Our cousin Dr. Jay from California sent Michael a link to a story featuring this lavish hollywood production video on, a singing wedding toast. The video was posted on YouTube by the groom Lin-Manuel Miranda and has over 1.6 million hits as of today.
Of course it helps that Lin-Manuel Miranda is a composer, lyricist and a Tony Award-nominated actor. He wrote and stared in the Broadway musical “In the Heights” and won the Tony Award as lyricist. He also has a slew of talented friends.
He commented on his video channel about the surprise gift for his wife Vanessa on their wedding day: “All of Vanessa’s close friends and family rehearsed for a month in secret, leading up to the reception. What we lack in polish, we hopefully make up for in joy and love. In any event, everyone in this video has one thing in common: We’d do anything to show Vanessa how much we love her.”
This is, of course, at the far end of the spectrum and a considerable distance away from our philosophy of do it yourself budget wedding party evens and celebrations. I did, however, think you might enjoy it. As they sing, and I repeat, L’Chaim, L’Chaim to life!