In this day and age, getting married can be a lot of fun, especially when the bride and groom work together to stamp their own distinct vision for the wedding. People get married in unusual locations, dress up in outrageous clothes, have humorous themes, and take unusual images. They can all provide their guests with a very remarkable experience. Some couples go to great lengths to establish a ceremony that is really unique to them. You never know what will happen, whether it’s a theme or a location!
That is exactly what Mary Holland Tosse had in mind when she chose to deviate from the customary walk down the aisle, which is normally accompanied by composer Felix Mendelssohn’s wedding march. Mary, from Norway, had no idea about using the well-known song and stunned all of the guests, including her soon-to-be husband, in the most spectacular way conceivable.
Mary walks in with her father as the doors open. What the visitors don’t realize is that she’s carrying a microphone behind her back! Mary astounds everyone as she walks down the church aisle, flawlessly singing a rendition of “You Raise Me Up” by the Irish-Norwegian pair Secret Garden, a song performed by many recording artists and a favorite of talent contests all over the world!
Everyone in the chapel, including her fiancé Ronny Eidsvik, is stunned. There’s no doubt that the gesture left a few people with misty eyes at the end of Mary’s performance and in desperate need of some handkerchiefs. It’s a heartfelt moment that wouldn’t be out of place in a film.
The song is now used as a contemporary hymn in churches around the UK and Ireland, but it clearly means something personal to the couple here. Ronny wipes away a tear as his beautiful bride slowly approaches the altar, and then is even more flabbergasted when Mary hands the microphone to her father to sing a verse! Perhaps not quite with the talent Mary has, but it was a touching moment nonetheless!
The all-female choir joins in, as well as a wonderful accompaniment from brass instruments. We’re sure that this is one wedding ceremony that will live long in the memory of all the attendees, and a video that the happy couple will enjoy looking back on in the years to come. Perhaps Mary should audition for Norway’s Got Talent too!