Cake Cutting and our First Dance

I’m only sharing these pictures with you because they are hilariously awkward. I mean, I’m glad we have them to remember that we got to eat an amazing mini chocolate and peanut butter cake (thank you Polka Dot Bakeshop!) on our wedding day and that Brian was nice enough not to smush it in my face… but seriously, does anyone look cute in these kinds of pictures?


Ok, that one’s not too bad — we’re smiling and happy about the cake that is to come…


But this one and the next one? Lordy.


Oh, but wait – the next one takes the cake (haha) – kissing with cake in your mouth in front of all your loved ones. Doesn’t get much better than that!


So awkward and wonderful, right?

Do you think these are worth it for posterity’s sake? I think so. They still make me giggle a little bit remembering how goofy we felt kissing with cake in our mouths!

I think I may have mentioned this when I told you guys about the Generals, but the closest thing Brian and I have to a song is Ben Harper’s Forever, which is beautiful, but just too darn slow for a first dance.


So, what did we end up dancing to during our first dance? Ray LaMontagne’s Hold You In My Arms. Here’s a link to Ray singin’ it, if you aren’t familiar with it.


And why did we pick this song? Because Brian liked to “sing” it to Chambers when he was a puppy and did not want to be held (usually because he was sleeping). Brian would reach over and pick up the darling, sleeping puppy, and when Chambers would inevitably grumble, Brian would belt out “I wanna hold yooooou in my aaaaaarms!” Kind of understandable, given how cute a sleeping puppy is. Nearly impossible to resist the snuggle urge. But somehow dancing to this song just felt right — like us — even if it did start out as Brian being goofy.


The best part of this whole tale is that when Brian’s brother asked me why we chose that song and I told him the story he said, “Only you know that about Brian, that is something I could never see him doing”.

And now we all know that about Brian… bet he’s super happy about that! Sorry, dude.

Any special first dance stories out there? How did you (or will you!) pick your first dance song? Was/Is there an obvious one out there or did you stumble upon one like I did?

*All wedding pictures by Angela Stott, sleeping puppy picture by me