Song in their hearts

CHOOSING which song to play at your wedding can be one of the most difficult decisions of an already stressful time.But one Suffolk romantic solved the problem by commissioning his own song for the occasion.

CHOOSING which song to play at your wedding can be one of the most difficult decisions of an already stressful time.

But one Suffolk romantic solved the problem by commissioning his own song for the occasion.

Christine James was so overwhelmed by a special song-entitled Sweet Love Christine that she cried as she heard it.

The 37-year-old catering assistant from Leiston, said: "It was a lovely surprise. I shed a few tears. We had the song as our first dance in the evening as well."


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Christine met hubby Steve three years ago after replying to a personal ad in The Evening Star.

Affectionate Steve came up with the idea of a special song.

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He said: "I thought to myself what can I do to make our wedding a bit special. I couldn't think of a song that said what I wanted to say."

Friend and BBC radio DJ Stephen Foster suggested Steve contact Ipswich singer-songwriter Debs Warren to solve the problem.

Steve, 41, said: "Christine knew nothing about it. Debs sent me a demo CD to listen to and I was knocked for six. It was beautiful. It was perfect."

The couple married at Westerfield House Hotel on August 6 surrounded by 40 family and friends.

Lorry driver Steve said: "I cried throughout the ceremony I thought it would never happen to me."

Debs Warren, a popular and well-known Ipswich singer-songwriter said Sweet Love Christine had to be a ballad and romantic song for the occasion.

She said: "I put some lyrics together and tried to think of some appropriate words. I thought about love in a general way. I thought about what you would say to someone if you'd just got married to her.

"I have a recording studio at home and managed to get a singer called Matt White to come and sing it for me, because obviously it needed a man's voice.

"I have had requests before but I've not had a request like that for a wedding so it was really special. The pressure was on."

But for Christine the song will always hold a special place in her heart.

She added: "I am very happy. I can't thank them both enough. It was a wonderful idea."

Is your husband or wife romantic? Do you have a special song that bonds you together? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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