OK, enough with the sappiness, let’s get this party started!!! From about 9:30 pm until we were kicked out at midnight, the dancing was energized and non-stop!
It was a pretty typical wedding reception. The DJ kept it mostly fresh with new hits, but threw in a few old school songs for good measure.
Girls in their late twenties danced to “So Call me, Maybe” with no shame.
Scottish men got physical in odd-shaped huddles.
The flower girl, who LITERALLY danced all night, took the prize for most adorable. To this day, people still tell me how cute Littlest C was at the reception.
Note: Littlest C has a glow stick attached to her dress. We added a whole bunch of glow sticks to our order with Midwest Sound and it was definitely worth it! They were a big hit with kids and adults.
And the bride and groom kept kissing each other.
Now I wasn’t too picky about the music at our reception, BUT I did have one major stipulation! NO ORGANIZED LINE DANCES!!! But wait, Mrs. Sword, wasn’t the ceilidh dancing one big line dance after big line dance??? Yes and no. Those were culturally specific and more intricate. Right!?
Well, Mom Sword and MOH Big Eyes LOVE American line dances and my cousins actually requested one, but I had to lay down the law and emphatically tell them that line dances were on my “Do Not Play” list!
I ended up seeing the error in my ways (and apologizing to said cousins), because apparently the girlfriends of Mr. Sword’s buddies from Scotland were the ones who were DYING to try an American line dance. They’d shown us theirs, it was time to reciprocate! So I lifted the ban and we taught the Scottish folk the Cha Cha slide. Fun was had by folks from both sides of the pond.
While I was dancing up a storm, this was also happening:
Pretty sure that’s the best picture ever. This wouldn’t be a Scottish wedding reception without a platter of shots now would it?!?!
Cheers, everybody! Our wedding day was jam-packed and super fun, but it was the dancing portion that really flew by for me. Up next, Mr. Sword and I sneak away for a few more pictures and the Sword wedding comes to an end!
Did you or do you hope to have an epic dance party as well? Who else put a ban on American line dances?
All photos by Crystal Liepa Photography.
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The Big Day
Bacon for bridal baby!
Hair and makeup!
Men in kilts!
Tiara and bouquet!
Becoming a bride!
Cold couple portraits!
The Swords with swords!
The men pose!
The women pose!
Posing with our flower girl!
True Scotsman indeed!
- Wedding Date:
- March 2013
- Embassy Suites Bloomington West in Bloomington, MN