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
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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Watercooler: February 1, 2014


  1. 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!

  2. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:50 am

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

  3. 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!

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

    Looks like everyone had a blast with their entrances!

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