Right after the bridal party introductions into the reception we immediately went into our first dance. Now here is where one of my wedding day disappointments occurred. As I mentioned in a previous blog post we decided to do our first dance to an acoustic version of Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours". It's a very specific version of the song but can easily be found on ITunes if you search for it under "Casanova Sessions". When we met with our DJ in person I explained this was the song and version we wanted to use NOT the radio version. When I sent him my very detailed playlist and timeline I once again pointed out which version of the song I wanted. I told him if he didn't have the song or couldn't find it to let me know and I could provide it on a CD. Hell there were 100 CD favors in the room with that song/version on it! He told me he had it covered.
Here is the version we wanted:
Cut to our first dance and as soon as the song started I knew it was the radio version. I was so irritated (though didn't let it show on my face). I realize that in the grand scheme of life this is not a tragedy but in the grand scheme of a wedding having the wrong first dance song is a pretty big deal. It was especially irritating since it took Kristian and I a long time to pick the song we wanted and to agree on using that song and that version and then just have it thrown out the window especially after making it very clear to the DJ what we wanted.
Obviously we weren't going to just stop dancing and make a big deal about it, after all very few people besides us knew it was the wrong version. So we went with it, did our dance and enjoyed the moment. Fortunately the correct version is on the CD favors so at least the guests have that and I suspect many of them don't even remember that it's a different version than what was played at the wedding.
Another thing I should mention is that we did not take dance lessons or anything for the wedding. We did dance around our living room a few times in advance but basically we just winged it. I didn't want the added pressure or stress of trying to remember dance steps. I really wanted to just have that moment for he and I to be together in each other's arms.
Now for the pictures:
*I love how he's kissing my head in this picture* *You have to throw in a least one dip*
*This is one of my favorite shots because you can see the whole wedding party watching us*
*Throwing in a few fancy twirls...who needs dance lessons?!*
*After the dance was over Kristian explained to the room that we chose that song because it was the song playing when he proposed and that the lyrics are what inspired him to go ahead and propose that night, which was not his original plan. He then re-enacted getting down on one knee. He's cute*
Did any of your DJ's play the wrong song for anything?