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Help pick wedding reception music
10:10am Friday 7th January 2011 in Weddings
OUR wedding couple are now just two months away from their big day but the first song that they will strut their moves to as husband and wife is causing some debate.
So much so that they have asked Warrington Guardian readers to help them pick their first dance.
Zoe Knowles and Dave Richardson, from Great Sankey, their daughters Anya, aged five and Caitlin, aged four, and Dave’s daughter Katie, aged seven, from a previous marriage have created a shortlist of songs but need help picking the final track.
Zoe, aged 35, said: “The first dance has caused a debate.
“Dave likes Neil Diamond but I’ve always had a thing for Take That and Robbie Williams.”
One thing that has been decided is that the whole wedding reception will be guided by the couple’s daughters performing Hannah Montana’s Hoedown Throwdown.
Zoe said: “The girls did a show with their dance school in Penketh where they performed the dance.
“They know it off by heart and we will be encouraging our guests to look it up on YouTube so they can learn the steps.
“They love dancing so I think someone will have to hold them back while we have our first dance so we can get a few pictures before the free-for-all!”
The children have opted for High School Musical song We’re All In This Together as their choice because they will be ‘coming together as one big family.’ Zoe has shortlisted Take That’s Greatest Day and Robbie Williams’ Angels as two of the songs she would like as her first dance while Lance Sergeant Dave, who spent last Christmas serving in Afghanistan, hopes Neil Diamond’s Hello will win the vote.
The 35-year-old who serves with the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards said: “I like the idea of playing Neil Diamond because when I was in Afghanistan it was the first word that we always said to each other when we were on the phone.
“I know that sounds like a corny reason but I’m trying to convince Zoe to go with that song because the words mean a lot to me.”
Zoe said all the family have been told about the vote and they will go with whatever readers choose.
She said: “We wanted the vote to be a democratic process so we all picked a song but I think a few family members will be canvassing for votes!”