May 9, 2012

That Time We Danced

The first time we danced was about three days after we had met for that first fateful coffee. We stood in the middle of my tiny studio apartment, the one with the blue and red and yellow painted walls, and swayed to These are the Days by Van Morrison. I had just heard it in a movie with Hugh Grant, so I knew it was the perfect song to play. And because at the time, let’s face it, Hugh Grant movies pretty much set the standard on all things romantic.

The first dance at our wedding was about three years after we had met for that first fateful coffee. We stood in the middle of a giant room, surrounded by our friends and family, and swayed to These are the Days by Van Morrison. I had been dancing with him to that song since the very beginning, so I knew it was the perfect song to play. And because, let’s face it, Hugh Grant movies still pretty much set the standard on all things romantic for me. :)

The last time we danced was about three days ago, and almost eight years after we first met for that now infamous coffee. We stood in the middle of a giant room, surrounded by someone else’s friends and family, and swayed to a song we now know by heart. We were there to shoot a wedding. We were there to go to work. But our amazing couple Tricia & Josh dedicated a slow song to us, and then demanded that we hit the dance floor. :)

And when we finally did… they knew just the perfect song to play.

**HUGE thanks to an absolutely awesome mother of the bride, Fran, for grabbing this shot of us!! :)

Tricia & Josh, I hope you know how unbelievably thankful I am for the kind of people that you are. You brought us in and hired us as your photographers, but from day one….you have treated us like your friends. When you get back from Hawaii, I think we should all get together and watch a Hugh Grant movie! :) I’m just sayin! Love you guys!

  1. molly

    that is such a great story and the picture is beautiful!

  2. Tricia & Josh :)

    Love you guys!! Xoxo

  3. Tiffany Farley

    Love. Love. Love. love.

  4. Alison Mish

    That’s beautiful…seriously awesome!

  5. Spring

    You two better slow dance at my wedding :) XOXO

  6. Alicia

    ooo hugh grant movies. swoon (oh and you two? adorbs)

  7. Jennifer

    I just love you guys!

  8. Tara

    I love this. (and hugh grant movies) so much. thanks for sharing :)

  9. Sandra Fazzino

    Love this story! So so sweet.

  10. Emily Crall

    Awwww… I adore this post more than anything. And that photo of you two is absolutely priceless.

  11. Lauren Wakefield

    I love a good slow dance. So perfect…

  12. Kandise

    Awww so sweet.

  13. Christa Hann

    What a sweet post :)

  14. Stephanie Stewart

    Awwww! Love this!

  15. Vickie Wakeen

    I’d always wondered if one day Chris and I could get away with a slow dance at one of "our" weddings … now I know, anything’s possible! Thanks for sharing. You both are lovely.

  16. Rici

    Beautifully written! WOW, I just had to listen to the song again! You are both soo sweet! Saluti.

  17. Jessica

    Love it! And what an amazing picture!:)

  18. Allison Andres

    I am SO late on the blog reading today, but this made me so happy. I’m a massive fan of Van Morrison, Fred and I had lots and lots of his music on our wedding playlist. Something about that voice is just so romantic.

  19. Lydia

    Aww, what amazing clients!!

  20. kati

    Girl….I LOVE that song too! I know exactly the movie you’re talking about! Nine Months! Love it!!

  21. maggieb

    So special!!!

  22. Christen F.

    Bahhhh! Stop making my eye leak!

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