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Our First Dance to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud

Hey everyone! I am so excited to share this “Throwback Thursday” blog post with each of you. With our 1 year wedding anniversary approaching shortly, I want to be sure and share the rest of my wedding inspired blog posts that I have on my calendar.

First up that I have not yet shared would be our very first dance as husband and wife. I took dance class since I was 3 years old and absolutely love to dance, so I wanted to make ours extra special. We decided our song we would dance to when we were just dating. The lyrics that say, “We found love right where we are” resonated so true to our love story! For those of you who don’t already know, Grant and I were almost neighbors and didn’t even know each other for multiple years, nor did we know we were less than a mile from each other until after we met! God really had a crazy way of having the man of my dreams almost in my back yard!

We started ballroom dance lessons with Dr. Susan Quiring about 3 months before our wedding. I loved, loved, loved getting to work with her! She is so talented and truly incredible. She taught us both a custom dance in a way that we had never danced before. Y’all know I love getting out of my comfort zone, however Grant is a little harder to push. He did so good throughout classes and even on the big day. I actually asked for us to take more lessons with her as my Christmas gift, but Grant said no. This made me realize even more how much he stepped out on a limb for me for our wedding day, which makes me cherish this dance even more. I will say that I do still hope he may change his mind in the near future and allow us to take another round of dance lessons with Dr. Quiring. I really want to get to work with her again because I enjoy her that much, plus I already know the song I want us to learn a dance to! (Sorry Grant, I’m telling the truth here!)

I haven’t released our wedding highlight film by Reverent Media just yet. You can see our teaser film here.

Reverent Media came highly recommended from our wedding planners over at Two Be Wed. I loved working with Clay and his team because they are so energetic, passionate and talented at what they do! Recent Media just celebrated 10 years of business and was awarded as a 2018 Best of Weddings Pick by The Knot!

I’ve included some photos below from our first dance (taken by our photogs Luke and Cat) as well as the video of the full dance. I had to change from my princess dress into a dress that I could actually dance in. I’m pretty nervous at the beginning, then there’s a spot where Grant gets a little ahead of himself and another spot where my “dip” was far from a dip. Besides that, I think we nailed it! It was nerve racking to perform in front of everyone at the beginning. Neither of us wanted to forget the routine or mess up. Neither od us wanted to drink before the ceremony or first dance, but after this performance it was time to celebrate! I hope you all enjoy getting a glimpse into one of the truest highlights of my life – my special dance with my Prince Charming!

To see more from our wedding, you can check out our official hashtag on instagram: #EveryWishGRANTed. My other wedding related blog posts are linked here.

“Fight for your fairytale. It does exist!”