Looking back on our wedding day, there is one moment in my eyes (and heart) that stands out as the best moment. During this moment we weren’t surrounded by bridesmaids, parents, guests… not even our wedding photographers and videographers were there to capture it. Nor do I think they could capture such a perfect moment (corny, I know).
Let me set the scene:
It’s 6:30pm. We’ve just come in to the Men’s locker room of the clubhouse after spending time out in the hot Florida weather (hello, MAY) taking all our family and bridal party shots at the ceremony site. We’re sweaty, a little tired, nervous for the next part of our Wedding (the first dance), and ready to sit down and take a breather. Sunny MOH and Seminole bridesmaid are there to help me take off my dress (to use the bathroom and air out), put me back in my dress and bustle me up for the reception. After they leave, it’s just me and Mr. Knight in the Men’s locker room. Just the two of us. And so began my favorite moment ever.
We sat for a few moments on the couches, just looking at each other. Excited, exhausted, and overwhelmed with happiness. Mr. Knight then took my hand, we walked into the bathroom portion of the locker room, and he turned on our first dance song on his iPhone. Right there, by ourselves in that bathroom, we had our first dance as husband and wife.
One of my favorite photos ever.
It was so wonderful. We weren’t on display for all our guests as their entertainment (which at weddings, I’ve always believed that the Bride and Groom are the entertainment… tough job). We were just us. Tripping over our steps, laughing, smiling wildly at each other…. sneaking little kisses. It was so wonderful to only hear the sound of our song, and our footsteps.
I don’t need any photos or video to help me remember that moment, because, I feel, it is one I will probably never forget. It left such a lasting impression on me. When I think back to our wedding, I always think back to our special moment, dancing in the men’s locker room.
What was your favorite moment from your wedding day? If you’re still waiting for your nuptials, will you make time for just you and your groom to have a moment together?