So, at long last we get back to business for the professional photos. None of us can seem to pay attention at the same time for a photo.
This one you can just barely see the gold locket that is dangling with the ribbon. It was a locket my Mom had with photos of herself and my father when they were in high school.
The couple's first dance was very nice, although I still have no clue what the darn song was. They liked it so that's all that mattered. In this one you will see the confetti is stuck in their hair. We did the confetti toss during their first dance, since they didn't really "leave" and after the experiment we found the darn confetti doesn't really toss. More like drops like a rock. Yeah, the ecofriendly confetti made of corn, not for tossing folks. We ended up ganging up on them and dumping the little bundles on their heads! On a positive note, it rained the next morning and the confetti disappeared-NO CONFETTI CLEANUP! But if you want a confetti toss, it doesn't fly so don't say I didn't warn ya.
I think they are in love.....
Then came the dance I got to share with Mr. Princess. I was so touched when he chose the song and didn't tell me what it was. We danced to "I told you so" with Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis. Weird huh? Well, from the first time he and Princess had a minor misunderstanding, or she did one of her many wacky things she always does, he would give me this look and say, "What the heck did I fall in love with her for, and what am I going to do with her?" My response has always been, "I told you so!" which is literally the truth. When they first became serious I told him she was a hand full and he would wonder again and again what in the world he is doing with this wild child. See, he is very serious, methodical, deeply emotional, loves to make everyone happy. Princess, is classic ADD/ADHD, wild, reckless, emotional roller coaster, quick tempered, impulsive, loyal, and fierce. True opposites indeed. So, our dance song was simply perfect!
I should also note that the second prior to this dance, my Prince came running to whisper, "Hey Mom, better speed this up, our cake is sliding before my eyes!" YIKES!
Meet my wacky family and the CHICKEN DANCE!
If you have never had the pleasure of a chicken dance, lets just say it is REALLY hard with just three people.
Here are those initials Prince painted for me. Guess what Princess's initials are now?
Meanwhile enjoy the Prince and Princess, I'll be right back.
OK, I'm back. The cake is safe for now!
Now, let's see the bouquet toss. Since it was a very small gathering, the potential catchers were limited.
Should I tell you now his wedding is set for July 2010 and guess who is doing the darn flowers? No rest for the wicked!
Here is one of the pro pix, your classic ring shot.
I'll just cut to the chase. This was the toast speech by the groomsman. He had us all in tears with funny stories of he and Mr. Princess in high school and his joy of seeing the couple together at last.
After much eating, and drinking, and more drinking
After the gifts, they snuck off for some quiet time, and Prince Charming and I got to sneak a dance of our own.
Notice the clothes are MUCH more my style by this time!
We eventually fired up the fire pit and got to sit, relax, and chat. I had bought some glow in the dark bracelets the kids liked. Since many of the guests had left by now, our poor caged herd got to roam free, which of course meant Calloway got outside as usual and wanted to be in the fun.
So Mr. Princess decorated her with necklaces too!
And here is what she really looked like.....
The alter looked lovely after dark, and the couple relit the candle one last time before the night was over.
The last dance of the happy day!
OK, off to home for the happy couple. Lucky for them they live across the street from Mom!
(just pretend it's still dark and humor me OK?)
See, they still can't get a picture looking the same direction!