With ceremony, dinner, and cocktails over, all that was left was to party.
The Golden Hour
At a moment when the lighting was too perfect, Elizabeth and Jerram were whisked away to take a few final pictures.
Elizabeth and Jerram pose together in the waning evening light.
Elizabeth and Jerram cuddling close.
Elizabeth and Jerram
Elizabeth & Jerram
Elizabeth and Jerram
Emma, Dave, and Elizabeth chatting after meeting up as a group for the first time in years.
The First Dance
Some people put a lot of thought and work into the first dance. They go to dance lessons and carefully choreograph every move to the music. Jerram and Elizabeth only knew one thing: that they wanted their first dance to be to Depeche Mode’s “Somebody.”
Elizabeth and Jerram dance with new rings.
We may not be able to dance, but that’s not going to stop us from trying or enjoying ourselves.
Probably the best shot of the back of Elizabeth’s dress so I’ll take this moment to point out that this was altered by Elizabeth. She didn’t like the way the dress came “off the rack.” So she cut up the back and brought the straps together with buttons.
Guests look on as Elizabeth and Jerram dance. It’s rather surprising that they did not have more perplexed expressions while the lyrics to “Somebody” play in the background.
Elizabeth and Jerram, holding each other close.
Elizabeth and Jerram softly sing along as they dance.
More fashion commentary:
For those wondering, yes all of that bun is Elizabeth’s hair. There are more bobby pins in her hair at this moment than MacGyver could use in a lifetime.
I’m enjoying the fashion commentary. So let me also note that the bracelet Elizabeth is wearing was a present from Jerram’s mother, Barbara.
Jerram and Elizabeth also enjoy the dance as a quiet moment to talk together. And Jerram is fun to talk to.
That is one deep bow.
Glen takes the floor for the father-daughter dance, performed to a medley of “Over the Rainbow” and “It’s a Wonderful World.”
In the father-daughter dance, Elizabeth is surprised to discover that her dad is actually a competent dance.
There’s good (90%) odds that Glen is talking about how impressed he is with Jerram.
James and Gretchen having their own father-daughter dance.
Emma, Susan, and Dave watch on.
One last word before the dance ends.
It’s Barbara’s turn to dance.
Barbara and Jerram take the floor for the mother-son dance. Jerram chose to dance to “Moon River,” a song that was special to his father.
Jerram and Barbara take to the floor.
Barbara looks radiant.
Elizabeth and Jerram clear the floor. This dance is for the married couples. As the song progresses the DJ asks that only couples that have been together for at least one year, than two, than five, etc. continue to dance. This goes on until the last couple who have been married the longest are left.
Jacob can break dance. He just won’t show us.
Hold on a second. Looks like after a bit of a warm up, Jerram has some moves for the dance floor.
Now that was exhilarating!
Elizabeth gives Will a dancing lesson while Jerram dances with Kaylynn.
The night is winding down, it is time to give everyone one last boost of sugar with the cake cutting.
This cake was so pretty, it was a shame to cut.
But Elizabeth and Jerram managed to cut the cake after all!
This is probably the most cake they managed to eat all night. But that little bit was delightful.
Elizabeth may be trying to steal some of Jerram’s cake in this exchange.
This was actually the product of quite a bit of practicing the linked arm wine gulp. There may be a formal term for this pose, but that is what we are calling it.
Now Elizabeth doesn’t look like she’s going to let Jerram wander off.