As everyone is probably aware, I got married last Saturday. Everything went well. We had a ton of people at the reception. It was wonderful.
We may have set a new record for fastest wedding ceremony in history. We did it in under 6 minutes. Considering we were a few minutes late getting started, that worked out. We were done with all the wedding stuff, including pictures, by 4:30, so we got to head to the reception a little early.
There really were a lot of people there. At one point, the bartenders counted around 220, give or take a few. We are truly blessed to have so many friends and family that came out to celebrate with us.
However, we didn’t get space for a dance floor until after 9 pm. As a result, by the time we could dance, darts had started and the Husband was playing in the blind draw. This means, I did not get my dance.
I’m not normally a sentimentalist or romantically inclined, so I’m not sure why it bothers me so much that we didn’t get a husband and wife dance… But it does.
I didn’t realize how disappointed I was about it until last night. I was writing and the song I had chosen for our dance came on my writing playlist. I just sorta stopped writing. I had picked out Don’t You Wanna Stay by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson. The Husband likes country and I like opera, so the song actually works well for both of our music interests.
Everything else was amazing and yet, I shed a tear or two because I didn’t get that dance. In the grand scheme of things, it shouldn’t be that big of a deal… it was just a dance. Looking back though, I didn’t dance at all that night because I didn’t get that first dance with my husband. I was asked several times and I love to dance, but I just didn’t want to because I had missed that single dance.
All my ladies were beautiful in their dresses. All the guys were dashing in their outfits. My father dressed to the nines for the event and wore a suit, something I have only seen him in a few times over the course of my 36 years. Even the Husband’s father was dressed to the nines and wore a suit; something I had never, ever seen. The food was wonderful. We were surrounded by friends and family, many we hadn’t seen in a long time.
And yet, I’m sad about a dance… Hard to believe. I think for a while, I will be removing the song from my playlist.