in years to come. In fact, when I look back at our wedding one of my favorite parts of the planning was the music. Ryno and I made our play list together, and we had so much fun thinking of all the musicians and songs we wanted to include. So here are the highlights from our play list.
First dance: " First Day Of My Life" —Bright Eyes
Father/Daughter dance: "Waltz Across Texas" — Willie Nelson
Last dance: "Georgia On My Mind" — Ray Charles