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The Reason This Groom Switched Their First Dance Song Will Make You Weep

Grab the box of tissues for this one!

Chelsey Mahlke from Las Vegas  thought she had agreed with new husband Darin on a song for their first dance at the reception. But he flipped the script on her in the best way. He found a 70-year-old long lost recording of her gran, Janiece Bellanger – who she says was her ‘best friend’ – singing the 1947 Judy Garland song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”.

Janiece, who had five children and four grandchildren, made the recording from her bedroom when she was 14-years-old and sadly passed away back in 2005, aged 71.

‘It was a complete shock,’ said cattle rancher, Chelsey. ‘We had our first dance planned for later on but when we walked in, the wedding planner handed Darin the microphone.

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