Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Dancing Fiends

Everything at our wedding was crazy fun, because so many people were so pumped to be there. I can't believe how many people filled the dance floor, stayed for the night and met us for barhopping afterward. It was amazing!! 

Iman and I did not take dance lessons or rehearse for our first dance - although technically he danced me out onto the floor in our entrance. Most of the dance I look like this - looking up at him because of our huge size gap. I'm pretty much used to always looking up anyway. 


Iman really likes to spin me around, though so I didn't spend the whole time looking up.


After our first dance, we moved into the Money Dance. If you're not familiar with this dance, it is a way for a bride and groom to make money for their honeymoon. Iman thought it was going to be the weirdest thing on the planet, but my Mexican family definitely insisted on the tradition. 

We made a lot of money doing this! It was pretty awesome, and so fun to get to dance with everyone. I love that it gave us the chance to spend dance floor time with our family members. Here is Iman and his grandma (as you can tell, he gets his height from her!)


My little bother (aka brother) came and danced with with me. Super sweet man! I kept talking while we danced because I can't keep my mouth shut.


Throwing the bouquet was super fun! I love everyone's faces in the back! For the record the tattooed girl on the right caught it :) 


Iman's crowd wasn't as excited to catch the garter. Probably because they're boys. I'm pretty sure his little brothers caught it, which is awkward but they are over 6ft tall soo it makes sense.


I think the rest of these picture are hilarious. They totally show how animated Iman and I are as people. We're somehow both the life of the party. Usually, we switch off and one of us is quieter, but when we're surrounded with all of our family and friends, we just can't help ourselves.

I can't tell you how many pictures have us making hilarious faces because we are so animated.


Iman in the middle of a dance circle, of course. 


Just doing the cupid shuffle. Our ring bearer did not like that song apparently...


Somehow in the midst of all of our dancing, someone took the ribbon off of the chairs and put it on their head. It quickly spread throughout the whole wedding party and security ended up collecting them as people left for the night. Freaking hilarious! The kids and adults were wearing them.



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78 comments:

  1. Wow I love these photos! Your wedding looks like it was a ton of fun. I completely forgot about the money dance! I think with Pinterest that has kind of fizzled out, but I'm glad you brought it back! I once paid to dance with my aunt because her husband at the time was a weirdo. I thought it was so much fun though !

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  2. WW are my favorite on your blog now!! :) We ended up choreographing a dance, but ultimately the photos don't usually end up as good unless you're doing the regular back and forth swaying. Or maybe it was just me. I was making some weird faces during our tango. You guys look so sweet together in your first dance photo!

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  3. You photos are GORGEOUS! :) Oh my goodness, your dress was beautiful and oh so flattering! :)

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  4. Your wedding looks like it was a complete blast. SO MUCH FUN!

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  5. these photos are beautiful! congrats!!

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  6. Ahh! These pictures are so fun! I love all of the faces y'all are making! I definitely feel you on being used to looking up. Jon is a foot taller than me, so I know the struggle.

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  7. I love the looking up at him photo- so better than a choreographed dance! And the money dance- brilliant! So glad you went through with it :)

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  8. songbirdsandbuttonsAugust 20, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Looks like SUCH a fun wedding! I am loving all of the photos!

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  9. I love looking at wedding pictures- you all look like you were having a ton of fun! Beautiful dress!

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  10. These are adorable, and it's clear you guys are having a blast. I hope I have that some day.

    In other news, I think we should have cocktails some time.

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  11. hahaha, I love that you danced with your aunt because you thought her husband was a weirdo! That is totally something I would do! The money dance is super cool because I got to spend time with people I probably wouldn't have spent much time with. My grandpa talked more to me during the money dance than he had in the past few months (whenever I called he'd ask me what I wanted and thought it was weird if I called just to talk lol)

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  12. aww thank you Esther!! I just love looking at the pix =X OOH! You did a tango? That is so awesome!! Iman was totally against dance classes and love to dance and so I just followed whatever it is he wanted to do. hahaha. Definitely have the FUNNIEST pictures. I will have to post a "funny expression" WW

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  13. Thank you so much Breanna!!!! My mom made my dress :)

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  14. aww thank you so much Stefany!! It definitely was amazing :)

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  15. Your pictures are so fun! Looks like your wedding was fabulous!

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  16. ahh, we're almost twins!! Iman is a foot and three inches taller than me! Today he was telling me he thinks I shrunk because I used to come up to his shoulder =/ Also, thank youuu!!

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  17. Aww, thank you so much Tania!!! My mom made my dress :)

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  18. Thank you so much! I definitely had a blast!

