Walking on Sunshine: We Dance!

With 2012 recently coming to a close, I figure I should wrap up the last details on the Gazelle wedding! I have put off my last few posts for far too long.

With dinner and cake complete it was time for Mr. Gazelle and me to have our first dance as husband and wife.


We had taken some dance lessons before the wedding, but we didn’t finish the round. We were dance-school dropouts! It was tough picking a song, but we chose Ryan Adams’s “When the Stars Go Blue” for our first dance. It was something we’d be able to sway to, and we had our first kiss way back when with a Ryan Adams song playing in the background.


Although we were both a bit nervous about dancing in front of everyone, we only had eyes for each other.


As we danced on we got warmed up and we got a little bolder. I love the goofy looks on our faces as we tried a few fancy moves out!





After Mr. Gazelle and I finished our first dance, it was time for my dance with my dad to Phil Collins’s “You’ll Be In My Heart.” I mentioned before that I really wanted a special song for us to dance to. It was such a wonderful moment as we danced, and I love how happy my dad looks.



After a minute or two we invited all the other fathers and daughters to join us. My brother and my niece were having a good time on the dance floor!


Mr. Gazelle’s mom chose Carole King’s “Child of Mine” for their mother-son dance.


Again after a few minutes all the other mothers and sons joined in on the dance floor. This included Brother Gazelle and Mama Gazelle…


…Mr. Gazelle’s dad and his grandmother…


…and my dad and my grandmother.


I know my mother-in-law loved the dance with Mr. Gazelle!


After our special dances everyone took to the dance floor! My niece had a great time dancing.



All too quickly our night was drawing to a close and it was time for our photographers to leave. Our wedding was flying by.


Did you include parent-child dances at your wedding? What songs did you choose, and did they have special meaning for you?

*All photos courtesy of the amazing Sakura Photography*

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Ms. Gazelle

Wedding Date:
July 2011
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  1. mswizard Bee
    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 10:38 am

    Ahh I love that you included all the mothers/sons and fathers/daughters in these dances! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that done before and it’s such a sweet idea.

  2. eagle Bee
    eagle 1552 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:56 am

    Love your dances! You look so in love.

  3. genie Bee
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 10:58 am

    I love the idea of including all fathers/daughters and mothers/sons! So sweet and a great way to take the pressure off. I will definitely suggest this to my friends who are nervous.

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    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:23 am

    love the idea of including other father/daughters and mothers/sons! will have to keep that in mind for our wedding in july!

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    lovelyduckie 756 posts, Busy bee @ 11:31 am

    Is your dance area in a separate area from your reception? I’m facing a similar situation and feel unsure that separating the areas is a good idea….if so, how did it work out for you?

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    mkendrick 894 posts, Busy bee @ 2:08 pm

    Yay! That was our first dance song as well! Love me some Ryan.

  7. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:23 pm

    You look like you really enjoyed your first dance, that’s so sweet!

  8. mink Bee
    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:19 pm


    The pictures of the twirling are so charming!

  9. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:06 pm

    your dances look really sweet. I love the idea of getting everyone involved. you can really feel the love in the air

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