Couple's wedding video thanking guests through Disney and pop songs amasses one million views online
It was a special moment on their wedding day last July when Jamie Colvin and Megan Cooper-Colvin performed a musical thank you for their loved ones.
And since uploading the video of their unique wedding speech to YouTube in January – for friends and family who couldn’t attend or who wanted to rewatch it – the couple have been amazed to see the view count climb to more than one million views.
Jamie, who grew up in Gayton and attended Glebe House school in Hunstanton, said the reaction has been “crazy”.
In the 15-minute video, Jamie, on the piano, and Megan, who sings, perform eight different Disney and pop songs with tweaked lyrics to thank their bridesmaids, best men, parents, and all the guests for their love and support.
From Part of Your World from the Little Mermaid to Hey Jude by The Beatles, the couple said they wanted a unique way of thanking their loved ones.
Jamie said while he has been playing the piano from a young age, Megan was involved in drama productions at school, but neither perform professionally, although they are known for being musical within their friendship group.
The couple, who now live in London, said they have previously performed personalised songs for friends’ special occasions, so when it came to their wedding, they knew they had to come up with something spectacular.
“When it came to our wedding, we thought what can we do that’s different to thank the guests – we wanted it to be about them,” he added. “We thought people would be expecting something.”
They started working on the songs they would use and their own lyrics, about four months before the wedding.
“We started writing it and it kind of slowly came along and we thought ‘this will be good’,” Jamie said.
The couple tied the knot in a humanist ceremony performed by Jamie’s dad at Holywell Hall near Stamford in Lincolnshire on July 20, 2019 – with the video uploaded to YouTube on January 20, six months after their wedding day.
“The view count kind of trickled by for a little bit. It wasn’t until the Bank Holiday Weekend that it started going crazy,” Jamie said.
“It was probably because there are so many weddings that haven’t been able to go ahead so people are needing a wedding fix.”
Jamie said about two weeks ago the view count was on 20,000, and at the time of writing, it has soared to over 1,000,000.
“We’ve had some nice comments saying ‘in these sad times, this has put smiles on our faces,” Jamie added.