I am really, really excited to move on to this part of the wedding recaps. We love to dance, it happens while we cook, in the car, and always without a doubt on Sunday mornings. Chuck and I had one epic dance party at the wedding, but first it was time for the formal dances.
Chuck and I went back and forth on a song we would choose for our first dance. That's the beauty of a good relationship...compromise. I have forever loved Alicia Keys "No One" and decided years ago that it would be our song. I pictured people joining us on the dance floor at the end when she gets in to it and really belts it out. Chuck on the other hand was not having it...he hates that song. I guess we couldn't dance to something we both did not love.
One day when listening to songs to add to our "must haves" for the party Chuck told me he found a song for our first dance from John Legend. I was thinking the way too overplayed "All Of Me" but then he turned on this beautiful song ...You & I (Nobody in the World) and I cried my eyes out. I am lucky to have a man who adores me in every moment, even more in those that I am down on myself. I fell in love with the song Chuck played for me and it became our first dance. If you haven't heard it, please listen...it's awesome, and hello...John Legend.
Our wedding coordinator kept our bridal party lined up on the edge of the dance floor while we enjoyed our first dance and at first I thought it would be weird, but in that 4 minute time span it really was just Chuck and I. The only time I noticed anyone else was when I looked over to Ethan, and he was down on one knee smiling and taking pictures of us. Talk about a special moment.
I'll never forget how I felt when we danced, we were finally married and at our own wedding. It was kind of surreal and I think it all truly hit me when I realized everyone was sitting there watching us. It was such a beautiful day and I'm so happy that we soaked in every little moment.
Thanks for reliving, sharing, and smiling along with me week to week as I recap our wedding. I'm so thankful for all the love and kindness each Wedding Wednesday.
Wedding Wednesday in week's past...in case you missed it:
Details & Vendors:
Photography: R. Frank Photography
Venue: The Retreat at Peek'n Peak
Hair & Makeup: Panache Salon and Spa
The Dress: Bridal Elegance
Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka (similar)
Bride's Clutch: Rent The Runway
Groom & Best Man Shoes: Nike Lockwood
Flowers: Afloral (handmade bouquets by the Bride)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way
Bridesmaid Earrings: Frou Frou & Frill
Butterflies: Shallowtail Farms