Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
I chose the first part of this song as the music I walked down the aisle to. It seemed perfect. Not only do I love the song, but I love what it represents.
When I was little, I watched Wizard of Oz every single day. It’s still one of my top 5 favorite movies and I’m mildly obsessed with Judy Garland. Anyway, my dad used to watch it with me and to this day, he can still recite most lines along with the movie. When I think of that movie and that song, I think of my dad, who patiently tolerated and even enjoyed my compulsive movie viewings. What better song could be playing as he walked me down the aisle?
My dad teased me quite a bit, because he claims What a Wonderful World is his favorite song and that’s what he wanted us to walk to, but it seemed far more fitting for the husband and I to play as we walked up the aisle. Because, as disgustingly cheesy as this sounds, being married to him HAS been a wonderful world.