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Disney Wedding Day – Part Twenty-Three

Disney Wedding Day – Part Twenty-Three

We had an incredible time at the reception, but MAN that thing just kept going and going. As the reception went from hour one to hour two to hour three, I started to notice two things. One was that I really tired and wanted to be out of that giant dress. The other was that nobody was leaving. Usually at wedding receptions, people take off after a while, leaving behind a few close family members and the die hard party animals, but at our wedding nobody left unless they had a plane to catch. I actually started to worry that they thought they couldn’t leave, but since I figured it would be rude to go around and say, “you can leave, you know” to everyone, I let it go.

Finally, the DJ let us know that the last song was coming up. We had debated about which song to use as the last song for a long time. I was leaning towards a romantic slow dance, since that would be a relaxing and sweet way to end a wedding. Plus, I figured most people would be gone, so my vision was me and Kyle dancing in an empty room that was all lit up with our wedding decorations. Kyle, on the other hand, wanted something that would really pull everyone together, like the cha cha slide, since he was thinking our wedding reception would segue directly into going out to bars/dancing.

Ultimately, we agreed on Piano Man by Billy Joel. Yes, it’s not weddingish at all, but we both love the song and honestly, I figured nobody would be around to hear it. So, when the DJ let us know that we were about to do the last song, I panicked because we still had a room full of dancing guests. I grabbed Kyle and tried to talk him into a slow dance…the best is yet to come, or something…but the boy stuck to his guns and demanded Billy Joel. I have to admit, I was cringing a little, but what could I do?

Then, the weirdest thing happened…the weirdest thing! The song started and there was a general murmur of approval and then people started singing along and seriously, before I even knew what was happening, all of our guests got on the dance floor and put their arms around each other and started singing along while swaying back and forth in a giant circle. It was so weird and so incredible!

Sweet Neaner, who was drunkety drunk, grabbed my little handheld camera and started videotaping everyone. It’s one of my favorite videos from the wedding, but it is a little unsteady…I think the best part is where you can tell that she was stamping her feet along to the music and twirling around. The video ends with a nice shot of the ceiling if anyone is interested…


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  • Reply GarfPooky

    That video is AWESOME 😀 What a wonderful way to end the night 🙂

    April 2, 2009 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply HamiHarri

    Awesome – your guests rocked!

    April 2, 2009 at 7:45 pm
  • Reply AmyKB

    wow. that is the most interesting end song I have ever seen (and I’m one of those people who almost always stays until the end, paranoid I’ll miss some great reception moment). congrats on a random moment gone great!

    April 2, 2009 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Kate

    We had Toto’s “Africa”, which was amazinf, but I have to say Piano Man is better. People love a good, sing along and dance in a circle song to end a wedding!

    April 3, 2009 at 3:53 am
  • Reply simply allie

    Us too! We chose Piano Man because it was the last song at every high school dance we went to (we met early in high school, so we went to a LOT of high school dances together). But the same thing happened to us – everyone got in a giant circle, sang, and swayed. About halfway through, my hubby grabbed my hand and we “waltzed” around inside the circle, which was awkward, but fun. Woo, Piano Man!

    April 9, 2009 at 2:04 am
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  • Reply Lacey

    I absolutely love that song! What a great way to end the night, congratulations!

    June 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm
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