The Bunting Bash: Our Second Grand Entrance

We didn’t use rental transportation for the entire wedding party, but all of our ladies and gents beat us to the reception and were waiting for us when we arrived. We gathered in the foyer until our grand introductions, and though the majority of our guests were in the inner room, a few snuck out to congratulate us.


DJ Randee brought me a glass of wine, which I was more than happy to accept. Yes, please! And that’s when I realized that I hadn’t gone over the head table seating arrangement with our wedding party. Whoops! Fortunately someone had a scrap piece of paper and a pencil, so I did my best to draw out the plan and explain it to Brother Bunting and everyone else. I doubt I was very concise even then in my state of excitement, but they were able to decipher my doodles and half-sentences all the same. Go, teamwork!



When it was time for our first couple to enter, DJ Randee cued the music”¦the Star Wars “Imperial March””¦techno-remix-style. I wouldn’t have had it any other way for Mr. Bunting.


As each couple went out, I downed the last of my wine. No way was I leaving any behind!





And then it was our turn!


While not quite as grand as my surprise horse-drawn carriage entrance, we were greeted, again, by a standing ovation. Being the bride and groom sure makes you feel important!


Almost immediately, the glass-clinking began. So we shared a quick kiss in the middle of the dance floor and waved to all our friends and family.



DJ Randee took this time to explain the ground rules for kissing. If anyone wanted to clink their glasses to elicit a kiss from the newlyweds, they would have to offer something in return. A couple from any table found to be clinking would have to stand and demonstrate a form of kissing. As the newlyweds, Mr. Bunting and I would then have to mimic their actions. This was a fun way to get more guest participation while also minimizing the glass clinking so we would be able to actually eat our dinner. Because you just know how much guests like to exert control by forcing two people to pause, preferably mid-chew, and kiss one another. If you don’t know, then you soon will, I promise…

Before we could even sit, we had our first example.


Our selected guests chose to do a dip-kiss.


Which we obediently mimicked. Yes, married life is great already!


Next up, MOH Bunting charms the masses and Best Man Bunting moves the audience to tears.

*Marked photos are copyright Bryan and Mae Photography. Unmarked photos are personal or guest photos.

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Mrs. Bunting

December 23
Grand Rapids, MI
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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    This Time Round 10219 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 11:25 am

    Great post… FABULOUS pics !!

    First off CONGRATULATIONS… you guys look like you were rockin the moment.

    I sooo LOVE your Kissing Contest… it is always great IMO to see long-married couples “get in the mood” at Weddings. Both those pics are truly precious !!

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    bailey12 366 posts, Helper bee @ 12:16 pm

    I love the idea of copying whatever the couple did! So cute!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:07 pm

    Oh my god I LOVE THAT IDEA! I am telling our MCs they have to make sure to tell people that when we enter too! It will stop the young’uns thats for sure!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 5:24 pm

    that wine picture of you is perfect! i saw and thought “what a good facebook picture!” haha.

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:15 pm

    Aw, I love kissing contests! I wish I’d thought to do something like that.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:15 pm

    I love the kissing contest idea! I know that some of our guests can be very inappropriate, so we didn’t consider it 🙂

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    http, Guest @ 11:22 pm

    Beautiful pictures! What an amazing job… and these couples are adorable! I love what they did with all the details!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:41 am

    Adorable! I love the idea of having to demonstrate the kiss first!

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    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:18 pm

    Haha oh my gosh, the kissing contest is such a cute idea!

  10. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:25 pm

    Downing that wine like a rock star! Before our wedding, what to do with the awkward time between introductions and first dance/what’s next puzzled me, but it all worked out and filled itself in. Entertaining to see your guests participating the the glass-clinking.

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