Our first dance song was pretty much a no-brainer for us. The first concert we ever went to as a couple was a group called Band of Horses. They toured through Providence, Rhode Island back in 2007, and Mr. Jet and I were both big fans. Their ballad, “No One’s Gonna Love You,” was a fast favorite and became “our song” soon thereafter.
Still gives me warm fuzzies:
We swayed awkwardly for the next three-and-a-half minutes and whispered to each other how amazing it felt to be in that moment with each other. It felt like no one else was in the room.
After the bridal party settled into the reception, it was our turn to make our (second) big entrance of the day…our official announcement as Mr. and Mrs.!
Mr. Jet and I wanted our entrance song to surprise everyone. Something fun. Something upbeat. Something…totally random.
The first 0:24 seconds of this song crack me up so hard, to this day. A huge laugh erupted from the crowd as we interpretive-danced and lip-synced our way through our friends and family as newlyweds. Any Yes fans out there? Does this song make you jam as hard as we did?
When I first started envisioning our wedding, the part that really got me pumped up was ours and our bridal party’s big entrance. And looking back, this was the moment when I was really able to just let. it. go.
The nervous energy surrounding the ceremony and all of my fears about rain, Nana coughing mid-ceremony (okay, this was her fear…she was driving me nuts) and only dogs being able to hear my vows as I spun into a hysterical crying fit disappeared and the rest just felt so easy and fun. People would eat. People would dance. And if they don’t, who cares…we’re MARRIED!
I wanted the energy to come bounding out, so our DJ cranked “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen as our besties entered the room.
Mr. Jet and I wrote our own ceremony, which was a great perk of having my Nana “ordained” for a day to perform our ceremony. It was a nice, clean slate for us to start from. It was also a little overwhelming to start from scratch! With the help of a few bees before me (Mrs. Cherry Pie, to name one!) and a great book called The Wedding Ceremony Planner, we were able to narrow down our ceremony into a personal and heartfelt ceremony we both loved.
I’m writing out the text to hopefully help a future bride looking for the right words!