You and Me: Our Song

Did you know I've been blogging over at Weddingbee for a year now? (Holy smokes, that went fast!) One of the first posts that I wrote there explained how Jase & I first met. To quote myself from back then:

Girl hears song on radio, girl falls in love with song, girl stalks band online ands finds their forum, girl makes friends online including a sweet Australian boy, girl develops gigantic crush, boy and girl eventually swap mobile numbers, girl text messages boy during a particularly boring uni lecture, boy calls girl that night, girl meets boy at movie theatre, girl thinks boy is adorable, boy thinks girl is okay too…and the rest is history.

 It was only fitting, then, for our first dance to pay homage to the band that brought us together. Without them, after all, I would have never met my best friend.

The song, You and Me, is the message behind my recap titles. It was the perfect one for us to sway to as husband and wife for the first time.

Seeing as both of us are not dancers & were sure to be stuck in the 'awkward sway/shuffle' category, we learnt a basic step routine from my parents in the weeks before the wedding. Jase and I practised every evening before the wedding until we had it down - we even had one or two twirls thrown in for good measure. We were sure we'd be fine.

Well, it started out okay, as these two guest photographs show.
But then, as the musical beats started - my mind went blank. All of our practised moves flew out of my brain, I got the timing all wrong, and I began, you guessed it, the awkward sway/shuffle. Jase was laughing hysterically and asking me what I was doing, and I was all ... 'just go with it!'
The shots of our first dance are therefore not romantic at all, and instead show us giggling like loons.
Regardless of the giggles, I still love them.
I was worried about spending the full three minutes and thirty seconds dancing out there on the floor, but time really did fly by. I'm so glad we decided to stick it out for the whole song.
With our awkward sway/shuffle over, our folks were introduced onto the floor with us.
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.

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~stinkb0mb~ said...

love the song choice and pics!!

as we didn't have a proper "wedding" and "reception" as such, we didn't have a first dance :-(


Tasmiya said...

Aly!! I haven't visited for so long and what a wonderful surprise to be greeted with your wedding pic Congratulations!

Emilie said...

I love that we chose the same song! I also love how happy you look in all the photos. It's so obvious how in love you two are :)

audrey said...

I think the giggling pictures are the epitome of romantic -- they show just how madly in love with each other the two of you are.

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