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Watch: Band of Horses play a wedding

on September 08, 2010, 9:45am

Weddings are exhausting no matter how you slice it. Having just returned from one, I’m still a bit emotionally and chemically fatigued and moreover, I had to DJ the thing. I won’t get into those gory details, suffice it to say that if Band of Horses showed up and performed a one-off acoustic number dedicated to the bride and groom, they would have had to mop me off the floor. And that “In Your Eyes” into “ABC” combo I played later probably would have paled in comparison. Probably.

Earlier this year, some poor DJ had to follow Band Of Horses acoustic performance of “Marry Song” at a small wedding in Oslo (via TwentyFourBit). Long before the ceremony, then cool boyfriend Njal proposed to his then cool girlfriend Elin at a BoH show. The wedding by chance fell on the day that Ben Bridwell and his merry band were slated to play Dognvillfestivalen in Tromsø, Norway. The couple wrote to the band, told them their engagement story. The band decided to surprise them.

“With all the coincidences surrounding the wedding, the band said, ‘What the hell’ and decided to surprise the couple. The band showed up minutes after landing in Tromsø to play ‘Marry Song’ at their ceremony.”

Check out the tremendous amount of love pouring out from all directions below.

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