My brother got married in September of 2012. For my best man speech, I wrote a song. Bobby and I sent drafts and demos back and forth, rehearsed it together for the first time in secret in the parking lot outside the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding (we are so stealth). While waiting in line for the bridal party to be announced, I was told we were doing the speeches immediately following that. This presented a problem as the guitar was in the car… so I simply said, oh my “speech” is in the car. My brother Greg and his wife Steph responded with “Are you kidding me?? (knowing this was typical Tim to forget something like this) Go get it, we’re right here (there was a glass door that led straight to the parking lot)”. That would’ve been fine if not for the fact that I wasn’t really getting a speech, I was getting the guitar. I obviously couldn’t do that because they’d see the guitar and the surprise would be ruined. So I just continued to be my difficult self and asked the DJ how much time I had after we were announced, he said seven minutes. I was like, “Okay it’ll be fiiine, I got this.” Not left with much choice, everyone had to accept my ridiculousness, no matter how much sense I didn’t make, because it was time to move along with the reception. I quickly texted Bobby and told him that when I got in after being announced I’d signal him and we had to bolt to get the guitar. We did just that, after the little dance routine, Bobby and I sprinted out the side door, and ran around the entirrreeee building to get to the guitar. We made it back inside and had Bobby hide near the door unnoticed with the guitar (seriously… we are so stealth). I went up shortly after to start my speech, signaled Bobby again as he walked up holding a guitar, from there, we premiered our surprise, my best man speech in song, September Wedding.
We’ve been sitting on this recording since November 2012 when we recorded it at the First Baptist Church of Westfield, NJ. We’re happy to release this recording now that Greg and Steph have officially heard it and know it exists. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.
We love you Greg and Steph, and with true love and care, here’s to the two of you…Source: