After dinner was over, it was time for the dancing to begin. We finished up some more mingling and then took center stage for our first dance.
We chose this song:
We love Dave Matthews Band and even though this is a newer song, we felt it was really fitting and appropriate for a wedding (honestly, we don’t put much stock into having a “song” so we wanted to find something we liked and felt like we could dance to).
Then it was time for the dances with our parents. My dad and I were up first:
Then came Dr. Groomy and his mom:
And after that, we opened up the floor to our guests!
And we had just one more special dance planned. In lieu of a bouquet and garter toss, we hosted an anniversary dance. All of the married couples were brought out onto the floor, and the DJ announced years of marriage throughout the course of the song (i.e. “If you’ve been married 5 years or less, please leave the dance floor.”). The last ones standing were my grandparents, who have been married for 55 years. They beat my aunt and uncle by only one year! We gave my grandmother the “toss” bouquet and snapped a couple of photos.
Only a few more recap posts left! Don’t worry though, I have a few other posts planned as well…and I can’t wait to introduce you to my new blog. Up next though, a few more formal photos…and a whole lotta dancing!
First I got a mani-pedi with my sister, then I cried.
Next, we headed to church to rehearse.
After that, we had a fiesta-themed rehearsal dinner at a local restaurant.
In the morning, we went to the salon to get our hair done.
Meanwhile, the guys went to a chili contest and got ready at the hotel.
Back in my hotel room, the girls got ready.
Then, I put on my dress and officially became a bride.
Next, we headed to church!
Everything was set and we found out what happened to the missing groomsman.
Then it was finally time to head down the aisle.
The ceremony happened and we got married!
Afterwards, we signed the marriage license and took photos in the sanctuary.
Then, we hopped on our school bus and headed to Lake Park for more photos!
*All photos by Sarah Immel Photography.