How Wonderful Life Is: And I’m Like, Forget You

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.

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But immediately after the song ended, the dance floor died down again. We tried our darndest to get people back out:

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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.

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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.

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Mrs. Wizard

Location:
Pittsburgh
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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    Mrs. Mongoose 726 posts, Busy bee @ 11:17 am

    So funny that that’s the song that got people going! It does suck when people sit around like lumps on a log but it’s totally not your fault if people don’t loosen up (you provided food and booze, what more did they want??) What’s most important is that you and Mr. W had a fantastic time–you guys look great and so happy to be married!

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    Mrs. Panda 1325 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:46 pm

    That is a very weird song that got people on the dance floor. You really just never know– people are weird. You two look so happy though!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:09 pm

    I know I would be super bummed if hardly anyone danced at our wedding, but it looks like you had a great time regardless :)

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    Miss Bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 1:42 pm

    I love all your dancing pictures: you two are beaming! I agree, what an odd song to get them all dancing and it’s a bummer they wouldn’t dance with you, but I’m glad you’re over it and that you and Mr. Wiz had fun (because I agree that’s what really matters)!!

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    jbtimestwo 118 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:33 pm

    You guys look so freaking cute and happy! I understand the emotional turmoil that you must have went through, but at the end of the day, its great that you didn’t let that ruin your wedding.

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    Mrs. Gray Wolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 3:17 pm

    you go mrs W!

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