Lyrics composed by Jack Barrett who is only 9 years old! This is Special Love Songs' first musical collaboration with a client. Jack asked us if we would set his original lyrics to our music as a Christmas gift to his father and said "it has to have some twang!" Photos and additional assistance provided by Jack's mom, Deanna.
“What a great experience working with Special Love Songs. Karen and Eric captured a nine year old’s vision with patience, precision and in the end produced a memorable treasure. The planning, preparation and execution was done remotely without having to meet in person, which made the 300 mile distance between us a non-issue. Special Love Songs is a unique way to convey your most heartfelt emotions. Thank you Karen and Eric for your personable touch.”
— Deanna, Ed and Jack Barrett
Please check out some of our songs below!
Christine and Tom danced at their Wedding reception to this Special Love Song that reveals how they met and fell in love on the 4th of July. It was a surprise gift from Christine to Tom that proved to be a hit with Tom and all their guests! This video features professional wedding photographs (taken by TammyBryan.com) as well as some "live" footage from their gorgeous wedding day in Ohio.
“I knew I had given my husband, Tom, the most perfect wedding gift when we danced to our Special Love Song at our wedding reception. Tom's face was priceless - to see the shock and tears of ultimate joy! While dancing to this song, we were able to relive our special and unique love story...how we met, fell in love, and were a match made in heaven from the beginning. Tom was even more shocked when he learned that I had been planning to have a Special Love Song created for him for over 5 months & kept it a secret from him as well as our close family & friends that entire time! I strongly recommend SLS to anyone who wants a custom song created for someone special in their life, especially if you have a unique story to be revealed! Thanks SLS!”
Dawn surprised her Dad at her Wedding Reception with this Special Love Song for their "Father-Daughter" dance. She wanted the song to reflect just how much she loves him and how grateful she is for all he has done throughout her life. This video features professional wedding photographs (taken by TysonTrish.com).
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Special Love Songs. Eric and Karen make the process such a memorable event. They are so thorough in the development of the song, and produced something far greater than what I could even have imagined. I think I knew the words to my song the same day because I couldn't stop listening to it! I still have tears come to my eyes each time I hear the song. Special Love Songs is absolutely amazing. It truly was a pleasure working with them and I would not hesitate to recommend them to any-and-everyone!”
— Dawn (Hoogmoed) Samphel
Jody and Jim were planning their wedding and when it came time to choose their First Dance, they called us to create a custom-written song that told their story. It was a pleasure learning about their beautiful journey that ultimately led them to their Wedding Day. The couple requested a song that blended the musical styles of each of their favorite bands/artists...Evanescence and Kenny Chesney - what a mix!
“Karen and Eric were a dream to work with. They made us feel at ease during the entire process, from the "interview" all the way to the end. They can help make your song truly yours. Our song was a total surprise to everyone including our parents. We wanted people to be shocked and then amazed at how well we were captured in OUR song. We had people confused at first and then when they started to listen to the words, people started to cry and smile. Jim and I were just so absorbed in our song that we were swept away from everything and focused on just us. It's a moment that I will treasure forever. Thank you Karen and Eric, you guys rock!”
— Jody R.
Bina's friends surprised her at her baby shower with this comedic, advice-filled song for her "Little Bean," based on all of her idiosyncrasies. For years, Bina's friends have been calling her on her birthday to leave voicemails containing a Mariachi Band recording of "Feliz Navidad," simply because they know how much she can't stand Mariachi music! Therefore, they couldn't resist the opportunity to present her with this song!
“My friends and I decided that we wanted to do something extra special for a friend's upcoming baby shower. We thought it would be fun to have a song dedicated to her unborn child. But, being the little devils we are, we had to throw a little twist into the song and make sure we covered all of the "important things in life" according to the mom to be. Eric and Karen took our ideas and transformed them into a song that went way beyond our expectations. We couldn't have put it together ourselves. The first time I heard the demo, I laughed so hard I cried. It was perfect! Completely unexpected for her, hysterical for us. What a great way to truly surprise someone.”
