This could be a long post. There’s so much ground to cover and it’s only about first dances. Wait, how can it be a long post if it’s just about first dances?
Well let’s start with our stars, Mandy and Brian. Do you ever watch couples dance, I mean the couples that just come together and fit together like they were made for each other. It’s really remarkable to watch. They move together and just wrap themselves in each other on the dance floor like they were born that way. Well, meet Mandy and Brian. They are that couple – and two of the nicest people you could ever hope to spend time with. So when their music started, they locked eyes, it was game over. All Bob and I had to do was push the button on the camera and voila. Check out the photos and you’ll see what I mean.
But the story doesn’t stop there. Maybe my favorite part of any wedding is the parent dances, especially dads and their little girls. As a dad with a little girl, they will choke me up every time. So when DJ Thomas Nat pushed the button to start the song “Butterfly Kisses” and I heard Mandy’s pre-recorded voice over the speakers telling her dad that he will always be the most important man in her life, all bets were off. The emotion almost blew the roof off the place. And then they danced, her dad, Joe – a remarkable man who I had the pleasure of talking to for awhile earlier in the day – holding his daughter tight for one more dance. Are you kidding me?! Their families are just so close and so loving. You could see it in Brian and his mom’s face when they danced. You saw it with Mandy and her dad, and, of course, you saw it with Brian and Mandy. I don’t see first dances like that very often in my years of doing this but I hope I do again.