I married my husband on June 28, 2013. We are newlyweds and have savored each moment of wedded bliss. We have days where we still love to look at our wedding photos and marvel at the beautiful day that was all about us. Our wedding was perfect-or at least we think so. The venue, the food, the music, the cupcakes (and gluten free cake!), the minister. All. Were. Perfect. We are not the type to have “a song” and even though we loved the song we did end up choosing, I think there could have been a dozen other great choices. We wanted something to show that we weren’t taking our first dance as husband & wife too seriously-all first dance songs are a bit cheesy, so we just went all out. Enter “Up Where We Belong” written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Will Jennings. It was written in 1982 for the best Richard Gere film ever created, “An Officer and a Gentleman”. It won an Acadamey Award and a Golden Globe . The song is originally sung by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, who won a Grammy for the song in 1983. The video below is from their performance at the Grammy’s and just for comparison’s sake, I also added an updated rendition of the song, sung by Philip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. My husband & I loved American Idol so thought it was fitting…”The road is long, there are mountains in our way, but we climb a step every day”.