The First Dance - But Not by the Bride and Groom?
You are going to love this idea. I promise!
I am not a dancer. My computer geek husband is not either. We both knew that nobody wanted to watch us sway back and forth on the dance floor for our first dance. So what did we do?
Well it just so happens that one of my best friends in the world used to be a professional dance instructor at the Cupertino, Ca. Arthur Murray dance studio. She also just happened to get married herself a couple of years ago, and I knew she would love the opportunity to wear her wedding dress again. So I came up with a plan....
When it came time for the first dance? My hubby and I walked to the center of the floor. All of a sudden.... Christina and her professional, award winning, dance partner for the evening, Juan De Dios Garcia, stepped onto the floor and sent us to our seats.
The music started... It was that really dramatic classical piece you hear in the De Beers Diamond commercials. Then the real show began! Christina and Juan De Dios performed a gorgeous flamenco tango, much to the shock and delight of our guests! They, and the dance, were absolute perfection!
Towards the very end, they spun off the floor and my sweetie and I swooped back in just in time to execute the final dip and take all of the glory! It was so fun! And funny that by not dancing ourselves we made our reception even more personal by doing something all of our guests said "Only we would do."
Idea submitted by: Stacie Tamaki of The Flirty Bride
Photos: Todd Rafalovich
The Professionals in action...
Us stealing all of their glory at the end... LOL