Thursday, April 20, 2006

Dancin Fools

One of the most touching stories of the evening, for me personally, was this...
The Bridal Party was introduced and asked to line the dance floor for the Bride and Groom's first dance. They had chosen "Faithfully" by Journey. Having lived in seperate cities for the last 5 years, faithfulness has become a theme for them and it came up several times during their wedding....even the cake was named Forever Faithful. :) They were so sweet during that first dance, alternately conversing, smiling broadly or shedding tears, a private moment being observed by the whole party. It was very touching...
Of course my second daughter and my son were attendants so they were there on the front line. I didn't witness this myself but a guest told my second daughter later.....and I quote..." I feel so priviledged to have met your family...you are all very special and obvioulsy love each other a lot. I knew this was the real thing when I saw both you and your brother crying during the First Dance." (sniff, sniff, I'm tearing up even now...:))
I do have some very special kids...and yes, I am a proud momma..lol

She danced with her daddy to Rod Stewart's "The Way You Look Tonight"...of course...:) that's when I shed my tears...boo hoo!!

Ahhh the music!! If you know me, if you know my family, you know that we LOVE music. All kinds...pop, classic oldies, 70's, 80's, Broadway hits, jazz, hip hop... you name it.... and Bek has the most eclectic taste of all of us. She is a virtual walking library of songs and can sing almost any song, even after hearing it only once or twice. She's been accused of knowing every song ever written...I don't know about that but she's good, real good....although her brother studied jazz, plays professionally, and may know more "about" music...she knows the words...of thousands of tunes. Needless to say, she was very particular about the songs played at the wedding. She made lengthy lists of "must play" tunes as well as a "must not play" list...(She said the "gang" would get crazy if certain songs were played and she wanted to have relative sanity at the reception:))
Here's a run down of the fun we had...wish i had more pics but once again...the photographer still has those....trust me there are lots of them! He told Bek later that this was one of the top 5 weddings he has done and that everyone really had a good time. At least he had lots of photo ops. :)
This pic is probably the Electric Slide (which gets played at all weddings, right?) fun anyway...that's me in the dark dancing with some of the bridesmaids. I love to dance but don't get the opportunity very often...
I danced with my sisters(3 of them at once :)) for "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You", I danced with my hubby, well several times but notably to "Remember When"...Alan Jackson(I think)...and I cried...:)
The whole room danced to "Shout". The Groomsmen did a hilarious rendition of YMCA for the Bride with the Groom and his Bestman performing outrageously just before the garter toss...For a Grease medley....the whole gang sang "Tell Me More" to the B&G in the middle of the room...the Groom got the microphone and danced to Greased Lghtening...on top of the head table!... LOL......then the Bride and Groom finished up with "Summer Lovin", singing into each other's eyes in mock drama. It was all very humorous...remember these two are theater nuts...
I think the crowning height of the dance scene had to be when the entire room...and I mean every person within sight joined arms and kicked and sang "I've Got Friends in Low Places"...Garth Brooks..(I told you she was eclectic:) My son was outside and said that when he opened the door the entire room was viberating...He had to rush in to make sure he didn't miss anything. lol
I don't think the DJ got to half of Bek's requests...but he tried...

5 comments:

bjk said...

You made me cry....awesome tears....you are blessed!

Hattigrace said...

Music is so much fun and so powerful. You know my daughter got married last April (and divorced in November - he left her, long story), but the music at reception, it is just such a magic moment, huh, when those song come on. Loved your story, love your heart. . .

Debbie said...

:)

Tammy said...

I'm so loving these stories! Faithfully by Journey is one of my alltime favs. Of course I'm a HUGE Journey fan anyway. We danced to Open Arms at our wedding. Sounds like great times!

Kimber said...

Okay, CRYING CRYING CRYING!!!

How beautiful!!!