Lovely Tonight: Anniversary Dance, and a Spotlight

During the reception, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the married couples as well as the single folk! We decided to have an anniversary dance. We chose a classic song to play, and all of the married couples were called on to the dance floor.





As the song progressed, our DJ prompted couples to leave the floor who had been married less than a certain amount of time (5 years, 10 years, etc.). In the end, the couple who had been married the longest would be the only one left on the floor. Obviously, Mr. Buttons and I were the first to be kicked out!



We actually weren’t sure who would end up “winning” in the end”¦it was a close race!





In the end, Grandma and Grandpa Buttons were victorious over Aunt J and Uncle S!



We presented my grandma with a bouquet, as well as a few hugs and kisses.


And then, out of nowhere, everyone was surprised with an impromptu spotlight dance! Grandpa Buttons had asked our DJ to play a certain song for my grandparents to dance to, and oh my goodness”¦did they DANCE!!! Back in the day, they used to swing dance, and they still had some amazing moves up their sleeves!




Seriously, Grandma Buttons was even wearing stiletto heels! Everyone at the reception sat/stood by to watch them. How cool was that?!?!



Have you witnessed any surprise moments at a wedding?

*photos courtesy of Pilster Photography*



Mrs. Buttons

Clearwater, FL
Wedding Date:
May 2010
Very Important Date
Way Kul
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  1. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:07 am

    Those photos your grandparents dancing are amazing. Those will be treasured for years to come!

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    crazybabyinlove 216 posts, Helper bee @ 10:17 am

    Buttons this made me SMILE! My best friend AND the girl who did my hair is a professional swing dancer with her husband and they surprised us with a “show” towards the end of our reception. How funny that it’s kinda similar……. :)

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    shirasagi 899 posts, Busy bee @ 10:19 am

    It’s like the great American love story. This is so sweet. It’s great to see older couples, decades into their marriages, still playful and loving life and each other.

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    sarahd07 485 posts, Helper bee @ 10:27 am

    Your grandparents are AWESOME…I love those photos of them out there tearing up the dance floor!

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    star 659 posts, Busy bee @ 10:28 am

    Oh my goodness, that is so great! I love your grandparents and I’ve never even met them! :)

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    PitBulLover 8411 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 10:38 am

    Ok thats about the cutest thing ever. Also, I love her heels!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:54 am

    This is amazing, your grandparents are adorable!!

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    missmuggins 363 posts, Helper bee @ 10:56 am

    Oh my gosh! that made my heart swell! It was so adorable!

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    seashell 1689 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:17 am

    Your grandparents couldn’t be any cuter!

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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 11:41 am

    What great role models to show what marriage is truely all about!

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    cinnamonbun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:47 am

    Your grandparents = the awesome.

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 11:48 am

    that is amazing!! you have SUCH cute grandparents, ahh!!!!

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    Crown 578 posts, Busy bee @ 1:05 pm

    Grandma and Grandpa Buttons are absolutely wonderful! Watching them dance and the looks on their faces made me tear up…wishing I still had my Grammy and Papa.

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:26 pm

    Your grandparents = made of awesome.

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:34 pm

    So awesome! I love that you presented your bouquet to your grandma too :)

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    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:06 pm

    I love that your grandparents did such a great dance! So incredibly sweet!!

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    periwinkle, Guest @ 5:12 pm

    LOVE this!!

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 7:23 pm

    They could not be cuter! I love this idea.

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:56 pm

    hahaha! In the age of choreographed bridal party dances, it’s nice to see the older folks showing us how it’s done.

  20. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:56 pm

    I’m loving the pics of your grandparents dancing! That’s adorable, and they look like they could dance circles around everyone!

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    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 5:04 pm

    I cannot imagine anything more touching or adorable or amazing at a wedding! What a beautiful memory…

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