We didn’t use rental transportation for the entire wedding party, but all of our ladies and gents beat us to the reception and were waiting for us when we arrived. We gathered in the foyer until our grand introductions, and though the majority of our guests were in the inner room, a few snuck out to congratulate us.
DJ Randee brought me a glass of wine, which I was more than happy to accept. Yes, please! And that’s when I realized that I hadn’t gone over the head table seating arrangement with our wedding party. Whoops! Fortunately someone had a scrap piece of paper and a pencil, so I did my best to draw out the plan and explain it to Brother Bunting and everyone else. I doubt I was very concise even then in my state of excitement, but they were able to decipher my doodles and half-sentences all the same. Go, teamwork!
When it was time for our first couple to enter, DJ Randee cued the music…the Star Wars “Imperial March”…techno-remix-style. I wouldn’t have had it any other way for Mr. Bunting.
As each couple went out, I downed the last of my wine. No way was I leaving any behind!
And then it was our turn!
While not quite as grand as my surprise horse-drawn carriage entrance, we were greeted, again, by a standing ovation. Being the bride and groom sure makes you feel important!
Almost immediately, the glass-clinking began. So we shared a quick kiss in the middle of the dance floor and waved to all our friends and family.
DJ Randee took this time to explain the ground rules for kissing. If anyone wanted to clink their glasses to elicit a kiss from the newlyweds, they would have to offer something in return. A couple from any table found to be clinking would have to stand and demonstrate a form of kissing. As the newlyweds, Mr. Bunting and I would then have to mimic their actions. This was a fun way to get more guest participation while also minimizing the glass clinking so we would be able to actually eat our dinner. Because you just know how much guests like to exert control by forcing two people to pause, preferably mid-chew, and kiss one another. If you don’t know, then you soon will, I promise…
Before we could even sit, we had our first example.
Our selected guests chose to do a dip-kiss.
Which we obediently mimicked. Yes, married life is great already!
Next up, MOH Bunting charms the masses and Best Man Bunting moves the audience to tears.
*Marked photos are copyright Bryan and Mae Photography. Unmarked photos are personal or guest photos.
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