Get out on the dance floor! NOW! It’s jammin’ time. Those would be the sentiments expressed as Mr. PaC and I motioned for our wallflower friends and family to join us following the parent dances.
“You! Yes, you. Get out here!”
Our guests responded in kind and swamped the dance floor. Everyone was ready to cut loose and celebrate! Once DJ Z played “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” any remaining wallflowers peeled off the wall and moved like we’d never seen.
Mr. PaC’s mom and uncle
My grandparents (guest photo) and West Virginia aunt and uncle
One of Mr. PaC’s New Jersey aunts
Super sweet! A rare display of public affection for my brother-in-law and his longtime girlfriend
Attack of the vampire groom
The high-energy dance set had the intended effect. Our guests were on their feet, smiling, laughing, twisting, and shouting. We soaked in every exhilarating moment and reveled in the knowledge that the night was just beginning.
With some space, we tested our new dance moves.
Little did we know that another couple dancing in the corner was putting us to shame…
Reacting to the awesomeness revealed below
In what had to be one of the best moments ever, we spotted my grandpa’s silly and exaggerated dance moves (completely intentional) and my grandma playing off him.
They are so awesome.
This spontaneous rug cutting was caught by our photographer, a family member, and my cousin S (filming in the background, beer in hand) so we can relive this hysterical moment over again and again. I’ll be so proud to show our future kids their super-cool great-grandparents.
And even though she had to take it easy (no dancing on tables), Mr. PaC’s step-grandmother got into the spirit!
What it felt like—a big, happy blur
All this dancing worked up a thirst…which was excellent timing as the toasts were next! Bring on the champagne!
(all photos by Heather Fowler Photography, unless otherwise noted)
Catch up on our PaC recaps!
- In the days leading up to the wedding, I wanted to be sedated.
- I walked the line between calm and stressed for the better part of our rehearsal day.
- “Don’t panic” and its friends were what Mr. PaC kept telling me on the way to our rehearsal dinner.
- Best wedding morning advice: wake up slow and tackle the day at your own pace.
- Once at our venue, our DIY projects were assembled with our own two hands.
- The girls get ready with champagne and chocolate-covered potato chips.
- The guys are ready…and waiting.
- She’s mine! All mine! (The dress, that is.)
- Brown-eyed girl (and guy) portraits.
- Something old and new, borrowed, and blue.
- My sneaky groom has a secret heart when it comes to surprises.
- A first look for the two of us plus more couples portraits in the garden.
- With brother and sister standing by, we took our bridal party and family portraits.
- After fretting about rain, the sun came out just as our guests arrived for the ceremony.
- Maybe I was just a little amazed at how beautifully our ceremony had started.
- After waiting 19 long months, here comes Mr. PaC’s girl!
- We spoke of love and some verses in our ceremony.
- Cocktail hour began with a rockin’ start.
- That silly “Mahna Mahna” song we used to introduce our important people.
- Our first dance shows that we are truly better together.
- The parent dances allow us to appreciate the important people in our lives.