WATCH: Newlyweds get total shock as wedding band pull off class surprise in Kilkenny
And it was very much appreciated.
The first dance is a memorable occasion for a newly-married couple, a special moment they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.
So when Galway man Aaron Cairns and his wife, Carlow woman Amy Walsh, requested a special song from their wedding band Blue Moose… they didn’t bother learning it or rehearsing it and didn’t even play it on their big day.
Terrible as that might sound, they had no need to because they went one better and arranged for the band that wrote the song to turn up, completely by surprise, and perform it in person at the Set Theatre in Kilkenny.
You may have heard of Picture This, a band who have performed songs in their car alongside the likes of Aslan’s Christy Dignam in the past.
As it turns out, Jimmy Rainsford of Picture This used to play the drums in Blue Moose and along with his bandmate Ryan Hennessy, he was glad to make an impromptu appearance and make Aaron and Amy’s day with their song ‘Take My Hand’.
The reaction from Aaron (it doesn’t take an expert lip reader to work out what he says) says it all.