Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Wedding Dancers

{A bit of a before and after, naturally.}

Nora might look proper in her sweet dress, but when the DJ plays Meghan Trainor, clear that floor.

The whole family traveled to the Great Northwest {Arkansas} this weekend to watch my husband's cousin get married. The trip consisted of plenty of giggles among the little cousins, a one-room bunking party packed to the corners with air mattresses, and a front-row seat to one of the best-manned dance floors I've seen {also, the celebration of love and whatnot}. We got to see members of Jonathan's family we hadn't seen in years and it was so nice to catch up. The weather was gorgeous in the more idyllic, less sweaty corner of the state. An adorable white cottage served as the venue and was decorated in simple, country style. I fell in love with the natural colors and cornflower blue touches, and the whole thing was oozing with charm. I'd show you all this, but I forgot my camera.

I respectfully kept my phone to myself during the vows {read: it was held by Owen to keep him quiet}, but I did whip that bad boy out when I noticed my kids were the first to storm the floor when the house lights went down and the colorful ones started rolling. Note: All of these photos are blurry. Though it does have to do with a poor camera in low lighting, I think it captures each moment perfectly:


From Katy Perry and LMFAO to a sweet cousin two-step to old country classics, these kids tore it up. Nora party fouled her water cup all over herself while Owen tried to pull every kid he could out to join him. Eventually the bride and the rest of the grownups took notice and before long the floor was full.

It was so fun to watch the kids let loose and have a blast, and it was the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. We all woke up Sunday morning and piled around the newlyweds' kitchen table to bacon and pancakes and stories past and present. Congratulations to Robert and Jo Ann and their kids who are now officially a family! Your wedding was perfect, your hospitality was appreciated, and your love is obvious.

Also, your decision to spring for a DJ was spot-on. Happy Hump Day, friends!


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1 comment:

Bridget Bauer said...

You forgot to mention the few-ton.