Singing Your Life: Anna Huckabee Tull

What a wonderful idea! Anna Huckabee Tull, a psychologist and an award winning songwriter, will write and record a song to be played at your wedding about your great love affair and romance. Anna has a natural gift for cutting straight to the meaningful center of feelings, emotions, and stories. “When I bring someone’s song to life,” she says, “my job is to capture not only everything they ARE saying, but everything they AREN’T saying, as well. That’s where the magic lies.”

You can’t always see what is wonderful and special about your love. You don’t always do the work to articulate the values that underlie it. And quite frankly, you don’t always get encouraged to dig deep and then celebrate the gold you uncover.

At a point in time, where most weddings are focused on the receptions and the clothing, there’s not a lot of encouragement to give a shout out about how this sweet love transforms you and why you want to allow it the opportunity to continue to transform the two of you. You’re not only having a wedding, you’re building a marriage together.

And here comes Anna with her wonderful idea, Custom Crafted Songs. She’ll spend 1-2 hours interviewing you, in person or on the phone. (Important: the price is worked out before you start the inteview!) She says that everyone knows when the kernel of truth is found. She’ll then send you a rough cut to listen to. You’ll tinker and fine tune together. And then she goes into the studio. Shortly, you’ll receive a studio recorded cd with a custom cover built from photos or your invitation or any other idea or image that moves you or represents the two of you. You get a lyric sheet. She even supplies coaching on the best presentation for your song. That process takes 3-6 weeks. How wonderful!

She’s a well-established artist with 5 national cds and more than 100 commissions to her credit. A song with carefully crafted metaphors will enrich your marriage long beyond your wedding day. Both the music and the metaphors work on you to reinforce the love and the values behind it. This is definitely a song to slip into your random playlist forever after! If it’s got a dance beat and you’ve used it for your first dance, your footsteps will trace that love deep into your heart. And then you’ll find yourself moving in that old familiar way whenever you hear it. You’ll be loving one another in song!

This is a great present to give one another for the holidays. Imagine a present that causes you to work together, talk deeply about your love and plan your happily ever after. How great is that? It’s a great present to give to a couple you know, whether for them to do the work, or for you to offer them as a present at the rehearsal dinner. Moms and Dads: Imagine collaborating on a song about your kids with your soon-to-be in-laws. Guaranteed to engender respect and form connections!

Anna’s taken something that seems impossible and makes it not only possible but magical. It’s a great holiday gift, but you know, it’s a great gift period. And you cannot imagine what this could do for your wedding ceremony and wedding vows.

Go to her site and hear some samples and read the back stories.

Tip: If you’re going to talk to her, Wedding Priestess wants you to do your homework before you call her.
What did you love about one another when you met that still makes your heart turnover?
What is your dream for your marriage?
What are the values at the heart of that dream?
What are the promises you’ll make to one another that will work to make that dream come true?

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