• Recaps
  • Just Mauied :: The Twelfth of Never

    Sometimes I don’t know why I try and finish recapping our wedding. Then I come across the below video footage, and I remember why. I’m going to jump around on my recaps, because… well… it’s MAH recaps and I’ll do as I want. :) Plus, I’ve made it a new year’s resolution to only blog what I want to blog about. No more ‘forced’ blog entries, because those are no fun! So from now on, I’m bloggin’ when the mood strikes (and when time permits, no more blogging at 2am!).

    Anyways, back to why I’m here today. Leading up to our wedding, Mr. Knight knew he wanted to honor his Mema and Papa with a dance of their own (as they will be celebrating their 50th Wedding anniversary this year and have done so much for Mr. Knight growing up/and now). So we told the DJ to play “their” song, The Twelfth of Never by Johnny Mathis, during our reception as a surprise for them.

    ♥ Our Wedding // The Twelfth of Never from Mrs Gator on Vimeo.

    I love how Mr. Knight’s Papa is singing the song to Mema in her ear while they dance. ♥

    The song, “The Twelfth of Never,” comes from a popular expression which is used as the date of a future occurrence that will never come to pass. In the case of the song, the 12th of Never is given as the date on which the singer will stop loving his beloved, thus indicating that he will always love her/him. Wikipedia

    Ahhh, every time I hear this song I fall more and more in love with it. :)

    Then everyone joined in…

    Groomsmen M and his gal, A. Funny enough, they both caught the bouquet and garter. Watch out, y’all are NEXT!

    Sunny MOH and her husband, Groomsmen S, dance within the crowd. Their now living half way around the world in Thailand doing volunteer work for the next few years. Miss them♥.


    Seminole Bridesmaid dancing with her hubby, who is currently serving our country overseas. Be safe SB-hubby!

    And, here Mema and Papa are, at their Wedding 50 years ago.

    Happy (soon-to-be) Anniversary!♥

    Do you plan/did you have a special dance for your grandparents (or anyone else in your family)? Was it a surprise for them?

    All photos by Starks Photography, except the last!

  • Reception
  • A Song to Dance With Dad

    With the Father/Daughter dance song I really want to find a song that both my Dad and I really like, nothing country and nothing sappy. I don’t want to be a crying mess dancing with my Dad, I want to have a good time and ‘dance it out’ with my Dad.

    I’ve been listening to a lot of music my Dad used to play to me while I was growing up. While some are not as appropriate (The Monkeys) others are good contenders (Elton John, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, etc). Here are a few songs I’ve been listening to.

    Fleetwood Mac “Landslide”

    Elton John “Tiny Dancer”

    Billy Joel “Lullaby”

    Elton John “Your Song”

    John Mayer “Daughters”

    Elton John “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

    Tom Petty “Free Fallin'” (Live from Gainesville ROCK CITY!)

    John Mayer does an acoustic version of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin” but I prefer the original (even if it isn’t really wedding appropriate).

    Okay so… quite a few from Elton John… what can I say.. I got a thing for Elton. :-) I got so many songs I like… are we allowed more then just 1 father/daughter dance?

    Which one do ya’ll like most? Any other suggestions? What does Gator Dad think?

    UPDATE:

    Gator Dad says if we do two songs (which I kind of love and mentioned above), then we could do “Free Fallin” by Tom Petty and then “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles. During “Eternal Flame” he would hand me off to Mr. Knight and we would start dancing. If we don’t do the two songs we would go with “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John. Yes Hannah, I did dance when I was younger for several years. I was on the dance team in high school and danced in the Civic Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Peabody in Daytona, so it has significance to both of us. :-)