— Rita G.
“Hilarious to see the laughter and expressions on the faces of those listening to the song. Great Song Writing! Great Fun!”
'Special Love Songs' and family wanted to give Karen's Mom her very own song. This video was presented at Mom's Surprise 60th Birthday party, to thank her for being a great Mom and to remind her of the most fun and loving times the family has shared together. The voices you hear in this song are Karen and Eric Seiz (SLS co-owners), Joe Verderese, Jr. and Joe Verderese, Sr. Click PLAY below to see how Special Love Songs turned Mom's story into her song!
“Despite the fact that this song was written and performed by my family, I want to tell you all what this Special Love Song meant to me. It was written by the co-owners, my daughter and son-in-law, along with Karen's brother for my Surprise 60th Bday party. Additionally, they were the vocalists and played the various instruments that you hear. EVERY word and EVERY photo were synced to perfection and they brilliantly captured a lifetime of family memories and sent me a special message of love that I will NEVER forget. I've been told that there wasn't a dry eye in the house, and after watching the video at least 2 dozen times, I still cry each and every time. This gift from their hearts is the best gift I could have ever asked for. I showed the video to people at work and friends who weren't at my party, and they all had to get tissues by the time it was over. Thank you again Karen and Eric for encompassing your talents and giving me a gift that I will cherish for the rest of my life!!!! I love you. Mom.”
— Carol Verderese
Daniel's parents wanted to give him an extra special gift for his Bar Mitzvah. This recording was played for Daniel and his guests at the reception, making for an unforgettable celebration! Click PLAY below to hear how Special Love Songs turned Daniel's story into his song!
“I admit that initially I couldn't imagine a "special love song" that wouldn't have my 13 year-old calling me the most embarrassing parent in the world. However, the finished project was perfect for a bar mitzvah boy. The lyrics were clever and funny and captured our son's personality perfectly. The music had a sound similar to rock songs my son enjoys listening to, so he thought it was "cool" to have a song written about him. My husband and I enjoyed reminiscing about our son in order to provide material for the songwriters. All in all, the process of writing the song to the finished product was a wonderful experience for our family to share during this very special time in our lives.”
— Gail Kanef
David wanted to surprise his wife, Sharon with a unique gift for their Wedding Anniversary. Click PLAY below to see how Special Love Songs turned their story into their song!
“You know you have given the perfect anniversary gift to your wife when tears start to flow. That is just what happened when Sharon heard her song for the first time…she was blown away! Sharon and I, along with all our friends, were just amazed at how you nailed our story. The lyrics and the arrangement were so well done that folks asked how I was able to get Frank's voice to sing this original song. I have to admit, some of my friends are unhappy with me for raising the bar because now their wives want their own song! Thank you for making it so easy for me to be the hero!”
— David Martin
Tracy and Danny recently became engaged! Tracy's parents surprised them with a Special Love Song at their engagement party. Click PLAY below to see how Special Love Songs turned their story into their song!
“I love it, I love it, I love it! Tracy said it was the best gift ever and the song made Danny so happy. It brought tears to the eyes of all who watched this video. You two were so easy to work with. People are asking how it was done and who did it. I can't wait to tell everyone how simple you've made this process. Thank you so much for a beautiful tribute to their love story. You two are the best!”
— Rose Laiosa
A Special Love Song for a Corporate event! JoAnn surprised her staff of 8 ("Total Rewards") with this unique song, thanking them for all their hard work throughout the years. Her department had a 3-day meeting to wrap up 2011 and plan for the year ahead. At the end of the 3rd day, JoAnn played this song/video for her staff, recognizing each and every one of them in her own special way. Needless to say, they were shocked and loved it! Now they understand why JoAnn asked for pictures of them! (Due to privacy consideration, pictures of the original recipients have been replaced by "actors" in this video.)
The members of Morristown's Bethel A.M.E. Church surprised Reverend Sidney Williams with this Special Love Song at his One-Year Anniversary Celebration. Click PLAY below to see how Special Love Songs turned his story into his song!
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