A classic song to kick off wedding season
Pop-up video: When a bank debuted “We’ve Only Just Begun” in 1970, branches were flooded with requests to use the song at weddings and graduations.
As wedding season begins anew, let’s revisit one of the most popular wedding songs of all time: “We’ve Only Just Begun” by songwriter Paul Williams and music composer Roger Nichols.
The Carpenters turned the song into a hit in 1970 — but did you know it first debuted as a bank commercial?
Williams wrote the song for Crocker-Citizens National Bank, today Wells Fargo. Learn more about how “We’ve Only Just Begun” came to be, and watch the original commercial in its entirety, in an origin story by Wells Fargo historian Alyssa Bentz.