Once we were done with all of the serious business (family portraits, the pre-ceremony, the actual ceremony, our bride + groom photos, etc.) it was finally time to eat, drink, and dance. You know, what everyone flew to Tubac for, to celebrate with the new Mr. and Mrs. !
We asked my girls to announce us into the ballroom, for the very first time as Mr. and Mrs. Boxer. We walked into Fitz & The Tantrums The Walker. It’s a song that always pumps me up, and I felt it was perfect for a 30 second clip.
DINNER & TOASTS
After we took our seats, dinner was served. We had steak with broccolini, and au gratin potatoes — delicious! Once everyone was finishing up dinner, toasts were given. One from Alex’s sister, and a second from my two brothers.
I was terrified of what my brothers would say. Like, way more nervous than actually getting married. But thank god, my cousin demanded a dry run prior to the actual speech to eliminate some of the no-no parts… Could not thank my cousin enough for that.
As soon as the toast were over, it was time for our first dance. We danced to Hey Ho by The Lumineers. Turns out, we ended up using the list from a few months ago. YAAAS!
We gave the DJ the signal, and it was time for the HORAH!!!! The horah is a traditional Jewish dance, it’s an expression of joy, and SO much fun. I know everyone was so looking forward to it. Just imagine everyone dancing in circles, within circles, within circles to the beat of an old-timey Jewish tune.
Lots of clapping, leg kicking, spinning, and chanting. And then, they lift the bride and groom up on chairs, held together by a napkin. The whole thing is fast moving, and a total cluster, but OMG it’s great.
Our DJ ended the horah, and began playing a killer list Alex and I curated together. Our goal was to keep our guests on the dance floor for a majority of the night. Mission accomplished! These could very well be my favorite photos of the night. My baby brother and my husband dancing to god knows what was playing. T-Pain? Usher? You may not know this about my husband — this is a well kept secret amongst those of us who are lucky enough to be at a dance party with Alex — he’s a fantastic dancer.
The very last song of the night was Sugar by Maroon 5 (that was for my brother Sam), and then the DJ lined everyone up, and passed out sparklers. And that was it! If we can just go back, and relive 10 minutes of our wedding day? Oh man, what a blast.