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When I saw Kellie Pickler’s tweet that her Caribbean wedding video was being sold on iTunes , the pessimist in me was thinking, “You expect me to pay $2 to see some video from your wedding?” But the optimist in me did it anyway. And I am so glad I did. Instead of it being a bunch of cliché nuptial clips, like guys joking around at the tuxedo shop and the bride being all kinds of bridezilla, this is way more like a music video for groom Kyle Jacobs’ quiet piano ballad, “Say I Do.” It’s very artistic, with closeups of Jacobs putting on his flip-flops, and Pickler’s bare feet (close enough, in fact, to see her tiny foot tattoo of her grandmother’s name, Faye). There is no talking on camera. No choking up during the vows. All you hear are lyrics about “Don’t need no flowers in your hair/Don’t need no little white church/Don’t need your mama in the front row/Your daddy giving you away/Don’t need no preacher telling us what we should say/I don’t need nothing but me and you/I just wanna love you/Want you to love me, too/Say I do.” It is about the most romantic thing I’ve ever seen. And I won’t spoil the ending, but I will say I think they’re going to live happily ever after.