Ack! I can’t believe I’ve been MIA for so long, but Mr. Wiz and I have been busy lately. I was flat-on-my-back sick with bronchitis for over a week, then Christmas happened, and in the midst of all that, we bought a house! There was a lot of paperwork to do and a lot of rigmarole to deal with in the past few weeks, but all that’s settled now and from here it’s just a (hopefully) smooth ride until closing. We are so excited!
Anyway, back to recaps. While many of our guests had begun trickling out and the night was winding down (at, like, 7:30 PM, mind you), there was one song that, surprisingly, got the dance floor full. It wasn’t “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch.” It wasn’t “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).” It wasn’t “Thriller.” It wasn’t even “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
It was…”Forget You” by Cee Lo Green. I know, right? How random is that? Of all the classic dance-to-this-at-a-wedding songs for which people stayed firmly planted in their seats, Cee Lo got them up and moving. (Of course, we chose to play the family-friendly version of this song!) So despite the dance floor being so empty I think I might have seen a few tumbleweeds blow through, we did get one song’s worth of funny dance pictures.
But immediately after the song ended, the dance floor died down again. We tried our darndest to get people back out:
Who wouldn’t wanna dance with these two?
But no one would budge. I have analyzed this over and over again and shed more tears than I care to admit about it (seriously guys, post-wedding emotions are weird), but I’ve decided I’m not going to think about it anymore. There are a million reasons why people might not have danced (everything from the venue not dimming the lights like they said they would, to not being allowed to bring alcohol onto the dance floor, to the vibe we got that some family members didn’t take our wedding seriously because it wasn’t in a church), but I’m done caring. We had great music, we had tasty booze, we had a huge dance floor, and most importantly, Mr. Wiz and I had fun. We danced when no one else did. We didn’t care how stupid we looked. It was our wedding, we were over the moon with happiness, and we let it all out. If no one else wanted to dance with us, well, that’s their loss.
Miss something? Follow along here!
First, I kick things off with our wedding video.
I go stir-crazy, and almost choke to death, the week before our wedding.
We had a pretty bad venue setup/rehearsal day.
I’m the bride with the weak stomach.
The crew arrives, and the ladies get pretty.
Hairstylist B accidentally shares a little secret!
Bride and groom exchange cards and a surprise gift.
Tying bow ties is a comedy of errors.
Finally, I become a bride!
All the little details.
A special lady gets a special gift.
Here comes the sun, and the bride (AKA our first look).
We took some family photos.
We processed, and got married!
An unexpected guest showed up and made themselves at home…right on Mr. Wiz’s head.
After the ceremony, we greeted our guests, and then headed outside for some bride and groom photo time (which was not without some shenanigans!).
The moment of truth: would our guests have water?
We ate, took photos with our guests, cut our cake, and shared our first dance as husband and wife.
The dance floor was empty, so we headed outside for a sunset photo session.
All photos by MichaelWill Photography unless otherwise noted. Images market with an (*) are edited by me, with permission from Michael.