Real Wedding Moments

"We'd asked my brother to welcome Niels into the Gale family, and Niels' sister to welcome me into the Heilmann family during the ceremony. But instead of giving a speech as we'd expected, my brother asked everyone to start snapping their fingers, and then he began to sing! He'd changed the title of "L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole to "G-A-L-E," and rewritten the lyrics. The best part was that he'd preassigned singing parts to two of my aunts, who stood up at their seats to sing the refrains. I was so surprised—it was like something out of a musical!"

—Callie Gale, married June 13, 2009, in Wethersfield

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