Post # 32
I have 2.
1) Right after we’d finished our first dance and the joint mother/son and father/daughter dance, the DJ put on “Dancing Queen”. DH’s aunt and one of MIL’s best friends took the dance floor as if they had choreographed the whole dance. More and more of the older women joined until the dance floor had all the middle aged women rocking out to ABBA. It really got everyone going for the rest of the wedding.
2) A short time after the dancing started, DH interrupted the DJ and asked everyone to come outside because he had a surprise gift for me. We walk outside and wait for a few minutes, then all of a sudden *BOOM* fireworks! I love fireworks so much and I had said in passing that I’d love fireworks at the wedding. I never actually expected to get them and I had NO idea that DH would do that for me. It was absolutely amazing and one of the sweetest things ever. He wanted to have them at the end of the night, but it was starting to drizzle and we had to do it early or not at all. Even with the mist, it was still perfect.
Post # 33
ditto on the first look. Creeping around the corner of the building, tears welling as I reach up to touch his shoulder, completely losing it when he turned around! Hugging, kissing, whispering. Best moment of the day.
Waking up with my girls and getting ready!
Dancing at our reception with everyone……….so much fun!
Crying in the window seat of the hotel atrium because we just found out the his parents were in the hotel room NEXT TO US.
^ I laugh about it now, but it sure as shit wasn’t funny at 12:30am after waiting for 5 years, and his parents SAW DH going into the room, so they knew….and his Dad commented “we’ll be sleeping, we won’t hear anything”. And then proceeded to ask us about it the next morning. (we changed rooms). Awwwwwwwwkward.
Post # 34
OMG about his parents in the next room!
One of DH’s groomsmen’s parents were in the room next to us.
I don’t think they knew they were next to us though.
Since we had the 2 nicest rooms in the place, there was no way we were switching rooms.
It is good that you can look back on it and laugh about it now though.
Post # 35
I remember reading about your neighboring hotel rooms after you guys got married and thinking that you would ALWAYS remember that:)
Post # 36
yup, going to be hard to forget about it! DH and I were actually just talking about it last week one night. We had forgotten just how awkward it was!
Post # 37
The end of the reception. A dear friend of ours took the mic to sing Don’t Stop Believin’, the entire crowd came on to the dance floor to sing and dance around DH and I. I have never felt so surrounded by love and happiness. I looked at DH and knew that this was because we finally found each other.
Post # 38
Others have mentioned it, but the feeling of “calm” in the morning when I woke up. I had no doubt in my mind that I was marrying the man of my dreams, I was so excited. Also, after our ceremony (we had a huge wedding!) once we exited, we were so excited to see everyone so we stayed and every single person hugged us as they left the church…that was really nice.
Post # 39
OMG I would die!!!!!
I am sitting here at work crying, smilling, giggling reading these, they are such great memories, thanks for sharing these with me and with everyone else who reads this 😀 I feel like I was part of that moment.
Post # 40
This may seem like a random moment, but the very end of the night is what I will remember the most. We didn’t have a big send off or anything, we actually were pretty much the last people to leave. But at the end of the night we were sitting outside on the ledge of a beautiful fountain outside our venue waiting for the car taking us to our hotel to pull up. It was gorgeous outside, and that was really our only moment alone the entire day when we were alone, and we basically just sat there holding hands, not really even talking but just sitting there smiling at eachother. That might sound dumb, but I’m having trouble explaining it properly, difficult emotion to describe.
Post # 41
Standing there, listening to two of my very dear friends and fellow worship-team members from my then-church singing Chris Tomlin’s “We Fall Down” and Casting Crowns’ “And Now My Lifesong Sings” during the worship portion of our ceremony. The sun was warm against my back; my family and friends were seated behind me; my bridesmaids were beside me; my soon-to-be-DH was standing next to me, holding my hand; and we were worshipping the Lord.
In that incredibly calm, beautiful, focused moment, I experienced such amazing peace and joy. I was so thankful that I was finally realizing the fulfillment of God’s long-time promise to me of the husband that He had chosen for me. I had waited all of that time for His best for me, and He truly delivered it. It was surreal, and yet, very real. 🙂
Post # 42
It’s really hard to say just one thing, but I guess if I had to narrow it down I would say our first look. It was sweet and one of the least rushed moments of the day. And then we took a bunch of pictures on the grounds and got to talk to each other and enjoy the moment (which is more difficult during the reception when people are around and talking to you).
I’ll definitely remember the toasts too. My dad made a video of the two of us and I loved it. We’d already watched it the night before, cause I didn’t want it to be a bittersweet surprise at the reception so that I’d start crying and my makeup would run. But it was still great to watch at the reception just cause i was pretty proud that my dad got to show off his skills of making that kind of thing, haha. Ooh and sitting down at the hotel lounge for a few hours with friends after the wedding was soooo wonderful. My feet were hurting so much and I had comfy shoes too (like 1 in wedges). Just wearing them for 14 hours was enough!
Post # 43
Great idea for a thread! I loved reading all of the moments that involved you bees seeing your now DHs’ eyes welling up with tears when he first saw you. 🙂
First, you are beautiful! What wonderful pictures! Second, I had a similar moment, when, following my brother’s wedding, I realized that he and his wife were in the suite right next to the room in which my parents and I were staying. My DB and DSIL at first thought that the stairwell completely separated them from us, but, since they had a suite, the back part of the suite shared a wall with our room. Awkward, indeed. Thankfully
, we didn’t hear anything beyond them and a few of their friends cheerfully celebrating in the room late into the evening. 🙂
Love your dress!
Gorgeous dress and veil! And what a beautiful and touching picture!
Post # 44
DH and I had a last dance, in private, when everyone was outside ligning up for sparklers. We danced to Sinatra’s “Always” and I buried my face in his shoulders and we sang the song to each other in complete privacy. The staff was taking the table cloths off and breaking things down, so at the end of the dance they all started clapping and and said it was the best song and moment of the night. I will NEVER forget it! I am hoping my photographer was clued in to what was going on and snapped a pic secretly!
Post # 45
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We had no dancing plans whatsoever, but when Brown Eyed Girl came on I just HAD to dance with Mr. LK. I grabbed his hand and we snuck off to a side room. I thought we were totally alone until the song was over and Mr. LK spun me around to face our photographer. She (and one of our friends) had followed us and snapped some of my favorite photos of the entire event. I hope your photog was as wonderfully sneaky as mine!
Post # 46
OMG!!! How awesome!! I really hope that happened too! I am on week 4 of the 6 week wait for my photos and its **killing me**!