After we had finished cutting the cake, it was time for our first dance. It took us a while to choose the song to dance to, mainly because it was hard to find a song we both liked that was the right tempo. Oh, and we really didn’t want to dance to anything too cliche or cheesy…
The song we ended up choosing was a cover of the Proclaimers I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) by Sleeping at Last. The beautiful stripped back cover felt like the missing piece to the puzzle when we found it, it was appropriate given the Scottish theme but was also just a really beautiful song and nice and slow to dance to.
I’ll be first to admit that I’m not a great dancer, even a simple waltz was hard for me to keep up with, so we just swayed around. About a minute into our slow dance (it was a very long minute), we invited our bridal party to join us, it was too much pressure, we needed a distraction!
Another 30 seconds after the bridal party joined us, all of a sudden the music switched to the original song and I have honestly never seen a dance floor fill up more quickly! We were so pleased with ourselves when we first came up with the idea to mash both versions together, I pictured the reaction from our guests so clearly in my mind, but even I was surprised with how perfectly it translated into reality.
From here on out, this is where the party really got underway! The dance floor was never empty and I would say that most people, if not all were out there at some point!
For the music, we hired Pete from Mercury DJ Hire, who was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely intuitive in knowing what people wanted, which I think is what kept people on the dance floor for so long, everyone was just absolutely tearing it up!
The room we were in got super hot from all the sweaty bodies, by the end of the night we were literally soaking with sweat – nearly all my make-up had come off and my curls had completely dropped. I so didn’t care though!!
One of the biggest highlights of the night was when my brother requested Mr Brightside. All of our guests were sing-shouting along to it, it was great.
Jordan’s Mum, Lorna had an absolute ball. I love these photos of them dancing together.
And this one of Cathy, she looks so happy!!
This photo accurately describes our friendship.
Duke made a point of dancing with as many of our friends and relatives as possible, from what I understand he was pretty successful in this personal challenge he set himself!
My second cousin, Archie and our pastor’s daughter, Jessica developed quite a liking for one another and spent most of the night dancing together. It was legitimately the cutest thing I have ever seen, they were so unashamed and were actually really snazzy dancers! I wish I could be more like them.
See what I mean!? I just can’t.
Another highlight of the evening was when the DJ played Sandstorm, a special tribute to a certain Michael Parsons. When I originally requested it prior to the wedding, Pete wasn’t sure if it would work or not. Turns out, it worked. In fact, it went off.
As far as I know there is no photographic evidence, but my uncle pictured above actually stripped down to his singlet on the dancefloor, he was that into it. I have never seen him like this before, it truly was a sight to see!
Jordan is most definitely flossing here!
I loved doing this circle dance with all my girlfriends, it was the best.
All photos by Chloe May
Finally, has a better facial expression ever been captured? Duke finally getting his dance with my Dad, I don’t think he was too impressed but he obliged anyway!
All up, our wedding reception was everything we could have hoped for and more. The atmosphere of the whole night was incredible and everyone was so full of love and joy. It was definitely the best night of both our lives and we will cherish these photos and memories forever.
For those of you who were there, thank-you so much for being a part of our special day. For those of you who weren’t, thank-you for reading my recap, it means a lot to me to share our wedding with you. I hope you have enjoyed it.
Until next time!