Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wed-cap: Dancing

Our reception didn't just consist of couples dancing to slow songs all night though admittedly the dance floor did get the most action during the slow songs, we had a few people really break it down during the more upbeat songs that the DJ played as well.

I'll admit the reception wasn't quite the dance party I had hoped or witnessed at other weddings. I think a lot of that was due to the crowd. A large majority of our guests were older family members. A good number of our friends weren't able to make it to the wedding for various reasons so I think that played a large part in the dance floor staying relatively calm. I think people were more interested in drinking and talking than getting their freak on. Kristian and I danced our asses off though and that was the main thing.

There were a few songs that the DJ played that really pumped up the crowd, though for the life of me I can't remember what they were. My photographers did a great job getting some pictures of some of the crazier moves displayed by my guests and especially by my new husband!

*My mom and her girlfriends imitating the Rockettes*

* Kristian's aunt with her twin boys*

*My brother and niece. My niece was all over the dance floor and she kept wanting to cut in and dance with me and Kristian all night. I think it's because she knew that was the best way to be in all the pictures*

*My sister-in-law and her aunt...they are only like 5 years apart in age and really good friends*

*Me and my new nephew...he has some sweet moves for an 11 year old*

*At one point two lines formed for everyone to dance down the middle of. That is my husband showing off his skillz. I love his twin cousins in the background who are perfectly in sync with their dance move*

*My sister in law showing that her brother isn't the only one with moves in the family*

*My mom has a bit of a cougar-ish crush on my friend JD and "reserved" him in advance for a dance at the wedding. JD is known for dancing with a "popped" collar at weddings. These few pictures are some of my favorites*

*Slightly disturbing to me. hahaha*

*Can you tell they are related?*

*Kristian is quite flexible...look at that high kick!*

*LOOOOVE this picture of Kristian's uncle. I laugh everytime I see it*

*My mother and her new son-in-law. All I can do is shake my head and laugh at this one*

*Doing the white man's overbite and point technique*

*Now we're talking*

*Breaking. It. Down.

*Laughing our asses off*

Last night we got the video that Kristian's friend Adam took on his phone of our first dance. Note his artistic style of turning the phone upside down. As I mentioned we did not choreograph a routine so this is probably fairly boring to watch but there are a couple dips and spins thrown in. Also, at the end Kristian does his infamous "YAY TEAM" which he yells anytime he's excited...including everyday when I get home from work.


Summer {Bisfor...} said...

these pics made me laugh and smile!

*Doing the white man's overbite and point technique* - HAHAHAHAHAHAAH!

you are so pretttyyyyyy!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I always love the random dance reception pictures! Our photgrapher caught some hilarious moments that I would have otherwise missed..ended up being some of my fave images!

I'm going to be so sad when your wedding recaps are done!!!

Bicoastal Bride said...

It looks like everyone had a great time, and I love the picture of the two of you laughing! A couple of our elderly guests surprised us by really getting down, especially my bridesmaids’ grandmother!

Jenni said...

awwwww it looks like it was so much fun for you guys!!!!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

THis is so very sweet. I love that you got such great photos of the dancing even though the dance floor wasn't totally packed. But you did in fact have a HUGE dance floor! And the video is so great. Not sure what he was doing with the turning upside down but whatever :) At least you got some different little moves thrown in there throughout. And his little yea team is so silly :)

bekapaige said...

I LOVE the one of your husband and your mom! That is too cute.

bananas. said...

once again the best picture up there is of you and kristian.

such a perfect image of you two caught in the moment.

enjoy each day like it was your wedding day ;)

Jen said...

So fun! I love that Kristian danced with you and had such fun doing it! That's my biggest disappointment (already, I know!) about my future nuptial celebration: my boyfriend doesn't dance! These are some great pictures!

~KS said...

I always love dancing at weddings... it takes me a while (or a few drinks) to get into it, but once I do... watch out!!

Looks like everyone had a blast!

And I FINALLY updated my out of date blog and added you to my blogroll. Sheesh! Took me long enough ;)

Mrs T said...

I adore these photos. Are they all from your photographer? So lucky to have them all. Looks like it was a great party!