Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Making Merry

So guests found their tables.  And hopefully they looked at their menus.  What were they waiting for? Us! I don't remember what happened because we had not planned on doing a "grand" entrance, but we had one anyway.

We were introduced by none other than my brother in law, who did a fabulous fabulous job as the emcee for the evening...

People gave heartfelt and funny toasts...

We played the shoe game (and it was fun!)...

And just made merry. 

While I had been anxious about having a no-dancing wedding, I'm here to let people know that you can have a fabulous, fun wedding reception without dancing.  I love to dance, but it wasn't in the cards for our wedding plans and I can honestly say that I didn't miss it at all.

The evening was so full of friends and family catching up, getting to know each other, laughing, eating, drinking, and celebrating that we were overflowing with good vibes and good times. Dancing would have been great as well, of course, but I'm just saying that it's okay not to have dancing--your friends and family are there to celebrate you and they know how to have a good time without dancing. Ultimately, it was our guests and their energy that carried the evening (as did our scheduled toasts, the shoe game, and cake cutting--gotta provide some structure, you know?).

What do you think is the most important part of getting a wedding party going (for both dancing and non-dancing receptions)?

Photos courtesy of CK Hwang/39 East Photography

1 comment:

  1. Have I ever told you how much I love your uncontrived (is that a word?), easy, breezy, and uber-elegant style? You look so gorgeous, natural, authentic (in the moment), and happy!