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Laura's Big Day

Laura & Andrew’s BIG Day

As you know, we’re getting married on the 21st September and we can’t wait to see you all there!!

What you probably don’t know is, we have invited the team from Wedding marryokes to film everyone enjoying the day, singing, dancing and generally having a great time to the updated classic ‘Country Roads’ by Hermes House Band .

 

Here is the song we’ve chosen for you to get familiar with…

How this works is, the guys will be equipped with lyrics and speakers on the day, and they’ll be looking for volunteers to mime along to a couple of lines from the song on camera, which they’ll then turn into a music video of the wedding day. Don’t worry too much about learning the lyrics as they will have some printed on the day and after playing a short section of the song a couple of times, you’ll soon pick it up.

 

You’ll have a few go’s at getting it right, and they’re pretty good at editing to make you look awesome. Your singing voice doesn’t matter either because they’re not going to use the audio – the real song will be played over the video footage of you singing along.

 

If you’re really up for it, feel free to learn a line or two from the song (or even the whole thing)…

The lyrics are included on that version so if you want to, you can rehearse and remember them to perfection! Alternatively there is a link to the lyrics here too – Country Roads by Hermes House Band

 

(The lyrics are also shown at the bottom of this page…)

 

How Up For It Are You?

Mad For It!

OK, so you fancy yourself as a bit of a performer or a pop-star in another life?

Here’s what you can do:

  • Watch the video
  • Learn the lyrics
  • Practice in front of the mirror
  • Choreograph a dance routine
  • Get together with some like-minded guests to do something as a group

We are looking for people to (willingly) come forward beforehand to be given specific lines to learn, and we will then forward everyone their own lyrics to perfect :) If any of you do want to perform something special, please let us know or contact the WM guys at info@weddingmarryokes.com so they can plan it into the shoot.

Happy to get involved on the day

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Watch the video
  • Try to learn at least one or two lines from the song
  • Grab the WM guys on the day and let them know you want to get involved

A little bit camera-shy

We realise some people either don’t feel super comfortable in front of cameras, especially video cameras. Don’t worry – the WM guys are very sensitive to this and won’t force you to get involved if you don’t feel comfortable. But if it’s not too painful, we do hope you can at least give us a smile or a wave so that we can remember you on our special video. And remember – if it’s your singing voice you’re worried about, they don’t actually use that in the final video – you’re just miming along to the real song. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Don’t worry too much about learning the lyrics
  • On the day, see if you’re in the right mood. If not, just let the WM guys know if you’d prefer to just be an ‘extra’ without performing, or if you don’t want to be in the video at all.

We think this is a really fun way to record and re-live our big day for years to come and hope you’ll all get involved in some way.

Still not sure how this works?

 

Here are a couple of examples of a finished video from previous weddings once they have been edited and effects have been put on…

Country Roads by Hermes House Band

Almost heaven, West Virginia,
Blue Ridge Mountains
Shenandoah River.
Life is old there,
Older than the trees,
Younger than the mountains
Growin’ like a breeze.

Country roads, take me home
To the place where I belong:
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads.

All my memories gathered ’round her,
Miner’s lady, stranger to blue water.
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky,
Misty taste of moonshine,
Teardrop in my eye.

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong:
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads.

I hear her voice, in the mornin’ hour she calls me,
Radio reminds me of my home far away
And driving down the road I get a feeling
That I should´t been home yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home
To the place where I belong:
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads.

Country roads, take me home
To the place where I belong:
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads

Lalala Lalala Lalala Lalalaa..
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads

Lalala Lalala Lalala Lalalaa..
West Virginia, mountain momma,
Take me home, country roads

Take me home, country roads
Take me home, country roads

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