I was a mom getting married and including my 8 year old daughter in the wedding as my flower girl. A friend suggested something novel; let my daughter choose her own music and have her own moment down the isle. I asked my daughter what she might like if she were to choose her own music and suggested a few songs. She sat and thought for a minute,then rejected every song I suggested. Instead she offered up "A Year Without Rain."
I pulled the song up on you tube and loved it. It was perfect for my daughter, for me and the sentiment of the wedding.
So on the day, after the groomsmen and bridesmaids went down the isle to more traditional music, there was a pause and A Year Without Rain started, my ten year old son went down the isle with the rings. He is serious and was on a mission to get the all important rings up the isle. Then my eight year old daughter started wit her basket of rose petals. She took her time, throwing petals, twirling, being beautiful and expressing her joy and understanding of love all the way down the isle. The guests were in the moment with her, lot's of pictures were snapped; the moment transcended generations.
Sometimes us mature people are too quick to write something off as bubble gum pop; listen and you will hear something classic. The emotion that needs more than words, it needs music to express.
I love this song, it unites with the idea of love...