I first heard of Warren Barfield in the fall of 2009. My friend asked me to be in her wedding, but not only was it going to be the first time I was ever a bridesmaid, it would also be the first time I ever sang at a wedding. Oh boy! Preparing to be in a wedding, and learning a song for a wedding, plus beginning courses at a new college all within a couple of months was pretty crazy. In fact I didn't really have the lyrics solidly memorized until just a couple of days before the wedding!
I remember one night after an evening church service I felt my friend grab my arm as I walked out of the sanctuary. I turned and smiled, expecting some exciting wedding chatter. I guess it was...she asked me if I wanted to sing in her wedding! I think I responded by asking, "Why?" She kindly replied, "Because you're a good singer." (Anybody noticed my consistent lack of confidence yet?)
Here are a couple pictures of dress and shoes. The dress was sewn by the bride's mother! You can click the photos to enlarge them.
Well, I agreed to sing and she handed me the CD with the backing track of a song I'd never heard of. Love is Not a Fight by Warren Barfield. I put the song on my computer and practiced with the lyrics printed on the CD insert. The day of the wedding I was definitely nervous, but I was able to get through the whole song with no mistakes!!
I've intentionally changed the pixelation the video to respect the privacy of the wedding party but I really wanted to share this video so you could hear what I sound like singing something more contemporary compared to the videos I've already posted.
Thank you all very much for listening and for your kind comments the past 3 weeks! It has been a wonderful encouragement to me!