From this point out, I debated going in order versus showing events thematically. Let me explain; we broke up all the traditional wedding stuff with partying so no one would be left out or bored. So do I show it to you in order in installments? or show you all the traditional stuff one post at a time and then just have a big party post at the end? I figured that having a mess of reception pictures at the end would be a little... boring? As in, OK, it's just a million pictures of people dancing and singing (probably poorly) along with the music. BUT, in the end, I figured that themes are easier to tell stories with... That was a long explanation to tell you that things are going to be out of order here, but they will better tell a story in the order I'm going to show you... Got it??
Since the last post was about dancing, I'm following with the parent dances. My dad and I danced to Earth, Wind & Fire's All About Love. Why? You might ask. Well, to answer your as-of-yet-unasked question, the first time my dad ever showed me his old records, they consisted primarily of his impressive Earth, Wind & Fire collection. This was how I was first introduced to September, Let's Groove, Shining Star, I mean really! I didn't appreciate it quite as much back then... I was like 'What's a record??' but it stuck with me, so I had to pick an Earth, Wind & Fire song for us to dance to... Well, you know most EWF songs are not at all applicable to a father/daughter situation... All About Love is pretty much the only slow song EWF wrote that isn't... raunchy. ANYWAY, all this is a very long explanation for trying to explain that I wanted a more personal father/daughter dance song than Butterfly Kisses or Daddy's Little Girl... Enough! I know. Enjoy:
No seriously, I think we joked about how silly it was to choose Earth, Wind & Fire and about how Mama HATES Earth, Wind & Fire. Probably the point of this was so neither or us got emotional.
He was such a sweet gentleman. Didn't step on my dress once! I'm very glad we got our little moment there, even if no one else understood why I could have possibly picked an Earth, Wind & Fire song, I'm very glad I did.
Kyle's story is much easier and quicker. His mom wanted to dance to LeAnn Womack's I Hope You Dance. Probably she just loves that song, a lot. Kyle had no interest in going against her wishes, so that's what they danced to:
Kyle's mom looked so nice (even though she kept threatening me in order to not post these pictures... TOOOO bad!! Ha!) and she was such a sweet and maybe a little too unobtrusive mother-in-law. Don't get me wrong, I don't need her to start nagging, but she's such an atypical MIL, I don't mind a little.
Also have I mentioned how cute it is that she and her boyfriend matched?? With his fancy charcoal suit, metro black shirt and fancy teal striped tie! They were a pretty pair.
I know it meant a lot to her to dance with her son. He was very sweet and attentive.
What were your father/daughter, mother/son dance songs? How did you pick them??
Miss a recap so far? Catch up!
Eleven Twenty Five Eleven: The boys get ready!!
Eleven Twenty Five Eleven: The girls get pretty!!
Eleven Twenty Five Eleven: We're ready for our close-up!
Eleven Twenty Five Eleven: We ceremoniously process!
Eleven Twenty Five Eleven: My turn!
Eleven Twenty Five Eleven: We get MARRIED!!!
Eleven Twenty Five Eleven: We get formal!
Eleven Twenty Five Eleven: Our model moment!
Eleven Twenty Five Eleven: Please welcome to the floor!
Eleven Twenty Five Eleven: Slow Jamz!!