I would like to start this post out by letting it be known that Mr. Moonbeam did enjoy himself, see proof below. He may “hate” dancing, but that smile on his face makes me think otherwise.
After the Grand March, we began our first dance as husband and wife surrounded by all of our guests.
Photo taken by Aunt Annie
We chose to dance to “This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies. It’s two-and-a-half minutes long (a short song was a big want from Mr. Moonbeam), and I’m in love with the lyrics. The warmth of your love is like the warmth of the sun would have to be my absolute favorite line.
I don’t know if it’s warmth or confusion with dance steps in his face, but I’ll take it.
Mr. Moonbeam also loves all things zombies (the walking-dead kind, not just the band), so it was kind of perfect.
We never got around to dance lessons (maybe Mr. Moonbeam refused to do them), but I did convince him to follow along to some online foxtrot tutorials in our living room. We learned enough to move around the dance floor and execute some twirls rather than just sway for two-point-five minutes. It ended up being just fine, and check out my dress in action!
Then Daddy Moonbeam and I danced to “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Daddy Moonbeam narrowed it down to a couple of classics, and I picked this one. It’s just lovely.
Mr. Moonbeam and his mother danced to “You Can Never Hold Back Spring” by Tom Waits. Mr. Moonbeam chose this one all by himself. I don’t really think it had much sentimental meaning; it’s just a danceable song by his favorite singer of all time.
Photo taken by Uncle Chris
Then we had a dance with all of the bridal party paired off, and guests joined in toward the end.
All photos taken by John and Whitney Canales and edited by me unless otherwise noted.
- Grand March
- Reception: Part 3
- Reception: Part 2
- Reception: Part 1
- Our portraits
- Pics of the bridal party
- The ceremony
- Walking down the aisle
- Getting ready
- The last night
- Rehearsal dinner
- Some last minute projects
- Sorry for the delay