Two Wheels Become One: We Arrive

The guests were shuffling upstairs, finding their escort cards, and seating themselves at their respective tables. The wedding party was cloistered in a super secret bridal room off to the side. There was a plate of cheese and crackers in the room with us, which went largely untouched. The photographers and videographers were getting in position. The caterers were prepping the salads. And in just a moment, we would have our grand entrances.

By this point, the entire wedding party was pretty trashed except Mr. Unicycle and me, so I was excited to see how the entrances would be. I had asked everyone ahead of time to choose a song to enter the reception to. My only specifications were that no one was allowed to pick Don’t Stop Believing, Who Let the Dogs Out, The Final Countdown, or anything by Nickelback. Pretty standard, really.

First up were my two brothers and sister-in-law to Bad Romance.

from YouTube


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography

I love that the sunglasses made another appearance.


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography

They were followed by my high school friend and Mr. Unicycle’s college roommate, who chose Eye of the Tiger.

from YouTube

My friend and I were oddly obsessed with this song back in like 2004, so I’m glad she chose it. They also did a little choreographed fight scene as they entered (it was choreographed mere moments before, next to the cheese and cracker tray).


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography

They even got all Matrix-y on us. Needless to say, they literally put their back into it.

Next, was my grade school friend and another of Mr. Unicycle’s college roommates. My friend had chosen The Price is Right theme song, and I thought she was joking. But since I never heard otherwise, we went with it. Turns out, she was not joking. They both high fived guests as if they were on the show. It was great.

from YouTube


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography

In our video, it looks like the groomsman high fives our photographer. I don’t think he actually did, but we’ll go with it since it’s funny.

And finally, my college roommate/MOH and Mr. Unicycle’s brother/BM came out to Blue Orchid by The White Stripes.

from YouTube

They, too, put their back into it. Keep in mind that Mr. Unicycle and I couldn’t see any of these entrances because we were hiding around the corner with the cheese and cracker tray. We could only hear the music and the crowd cheering. When we got the photos back, we laughed so hard at the wedding party entrances, especially this last duo. I have to admit, when we finally got our wedding video back, I was most excited to see the reception entrances.


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography

I think you can see why I was excited to see the video.

Finally it was our turn. We had chosen Ray Lamontagne’s You Are the Best Thing because it was the perfect mix of romantic, classy, and upbeat, and I really like the intro as an entrance song. Fun fact: I once used this song in a post as an example of a song most people wouldn’t recognize, and I got schooled by the hive.

from YouTube

As you can tell, we were the most sober of the group, and I was also starting to feel awkward again with everyone’s eyes on me, so we didn’t do anything except walk to our seats. Oh well.


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography

Oh, and then we kissed.


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


You can see the entrances in action in our wedding video, around the 13:35 mark, but the videographer had to replace all the music online for copyright reasons.

Which is your favorite reception entrance song?


Mrs. Unicycle

Chicago, IL
Wedding Date:
June 2012
Showered in Chicago
Heel Height
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  1. bracelet Bee
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 8:18 am

    Looks like everyone had a ton of fun!

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    ItsPronounced_ABear 715 posts, Busy bee @ 8:20 am

    We entered to the Superman theme. We’re both big comic nerds.

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    Flower Fairy 73 posts, Worker bee @ 8:35 am

    Your wedding sounds like it was a hoot. And this post made me laugh in my cubicle. Especially the Nickelback bit. Anyway, your MOH rocked out hard core. I wish we had done fun entrance songs, but we didn’t even really do an entrance. Haha. Way to go, Mrs. U.

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    hlayers 286 posts, Helper bee @ 8:54 am

    I have to say I LOVE looking at your posts because your BM dress color and groomsmen tuxedos are EXACTLY what I am having my girls and groomsmen wear. Thank you for letting me envision how my own party will look!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:22 am

    This is hilarious and honestly, everything I dream of our party’s entrances to be. Love it!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:47 am

    Drunk or not, your bridal party is awesome.

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 12:03 pm

    I agree with Pony, your bridal party rocks!!

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    jordyanna 476 posts, Helper bee @ 11:54 pm

    I think I may have to steal the Price is Right idea … That made me laugh out loud. Then I had a coughing fit, because I have a wicked cold. But it was worth it.

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    mrscash 729 posts, Busy bee @ 7:41 pm

    Oh I’m glad I’m not the only one who felt awkward about my reception entrance (and the whole day in general), I chose “I Feel Like a Child” by Devendra Banhart (just because it’s one of our favorite songs) and a few minutes before we quickly decided I would do a little curtsy and DH would do a little bow. Meh

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