Bamboo for Two: We Hide and Have a Romantic Moment

After we took the group pictures, PBear and I disappeared into the bridal suite to get some time alone while everyone else went to cocktail hour.

This was the first time we had a chance to be alone the whole day, without cameras or anything.


Being me, I insisted on taking a couple of selfies anyway because I was just so excited (once a blogger, always a blogger…). I was absolutely high on life. I wanted some documentation about what we were up to. Of course, someone else had my real camera so today’s post is just chock-full of some really crappy phone pics. (Sorry!)

I highly recommend sneaking away for a part of the cocktail hour if you get the chance. It was really nice to get the time alone to catch up, and to giggle at each other, Oh my gosh, we got *married*.


We had a few of each appetizer brought to us as well as a drink to get us started. We scarfed that down so fast, you’d think we hadn’t eaten all day. But it was all sooo tasty.



After we devoured the food, we did something a bit nontraditional and spontaneous. In the bridal suite, to the sound of the radio, with absolutely no one there, we hugged each other and began to sway to the slow song playing on the radio. Hidden away, while everyone else was enjoying the appetizers, we had our first dance.

For a bunch of introverts, we had been undecided about whether or not we even wanted a first dance. PBear was hesitant about awkwardly doing the middle school sway. We had plans to get dance lessons. However, things happened and we just never got around to it. I was resigned to not have that moment at all. But in the end, I think it was the most romantic first dance we could have had, and it was perfect for us. I have absolutely no idea what song was on the radio that day but, in a way, it didn’t really matter.

Did you get to slip away at some point during your reception or cocktail hour too?


Miss a recap? Previously:


Mrs. Panda

Boston, MA
Wedding Date:
June 2013
Falling for You: Baby You Can Ride My (Limo)
No Perfect Date for the Perfect Day
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    luluvohn 1194 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:36 am

    That’s so beautiful! I definitely want to try to make time for just me and FI, even if it’s just 90 seconds to stare at each other and go “GAHHH MARRIED!”

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:47 pm

    No way! We did that exact same thing! Soo so romantic. It’s my favorite memory of our wedding day.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:16 pm

    Aww this is so cute! We didn’t have a room we could use at our reception site but our photographer had to rush off at the end of our photos so we got to walk leisurley back to our reception hand in hand! It was so lovely!

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    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 3:16 pm

    I love how you two danced alone and took it all in.

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 3:39 pm

    Such a sweet story! We had our meal alone together in the bridal suite of our venue as well. But there was no radio or music, but now I wish there had been! It sounds so romantic! 🙂

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 6:10 pm

    How romantic! I wish we had some alone time but there wasn’t time in the schedule, it’s great that you were able to carve out that special time!

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    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 5:52 am

    That is so sweet! And your rings are very similar to mine, nice taste!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:11 pm

    Wow. Your first dance sounds so perfect!

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:54 pm

    I think your first dance sounds absolutely beautiful!

    We had a little impromptu dance before our wedding…with our dog as the only audience. The memory of it still makes me smile, 18 months later. 🙂

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