PaC Man & Wife: Mahna Mahna

Immediately following cocktail hour, our parents and bridal party were introduced. Staying true to our silly selves, we decided to have a little fun with their song selection. Mr. PaC, his brother and I have a running joke/shared goofiness for a particular song that we can’t resist singing along to. And that’s the short version of how “Mahna Mahna” by Cake became our bridal party introduction song. (Mr. PaC recalls a phone call from the DJ asking where he could find “the cake song by by Mahna”. Yes, our tastes are offbeat enough to confuse our DJ.)

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My parents!

The music queued up and only because we knew what to listen for could we make out the strains of the familiar melody.

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Mr. PaC’s parents!

With each introduction, our guests cheered louder and louder.

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Two of our very best friends: Groomsman J and Bridesmaid R

By now, we couldn’t even tell there was music playing.

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And our honor attendants: his brother M and my sister L

Would Mr. PaC’s brother hear the song?

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M looking sharp in his specs and suit. My sister wears a proud grin.

We were ever hopeful that even though we couldn’t hear the song, Mr. PaC’s brother would. But our musical joke was unheard. He had no clue until we told him later that night. (Future brides: take note that your intro songs may be drowned out by enthusiastic cheering.)

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The crowd waits…

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Tucked away in the great hall awaiting our turn.

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As we waited out of sight, Mr. PaC and I exchanged knowing side glances deciding at that moment to have a little fun with our guests. We poked our heads around the corner as a quick tease sending our friends and family into a frenzy before disappearing again! After a moment’s pause, we burst into the room! What felt like hundreds of flashbulbs strobed us from every direction.

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The new Mr. and Mrs.!

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Intense and unfettered joy!

The bass line to “Another One Bites the Dust” thumped in the background as the cheering and happy commotion felt like it took forever to subside. The DJ faded the song out. Our big moment was next—the first dance!

You know what comes next…the first dance!

(all photos by Heather Fowler Photography, unless otherwise noted)

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Location:
Wilmington, DE
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:31 am

    Ball Cap and I are big Cake fans and we love this song as well. We own season’s of the Muppets on DVD and crack up at this skit every time!

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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 7:18 am

    Love that you played that as your entrance song! Hilarious. We also have a random taste in music…but thankfully so does our DJ so he knew all the songs we wanted!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:21 am

    Mr. P looooves Cake, what a perfect entrance song!

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 7:34 am

    Ahh, that’s an awesome entrance song!

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    mswallaby 2061 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:14 am

    I love your music choices! We have very random taste, we just emailed our DJ a wayyyyy too long must-play list (I think it is ~12 hours of music…oops) and another way-too-long do-not-play list. We’ll see how it goes haha

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:34 pm

    That is AWESOME! I have to say that song is one of those ones that we sing all the time at home. I’m not writing the name because it’ll get caught in my head!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:54 pm

    @Mrs. Sunhat: I need to find a youtube video of the skit!

    @MaggieL: I have to admit, it’d be easy for a DJ to think the song title is “cake” and not “mahna mahna” when it’s for a wedding. The mini mix-up was funny.

    @Mrs. Pony: Mr. PaC does too. He turned me onto them back in 2006.

    @Mrs. Dragon: hehehe, thanks!

    @Miss Wallaby: I think more is better so your DJ has plenty of songs to sample from and match to the mood. Our song list was a little too indie for dancing, but worked otherwise.

    @Mrs. Mink: *Mahna Mahna!* It is an awesome silly song. I’m happy so many people can appreciate it!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 12:32 pm

    hahaha what a good use of the muppets!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:16 pm

    @Miss Gray Wolf: hehe, thanks! Every wedding needs a little whimsy!

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