Apparently there was even a lot of dancing going on before Ray and I even made it to the reception...I LOVE these pictures of my little girlies swirling around! My photographer had a great time with them! (and don't their dresses look cute! Made by the two little twirlers wonderful mom!)
And now the wild boys! (video of the boys is much funnier than these pictures! Ray's groomsman's son, my cousin's and nephews were dancing kings- and they knew it!)
Did you see the beads around the boys necks?? I had tons of stuff laid out on the kid's tables, spilling out of sand buckets...games, jewelry, toys, lots of stuff to keep them entertained. Most of the beads, ended up on the BOYS - Mardi-gras style! I'm just hoping they didn't steal them from the girls Mardi-gras style!! Ha!
My bro Craig and my good friend Josh were my DJ's. Josh has known my family for years, so they did a great job picking out tunes! His wife was also my lovely coordinator! So of course, they picked out a very fitting song.
Their most obvious choice was "Stacey's Mom." Oh yes....it was a requirement and yes, my mom does have it goin' on! The groomsmen dragged her out on the floor and they along with myself and my bridesmaids loudly serenaded her through the whole song! Now, my mom-- is NOT a music listener! I don't know that she'd ever even heard of the song before- except for the time I played it for her on my phone to show her it was her ring tone! They tried to get Ray to help serenade her out on the dance floor, but it didn't happen!
It seemed like every time I tried to dance with my maids, I got pulled away, but we still had a blast!!
Betcha can't guess what song we were dancin to here! I thoroughly protested against group dances, but for some reason they're always requested at weddings! So, I just went with it! As long as the YMCA wasn't on the playlist!
But....ummm....what exactly is going on here? Can't say I remember this moment, but it kinda looks like the YMCA?? Or was it "Shout" and everyone is "throwing hands up?" Oh no!
However, I am ok with the dance line! It's always funny!
My grams requested a special song for us to dance to...although I pretty much hate the song, I'll do just about anything for her! After all she's 85 and can still get down, so let her have her fun! She requested "Achy Breaky Heart." Yes, you read that right. Supposedly in honor of a certain student I used to teach (since Grams is a little too old to actually know any of her songs, but knows her dad's! Ugh!)
She grabbed me and a couple of my youth girls and created her own "line dance."
And these pictures pretty much express how crazy things were all night!
Did you notice who was missing from all of these pictures?? He didn't get back in the action until our last dance! Since he'd told me he wasn't dancing after our first and the one with his mom, I didn't pick out a last dance song. No worries, plenty of people to pick that out for me....let's just say a little Marvin Gaye was going on....and I'm glad that I was married because it would've been embarrassing dancing to THAT in front of my guests! Hehe!
Then it was time to take off for our bed and breakfast in our balloon filled car! The guys had to beg my dad for the keys to the rental so that they could do something! I know I'm particular, but I did NOT want to drive off in a car with dirty things written all over it, so that's why we got a rental! That, and driving away in a Mustang convertible on your wedding night is just pretty darn amazing! Besides, I've already ridden with Ray in a car with filthy stuff and condoms hanging everywhere. Last year when my BFF got married they decorated BOTH their cars not knowing which they'd use and we had to drive her husband's truck!
(or at least, the end of what you get to know about!!)