Caravan in Hull
30 May 2012
Fran @ Hitched
Every week I read the wedding speeches that are submitted to
the hitched.co.uk wedding speeches section.
I laugh – and sometimes cry when I’m uploading them, purely because of
how sentimental they are to read and how much love goes in to one of the most
important speeches a man will ever make.
On 12th May, 2012, Bryan Lacey married his bride Hannah
at Coworth Park in Berkshire but instead of doing a traditional wedding speech,
Bryan decided to get up and sing his speech to his new bride and the rest of
their wedding party.
Bryan’s song went down a storm at his wedding and on the
internet!! The romantic, and extremely catchy tune received over 100,000 hits
in just over a week and is an inspirational idea for any grooms-to-be who are
planning on impressing their bride on the big day.
I had a short chat with Bryan to find out what inspired him to
write such a romantic tune!
So Bryan, your wedding speech, or song should I say, has
become really popular since your wedding day! A lot of grooms and fathers of
the bride feel nervous before reading a wedding speech, even if they have que
cards. Were you nervous?
"YES! I do stand up as a job but this felt very different for
2 reasons, firstly, when I do gigs the audience is made up of strangers and in
front of me were 50 of our nearest and dearest and secondly I’d never played the
song to anyone before and as its a bit ‘risky’ in parts (and I had my new
in-laws watching me) I hoped people would take it in the way it was meant!
Luckily they did!"
You sing for about 5 minutes – so how long did it take you
to actually write your wedding song to Hannah?
"I’d wanted to write a song to surprise Hannah with for a
while and I had a few bits I was working on since we got engaged in 2011 but
nothing was quite hitting the mark. Then about 6 weeks before the wedding I was
out walking our bulldog Lola and I got a tune in my head. From there I managed to figure out the first
verse and chorus. When I got home I worked out the chords and music and that
evening on the way to a gig I worked out the rest of the words! So although I’d
been trying to write a song for about 8 months it only actually took me about 2
hours to write the song I played."
And lastly, how did you and Hannah meet?
"Hannah is a comedy agent and had come to see me perform at a
gig. It was only my 7th ever gig so I
was really nervous. It was made slightly worse by the fact the gig was a
complete shambles due to the football being on and me having to work around
fans who had come to watch. When the gig
ended Hannah and I chatted for ages and just clicked!"
Click here or on the image below to hear Bryan Lacey’s
romantic, catchy, witty and personal love song played on YouTube titled, Caravan in Hull.