It was Valentine’s Day yesterday, and Mr. Llama and I talked about how our wedding day feels like years ago. Despite the feeling of longevity, there are so many special moments, minutes, and hours that are crystal clear in our memories. I sure hope it stays that way!
Whenever people ask me what my favorite part of our wedding day was (other than the actual act of marrying Mr. L), I say our first dance. Those few minutes seem to perfectly encapsulate our day.
There wasn’t much discussion about what song we would dance to. The obvious answer was Huey Lewis & The News’ anthem, Power of Love, otherwise known as the Back to the Future song. It’s one of our all-time favorite movies.
Our first Halloween together as Marty & Jennifer, 2010
Our frequent inspiration / Universal Pictures; photo via wantist.com
Halloween 2014—a different spin on the couple’s BTTF costume
(Also, on our first date, Mr. Llama told me that he was one of the co-creators of Brokeback to the Future…my mind was blown, because I had seen and loved that video on YouTube many years before!)
Anyway…we love the movie, we love the song, so there was never any doubt of our selection for our first dance song.
In the weeks leading up to the wedding, we played the song once or twice and danced around in our living, sort of as “practice,” but we didn’t actually choreograph anything. We just knew we wanted to have fun with it!
Yeah, we accomplished having fun with it.
(Fair warning…my dress is nearly falling off of me in some of these. But it was worth it!)
One of my favorite pictures of the day.
We just had so. Much. Fun. We did our thing—dancing around like fools, just like we would at home—except all our favorite people were around us, and we had just become husband and wife. It was simultaneously intimate, a celebration, sheer silliness, emotional, funny…everything we wanted, wrapped up in a couple of minutes.
My hair’s falling apart, my dress is falling off of me, we were hungry, sweaty messes…but it didn’t matter. It was the best. If I could time travel, this is the moment I’d go back to in the DeLorean.
That’s the power of love.
Missed a recap?
- A Few Things Go Wrong
- Reception Details
- The Actual Ceremony
- The Ceremony that Could Have Been
- Bridal Party photos
- Family portraits
- Time to take some photos alone!
- First look
- The Guys Get Ready
- The Ladies Get Ready
Image via AisforAardvark.blogspot.com
All other photos by Ashley Jane Photography