Passport To Love: Ending On A Good Note

As the clock was nearing the end of our reception, we had two songs to end the night right. As my fellow Aggie Mrs. Cardigan already mentioned, the Aggie War Hymn is a staple of an Aggie wedding. (It was also played at the Hyenas’ wedding!)






Mr. E and his fellow UNT Eagles decided to show their school spirit during our Aggie War Hymn.


Just like Mrs. Cheeseburger, we wanted to “Shout” to the end of an amazing day.


I love how our guests surrounded us for one last dance.



A little bit softer now


A little bit louder now

Once Shout was over, the DJ instructed the guests to head outside (where it had just stopped raining) and get ready for our sparkler exit. With the room cleared out (after a little bit of prodding from us) we were able to have our private last dance to Eric Benet’s Spend My Life With You.

These last moments of the reception, in the arms of my new husband, were some of the best moments of the entire night.


We sang to each other, and just basked in the love and happiness that we were surrounded by on our big day.


It was amazing that two years of planning had come to fruition in what seemed like the fastest day ever. I wouldn’t trade all of the planning for anything. Mr. E and I, as well as my parents, had so much fun with all of the DIY projects and I truly believe that we all found a crafty side of ourselves that we didn’t know existed. We were so happy that we could share this day (and really the whole weekend) with all of our friends and family.

Are there any special songs that you will include in your reception?

Up next: Our sparkler send off!

All photos from Lynn Michelle

Catch up on the Elephant recaps, Passport To Love:

Wedding Week

Getting Ready & First Look

Portraits & Ceremony



Mrs. Elephant

Dallas, TX
Wedding Date:
April 2011
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  1. cannon Member
    cannon 513 posts, Busy bee @ 10:03 am

    So beautiful and it looks like so much fun! I’m getting sad that we’re nearing the end of your recaps Mrs. E.

  2. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:07 am

    Your last dance is so sweet! What a great idea.

  3. sunhat Member
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:11 am

    That private last dance is the best idea ever! What a great memory to have. I’m going to miss your recaps so much!

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    k8e, Guest @ 10:11 am

    cute! we sang “boys of old florida” – one of UF’s songs. love college spirit!

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:27 am

    That last dance is so beyond sweet. What a great way to end the night.

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    Miss Pod 38 posts, Newbee @ 10:56 am

    Those pics of your last dance with your husband just make me so teary, Mrs. E! So sweet and what a great idea to have those last moments for just the two of you. I’m afraid I can’t get down with your War Hymn (Sic ’em, Bears! :-) but I fully support some school pride and what a fun inclusion for your reception! I’ve loved reading all of your posts – especially your recaps – and wish you and your new husband all the best. The love between you is apparent, even to a stranger, and what a fitting celebration of your blessed union! :-)

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:27 am

    @Miss Cannon: I know, so sad that it’s almost over!

    @Mrs. Hyena: @Miss Sunhat: @Mrs. Meerkat: I have to thank the internet and local brides for that idea. It was the best way to end the reception :)

    @k8e: Yay for college spirit!

    @Miss Pod: Thank you so much!! We actually had a couple of Baylor grads in the crowd 😉

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    JuneBride2012 536 posts, Busy bee @ 11:50 am

    I’m so glad you wrote about the private last dance again in this post! I absolutely love the idea of that (and plan on shamelessly stealing it for my own wedding). 😉

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:03 pm

    The last dance idea is so sweet! But I don’t want this to mean your recaps are almost over!

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    cfarmer, Guest @ 12:58 pm

    I’ve been a ‘lurker” here since I got engaged at the end of January and I have to say, Mrs. Elephant, yours is one of the posts I always always LOVE…..I love the emotion that you felt and showed on your beautiful wedding day. I, too, will probably bawl like a big ol’ baby walking down the aisle to my love.
    I will miss seeing your posts!

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    Knubbsy-Wubbsy 2397 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:08 pm

    I love the idea of a private last dance!

    My GWB friends considered organizing a singing of That Good Old Baylor Line but didn’t think there were enough people that actually knew the correct words. Instead we have a picture of 90% of the Baylor almuns there doing a sic’em. I guess we get enough spirit out being part of the Golden Wave.

  12. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:16 pm

    I love that idea of a private last dance. So incredibly sweet, and really a symbol of what your wedding is about – your marriage.

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    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:52 pm

    LOVE the private last dance, E. After so much excitement and fun, it’s beautiful to see just the two of you lovebirds against such a serene setting. Absolutely brilliant idea :’)

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    lisamarieloves 19 posts, Newbee @ 4:45 pm

    I can hardly wait to see your sparkler send off!!

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    TamJam 211 posts, Helper bee @ 4:49 pm

    Wow that was a sweet touch! I’ve never heard of a private last dance but I love it!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:55 pm

    We’re Hokies, so we can choose between Tech Triumph, the Hokie Pokie, and Enter Sandman (or D, all of the above). And the last dance idea is so beautiful.

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    kettle 926 posts, Busy bee @ 7:11 am

    What an amazing end! I wish our wedding wasn’t in February so we could have the amazing private last dance. But we’re not sending folks outside in February in Illinois. I can’t wait to see the photos from the send-off.

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 8:05 am

    I’m loving the private last dance!

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