We knew we wanted a band-and we had them picked very early on. At the end of the night guests kept paying them to stay longer, and play the same songs again-which I think is a sign of a good party.
I danced and danced and danced. I even got Scott, the anti dancer on to the floor for a slow song or two. I truly had so much fun. It was the best party I have ever been too!!
I want to comment though on the amount of time and effort that goes into something that looks rather effortless. I had a ton of family and friend help. My dad and uncle hung the Chinese lanterns. Heather made the door letter-hot gluing moss for hours. Jen sewed all the pendant banners and created my cake topper. She also helped me convert my black and white logo into the colors I wanted. Kara wrangled all the formal portrait people and finished the dessert buffet. My mom and grandma handled everything from cocktail stirrers to setting up all the tables. Scott's Aunt Ann did the guest book table and many bows and wreaths. Every single person there catered to Scott and I at the party-we never had an empty drink which was kind of fantastic-until the next day;) Everyone pitched in which was fantastic. I tried to relinquish control and let people do what they do best. The results were better than I anticipated. It was my vision-but so much better.
|Our first dance. We laughed through the entire thing.|
|Shaun and Alison...this had to be before 9:30:)|
|A middle of the dance floor toast-friends coming together....kumbuya....|
|The dance floor from above. That's me in the center.|
|Later in the evening we had some synchronous dancing. Like a flash mob-but smaller and likely to the tune of Rocky Top.|
|I love seeing friends cut loose. It reminds us all that they used to not have children and they still are pretty cool when they get the chance to go out and have fun!|
|One of my favorite pictures from the evening. Scott is missing, but this was on the dance floor so this is not uncommon. It was a fantastic night!!!|