Once dinner was over and the cake had been cut, it was time to dance! We kicked off the traditional dances with our first dance as husband and wife. Technically, our first dance as husband and wife probably took place on the trolley to “Call Me Maybe” or “Party in the USA,” but for the publicized one, we chose Ingrid Michaelson’s version of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
video via YouTube
I love the line in the song that says, “Take my hand, and take my whole life, too,” and that’s what caused us to choose it for our first dance.
As we danced, the world melted away. It was just the two of us swaying together like we often do in the kitchen while we’re cooking dinner.
This is one of my favorite pictures because I think it captures exactly how I felt during our first dance.
We ended with a dip and a kiss for the crowd.
All photos by Andrew Collings Photography
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Practice Makes Perfect – Our rehearsal
Hitting Rock Bottom – Our rehearsal dinner and too many butterflies
Hair, Makeup, and Broken Mirrors – I get ready with my girl friends
All Dressed Up – I become a bride
The Somethings – Old, new, borrowed, blue
Goin’ to the Chapel – We head to the chapel and fix a wardrobe malfunction on the way
Moments Before – My nerves resurface just before the ceremony
The Processional – The bridal party makes their way down the aisle
Here Comes the Bride – My parents walk me down the aisle as I see Mr. T for the first time
I Do – Our Catholic wedding ceremony
We Are Family – We take formal photos with our family
Trolley Time – We cruise around Chicago on our trolley
Life’s a Beach – We take photos at North Avenue Beach
The Nitty Gritty – We take gritty, urban photos near the Kinzie Street Bridge
Stopping Traffic – We take photos in the middle of LaSalle Street
Magnificent – We take photos on the Magnificent Mile
The Da Vinci Code – We finish up our group photos in Renaissance style
Cocktail Hour – We mix and mingle with our guests
The Little Things – The details of our day, including our non-traditional centerpieces
Make an Entrance – The wedding party enters the reception to the sounds of Passion Pit
Raise Your Glass – Our family members toast our new marriage
Let Them Eat Cake – We greet our guests and cut their cakes