Jun 26, 2010
SIGN IN TABLE
Sign-In Table was so sentimental to me. We had a family tree which was represented in picture frames. In the center, it was an 8x10 colored picture of Ramon and I from our engagement photo session. On each side of our 8x7, there was a 5x7 black and white photo of our parents at their wedding. And then we followed the tradition by adding 4x7 picture frames of each set of grandparents also in black and white.
Ramon and I took a 6 week dance course which we paid a fortune for. We chose The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra It was super sweet and extra cutesy.... after many days of practicing and a week leading up to our wedding, we decided to CHANGE IT! I repeat! We changed it only a week away!! Now some people would call this insane! But honestly, when it get's down to it... we wanted a more intimate dance. One we can look into each others eyes and soak up every minute. Don't get me wrong, a choreographed wedding is beautiful and very much entertaining, however, Ramon and I wanted to focus on the moment, eye to eye, without trying to figure out the next dance move.
It was beautiful. We decided to take our first dance as husband and wife to So Amazing remixed by Beyonce and Stevie Wonder!
FATHER / DAUGHTER DANCE
This was such a heartfelt moment for my dad and I. For those of you who don't know... I am what you call a true daddy's girl. I will do anything for this man! Since this dance meant so much to my dad, I went ahead and allowed him 100% full authority over the song selection... and what song did he choose? Ready, Set, Don't Go by Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus. MAN LADIES! If you have yet to hear this song... it's a must! Definitely a tear jerker!!
MOTHER / SON DANCE
Just like how I am a daddy's girl... My husband is a mommy's boy. The only difference was Ramon wanted to choose the song. He chose A Song For Mama by Boyz II Men. MAN! You want to talk emotional? You should've been here to witness. EVERYONE had tears in their eyes. It was such a beautiful moment. Ramon sung the whole song to his mom while dancing. Just beautiful!
TO BE CONTINUED....
Our bridal party entrance was HIL-ARIOUS! People constantly came up to us saying it was the best entrance they have ever seen! My bridal party was off the hook! Each couple came into there own song of choice. One couple performed the fisherman catching a fish dance (La La La by Jay Z), another couple popped, locked and dropped it (Superman High by R Kelly), of course we HAD to have a couple break it down doing the robot (Blow the Whistle by Too Short) while the others were just wild'n out (Gangsta Nation by Westside Connection and Winner by Jaime Foxx) !!
And then there was the one who enjoyed every shot of tequila on the way to the venue. lol. I believe every bridal party has/had or will have one of these! lol. Can you guess which one I'm talking about? They guy or the girl? This couple funked out to Hypnotized by Biggie Smalls
But WAIT!! We can't forget about the Best Man and Maid of Honor coming out to Next Episode by Dr Dre!! GANGSTAS!!! Check out my girl rockin' her thizz face!! HA! Love it!!
And last but definitely not least... MR & MRS RAMON NOBELA JR!! We came out to Swagga Like Us by T.I. and then remixed it with Run This Town Tonight by Jay Z ft Rihanna and Kanye West! We killed it!! Every single body in the building was on their feet JUICED!! Of course we had to gig it out.
Check our my baby rockin the Damon Dash move!!
And ending it reppin the ROC! (Can you tell he's down for Jay Z?)
So I had to come back and rep my ROCK!! heheh. Get it?! lol
.... please come back and check out our INTRO video! You don't want to miss it. lol....
The cocktail hour went by within a blink of an eye. After taking my bridal portraits, I raced to the cocktail hour to catch a glimpse of event. It was beautiful. Passed hors d'oeuvres, a pianist playing the grand piano, guests sipping on brandy while the men enjoyed the bold blends of cigars we offered on the terrace.
After a 45 minute drive to our venue, our photographers we able to get some really intimate shots of my husband and I. It again, was another calm and peaceful moment. A little hot, sweaty and "oh my gosh, I want to take this veil off" moments here and there but for the most part.... I was just soaking in this intimate moment before partying it up with our guest list of 275 =)
During the cocktail hour, we decided to serve our guests cigars. Ramon definitely didn't want to miss out, so he hitched a ride down the street while my photographer and I were left alone. So what else can a bride and a photographer do but to... TAKE BRIDAL PORTRAITS! YAY =)
Arriving at the church is where I suddenly felt a change in my all around aura. I was chocked up. I could hardly breath. Fainting was definitely on my "to do" list. I am not one to faint nor feel jittery or shaky. I thought I had mentally prepared myself for any "crazy" moments but it was evident that these feeling were happening and there was nothing I could do but to feel them and embrace them. So I did. I felt it all. Scared, frightened, nervous, happy, excited!
Okay... seriously.... can we just take a moment..... I am a true Grand-daddy's girl (as well as a daddy's girl). My grandfather stopped me in my tracks right before we had to take altar pics... He threw himself in my arms and started crying which of course played the domino effect on me. Oh how I love this sweet precious moment!