well, i just got back from being away for 2 1/2 weeks! i still have about 800 blog posts to check up on (holy crap) and i am busily working on this week's posts.
but before i divulge all the details about the big day and all events that led up to it, i want to give you this - one of my favorite parts of the day.
my beloved grandmother, mimi, passed away this year at 92-years young. in fact, today as i write this on october 10th, would have been her 93rd birthday. the gardenia i wore in my hair was for her, and we had a gardenia corsage made for her that my cousins and brother brought to her on the morning of the wedding. it was very special. but i also wanted to have her be a part of our reception too, which whether i did this or not, she would have been anyways.
so after the first dances had taken place and the cake was cut (i can't WAIT to show you the cake!!), we had our DJ make a special announcement for our first song to kick-off the dancing for the night. we chose "jump in the line" by harry belafonte (remember, the song from beetlejuice where they all start the conga line?) - because mimi was a huge harry belafonte fan... and as soon as the DJ made his announcement "A Special Dedication to Jacin’s Grandmother Mrs. Hazel Page who could not be here today with us, but definitely she is here in spirit for her granddaughter" our very own HUGE conga line ensued across the entire dance floor in the ballroom!
it was a great way to kick off the evening and the dance floor was rarely empty after that!
|yay! look at the bridesmaid dresses! :)|
|i love how everyone joined in a circle at the end (and check out those tissue paper puff balls!)|
i loved it! but then again, i loved every minute. i can't wait to share it all with you!!
stay tuned for more... :)