Sunday, October 1, 2017

Joe and Kendra's Unity Candle Song


Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell have been married three weeks. A two-part preview of their wedding is still up on TLC GO, for those who haven't seen it yet.

During the lighting of the unity candle, Josh Wilson, a friend of both the Duggars and Caldwells, performed a song for the bride and groom. The tune, "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle, was requested by Kendra.

Josh Wilson is the grandson of Dr. S.M. Davis, a Central Illinois pastor who runs the ministry Solve Family Problems, which the Duggars have shown support for over the years. Josh has sung at quite a few weddings and has recorded two albums and several singles.

Josh's recording of "Butterfly Kisses" is available for sale through multiple online stores (links below). To learn more about his music, click here to visit his website.

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Below is a preview of Josh's recording of the tune he sang at the Duggar/Caldwell wedding, found on his Facebook page




Artwork courtesy Caleb Williams; video courtesy Josh Wilson Media

23 comments:

  1. Oh I remember the song Butterfly Kisses! It's such a sweet song. Thanks Lily and Ellie for this.

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  2. Wow!!!! Amazing!! Can't wait to hear it again!! 💝

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  3. That is a father-daughter song! Why on earth would they use it for a unity candle ceremony? It would have been more appropriate for a dance between Kendra and her father.

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    1. Because it's a nice song and most likely Kendra was thinking about what her father was feeling.
      There really isn't anything wrong with it.

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    2. Yes; except they are not allowed to dance!

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  4. I'm surprised such a worldly song was allowed as part of a Duggar ceremony. The man who wrote that song also wrote one about a cowboy with "painted-on jeans" who's slow-dancing with "every girl around."

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    1. I see nothing "worldly" as you put it about Butterfly Kisses.
      And that song you mentioned, you must be talking about Dolly Parton's song "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin Like That" that she wrote!
      You really need to check your facts before making up false information. It will save you a ton of trouble in the long run.

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    2. Dolly Parton didn't write that song. It was written by Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas. Butterfly Kisses was written by...Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas.

      I think an apology is in order here, don't you?

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    3. How is that a worldly song?

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  5. "Butterfly Kisses" is a song about a father singing to his daughter, the unity candle is supposed to show the unity between husband and wife.... I personally don't think it's the right song for that specific special moment, but I'm happy that they both were so overwhelmingly excited on their wedding day:)

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    1. Lol I thought so too, my parents sang that song to me and my sister when we were little. It's more of a daddy-daughter dance song. But you know, whatever floats their boat.

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    2. More of a father daughter dance. I wonder what song they danced to?

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    3. @7:29.

      They're not allowed to dance.

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  6. Beautiful song, beautiful couple.

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  7. Totally the wrong song for the occasion! I don't think they are too savvy about music. That is a reception song. A flying groomsmen and a Father/ Daughter melody for the unity candle-hillbilly circus. What were they thinking?!

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    1. I've noticed that most couples choose songs that reflect their own tastes. This isn't really a time to ask what everyone else might like, but a time to decide what is meaningful to the bride and groom. I've heard Sunrise, Sunset at a Gentile wedding and the theme from Ice Castles being used for people who've never ice skated. I even heard Beauty and Beast played a wedding between two humans. Joe and Kendra wanted a day that they could remember with joy for the rest of their lives. When you get married, you will get to decide what will make your wedding meaningful. I hope you seek to glorify God, as they did.

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    2. I have been married for 37 years! In a Catholic wedding, their is no allowance for "sentimental" songs. It is a sacred ceremony. Apparently you have only been to evangelical church weddings. But that is the difference when Holy Matrimony is elevated to a Sacrament as in the Catholic Church rather than a "service". How is flying down to the altar on a rope exactly glorifying God?

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    3. What's wrong with the term "service?". Evangelical church weddings are sacred too.

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  8. I wonder why the Duggars would let their son marry someone like this who listens to sinful worldly music. The Duggars have been very clear about their beliefs regarding music. Why bend on them now without re-addressing it?

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    1. Are you being sarcastic?

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  9. Sinful and worldly music ? ? ❗️
    Bring it on....😳

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  10. I just want to know when they are going to air the wedding on TLC, it should have already aired compared to the past weddings.

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