It was time for our first dance, apparently. The band started playing Lifehouse’s “You and Me,” the same song Mr. Toadstool used when he proposed, and we started
I always thought it would be awkward, and it was…for the first three seconds. But then all went away—it was the two of us, face to face, like those nights outside my parents’ home when we were 16, like the night I told him I wanted to someday spoil grandbabies with him, like the night he asked me to be his wife. It was just the two of us.
Cause it’s you and me and all of the people
With nothing to do, nothing to lose
And it’s you and me and all of the people
And I don’t know why I can’t keep my eyes off of you
Some time during the song I realized that was it—he was finally my husband, I was finally his wife. “We did it! This is real!”
What day is it? And in what month?
This clock never seemed so alive
I sang through almost the entire song, and my new husband must have been really into the moment, because unlike every other time I sing, he didn’t try any of his cute tricks to shush me.
I know a lot of brides are unsure about the first dance, thinking it might be awkward. I kind of felt like that too at first, but let me tell you, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It was our moment, our slightly awkward moment, and it was perfect.
Will you/did you have a first dance? How did you pick the song?
*All photos by Alberto Alcorta Photography