Friday, June 14, 2013

Wedding–First Dances

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m back with more wedding posts!  I know…you’re shocked!  Ha!  Today, I’m reliving the kickoff to the reception, which was the introduction of the bridal party, our first dance, the father/daughter dance, and the mother/son dance.  All were very special moments for Patrick and me. 

We started off the reception by introducing the wedding party and having them enter to the song “I’ve Got a Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas.  I know, it’s a little cliché, but it’s one of my favorite songs and one of those songs that every time I hear it, I am immediately taken back to the early days of our relationship!

Next, it was time for our first dance, which was one of my very favorite parts of our wedding day!  We started out dancing to “Marry Me” by Train, then after the first verse, the music scratched and jumped to “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” by Usher.  Patrick and I (along with our MOH and Best Man) had been scheming for quite some time to surprise everyone with a choreographed dance.  Since being a very young girl, dancing has been my favorite thing ever, so I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the best day of my life than dancing with some of my favorite people!  Check out a few pics and also the video that was captured of the dance.www.streetlightrepublic.comwww.streetlightrepublic.comwww.street

First Dance, Usher Style

Next up, it was time for the Father/Daughter dance.  I can remember being much younger and dancing with my dad at weddings (because my mom HATES dancing and would never dance with him) and this time was pretty much like all the others…except this time it was MY wedding, which made me it much more special!  We danced to “What a Wonderful World” by Louis

And, finally, it was time for Patrick to do a dance with his mom!  She was really looking forward to this part, and I think she really enjoyed it.  They danced to “A Mother’s Song”  by T. Carter

One last thing, because our DJ is a rockstar, a Nashville blogging bride, Ashley’s Bride Guide, decided to do a feature on first dances and custom wedding tracks and we got to be the featured couple.  Here is the link if anyone wants to check it out!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekend Update!

Long time, no see…I apologize for my lack of posts lately…do you ever have those times in your life that are so draining (both emotionally AND physically) that you just can’t muster up the energy to do anything that isn’t absolutely necessary?  Well, that was my week last week.  Don’t worry…nothing tragic was going on…just a lot on my mind and a lot going on both personally and professionally, and I just needed to take some time for me!  So, without further ado, here’s what last weekend was all about…

Nikki (a friend that Alysia and I used to work with) was in town for the weekend and the three of us met up on Friday night for some after work drinks.  It was so fun to get to spend time with them…reminded me of the good ole days when we were all meeting up on the reg!

Saturday, after thinking it was going to rain all morning, I finally decided to just take the risk and head to the pool…it ended up being a great day for soaking up some rays…four hours and a mean sunburn later, I was officially baked!  That evening, Patrick and I had a little date night.  We headed to The Sushi Train for dinner, then to Trader Joe’s, then to get some froyo!  It was a great night!  We both liked The Sushi Train, but neither of us thought the sushi was amazing!  Still, it was a cool concept and a lot of fun.  IMG_0601IMG_0603IMG_0604IMG_0606That evening, we came home and tortured Zoey with some treats we had picked up at Trader Joe’s!  This is one of my favorite tricks of hers…she would sit still for hours if we made her waiting for us to tell her she can have that treat!

IMG_0607On Sunday morning, after sleeping in, Patrick and I finished up the front yard project we started on Memorial Day weekend.  It feels good to have all those bushes gone…now we just have to figure out what’s going to go in their place! That evening, Patrick and I headed to church at Crosspoint and then to Chuy’s for dinner.

This weekend was equally as wonderful!  Friday night, we had dinner with Jason and Amanda at Shabu Shabu House.  For those who have never eaten Shabu Shabu, it’s like The Melting Pot for Asian food.  We had a great time!  The food was really good and the company was even better.IMG_0610On Saturday, I ran about 985 errands and then it was time to head to the Gooch’s Annual Pool Party.  Apparently, this was the 7th year of this awesome shin-dig, and this year may have been the best year, yet!  It was so fun to relax by the pool with some of my favorite people. 

Sunday was spent laying in bed too late, watching Crosspoint Church on TV because we were too tired to get dressed and go to the actual service, and some laying by the pool that afternoon.  That evening, I cooked dinner and we just relaxed and prepped for the week.

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend as well!  Cheers to a great week, too!