A Highland Fairy Tale: “We Don’t Even Have to Try”

“It’s always a good time!” And boy was it ever, but we’ll get to that later.

Our reception started off with the old grand march or announced entrance of the entire bridal party followed by Mr. Sword and myself.

The bridal party entered to the very contemporary and perhaps overplayed song “Good Time” by Owl City featuring Carly Rae Jepsen. I bet I don’t even need to share a link to the song because it’s one of those that can consume your brain in seconds, but just in case, I will anyway. You’re welcome.

Aaron, our DJ from Midwest Sound, instructed each couple to choose a quick dance move for their entrance mere seconds before we were all to enter. Huddled in the hallway everyone came up with something awesome, that is except for the bride and groom. Our entrance was super lame but that’s OK because people were still into us. Guess that’s the perk of being the guests of honor!

First up, Wee Sis escorted by The Glue.



Next up, Jo escorted by J. We only got the butt shot of them”¦niiiiice.


After that came L Dawg escorted by P.


Finally, our dynamic duo of Best Man S escorted by Sister/MOH Big Eyes.



Mr. Sword and I danced into “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness. A bit unconventional yes, but super fun.

For some reason I wanted it to be a celebratory like dance with air pumping and high-fiving (not pictured) but it didn’t turn out the way I imagined in my head. Crystal also told us to look at the camera after we entered, which is the explanation behind my awkward pose in the third pic and Mr. Sword’s lack of posing. He dislikes being the center of attention.




See what I mean?

After entering we went straight to the cake and cut that thing up! A shout-out goes to Best Man S for this song idea intended for the bridal party entrance which we used for cake cutting instead (or so I think, I don’t actually remember hearing it because everything was happening very fast). ”Life With You” by The Proclaimers. The Proclaimers are a Scottish band; they had to make an appearance at our wedding for obvious reasons. Such a good song.

There are no pictures of us feeding each other, but it definitely happened. And there was no cake smashing—chalk that up with bouquet and garter tosses next to Traditions I Don’t Want To See at Our Wedding.


The next post will clear up why there is a huge screen in most of the entrance photos, all for a great reason (I promise) and it’s not what you’re thinking”¦

All photos by Crystal Liepa Photography.

Did you and your bridal party do a grand entrance? What song will you choose for your entrance? Did anyone else choose a cake cutting song that had nothing to do with sweetness or sugar (not that I don’t love all things sugar related)?


Skipped some of the Sword saga? It’s OK, catch up today!

Teaser video!
Final preparations, snow, and tears!
Ladies’ Luncheon!
Elevators of anxiety!
Rehearsing and screaming!
Burgers and surprises!
Kisses at midnight!

The Big Day
Bacon for bridal baby!
Hair and makeup!
Men in kilts!
Tiara and bouquet!
Becoming a bride!
Champagne toasts!
First look!
Cold couple portraits!
The Swords with swords!
The men pose!
The women pose!
Altogether now!
Elevator madness!
Big reveal!
Family photos!
Posing with our flower girl!
True Scotsman indeed!

People processing!
Bridal cry/laugh walk!
Ceremony readings!
Vows and handfasting!
Receiving line!

Cocktail hour!
The pretty details!


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
Gallery of the Day: August 13, 2013
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  1. wellies Bee
    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:27 am

    I can’t wait to find out what the screen is for! “Ooh, I do love a good intrigue!” [/Ever After] 🙂

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    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:47 am

    Love your wedding and recaps! We entered to “Ceiling Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore-the end of the song is very beat heavy so we ended up having all the guests clap and stomp to the beat. It was AWESOME!

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    seabeeny 69 posts, Worker bee @ 10:35 am

    That Owl City song is going to be stuck in my head all day now… 😉

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:31 pm

    Your entrances were so fun!
    @Miss Wellies: omg, i love you for quoting that!

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    BoilerUp 1 posts, Wannabee @ 6:27 pm

    I love everything about your wedding, so I was excited to see that we used the same entrance songs! Everyone thought I was crazy with The Darkness, but it was so much fun!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:55 am

    Oh man, while we were waiting to be introduced, I kept telling my bridal party to “be high energy!” And half of them only walked in “regular” which was upsetting me, so Mr. W was like “it doesn’t matter, we’re gonna kill it” and we did 🙂

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    amandachristine 16 posts, Newbee @ 8:47 am

    We just chose ‘I believe in a thing called love’ by The Darkness as our grand march song!!

    I’m glad your bridal party had so much fun with it 🙂

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:45 am

    @Miss Wellies: Hope the screen didn’t disappoint, and I LOVE Ever After too!

    @ecjohnson: Oh man, that is the perfect entrance song! I love it so much.

    @seabeeny: Oopsies 🙂

    @Mrs. Pony: thanks Pony! I know right, great movie quote!

    @Mrs. Waterfall: Nice work girl! I guess our bridal party killed it for us, haha.

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:32 pm

    @BoilerUp, @amandachristine: Great song choice! Glad to share it! 🙂

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