After our post-ceremony row boat ride, a few family portraits, and what felt like a 2 minute cocktail hour, it was time for our first dance. The Argentine tango! We've been taking lessons sporadically ever since we met, so it was a natural choice for our wedding.
However, Hal is not a fan of choreographed tango. The beauty of the dance is, after all, improvisation. But knowing us, if left to our own devices in front of a large crowd, we'd freeze. So Hal finally agreed to learn a choreographed routine to the classic, Por Una Cabeza. With it's emotional highs and lows, the song symbolizes our 10-year on and off relationship. We studied privately with Tony & Ilana for 8 weeks. They taught us how to wow our guests with subdued basic steps and a few showy tricks.
We begged our choreographers to give us a climactic one-legged drag across the dance floor. We sort of look ridiculous in the photos, but I promise, it was cool.
I did a quick change back into my gown for the father-daughter dance. I chose a song by Jim Croce that reminds me of my childhood...
Hal and his mother danced to one of her favorite songs by The Beatles. Doesn't she look darling in her vintage Chanel?