Jul 13, 2011

Journey Of A Thousand Miles: And We Danced The Night Away...


Even though the night was coming to an end and our all out dance party was starting to wind down, our DJ still had a couple surprises up his sleeve.

I guess to really tell this story I need to start back when Bijan, our DJ, was trying to put together a playlist for our reception. He asked both of us to send a list of our 10 favorite songs so he could get a feel for our style. When I got a look at Mr. Meerkat's list, #1 was and I quote - "my entire Metallica collection". *facepalm* I emailed Bijan and clarified that while these are the songs we liked, he did not have to play any that were not good for dancing.

So imagine my surprise as we were out there on the dance floor and I heard Bijan's voice come over the speakers saying "Chris, this one is for you." Followed by the song Nothing Else Matters by Metallica. Leave it to Bijan to find the only love song Metallica ever wrote. Mr. Meerkat was ecstatic! And yes we danced like nothing else mattered.

All of our family and friends joined us out on the dance floor. I never in a million years would have thought that we would have three different generations out on the dance floor dancing to Metallica.

As the evening came to an end, Bijan gave us one last amazing song to end the night on - Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. It was absolutly perfect for our group because for us it doesn't get any better than some classic Queen.

While the song starts out really slow, everyone was standing around in a circle together shoulder to shoulder, singing and swaying.

Best Man Meerkat and Kari the Hairy Fairy were even singing into straws.

And then the fun started as the fast guitar rifts began and the beat picked up.

Which produced more singing at the top of our lungs mixed with some amazing air guitar displays.

Personal photos by Mama-In-Law Meerkat & Sister-In-Law Meerkat

I couldn't have thought of a more "us" way to end the reception.

After the music had faded away and everyone had said their good nights, Mr. Meerkat and I along with Best Man Meerkat went to the hotel lobby to relax a bit and to have one final celebratory wedding day drink together. As we sat there talking, I couldn't help but feel happy. Our wedding and reception were absolutely amazing and better than I could have ever dreamed they could be. From putting on my dress to being able to have a Father-Daughter dance, everything was simply perfect.

Thank you Mr. Meerkat for helping make all my wedding day dreams come true.

Up Next: Cenote Trash The Dress

Days Before Wedding
Getting Ready
Cocktail Hour and Portraits
The Reception

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