11 September 2014

#AVeryLongWedding: First Dances

Jeremy and I decided very early on that we would dance to Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley for our first dance as husband and wife. The lyrics are perfect, it's Elvis (whom we love), and it has always been one of my favorite Elvis songs. It was perfect for us. These moments, dancing with my brand new husband, living in this moment, are some of my favorite memories from the wedding day. Even though we were in a room surrounded by our family in friends, I felt like it was just the two of us. So wonderful. We will never hear that song the same way again.

My dance with my Father is another incredibly special moment. As you may already know, my Father passed away rather suddenly only a few weeks after my wedding. I had no idea at the time, but these moments dancing with my Father are some of the last moments I spent with him. I'm so happy I have these images of us together, just the two of us. At my Father's request, we danced to My Wish by Rascal Flatts. When he first mentioned that he had chosen a song to dance to at my wedding months before, he could barely get the words out! This song is pretty emotional and the lyrics are so perfect. This is why you'll notice me crying in some of these pictures! He was singing to me. I miss my Dad every single day and having these pictures is such a gift.


Photographer: Jon Sharman Photography
Videography: 314 Productions
Hair & Makeup: Capelli
Venue: Peabody Hotel - Reception in the Venetian Room
Coordinator: Amy Miller


  1. Your pictures continue to amaze me. And those with your father are the sweetest!

  2. I LOVE THESE PHOTOS. And Elvis rocks. What a beautiful thing that you were able to share that moment with your dad before his passing.

  3. What beautiful photos! Such perfect songs and memories to have.

  4. Beautiful photos with your dad! What a great memory to have!

  5. Oh, I just cried at the picture of you crying with your daddy. My daddy and I don't always have the best relationship, but no matter what happens, he will always be the first man I ever loved, and I can't wait to dance with him on my wedding day. I'm so sorry for your loss, but so happy you have these images. As a photographer, that's such a gift. And your photographer did a great job!



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