Hawkily Ever After: Anniversary Dance

One of my favorite parts of the reception was the anniversary dance. Mr. Hawk and I took the dance floor and as the song progressed, Liz asked other couples to join us according to how long they had been married.


T and GM J were the first to join us, only being married three weeks. Needless to say T was quite excited.



Liz called out those married two years or less and then five years or less. Many of our married friends were on the dance floor.





Before we knew it, Liz was calling out couples married 10, 20, 30, and 40-plus years.







I can’t explain how it felt to be surrounded by so many inspirational couples. The love in the room during these moments was palpable.



Have you considered including an anniversary dance in your reception?

All photos by Valerie Demo Photography


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Mrs. Hawk

Richmond, VA
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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  1. mstreasure Bee
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:10 pm

    ugh Sorry for the double post. I thought Weddingbee ate my first one.

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 12:11 pm

    We would have liked to do this at our wedding, but the age groups weren’t diverse enough to make this dance meaningful. 🙁

  3. mink Bee
    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:35 pm

    These pictures are AWESOME!!! I love your anniversary dance!

  4. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:19 pm

    These are so sweet! We didn’t have many long unions in our crowd, so we skipped this tradition, but I just love it.

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    Riverbride13, Guest @ 5:37 pm

    This is GREAT idea! It’s also a little easier on the older folks having them come up towards the end rather than staying out on the dance floor longer than everyone else. I’m doing this! THANKS

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:53 pm

    aww I love these pictures, especially the first one! everyone looks so in love

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    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:03 pm

    ooh, i love the reversed order. i’ve only ever seen it where they eliminate couples from short to long marriages.

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    heykaraoke 1771 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:08 pm

    I’ve seen it in reverse and was planning on doing it that way but I LOVE the way you did it! Definitely changing my plan 🙂

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