By Mirembe Martina
A woman decided to sing for herself during her wedding as she was walking down the aisle to her husband to be.
As Marie Carr, 25, was getting married to her dream man, she decided to sing Christina Aguilera’s “The Right Man.”. Marie says she got the idea for the song due to the lyrics of the song and her personal tragedy that happened.
“My dad died in a car wreck when I was 13 so I knew no one would be walking me down the aisle,” Marie said. “I thought that [Christina Aguilera] song would be perfect because it’s about walking by yourself but also walking toward the love of your life.”
The couple met at university but Marie knew they ‘were meant for each other’. Due to their personal tragedies, the two were drawn to each other like a moth to a flame. Marie’s husband, Devin was hit by a truck at age 11 and suffered serious brain trauma that affected his vocal abilities to date. Marie lost her father in a car accident as a teenager and a month before her wedding, she lost her grandmother to cancer.
“I had told my grandmother I was going to sing, and even after she was diagnosed with cancer she was telling all the doctors about my plans and was so excited,” recalls Marie, “so it was difficult to not have her there. “
We had some audio tracks of her dad speaking from video tapes he took when she was still in school, so we played his voice before [Marie] walked out to sing,” Devin explains.
The walk down the aisle was filled with emotion as Marie listened to her father’s voice and walked down the aisle to her future husband.
The wedding took place last year but almost a year after, the footage on videographer Petite Productions’ YouTube site got picked up by international news outlets and more than 350,000 hits were later registered.
“This was not meant to be a viral video,” says Marie. “I’m a very private person we didn’t post a link to the video or even talk about it after the wedding. The only people who knew about actually were the ones who actually came to the wedding.”
They had their first child, a daughter Eden, 3 months ago and they are afraid of losing their privacy. “Some people thought it was an act and a publicity stunt,” explains Marie, who was wary of doing more interviews. For the record, it wasn’t. If Marie’s singing seems fraught with emotion, it’s because it is. “We both come from pretty hurt places,” explains Devin.
Marie added saying, “Another way to put it is that we’ve had to overcome a lot to get this place so for us it was a pretty magical day.”
“At the reception I sang “Endless Love” with my father in law, but my mike wasn’t working so all you see is him telling the DeeJay to fix the sound. I’m just trying to process all the attention. So yeah, this is enough for me,” Marie said.
Story by yahoo.