HAPPY Friday 😀 Woooohooooo!
I’m definitely looking forward to a very RELAXING weekend. Plans include hanging out with my HUSBAND (feels so strange to say, but I love it!) & writing lots of thank you notes. I see hanging out by the pool in there too 😉 It will be nice to just sit back & relax!
Today I am going to give you a re-cap of our reception! It was a BLAST & there were so many little things that made it so special. I really cannot wait to get our professional pictures back, there are just so many other things that I want to show you. I guess I have to wait, patience IS a virtue, right?! 😉 I have only gotten one photo back, it was our ‘sneak peak.’
I LOVE it, and it makes me want to see all of them immediately!! 😀 She really is the BEST photographer!
Anyways, back to the reception.
Right after the wedding, we designated an hour to take pictures with our wedding party, parents & of course just the two of us. While we were all taking pictures, we had a cocktail hour for our guests– full of lots of little appetizers & a FULL bar. One of the main things that Craig & I wanted for the wedding was a FULL, OPEN bar the ENTIRE reception. We wanted everyone to have a great time & loved the idea of the full bar the whole night.
^some of my best friends from high school 🙂 I was so glad they were able to come!
After we were done with our pictures, we headed back into the resort (we took most of our pictures outside & some on the golf course) and got ready for our entrance dances. I have to be honest, I was a bit nervous because I was afraid I was going to mess up. Craig came up with our dance, and he literally had me practicing for HOURS each weekend before the wedding. I wasn’t allowed to sit down until we went through the dance correctly five times. He’s so funny 🙂
First up though, were our parents. They entered to the theme song from ‘Rocky.’
And thennnnnn it was our big entrance…the first time being introduced as Mr. & Mrs…..
We came running in & then broke into our dance! Our entrance song was All of the Lights by Kanye West, featuring Rihanna. Our dance lasted until Kanye started his rap– we just used the beginning part.
Reader CHRISTINE guessed it— we DID in fact include part of Ray Lewis’ dance. It is the dance that he does when he enters the football field. (and just in case you are wondering, here is a video on YouTube of Craig doing the Ray Lewis dance. It was back when he was in college at NC State. He is VERY proud of this 😉 ) You KNOW we had to include Ravens all throughout our wedding 😉 We have an obsession… 😀
After our entrance dance, it was time for our first dance. For our first dance we used the song ‘This Year’s Love’ by David Gray. It is one of the main songs from The Girl Next Door movie. I LOVE that movie & always loved the song & Craig really liked the song too. The lyrics are not really that great for a wedding, but we loved the song itself..and I love David Gray’s voice.
The BEST part was that mid way thru our first dance, the music stopped & we broke into ‘Crank That’ by Soulja Boy!! We just used the chorus & Craig & I started doing the Soulja Boy dance. It was AWESOME!! Everyone thought something was wrong with our song & they were like ‘OH MY GOSH!’ But then Crank That came on & everyone started cracking up! After 2 rounds of the dance, we went back to our first dance song like nothing happened. 😀 😀
I wish I had a picture of us doing it, but again, I will have to wait until I get the professional pictures back to show you. 🙂 For now, I’ll just show you some more of the first dance.
Once we finished our dance, it was time for the speeches by our Maid of Honor (Steph) & Best Man (Mike). I don’t have any pictures of their speeches….yet. But both of their speeches were perfect! Seriously I cannot ask for a better sister in law & brother in law…more like sister & brother! (no need for the ‘in law’ part…we are closer than that 🙂 )
Stay tuned for Part 2 of the reception re-cap 🙂 I have much more to share with you, but I don’t want to bore you with wedding overload 😉
Hope you have a VERY good Friday!! I’ll catch ya later!
Do you have any fun plans for this weekend? Please share!! 🙂
If you are married, what was your first dance song?
If you are not married, do you have a song in mind that you would like for your first dance?