a phiLOVEdelphia story: Let’s Get It Started

After our first dance, guests joined us on the white dance floor to boogie. Jellyroll kicked things off with “I Want You Back.

All photos are by Philip Gabriel Photography.


The rockin’ band (notice the men wearing blue to coordinate with our colors!)


I warned you that most of my dance photos included an open mouth…

Now, we had a bit of a unique schedule for the wedding. The following was the order of events following our first dance:

  • Dancing
  • Toast: Father of Bride
  • Appetizer
  • Toast: Maid of Honor
  • Toast: Best Man
  • A little more dancing
  • Salad
  • Groom and Mother Dance
  • Bride and Father Dance
  • Some more dancing
  • Main Course

You can see that things were broken up over the evening with lots of dancing mixed in (including over two hours uninterrupted at the end of the night). It was a bit different from anything that Mr. Turkey and I had experienced during our extensive wedding “experience,” but we trusted the recommendation from the Rittenhouse. It seemed to pay off, too, as we have received numerous compliments from guests on the “flow.”

Brother Turkey breaks it down…
…and then gets showed up!

Instead of posting in the exact order of the evening, I plan to group together entries that make the most sense—like all the food, all the speeches, etc.

However, instead of making this the world’s shortest post ever, I’ll close with a few more pictures of our family and friends enjoying the music!

Dancers of all ages
Say heyyyyyyy
I have some really questionable dance moves.
No idea what’s going on here, but we LOVE this picture of Mr. Turkey’s cousin and aunt.
Amazing. Just amazing.

How did you schedule your reception events? Did anyone else break things up?


Miss a Turkey recap? No worries…links below!


Mrs. Turkey

Wedding Date:
May 2012
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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:41 am

    @Mrs. Turkey: Definitely makes sense! 🙂 I think that’s why a lot of couples are doing it in chunks, like everything at once versus the traditional ‘speeches go here’, ‘cake cutting here’, etc. Whatever works for everyone! I love how personalized you and Mr. Turkey made this and how elegant it remained.

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    her.royal.redness 14 posts, Newbee @ 7:08 pm

    Mrs. Turkey, if you ever get the opportunity I’d love to hear a bit more detail about the “flow” and schedule of events for the evening 🙂

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