Welcome, Brendal and Scott (And Hey Rosetta!)

Two people meet, fall in love, get married, have a baby.

Or...two people meet, plan to get married, decide to get married in their living room 6 months before their wedding and go to a Hey Rosetta! concert, then get pregnant, have a SECOND wedding in front of family and friends, and surprise their entire wedding with a pregnancy announcement by Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta!.

This is what happened for Brendal and Scott at their Nova Scotian nuptials. Although the wedding had been planned for September, for personal and geographical reasons (which happens when a Canadian and an American get hitched) they decided to do a quick elopement in March. With just a few friends, and Brendal's mom via skype, the pair married in their living room before heading out to celebrate at a Hey Rosetta! concert downtown.

Flash forward to September, 2015. A few days before their wedding Brendal tells me she's pregnant, and that they will announce it to family during their wedding speech. We're always ready to capture speeches and reactions, but I was still happy for the heads up:) A few hours before the ceremony, Scott pulled me aside to ask if I knew what was going on during the speeches. I told him we were good to go, and he responded, "Yeah, I'm hijacking that."

Through friends, Scott had gotten word to Hey Rosetta! front man Tim Baker, and asked him to record a special congratulations for Brendal that they could play at the wedding. Brendal had no idea.

Check out below to see Tim's video, and the amazing reactions from the crowd when they realize the announcement isn't a joke. As the video wrapped up and Tim began playing the opening lines to Welcome, Scott's brother and friends appeared to help Scott carry on the song to his wife.

You'll be a bright light coming out of the dark
All the doctors blinking hard
You'll be lightning coming out of the storm
It's a message, it's a miracle

You'll do all right
You've got your mother's eyes
You've got your daddy's head
Everything you need

The entire room began to join in as the song swelled, and family enveloped the couple - soon to be a family of three.

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Those two happy women below? Two very surprised moms:)
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Congratulations Brendal and Scott! Thanks to Tim Baker for his thoughtful message, and to Rich Aucoin for facilitating this memorable moment.

 

 


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