After feeling so much incredible love, warmth and happiness during the toasts, Mr. Guinea Pig and I snuck out while everyone got their dinner so that we could take a few moments to ourselves and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
This series of photos is definitely one of my favorites from the wedding, but I’ll spare you all of them and let those two stand as representations. There was still plenty of wind (see Mr. GP’s jacket flapping in the wind), so we could only stand out there for about 5 minutes because of the sand that was getting thrown into our faces!
With a few moments outside to gather ourselves, we giddily returned to the reception and finished our dinners. As dinner wrapped up for everyone, we stepped onto the dance floor to show off our one dance lesson…which we had taken one week before the wedding. But don’t worry, we practiced! Twice. Actually, it turned out very smoothly and we were both really pleased with the dance. We did the foxtrot to the song More, by Bobby Darin (from which the title of my recaps was taken).
We managed to make use of the whole dance floor, do a couple spiffy moves and spins while grinning the whole time and not stepping on any toes, and ended with a dip! Plus, people thought we’d taken way more lessons than we really had, so I count that a success.
We used the end of our first dance to invite everyone onto the dance floor, and suddenly it was jam packed!
(This is probably my favorite ever picture of BM L. I love that her twin, E, is laughing hysterically at her!)
As the music progressed from ‘couple dance’ music to just plain fun dance music, people started really having fun!
(I love Mr. GP’s aunts!)
And the night was still young at this point!
(hamming it up with the bridesmaids)
We absolutely loved going from our first dance into an open dance floor, because it gave us a chance to spin around and chat with everyone who was dancing. And we were really glad we’d taken those few minutes outside alone, because the rest of the night was a mad dash to talk to everyone while still managing to get in lots of smooth moves (ha! yeah right) on the dance floor.
Up next: Time for a sugar high!
*** All photos in this post copyright Amy Deputy Photography ***
Miss something in the Guinea Pig recaps? Far Beyond Forever:
- A photo summary of our wedding
- Practice makes perfect (Rehearsal)
- Crabs and Crying (Rehearsal Dinner
- Friends get gorgeous-er (Girls get ready)
- I get Bride-ified (Miss GP gets ready)
- Guys get Dressed in 0.5 Seconds (Boys get ready)
- Our First Look
- A Guinea Pig Photo shoot (portraits of the GPs)
- Countdown to the Ceremony (ready, set, go!)
- Veil away, veil away (walking down the aisle)
- The Ceremony Begins (readings)
- Mr. and Mrs.! (vows, rings, etc)
- Family Love (our families)
- Wedding Party Portraits
- Toasts and Tears (beginning of the reception)
- Baltimore, MD
- PhD student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2010
- The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club