Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - First Dance

It's Wednesday again, so that means it's time for Wedding Wednesday. I love doing this posts and revisiting aspects that I love about my wedding.

1. how it all began: how you met, first date, first kiss, how long did you date? first picture together.....etc.
2. when you knew he was the one: self explanatory.. but how and when did you know?
3. proposal: how it happened, how long were you engaged for? was it a total surprise?  pictures of that... etc.
4. the ring:  tell us about it! did you pick it out? did he? pictures! tell us about his ring too!
5. engagement/bridal pictures: let's see em!
6. the colors: show some of the flower and colors you used
7. the dress: was it what you always imagined? did you have it made for you? white or ivory?
8. the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?
9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?
10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!
11. your song and/or the first song you danced to at your wedding: share a music video or lyrics if you can!
12. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.
13. honeymoon: where did you go? was it good?  ;) haha...jk.
14. thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?
15. first place that you lived together: pics if you have them!
16. kids: do you have any yet? if not, when do you plan on it? how many do you want? any tips on good/bad birth control?
17. most recent picture of you and your significant other and what you love most about them :) and any other thoughts.

This week is all about our song and our first dance. Our song, that we danced to was You and I by Michael Buble. I love this song!

One of my favorite things about my wedding was our wedding dance. We took dance lessons! My friend Meagan's mom is a dance teacher and she competes all around the US. She's fabulous! She was the best teacher we could have asked for.

Now we weren't amazingly fabulous or anything, but we gave it our best effort. We only practiced once in my dress, about 5 minutes before the reception started.

We didn't tell hardly anyone that we were taking lessons, and only 1 person even saw our routine before the wedding. So you'll see in the beginning of the video that we tried to fake everyone out just by doing the typical dancing. During the dance I kept telling Hal what move was coming up next. He was so nervous that he kept forgetting the routine. I'm pretty proud of the fact that we only messed up once...but it was a pretty big mess up. Opps. You'll see it at towards the end of the video. In fact, from the mess up comes one of my favorite pictures from our whole wedding day.
Funny story about this, we had 3 people taping this dance. One didn't end up taping it, another had their computer crash and lost the video, and the third thought she had lost it also. It wasn't until this summer that she found it on her computer and we finally saw it.Ok, enough talking, here's my wedding dance video!


Torrie said...

Every week when you post, I find myself wondering what I would do if I were doing this Wedding Wednesday thing along with you. Well this week, I just had to laugh, since we don't even have a song (period) that's "our song", and we definitely didn't do any dancing at our reception (although I wouldn't have minded it).

I think it's so cute that Hal took dance lessons with you before, though. He's a keeper!

mikey and kimby said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVED that!!! So cute!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh that video! I love that you're sharing this stuff with us!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Aw you guys did a great job!! And I love your dress...and that picture of you two - your smile is priceless :)

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