Friday, September 01, 2006

Wedding pictures-- the good, the bad, and the freaky

A few pictures from last weekend's wedding. These are just of M and I, because I don't feel comfortable posting pictures of other people without permission. And if I ask permission, they'll want to know where my blog is, and most of them don't know about it.

That's too bad, because I have some shots of my 7-year old niece (also the flower girl) dancing with the 7-yeard old ring bearer. All night long. Complete with twirling and dipping, I kid you not.

I think I know who will be getting married next, because she is in loooooove.

M's 23-year old cousin did my hair. She wants to be a hair stylist but hasn't gone to school yet, so she was very nervous. I probably wasn't a good beginner client because I'm horrible at getting my hair done. I never know how to describe what I want. Actually, I usually don't know what I want in the first place.

After saying, "Um, kind of like this!" and making vague flapping gestures with my hands, I finally told her I wanted something "up", but "kind of natural-looking" and "not too fussy". She delivered. Every time someone complimented my hairdo I'd point at her and she'd blush.

And it stayed in place all day and night, which is nothing short of miraculous.

Here we are entering the reception. Yes, the long-haired guy is my husband "M". When the DJ called our names we did two butt-bumps to entertain the crowd, and just after this picture was taken we clasped hands and tangoed the rest of the way to the dance floor. We promised Laura that we'd help make the night lively. Butt-bumping always livens things up, don't you agree?

I suspect that had we enjoyed some wine first, we could have been much more creative with our dance moves.

Here we are during the wedding party dance. I just finished crying. Again. Still, I think we look very respectable and weddingish.

Then things started to fall apart.

The woman to the right with her arms out is my mother-in-law, egging us on in our mildly pornographic display. To the left is my father-in-law's wife. The one from Ireland. Apparently things like this happen all the time there.

Did anyone get this on video? I'd like a copy, please. I want to see exactly what's going on behind me. That's a mighty big grin on M's face.

And I have no idea about this next one. It looks like the beginning of my patented dance move for the song Brick House, where I throw my arms over my head in a triangle shape. Like the roof of a brick house, get it? I'm always surprised when I'm the only one doing it because it seems like such a natural movement to the music.

Moments Not Captured by Camera:

- When I Had the Time of My Life came on and M and I were clumsily reenacting the famous last dance of Dirty Dancing and I quipped to M's young cousin, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!" and she looked at me like I was crazy and I realized that she was too young to have seen the movie.

- Me poking myself in the eye with a bobby pin. Accidentally. Because I hadn't cried enough already.

- M and I sneaking into the honeymoon suite and making a rose petal trail to the bedroom and a pink heart on the bed.

- Me dancing to Super Freak with my father-in-law.

Actually, you might be thankful that last one wasn't captured.



Blogger kj said...

liz, very very fun to read and see this post. do you have any interest in being my next door neighbor? i think jb and i would complement the two of you very nicely on the dance floor.

and i would laugh at your take on the world every time...


4:07 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

it's funny, i don't remember much about dirty dancing at all!! though i know that line b/c everyone quotes it ;)

it looks like you had a lot of fun. and not too pornographic at all!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

The Brick House dance reminds me of Elaine doing her "big dance". I love the expression on your face in that one. It really completes the look. ;)

11:27 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I love, love, LOVE the hair!

(and it even stayed put during the porn dance?)

11:42 PM  
Blogger verniciousknids said...

Great photos, great hair, great dress and great dancing...where are the great shoes though?!

6:45 AM  
Blogger His suzy said...

I love the pictures! And your hair was beautiful! It looks like you had so much fun. You and M are cute together. :)

1:16 PM  
Blogger Frema said...

You were rockin' the hair AND the dance floor. My sister is currently earning her cosmetology license, and I'm a little nervous for the day when she wants to cut my hair for the first time. I've had little luck with stylists who've been in the business for YEARS. What kind of catastrophe will strike with a newbie?

10:10 PM  
Blogger Frema said...

Also: hot husband! :)

10:11 PM  
Blogger mjd said...

The wedding reception looks like great fun; a wedding reception should be a grand celebration. I glad that you and your husband did your part. I absolutely love dancing.

5:11 PM  
Blogger bdogg_mcgee said...

What great pics! Your dress and hair were gorgeous as well. :)

7:51 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Hey, you dancing fool. LOL

You looked very pretty.

11:44 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

KJ-- Yes! When do you want to move here?

Bearette- Dirty Dancing is one of those movies that I can recite as I watch. :)

Roxanne- It stayed put, even while I was swinging my dress around my head!

VK-- Alas, I didn't get a picture of the shoes. They were strappy and had cute rhinestone buckles.

Suzy-- Thanks!

Frema-- I was a little nervous at first, but I figured that it wasn't like she was coloring my hair... it was just hairspray and a ton of bobby pins.

Also, M was rather pleased that that a Frienternet thought he was hot. ;)

mjd- Dancing is always fun. Especially when you do the "Elaine" from Seinfeld.

bdogg & Carolyn-- Thanks! Dancing fool. That about sums it up. ;)

4:11 PM  
Blogger Rude Cactus said...

Sounds and looks like a good time to me! Great pictures.

2:17 PM  

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