You and Me: Lullabies & Crazy Love

It was hard, hard work choosing a song for the father/daughter dance.

Choosing a dance for Jase & I was easy - but for my dad? I struggled. My one request was that the song wasn't a country music song, because I've heard one at nearly every wedding we've ever been to. My suggestions were upbeat, with my two favourites being 'My Girl' by the Temptations and 'Here Comes the Sun' by the Beatles. He didn't have any connections to those songs, and shot them down. After a lot of coming and going, he sent me one option that I quite loved: 'Lullaby' by Billy Joel. And so, it was.

We swayed for a while, and I can't for the life of me recall any particular conversations we might have had - but it was lovely. The nerves I had of dancing in front of people had dissipated after Jase & I's first dance, and I enjoyed the moments spent dancing with my daddy.

I had arranged that during one of the instrumentals of the song, we'd have Jase and his mother invited to take the floor with us - this worked out beautifully.

And afterwards, during another instrumental, the MC invited the rest of our bridal party couples out onto the floor to sway with us for the final few moments of the song.

As the song concluded, we decided to put on a nice jazzy number to encourage folks young & old to join us on the dance floor. My pick? 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' - the Buble version. And, lo and behold, it worked! Our dance floor was PACKED! Is my nanna not the cutest thing you've ever seen?

This picture of my new father-in-law cracks me up every time I see it.

It's official: weddings & Buble go hand in hand.

And best of all? I managed to keep Jason, Mr. 'I don't dance EVER', out on the floor for just a while longer. Huzzah!

We were ready to REALLY get the party started!
All photographs by the team at Follan Photography unless otherwise noted.

Let's start at the very beginning - it's a very good place to start.
Our wedding rehearsal went by in a flash.
We finished off our last minute projects at home.
I had some girly time the day before the wedding.
I checked into the bridal suite and spent the evening alone.
A prank call woke me up... to my wedding day!
The girls had their hair and make-up done.
The boys relaxed and took it easy playing pool.
It was finally my turn to get beautified!
I put my dress on & became a bride.
My bridesmaids and I rush, rush, rushed to the church & arrived early!
The wedding began with a processional...
Our guests waved us out of the church with our home-made ribbon wands.
We took some bridal snapshots in the wind and rain.
I took a few moments with my new husband, just he & I.
Our bridal party posed with us as the daylight began to fade.
We relaxed in the bridal suite.. and I got sewn into my wedding dress!
All of our wedding details came together beautifully.
The Jaguar bridal party made their way into our reception...
And on the way there, I took a tumble & landed on my butt!
We were spoiled with gorgeous speeches from our loved ones.
Mr. Jaguar & I snuck out to take some evening portraits.
We got tangled up in champagne toasts & cut our lovely cake.
Our first dance, to 'You and Me', was a bumbling success.

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Fuzzy Cert said...

Please give Carly her own blog post.

In one of those photos I have a light coming from my head.

Cassie said...

so i'm usually a lurker, but i had to post! you see... i picked that song for my father/daughter song too, and i'd never known anyone else who did!!! it was perfect, and i sobbed my eyes out the whole time. whoops! glad you enjoyed it too.

Angela said...

Hey Aly
I've been following your blog for ages and have commented a few times (I used to have a weight loss blog but have just made that private and have started a crafty one instead!). I have not really been reading blogs for the last couple of months though and came on tonight to find sooooo many beautiful wedding posts! You looked gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us :)

audrey said...

You know it's a good wedding when everyone dances -- even the new husbands who usually never dance. My wedding was the same way. I was so thrilled that my rhythm-impaired husband got out on the dance floor with me for so much of the evening.

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