You and Me: Our Private Dance

If I had to choose just one moment from our wedding day which left me reeling emotionally, it would be our private dance.


Image via Amy Nelson-Blaine Wedding Cinematography

I first heard about the idea from fellow bee bloggers, Mrs. Fro Yo & Mrs. Elephant. I fell in love with the thought of spending some personal time with my brand spanking new hubby during the precious last seconds of our wedding day and the idea worked perfectly with our event conclusion. After our last moments partying with our guests, our MC cleared the room for us. Our bridal party gave us a few final hugs before heading downstairs to get our send-off ready. The only people left in the room were our videographer and our photographers. And us.

It was easy to choose a song for this dance. We wanted one that we loved. One that was as romantic and as sappy as we wanted. One where it didn’t matter if our guests would ”˜know’ it, or would care what it was. This one was just for me and my husband.

The lights were dimmed. The piano acoustic started. Mr. Jaguar and I held hands, and we danced. Press play and follow along in pictures, if you’d like:

‘Til my body is dust, ”til my soul is no more ”“ I will love you, love you


Image via Amy Nelson-Blaine Wedding Cinematography

‘Til the sun starts to cry, and the moon turns to rust ”“ I will love you, love you.


And I need to know, will you stay for all time, forever and a day?


Then I’ll give my heart,  ’til the end of all time, forever and a day.


‘Til the stars fill my eyes, and we touch the last time – I will love you, love you.


Image via Amy Nelson-Blaine Wedding Cinematography

It was around this point that the tears started. And soon, after some snuffles and some laughter, our private dance was over.

I remember looking around at the room, filled with all of our carefully planned decorations and projects, looking beautiful but looking ”˜used’ ”“ with half drank glasses of wine on tables, chairs untucked, and napkins unfolded. The party was over, but the marriage was just beginning.

All photographs by the team at Follan Photography unless otherwise noted.



Mrs. Jaguar

July 31
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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    lazybee 113 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:34 pm

    Thank you for the lovely idea to do a private dance. It is an important reminder that, in the end after all the family and friends have left, it is just you and your husband.

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