One Treasured Day: Take My Hand

Once dinner was over and the cake had been cut, it was time to dance! We kicked off the traditional dances with our first dance as husband and wife. Technically, our first dance as husband and wife probably took place on the trolley to “Call Me Maybe” or “Party in the USA,” but for the publicized one, we chose Ingrid Michaelson’s version of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

video via YouTube

I love the line in the song that says, “Take my hand, and take my whole life, too,” and that’s what caused us to choose it for our first dance.

As we danced, the world melted away. It was just the two of us swaying together like we often do in the kitchen while we’re cooking dinner.









This is one of my favorite pictures because I think it captures exactly how I felt during our first dance.


We ended with a dip and a kiss for the crowd.



All photos by Andrew Collings Photography

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The Processional – The bridal party makes their way down the aisle

Here Comes the Bride – My parents walk me down the aisle as I see Mr. T for the first time

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Trolley Time – We cruise around Chicago on our trolley

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Stopping Traffic – We take photos in the middle of LaSalle Street

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The Da Vinci Code – We finish up our group photos in Renaissance style

Cocktail Hour – We mix and mingle with our guests

The Little Things – The details of our day, including our non-traditional centerpieces

Make an Entrance – The wedding party enters the reception to the sounds of Passion Pit

Raise Your GlassOur family members toast our new marriage

Let Them Eat Cake – We greet our guests and cut their cakes


Mrs. Treasure

Wedding Date:
September 2012
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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:03 am

    Aw, I love Ingrid`s rendition of that song! Before I was even engaged, it was a strong contender for me, but FI vetoed it :) Great choice, and lovely photos!

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    rachelmichelle 2305 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:19 am

    I absolutely LOVE her version of that song- I wanted to use it in our wedding, but DH hates it. :/ But in my opinion, fantastic choice!

    Congratulations, by the way. Your wedding looks gorgeous. :)

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    spring-bride 232 posts, Helper bee @ 8:29 am

    What beautiful photos of your first dance! You look so much in love :)

    Did you and your husband take dance lessons? My fiance and I took our first lesson and have a follow-up scheduled. I’m a bit nervous about our first dance, especially since I can’t practice in my wedding dress!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:29 am

    @spring-bride: We didn’t take dance lessons.

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    pocketfox 677 posts, Busy bee @ 8:34 am

    That’s the same song SO and I choose to use! It came as a perfect mixture for us – he loves Elvis Presley, and I love simple, acoustic sounding music.

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    c falon, Guest @ 8:40 am

    We used the Elvis version for our first dance just this past Saturday :)

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 10:55 am


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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:50 pm

    Beautiful! Love your song choice too!

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    Miss ABC 208 posts, Helper bee @ 3:07 pm


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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 5:03 pm

    I’m walking down the aisle to that song!!! It was my parents’ wedding song (they’re divorced but oh well haha!)

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    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 5:55 pm

    Love Ingrid! Great song choice and gorgeous shots!

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    may2013wedding 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:02 pm

    That’s going to be the song that’s playing when my dad walks me down the aisle. :-)

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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 7:19 pm

    You two are so adorable. I love your recaps! You both are so in love and so happy :)

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 1:38 pm

    Great song and your first dance pictures are so sweet!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 6:50 pm

    Great song choice and sweet pictures!

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