- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I am proud to say I Irish Danced at my wedding. (September 22nd, 2012)
This picture is the moment I have been waiting for since I was 8 years old. I watched The Lord of the Dance when I was a child and that inspired me to take up Irish Dancing. I danced to Buttefly, the instrumental done by Celtic Woman. In the beginning its a slip jig then it morphs all on its own into music for a four hand.I even had the white ghilles!
My two friends from when I danced were able to dance with me and my sister who was also maid of honor did too. The dress I wore back then is the one my sister is wearing. (Pink, Turquoise, Black, and White)
It is tricky!!!
I had two string bustles put in the front to help hold the dress back. Lighter fabric seems to look prettier while dancing. My dress is Alfred Angelo 2100 and is primarily organza.
Now that I was able to dance in a wedding dress I know now that there could be other options to consider in the fashion department. Even with all my careful planning the dress is still heavy and there is still a possibility that you can trip especially if you go backwards. Thankfully, I did not fall!
We did 3 Sea Captains and then a Treble Reel to a slightly different tune. Toss the Feathers by The Corrs was our finale.
There is something about Irish Dancing: Not a dry eye in the house! (Including Dad) My fiance said that it was one of his favorite parts of the whole day 🙂
So my only recommendation is to consider a unique style of dress like this one:
You can get white ghilles at the Oreachtas in Philadelphia. (Thats where I got mine) The real leather ones! For less than $50.00! Oh and don’t forget to bring your smile. Wish I smiled more but I was so worried about stepping on my dress!
This was a wonderful and truly amazing experience and I’m so happy I did this for my friends and family!
Love Jessie. AKA Shamrocks2117