Picture Perfect: The Grandest of Entrances

The sun was going down and the guests were getting pumped up—it was reception time! We spent an obscene amount of time trying to decide what song to enter the reception to, another thing we probably didn’t need to spend so much time or energy on. Initially, Cam and I were both dead set on Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes indie anthem “Home,” but a lot of our bridal party had never heard the song. We ultimately used that for our recessional, and it worked out perfectly.

One day I was listening to Pandora at work, and Michael Franti & Spearhead’s “Say Hey (I Love You)” came on. I found myself dancing in my chair and then I realized—everyone knows this song, it’s catchy, it’s upbeat, it’s perfect! So that’s what we went with!

Michael Franti and Spearhead ”“ “Say Hey (I Love You)”

Sometime between cocktail hour and our entrances, Cam’s uncle who works as a karaoke host and DJ in San Francisco decided that he wanted to do the bridal-party introductions. Hilarity ensued.

First up were MIL and FIL Camera:


Followed by my parents.


*Side note: Not only did Mama Camera have a rough summer because of her breast cancer surgery and treatments, but the week before our wedding she sprained her knee. Or at least at that time we thought she sprained her knee; she ended up having an MRI of her knee, which showed a torn meniscus. I felt so awful for her, so I told her change into her sneaks after the photos were done, but she insisted on making her entrance in her heels.

Our bridal party started with BM Cupcake and GM VTech, Cam’s sister and my brother, respectively:


Followed closely by BM Boys (Cam’s other sister) and Doctor GM:


Next up were BM FUN. and GM Sailor. Fun fact: They got married about a month later!


And then BM Mom and GM Swag. (See how he got his name?)


And then BM Yer Welcome Gangnam Style’d with GM Teach—they got married about two months before we did.


Then came BM Hamster with GM Art. These two didn’t know each other before our wedding weekend, but you would never have guessed it by how much fun they had!


BM Work It and GM App sprinkler’ed their way to the tent:


And last but not least, MOH JJ entered with Best Man Bro doing some sort of strange dance move.


It was perfect timing because “Say Hey” had about 10 seconds left, in which the bridal party danced around in the tent while the DJ was getting ready to change the song for our first introduction as Mr. and Mrs. Cam was dead set on this being our entrance song, and I quickly jumped on board. Oh, did you want to know what he picked?

Hall and Oates ”“ “You Make My Dreams Come True”

Of course.


Do you want to go do karate in the garage? YUP. Did we just become best friends? YUP.



So much room to do activities!


This one was a gratuitous cupcake shot.


Next up: we dance!

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Mrs. Camera

Charlotte, NC/Charleston, SC
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  1. Member
    bluebelle23 854 posts, Busy bee @ 2:47 pm

    We used this song as our reception entrance too! Love it! Really just makes me happy to hear now!

  2. pyramid Member
    Mrs. Pyramid 103 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:41 pm

    Sphinx might be kind of mad at you – I made him get up multiple times while reading this post:
    “OMG Mrs. Camera used Say Hey for her entrance like I wanted to – look how good it turned out!”

    “OMG they used Hall and Oates, how darn cute is that?”

    “OMG she’s quoting Stepbrothers now!”

    You’re too funny, Mrs. C!

    And I’m still considering Say Hey. No shames in my games.

  3. mscamera Member
    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 3:44 pm

    @Miss Pyramid: hahaha!! Please still use it! It was so perfect for a group entrance song, I’m sure your bridal party would love it as much as mine did.

  4. mscamera Member
    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 3:44 pm

    @bluebelle23: Yay!! I know, right? Every time I hear it I remember dancing inside the house while watching my best friends boogie into a tent. It’ll never get old.

  5. weathervane Member
    weathervane 171 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:30 pm

    I love the photo of your parents! And tell your mom that she looked great on those heels! I hope she ies doing better.

  6. mspalmtree Member
    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:24 pm

    I LOVE that BM Work It and GM App sprinkler’d their way in – too perfect.

  7. msfilly Member
    Mrs. Filly 827 posts, Busy bee @ 1:38 am

    Your mom is an absolute champ for keeping her heels on for so long. She looks great in that photo! Hope she’s doing well!

  8. milkcow Member
    Mrs. Milk Cow 214 posts, Helper bee @ 10:12 am

    Your mom is a champ!! I love the songs you guys picked – they look perfect based on the dancing.

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    haker4 237 posts, Helper bee @ 8:09 pm

    hahahahaha. It’s making my head spin how many activities we can do! So fun! Love the entrances!

  10. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:43 am

    I love your entrance- your BMs and GMs rocked it! And Your mother is truly amazing!

  11. mswaterfall Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:06 am

    I said it before, but your friends look like so much fun!!! All the pictures look like everyone is having so much fun. I love both of your musical selections, and I laughed out loud at the stepbrothers quotes.

    Big hugs to your mama, she’s such a champ!

  12. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2069 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:50 am

    You guys just seem like so much fun, I’m loving your recaps! Love the sunnies, too :)

  13. msbicycle Member
    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 5:27 am

    I love how you can see so many details of your reception in that last picture!

  14. roadtrip Member
    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 6:13 am

    Looks like everyone had a blast with their entrances!

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