Free as blue bonnets in the summer…

 

 

If the bride and groom are both from Texas, you might expect the first dance to be a two-step. What you might not expect though, is for it to also be sweet and romantic. Count this a win for lace and cowboy boots!

 

The very first lesson.

 

First dance Texas style!

(And a little snippet of Stephen and his mom)

 

Did you enjoy your lessons?

 

 

You are the best thing…

… that ever happened to me.

 

 

 

Some couples are just cute, and this one definitely is. Just look at them! And being laid-back and willing to laugh at themselves also made them fun and easy to teach. It was an honor to be there to see it all come together on that beautiful fall evening.

 

The bloopers reel!

 

The big moment!

 

 

Take My Hand…

 

 

 

I wondered for awhile how this couple kept improving as quickly as they did. It was obvious that they were practicing, but I couldn’t imagine how since he was frequently on the road as a long-haul trucker. So, I finally asked, and the answer is just the sweetest thing. He would actually park next to other rigs at truck stops and practice his part in the space between them. Meanwhile, she was here doing her part while balancing two jobs and a toddler. Talk about dedication! And as you’ll see, all that hard work totally paid off with a beautiful (and kinda sexy) first dance.

 

So much work on every little detail!

 

Surprising everyone with a beautiful first dance!

 

 

 

 

 

And I get to kiss you baby just because I can …

How do you maintain a relationship long distance? Well this couple could probably give us all some pointers, because while they were planning their wedding, he was living here in Memphis and she was nearly 250 miles away in medical school. And they even managed to fit in dance lessons so they could have a first dance as gorgeous as they are.  Score another one for the power of love!

Taking the time to learn together.

 

Worth it!

 

Just thinkin’ bout…

 

 

This couple is plenty adventurous (They snowboarded into their wedding!), but one of the first things Janelle said to us was, “We both hate dancing in public.” Well I guess we created a monster (two actually), because by the time the wedding rolled around they had learned not only their first dance choreography, but also some push-pull, merengue, and salsa. They were actually looking forward to dancing at the reception!

 

Learning how to not hate dancing!

  

And he still sweeps her off of her feet!

 

I will get a glow just thinking of you …

 

 

 

 

The apple didn’t fall far from the tree with this pair. Both mathematically inclined and both lovely to work with. No surprise their father-daughter dance turned out so beautifully.

Some good advice for other father-daughter duos.

 

Elegant and Classic!

 

Best New Year’s Eve Party Ever!

 

 

Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned waltz, especially when it’s danced to a modern and sensual song? And of course, you’d expect a wedding on New Year’s Eve to combine the best of the old and the new. So it’s no surprise that this gorgeous couple looked amazing performing their first dance as they rang out the old year and rang in their new lives together.

Patience, practice, and teamwork!

 

So elegant!

 

All I Want is For You to Be Happy….

As a former gymnast (She even has a move named after her!), this bride was up for anything. Good thing her handsome groom was willing to work as hard as she was, because this upbeat first dance really is packed with goodies.

 

Plenty of concentration here.

 

Gorgeous!

A Sweet & Laid-back Wedding Dance

 

 

Hailing from North Carolina, this couple already had a little bit of shag in their dance toolbox, so it was easy to build from there. The result had a sweet and laid-back feeling (just like them) and they made look easy.

 

Enjoying lessons together.

 

Wowing family and friends at the wedding!

 

So, how did it go?