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  19. aww, it was so much fun! I hope you get to experience such a fun day, too!! DO YOU LIVE IN CALIFORNIA? If so, cocktails ASAP. If you're in a different state, let's learn how to teleport!!

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  20. Lovely photos! Everyone really looks happy and excited! I also really like your headpiece!

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  21. hahaha oh wow this looks like such a fun reception! The ribbons are hysterical! What great memories to have!

    Also, I don't think I noticed the lace straps for your dress before (I was so distracted by your pretty face!). Anyway, I loooove them! They are so pretty and unique! Did the dress come with them or did you add them? Either way, love them!! :)

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  22. You look so happy! It sounds like you had tons of fun!

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  23. I love the faces you guys make! So fun!

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  24. Aww that is absolutely precious! It's so important to have those special moments with people - especially since weddings are so hectic!

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  25. What beautiful photos! A wedding is such an amazing thing and everyone is just so happy. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Cant wait to dance at my wedding you look like you had a blast!

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  27. These photos are just priceless!! Looks like such a fun time, wish I could have been there to dance with y'all!!

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  28. So fun! I love that you didn't take lessons either... that's just raw talent! HA! And emotion! Beautiful!

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  29. Coffee Beans High HeelsAugust 21, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    i always smile when i see your wed pictures! love them
    xo
    Orly

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  30. Ya'll look so happy , it's so cute!!

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  31. The money dance sounds like a lot of fun. I am glad you had an enjoyable reception.

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  32. The money dance sounds great, your wedding looked like so much fun! Can't wait to see your party pics :D

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  33. Happiness everywhere!! I feel like you'll look at these pictures in a few years and relive the day over and over! I love your headpiece!

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  34. What cute photos, You look so happy in your pictures. So sweet :)

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  35. These are so much fun! Sometimes, the dancing pictures are the best :)

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  36. You look gorgeous! My hsuband is a foot taller than me so I understand the looking up thing... invest in a good chiropractor!

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  37. Thank you so much!!!! :) It was definitely a blast

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  38. haha, it was definitely amazing and hilarious!!! I loved when Iman's aunts and uncles put them on!!

    My mom made my dress, so I guess you can say the straps came with it!! The dresses I had looked all hada one element that I loved and I couldn't find it altogether in one, so she put them all together! We actually found the strap lace before we found the regular lace for the top (the same day at the store, but we had a few moments of discourage!)

    AND THANK YOU!! You are so sweet :)

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  39. aww, thank you!!!!!! We are fun :)

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  40. Aw, thank you for the compliments! IT was such a wonderful thing :)

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  41. It would have been so much fun!!! It was definitely a blast. Let's have a dance party!

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  42. hahahah, I just stumbled along beside him! I have taken tons of dance classes over the years, just not partner classes :)

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  43. aww, thank you so much Rebekah! It was definitely a blast

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  44. Thank you so much Joelle! I definitely think it is because of the faces

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  45. aww, thank you so much Heather!! I definitely have a chiro that I go to when I can afford it. It really does wonders!!

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  46. Your photos are SO fabulous. Love all these wedding pictures every week.

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  47. Aww, thank you Diedre! I am loving all of your anniversary posts :))

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  48. Michelle ChouinardAugust 22, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    This looks like the wedding I would have if I had one (I eloped). Pretty, stylish, with a little edge and a lot of groove. You look like you had a ton of fun--congrats!!!

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  49. Aww thank you so much! How was eloping? My husband tried to get me to elope a few times :)

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  50. Your wedding just looks like it was so amazing! I love the red veil

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  51. Michelle ChouinardAugust 22, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    For me, eloping was ideal. When I started planning my wedding, things got out of control quickly. Everyone had expectations about what it 'had' to be (although none of them were interested in paying for it, lol!). There was a lot more to it than that, but for the sake of brevity I'll just say that ultimately we solved the fight over who would and wouldn't be able to attend by allowing nobody to attend--fair treatment across the board! We flew to Vegas and got married there.

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  52. Looks like you had a lot of fun!! I love your dress, the tea length is really cute on you!

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  53. That sounds perfect!! I think if we had had problems with our guest list, we would have done the same thing!

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  54. Ohhh fun! These turned out great and it looks like y'all had a fabulous time. ;)

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  55. i love your face in that bouquet toss pic! i always debate whether or not I'm going to do it at my wedding...i can never decide!

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  56. I felt sort of weird doing it, too, but everyone loved it so it was a lot of fun!

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  57. I LOVE wedding pictures! This looks like an amazing one!

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  58. Thank you so much!!! It was so much fun!

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  59. Such wonderful pictures and the looks and emotions flowing through all of them are so genuine and fun!

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