- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Not it’s time to get funky!
Well, immediately before we were announced, my mom tried to bustle my dress. Long story short, one of the ties fell off. So, my center tie was not done, and I was being called out to the reception. Ah! So I had the two outside bustles done. Whatevs, I just wanted to eat!
Some of you know that we did a cocktail lounge-style reception. We did this mostly to save money, but I also just really wanted people to mingle and have a good time. We only had a 3 hour window for a reception, and it got dark after 2 hours. So time would move fast and I really wanted to enjoy it.
So for food, we did food stations with different ‘themes’. All foods were finger foods, so people could eat at the cocktail tables, and also sit at the benches we rented. I wanted it to be casual but still flow well. I think we acheived our goal!
So after about an hour of mingling with guests and getting some food and wine in our tummys, it was time for our first dance.
We had a hard time picking what song to use for our dance, because Darling Husband listens to Metal, but is a classic guy at heart. He didn’t fall in love with ‘Lucky’ by Jason Mraz or ‘Today’ by Joshua Radin like I did. We decided on ‘Cant Help Falling In Love’ by Elvis. It’s classic, romantic, and made me cry when we were dancing.
Then the daddy daughter dance! I again, had a hard time with this. We ended up with ‘What a wonderful world’ by Rod Stewart. It was wayyyy too long. Not that I don’t like dancing with my dad, but that the repeated ‘What a wonderful world’ for the last 2 minutes was annoying. Anywho, me and my handsome dad 🙂
After the dances, we boogied down! I was sooo worried no one would dance, but our DJ was amazing. He was so good at feeling out the crowd and would play exactly what it would take to get us on the dance floor.
And then we paused the dancin’ for some speeches:
The best man:
And my dad:
Funny story about this picture: my dad’s tag line to his speech was having Darling Husband put his hand on mine and said, “Erin, this is the last time that you will EVER have the upper hand!” BAHAHA everyone in the crowd died laughing!!
Then we had some more dancing…and then CAKE!
We wanted to do petit fours for our guests, instead of doing one big cake. Well, they didn’t exactly turn out the way we’d hoped. So instead of having them out the whole time, we only put them out for the cake cutting. Everyone LOVED them, they just weren’t the prettiest things on earth!
After the cake, a lot of people went home, because it was pretty dark out. It’s pretty much what we expected. That was okay with me, because I danced All. Night. Long.
Our DJ ended up staying about 2 hours over, because he’s a good friend, and we partied the night away 🙂
It was bittersweet to have it over, but we had SO much fun. It was everything we wanted it to be.
Just two more recaps, I promise! Up next, details!