A Foxy Fête: Good Times, Bad Touch

The one thing I wanted to do at our wedding was dance. Dance to good music, to be more precise. This was probably the only occasion in my life that I would be able to have complete control over the playlist, so I was more than ready to go when the lines at the food stations started to wind down and the “dinner music” switched over to Rhythm of Love by Plain White T’s (aka, the official start).

All photos by Exclamation Imagery unless otherwise noted.

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So no, I didn’t really dance to that song, per say…but I sure was singing along and swaying my hips like it was my business. I think Frank the DJ caught on, because the dancin’ music kicked up right after!

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(Disclaimer for the pictures to come: I was literally on the dance floor for all but one or two songs, so I’m kiiiind of in almost every picture. So is MOH Copper. I promise I’m not obsessed with us…we’re just picture whores, evidently. Don’t judge.)

(PS. There’s also a crap ton of pictures.)

(PPS. There’s also a video at the end that you *might* want to watch. Just sayin’.)

To be honest, for the majority of pictures, I have no idea what the eff is going on, what was playing, or what we were doing.

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I think this was Lady Gaga? Put your paws up, baby!

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This about sums it up.

Then there’s the pointing pictures. Where we’re all just…pointing.

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I’m thinking maybe this was One Direction…?

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Of course, no playlist is ever complete without a little Call Me Maybe action…

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…and I also had to make sure that I reunited with my fellow UArts dance majors, and pulled out a coordinated combo or two from way back in the day. (Yes, that happened.)

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I had a few personal favorite moments—the first of which was where MOH Copper and I serenaded each other to Hey Micky by Toni Basil. It’s…a thing.

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Next up would be whatever the hell happened when Foxy was airborne for a good thirty seconds.

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My caption for this is “Yay! We’re boys! We do boy things!”

I of course also loved seeing everyone else enjoying themselves on the dance floor, as well. We didn’t have as many people up and groovin’ as I thought we would, but for the few moments that we were able to get a lot of people on the dance floor, it was pretty awesome!

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Sad but true story—I danced more with MOH Copper’s dad than my own!

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Love this one of Foxy Mama and her longtime friend!

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Those two are too stinking cute.

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So are these two.

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And these two.

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And these two!

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With all the fun and excitement, I didn’t want to miss a moment. I recall having to pee for pretty much the entire length of the reception, but absolutely would not go relieve myself for fear of missing a song that I just had to dance to. Priorities…I had ‘em.

Anyway, as I mentioned, we had a lot more spectators that I thought we would, but no matter. Our amazing photogs were still able to get some quality shots of them, too. These are actually some of my favorite photos to look at, since I missed actually seeing it all happen. Sometimes those hidden, subtle moments are some of the best!

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I’m obsessed with this picture—Foxy, his dad, and his next door neighbor/father of Foxy’s best friends all throughout childhood.

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And finally, I want to share with you the moment that I had been eagerly anticipating for over a year.

If you recall, my goal for the wedding was to learn all the lyrics to Bad Touch by Bloodhound Gang. (Totally normal.) Which I did. And which I had to convince Frank the DJ to actually play, since he pointed out that “there’s no censored version”. Psh. Censored. I have it on good authority (Foxy Mama) that no one who didn’t actually know the song had any inkling as to what was really being sung.

And so.. here it is. Warning: I’m awkward.

You’re welcome.

So. What did I learn with all this? For one, that not as many people were dancing as I thought there would be, but whatevs, it still looks like everyone was enjoying themselves! And two, that I make the worst duck/open mouthed/stank face when I dance. I think MOH Copper put it perfectly when she looked through the pictures and said,

“Thank god you got married first, now I know how much of an idiot I look like when I dance and I will not be doing that at my wedding.”

Glad I could take one for the team.

Miss a recap? Catch yourself up!
It’s Wedding Week! - The week of the wedding started out pretty hectic, but we made it through (relatively) unscathed.
We’re Cool People (who had to deal with a slight change of plans) - On Friday, we made our way to the venue, had a relatable moment on the radio, and learned about some last minute changes that we made an effort to take in stride.
Practice Makes Perfect.. And Crabs Don’t Hurt, Either - After most everyone was settled in on Friday evening, we had our rehearsal followed by the best dinner ever - a Maryland crab feast!
Rise and Shine! - Wedding morning was soon upon us, and I woke up at the crack of dawn ready to get prettified.
Pretty Women - Over the course of the next several hours, myself and the girls hung out, got our hair and makeup done, had a photo shoot, and drank champagne.
Dressing Up - Soon enough, it was time for me to slip into my dress!
Dapper Dudes - At the same time, Foxy and his guys were ironing and getting into their suites – and Foxy was opening his wedding day gift!
The First of Many Looks - We had our first look, and both felt so much better after being able to see each other for the first time that day.
A School Bus Photoshoot - Our vehicle of choice for the day was a school bus, which we turned into a photo op both inside and out!
Smiles and Sun - The photos continued by the lighthouse and pier.. with sunglasses and a few funny stories along the way.
ALL The Family - We then met up with family at the lock house for even more pictures, and I started getting a bit antsy and having problems with my dress.
And Then There’s Us - I kinda-sorta-maybe forgot all about couple and bridal pictures. Thank goodness for our amazing photog reminding us!
Final Touches - Slight chaos then ensued in the minutes before the ceremony started, consisting of me getting sewn into my dress and the boys getting their bouts pinned on at the last minute.
And So It Begins - The guests arrive, the wedding party lines up, and the ceremony space is revealed – complete with programs, white knots, and bubbles!
All I Want Is You, Will You Be My Bride? - The time had finally come – we all made our way down the aisle while my stepdad and stepbro played and sang a beautiful, acoustic version of “All I Want Is You”.
Take Me By The Hand and Stand By My Side - In other words.. the ceremony!
Bubbles and Bustles and Beverages, Oh My! - Bubbles are blown, my bustle is tied in, and cocktail hour commences with lots of love, hugs, and drinks.
The Guestbook - The final version & reveal of our fingerprint guestbook – and some tips, should you want them!
I’d Do Anything For You - The reception kicked off with our oh-so-intricate first dance sway to Wake Up by Coheed and Cambria, which our guests joined in on halfway through.
Make ‘em Laugh, Make ‘em Cry - Which is exactly what we did, thanks to our bestest friends’ amazing and beautiful toasts.
Food & Detail – All the details about our cocktail-style reception and rustic decor.
BLOGGER

