So I know I’ve kind’ve left you hanging on the Reception pictures. My bad. Please forgive me?
I’ve already written before about how one of our incredibly generous friends gifted us his professional DJ services (thank you, thank you, thank you, Rob!). He pretty much saved our butts on that front, because I didn’t think I could deal with much more planning by the time choosing what to do about music came around.
He did a great job of mixing in his DJ expertise with our carefully crafted “please play!” list. I mean, who wouldn’t want to dance along to stuff like this:
Play it! You know you want to.
Now it sounds like a party up in here.
We’re not usually huge party people or huge dancing people or anything like that, but let me tell you, the Stars know how to throw a party when the occasion calls for it:
Even my little sister and parents got in on the party action:
I took a moment out to dance with my new dad, too:
And Mr. Star took more than a few moments out to goof around with his high school buddies, whom he rarely gets to see anymore. You can see that the purple rock candy on a stick that I had places on the tables was a big hit:
And so were the masquerade masks. One of my favorite things that came about that night was how many brand new friends and connections were made:
Not to mention, my husband had a dance-off with his father and brothers…
… that ended in more than one back flip and handstand…
… and yes, that is my brand new husband doing the worm at our wedding:
Old pals shared laughter:
And our beautiful friends were the most lively and fun guests to be had:
There’s nothing like a good girl dance to have a great time:
And we think the fact that a great percentage of our guest list was on the younger side made for the awesomely silly moments like this:
But it wasn’t just the younger folk having a blast, my wonderfully un-Mother-of-the-Bride-like Mom was partying it up, too.
And many of our guests grabbed us to get a pose in with their masks:
Little Sister Star adored hers, too:
And we danced until the night was over and I quite literally couldn’t stand up anymore…
Many of our guests commented that we had the liveliest dance floor they’d ever seen at a wedding. I think it was the combination of our “younger” guest list, how fun our theatre kid friends are, the coolness factor of both of our families, the relatively small (80+) guest list, and the celebratory atmosphere we strove so hard to create that did it.
Are you planning on dancing it up at your wedding? What do you think will add to your party atmosphere?
*All photos by John Martin Photography, except where noted*
The Star Wedding Recaps:
- One Last Not-So Debaucherous Night
- We’re Pros at Rehearsing, But I’m No Director
- Dinner in Havana
- The Girls Get Their Hair Done and The Boys Wash The Dog
- Getting Accessorized
- We Tackle the Beast
- I May Be Biased, But…I Have the Prettiest Ladies Ever
- Takin’ It to the Streets!
- The Boys Goof Off (and Set Up, Too!)
- Taxi Time
- It’s Almost Time For Our Lives To Change Forever
- My Big Break
- Gathered in a Place of Magic — Ceremony Part I
- The Circle of Love — Ceremony Part II
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go! — Ceremony Part III
- The Promises and The Bling — Ceremony Part IV
- Our Peeps
- You Can’t Rain On My Parade!
- Subway Saga
- Next Stop — Grand Central Station!
- We Had The Time of Our Lives
- We’re Movie “Stars”!
- Gratuitous Detail Shots
- Friends, Family, and Fun