The Tea Party: Ba! Ba! BAAA!!

1. Prelude, 2. Tea Ceremony, 3. Getting Ready, 4. The Kids, 5. Wedding Party, 6. Down the Aisle 7. Ceremony, 8. Group Shots, 9. Couple Shots, 10. Jump Shots 11. House Shots, 12. Cocktails and Dinner

After our over dramatic lip-syncing introduction (note the standing ovation for our performance behind us here), we walked over to our sweetheart table to drop off my bouquet and headed right back out to the dance floor. Though of course, not before presenting the fountain like it’s in The Price Is Right’s showcase.


I love choreography, and had wanted to DIY that too. I dreamt of a first dance like this one:

Unfortunately da hubs’ entire dance move repertoire comes from this scene of the infamous movie…:

** big fat fat fat sigh**

SO, compromise it was. We were definitely not doing that sway to a romantic ballad thing, so we just picked the closest upbeat tune there was to being our song (since we don’t really have one) and ran with it:

This is one of his favorite pics, he says ‘coz it looks like I want him. Apparently I give the ‘look of desire’ when there is spinach stuck in my teeth.

We sang most of it. OOO! Here comes our favorite part…
“Reaching Out…”

“Touching me…”

“Touching youuuu!”
“Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Caroline!”
Crowd sang, some standing, and/or with fists pumping:
“Ba! Ba! BAAA!!”

“Good times never seemed so good…”

Crowd chanted: “So Good!”

“So Good!”Fun, goofy, short, and sweet. Our kind of perfection.

Mmm… Bacon

Anyone else wingin’ their first dance?

Images by Travis Hoehne

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Mrs. Green Tea

Location:
Sacramento
Wedding Date:
August 2008
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    Ruby Slippers 509 posts, Busy bee @ 4:20 pm

    Aw that’s so cute! What fun first dance pics! And we didn’t Wing ours…we suck at impromptu…and dancing! So we planned ours Very Carefully!

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    kenziegirl 339 posts, Helper bee @ 4:29 pm

    That’s so freaking cute and awesome!

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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:30 pm

    Awww, it looks like you had SO much fun with your first dance — and you have my stamp of approval for an excellent song selection! ;-)

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    kayfi 81 posts, Worker bee @ 5:10 pm

    I love that first video! I’ve been having a hard time finding really beautiful choreographed dances on youtube that don’t include MC Hammer or hiphop!

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    honeymyheart 764 posts, Busy bee @ 5:16 pm

    your dance looks awesome! i like that you sang and the crowd got into it too.

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    Kara321 252 posts, Helper bee @ 5:27 pm

    I love it! So upbeat and fun, and I love that your guests got into it.

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    MightySapphire 7632 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:34 pm

    I don’t believe you winged it…those are like dance doubles or something!! You look so cute together!!

    We’re gonna wing it. Hopefully we’ll manage!

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    krissybee 3921 posts, Honey bee @ 6:30 pm

    adorable!

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 7:03 pm

    haha! too cute! you guys are so fun! weeee!

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    BunnyBlue, Guest @ 7:24 pm

    We are wingin’ it. I have 2 left feet that no amount of dance instruction will fix. But we’ll have fun.

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    TechGirl 268 posts, Helper bee @ 7:33 pm

    You guys are so freakin’ cute! I love these pictures. And the look-of-desire-spinach-stuck-in-teeth made me laugh out loud!

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    Serendipity 10356 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 7:47 pm

    My aunt bought us lessons and we still winged it…cuz we are THAT bad!

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    missbean 528 posts, Busy bee @ 8:12 pm

    That is so awesome! I’m glad that you had fun and did more than the stand and sway!

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    joey 1078 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:08 pm

    I love your dress!

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    peonypink 44 posts, Newbee @ 10:05 pm

    your first dance pics are so cute! I’m loving the backdrop too!

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    peachesandtulips 408 posts, Helper bee @ 11:13 pm

    you look BEAUTIFUL! that dress is perfect for you.

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    firemuffy 204 posts, Helper bee @ 11:33 pm

    We want to do some sort of dance mix. Kind of like “evolution of dance” but less old songs.

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    Weddings on the Strand, Guest @ 11:43 pm

    Bravo! Very sophisticated and very entertaining. Feel like watching it again and trying to capture some of his moves to add to my repertoire of dance maneuvers.

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    mmc4474 71 posts, Worker bee @ 1:15 am

    how cute!!! I love the idea of wingin it! Too bad my fi told me that our “first dance” will be the first and last time I ever see him dance. This depresses me because I was a dancer for 10 years growing up! Boo! But luckily I will be doing a suprise dance with my bm’s!

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    dorsay 2281 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:13 am

    That sounds like so much fun! I <3 crowd participation :)

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    kosstobe 232 posts, Helper bee @ 9:33 am

    Looks like you did a great job of winging it! My fi’s dance skills consist of “the twist” so I doubt we’ll be doing anything extravagant. But I really want to take dance lessons so we can kick it up a notch!

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    peeptoe 1804 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:23 pm

    Seriously looks like so much fun!! I love it.

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:29 pm

    Ditto! So much fun :)

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    hotcocoa 2098 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:12 pm

    I loved these dance photos! You’ve got to make me a flipbook of them . . . I’d watch it over and over.

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    Guest, Guest @ 10:13 pm

    We didn’t plan or rehearse anything, but we’ve been taking dance classes for a few years, so no one believes it wasn’t choreographed! Come on, people, give the man some credit!

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    laurab12 41 posts, Newbee @ 4:09 am

    you guys looked like you were having so much fun, i love it!

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:54 am

    So much fun! I love the pictures. :)

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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:43 am

    this is priceless. tooo much fun!

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    pinotnoir 799 posts, Busy bee @ 10:34 am

    Looks like your first dance was tons of fun!

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    Nina, Guest @ 11:05 am

    Sooo cute. I love when the groom can get into it!!!

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    LzzNYC 882 posts, Busy bee @ 2:08 pm

    omg you are adorable!!! I can feel the excitement through the pictures!

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    latte 651 posts, Busy bee @ 2:08 pm

    Love your pictures, looks like the GTs had so much fun!

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    doublemint921 499 posts, Helper bee @ 6:14 pm

    hahaha this looks like so much fun! :)

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    emerald 1057 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:55 pm

    looove this series of pictures, you guys are so so cute!!

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    Elegant Event Entertainment, Guest @ 6:20 pm

    Being a DJ for 20 years , I love it when the bride and groom change things up. Being different makes it fun

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    ipodgirl 385 posts, Helper bee @ 12:42 am

    You two are so cute!! So much fun, I love it!

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    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 5:39 pm

    That’s so fantastic! It makes me want to have a faster and fun song. :)

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    kmattso2 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:05 pm

    Such an awesome first dance song!! Unfortunately that songs reminds me of too many college nights haha

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    Gator 607 posts, Busy bee @ 8:02 am

    I have never gotten so much inspiration from a wedding until yours! I love every detail!

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    Malibu, Ventura and Santa Barbara Wedding Locations and Guide, Guest @ 5:35 pm

    Being in the wedding business, I loved watching the the first dance video of Michael and Jo’s wedding. It’s one of the best I’ve seen. They obvously practiced far in advance of their wedding day and it showed!

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    HelloKitty2 234 posts, Helper bee @ 6:33 pm

    LOVE it! So cute. Thank you for sharing!

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