Mrs. Fox

Location:
Washington DC/Havre de Grace, MD
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:04 am

    LOX! So cute to see that picture in there. :)

    Oh, and I want to be friends with MOH Copper now.

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    mswallaby 2069 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:18 am

    HAHA looks fun!! You, MOH Copper and Dad Copper look like my kind of people :) I know the lyrics to soooo many ridiculous 90s songs. Every single word to Ice Ice Baby. Comes in handy so often, for reals.

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    lovelyduckie 756 posts, Busy bee @ 7:44 am

    Did you hang all those paper lanterns? Or were they part of the venue. I love the look of paper lanterns…but I’m worried it might add too much stress to hang those when we’re setting up. If you hung them yourself how did you manage to do it and still have time to put up the rest of your decor?

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:52 am

    Dancing pictures are my favorites!! Also, that picture of Loxy and Mr. L is just the sweetest thing.

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    aliciapdx 3036 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:57 am

    Looks like a lot of fun! Can you tell me where the hair jewel is from- it’s beautiful!

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    courtoni 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:37 am

    Looks like so much fun! I’m working on a cocktails and dance playlist right now. My sister heard some of the dance one and told me to get out of the 80s! ha ha I can’t help it. I just want people to have fun and let loose. FI could care less about dancing but I certainly do!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:42 am

    This is my kind of wedding. :-)

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:42 am

    LOL, that was great.

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:55 am

    @Mrs. Mink: Right?! She’s the best.
    @Mrs. Wallaby: Yep, it was def all those 80′s and 90′s jams that we were rocking out to!
    @lovelyduckie: We did! I enlisted the help of the bridal party after the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding – definitely a joint effort and took about an hour and a couple ladders – I wrote a bit about it with our rehearsal post. As for other decor, friends and family helped out with a lot of that the morning of the wedding.. couldn’t have done a lot of it without them!
    @Mrs. Candy Apple: Isn’t it?!
    @aliciapdx: Thanks! I got it at RK Bridal, designer is Erica Koesler.
    @courtoni: You’ll have more than enough time to mix it all keep – I vote to keep the 80′s! ;)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:57 am

    Your reception was so much fun! Your guests really know how to let loose!

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:21 am

    You look like you had so much fun!

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    sunnybrook 369 posts, Helper bee @ 10:25 am

    So amazing! Do you have your playlist handy? I’d love to see it. Whatever you played, you sure got people dancing!

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    Foxy Mama, Guest @ 10:40 am

    Love this post, Mrs. Fox!! <3

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    bridesmomma 456 posts, Helper bee @ 10:50 am

    What a FUN party!!

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    ladymegbeth 227 posts, Helper bee @ 10:53 am

    O. M. G. That video is killer. I know all the words, too…but would NEVER have the cojones to sing them in public. I bow before you, your awesomeness.

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 12:23 pm

    I totally agree, I’d LOVE to see your playlist! This is amazing and honestly, it doesn’t look like there is a lack of people dancing.

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    jaguar 6194 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:18 pm

    I love your wedding, the dancing, everything – AND the bee cameos! ;)

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    MrsPadlock2B 488 posts, Helper bee @ 2:03 pm

    My brother n I both know the dance steps to bad touch hmmm maybe it’ll have to make an appearance on my playlist

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:20 pm

    @Sunnybrook & @StephK527: I’m planning on doing a post soon with most of our music selections.. stay tuned!
    @ladymegbeth: Haha! Yea.. there were a lot of doubters. But whatever. It was fun!!
    @MrsPadlock2B: DO IT. ;)

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    Jessica, Guest @ 2:23 pm

    Best. Video. Ever. You rock, sister. :-)

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    Anesya 53 posts, Worker bee @ 2:47 pm

    You can never be awkward on your wedding day because it’s all about you and your Mister. And nothing is every awkward if you are having fun, and it truly looks like you were!

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    Ellen, Guest @ 11:51 am

    Frank also did my wedding in Stevensville, MD. Isn’t he the best?! Looks like the reception was AMAZING!!!

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    Dmitri - wedding photographer, Guest @ 5:40 pm

    It’s all about the dance! lol…

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    MacDav 26 posts, Newbee @ 9:24 pm

    Beautiful bride~~

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