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Pinot Butter & Jellies: Lucky

April 28, 2011

I talked about the song selection for our first dance here [http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/08/10/first-dance-songs-5/], and I mentioned that we got dance lessons before the wedding.  To be more precise, we attempted to learn the foxtrot starting a mere 5 weeks before the wedding.  Sound crazy?  I’m here to tell you it’s possible!  We bought a package of 6 one-hour dance lessons with Laurie Ann Lepoff of Steps on Toes dance lessons in Oakland.  Laurie really emphasizes learning the basic dance steps rather than focusing on a choreographed routine, which she believes locks dancers in and causes the whole dance to fall apart if someone misses a step.  During the weeks leading up to the wedding, our hour-long dance lessons proved to be a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of wedding planning.  Some of my favorite memories of the days before our wedding involve us practicing the foxtrot to our song in the living room, in Mr. Jelly’s parents’ garage, and in my hotel room the night before the wedding.  And I’m happy to report that even though we were by no means DWTS ready, we managed to learn a simple foxtrot routine that we felt proud of, and more importantly, had a blast dancing to on our wedding day.  Without further ado, some photos from our first dance, along with the lyrics of our song:

Do you hear me,
I’m talking to you
Across the water across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky, oh my, baby I’m trying

Photo by Cliff Brunk Photography

Boy I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard

Photo by Cliff Brunk Photography

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Ooohh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Photo by Cliff Brunk Photography

They don’t know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I’ll wait for you I promise you, I will

Photo by A. Barsan

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again

Photo by A. Barsan

Lucky we’re in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

Photo by A. Barsan

And so I’m sailing through the sea
To an island where we’ll meet
You’ll hear the music fill the air
I’ll put a flower in your hair

Photo by A. Barsan

Though the breezes through trees
Move so pretty you’re all I see
As the world keeps spinning round
You hold me right here right now

Photo by A. Barsan

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again

Photo by A. Barsan

I’m lucky we’re in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

Photo by J. Yiu


Photo by Ax2D Photography

Photo by Ax2D Photography

Missed a post? Catch up here:
  • It’s Pinot Butter Jellies Time!: Week Before the Wedding [http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/11/15/week-before-the-wedding-schedule/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Practice Makes Perfect [http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/11/16/winery-wedding-rehearsal/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Making a Splash [http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/12/03/rehearsal-dinner-pool-party/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Bocce e Abbracci [http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/12/14/wedding-bocce/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: The Night Before [http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/12/22/to-do-the-night-before-the-wedding/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Getting Dolled Up [http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/12/27/pinot-butter-jellies-getting-dolled-up/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Putting on the Dress [http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/12/29/amsale-wedding-dress/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Our First Look [http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/12/30/wedding-day-first-look-2/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Bridal Party Portraits [http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/01/07/air-force-wedding/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Setting the Scene, Part 1 [http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/01/12/pleasanton-wedding-venues/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: The Ceremony Begins [http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/01/24/outdoor-wedding-ceremony-4/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Here Comes the Bride [http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/01/27/bride-down-the-aisle/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: The Ceremony, Part 1 [http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/03/09/winery-wedding-ceremony/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: The Ceremony, Part 2 [http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/03/10/contemporary-wedding-ceremony-readings/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Mr. & Mrs. [http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/03/17/wedding-saber-arch/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies: Cocktail Hour and Vineyard Portraits [http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/03/21/pinot-butter-jellies-cocktail-hour-and-vineyard-portraits/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies:  Setting the Scene, Part 2 [http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/04/06/maroon-wedding-details/]
  • Pinot Butter & Jellies:  Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Good Night [http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/04/27/bridal-party-entrance-songs-2/]
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