You know how you thought you'd seen the last of my wedding? WELL, GUESS WHAT SUCKAS, IT'S BACK. I hope you pictured me wearing a pair of really badass sunglasses when you read that. Maybe also throwing the devil horns and doing a couple of roundhouse kicks.
So we got the entire disc of pictures from our photographers a few weeks ago, which means we've been reliving the wedding anew---just in time for our threemonthaversary! If your one-year anniversary is paper, what do you think your threemonthaversary is? Dust?---and a theme has emerged among them that I just had to share. It is the theme, my friends, of dance. Oh yes! Of dance! It is the theme of busting a move! Cutting a rug! Shaking what your mama gave you! Shaking it like a polaroid picture! Hoping that no-one gets it on film, oh crap, they did!
I put a lot of effort into the playlist for our reception---which, if you will remember, we decided to do ourselves with a BOATLOAD of help from Leah and Simon, who loaned us their PA system---and one of my favorite memories from the week before the wedding is sitting in my dad's study with all of my siblings, trying to cull it down from eight hours of music to.....well, I think we made it to about six hours in the end, four of which we ended up not needing. I really, really, really wanted to dance at my wedding, and I really wanted everyone else to dance too. Thankfully, Internet, I was not disappointed.
But how did the dancefloor get this AWESOME? Well, I think we need to take a little trip back in time. Follow me, will you? And bring your dancing shoes.
After Sean and I had done our first dance---I hesitate to write "performed our first dance," as "perform" seems to imply that we knew what we were doing---my dad and I danced together, and there is a hilarious story about that which you're going to need to remind me to tell you about later, although suffice it to say that if you're going to download a song from the Internet to dance to in public in front of lots of people, MAKE SURE YOU LISTEN& TO THE WHOLE THING THROUGH FIRST.
After that, the dancefloor became a free-for-all, and my carefully-curated playlist---which I put together with the help of you all, if you remember, so I definitely owe you all a beer for that; feel free to collect on it if you're ever in San Francisco---led to many awesome moments like this one:
And this one:
And this one:
And this one:
And this one (YES, WE DID THE ROBOT AT MY WEDDING):
Brother Luke even brought his tambourine out at one point:
And then decided to do away with his tie, which was, like, totally cramping his style:
But then---then, my friends! Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any wackier!---Baby Got Back came on the sound system (not Baby Got Pie, unfortunately) and Luke and Susie broke out into their signature, patented, clear-the-dancefloor-and-get-your-cameras-ready choreographed routine:
It was pretty much the best thing ever. Someone, somewhere has a video of it, which I am going to have to hunt down. The hilarious thing about this dance is that Luke and Susie learned it a few years ago from a YouTube video when they were bored and had nothing else to do. As they later explained to me, "we had to...uh...change a few of the moves. You know, because we're brother and sister."
A few songs later, Brother Luke and Brother Tom ended up getting into a dance-off, and if there's one thing I like more than a choreographed routine, it's a dance-off. Best wedding present ever! What do you think, does Luke take the crown for this move?
Or does Tom take it for this one:
(Yep, this is pretty much my favorite wedding picture ever. Including all the ones of me and Sean, you know, actually getting married.)
Or perhaps we should award the dance off crown to a third contender, family friend Richie, who will at some point in the future most likely be receiving a letter from the lawyer of this little girl's father:
(Lots more pictures here. You know, in case the eight thousand I've forced upon you already aren't enough. I mean, our disc has over a thousand on it. Expect to still be hearing about my wedding in 2015.)