Picture Perfect: Tossin’ Stuff

At some point during the dancing, our DJ announced it was time for the bouquet and garter tossings. We, as a lot of people do these days, went back and forth on whether or not we wanted to do this. Most of our friends are married, and we didn’t want to force a few single people out on the dance floor in front of everyone else. Unless they wanted to, of course.

I was completely fine with skipping these traditions, but once again, was completely surprised by Cam. He had seen something online, which led to me having to listen to how much he “reaaaaally really wanted to do it.. come on.. pleeeeeease?” I begrudgingly went over our guest list, and realized that there were in fact more single people than we had originally bargained for, about 8 ladies and 10 or so guys. So we opted to do them. 

First up was the bouquet toss. Our florist included a free toss bouquet that was similar to the bridesmaids’ bouquets, so I grabbed it and headed to the dance floor. 

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Instead of the more popular bouquet tossing songs (“Single Ladies” or “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”) I have had it in my head forever that I wanted to toss my bouquet to a different song – “Hey Ya” by Outkast. It just seemed right. So first, I danced around, like you do when Outkast comes on.

 

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The ladies assumed the position.

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I wound up.. 

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Let ‘er rip, and turned around to see what happened.

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BM FUN. snagged the flowers. She’s a pro at catching bouquets. This was her 9th bouquet she caught. She caught a 10th a few weeks later.. the week before her wedding.

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“IT WORKED!”Image

 

ImageThen it was Cam’s turn. He spent hours agonizing over the right song to play for, you know, feeling me up in front of our friends and family. In the end, he chose “Legs” by ZZ Top. Yes. ZZ Top. 

He danced his way over to me

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And started lifting up the layers of my dress.. ImageBut there were more than he expected.

ImageSo he kept picking up layer after layer..

ImageAnd finally he found the garter. I was wearing 2 – one for my alma mater (Penn State) and one for his (Appalachian State), and the App State garter was the one we used for tossing.

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Cam’s big exciting idea that he saw online? Putting it around a football. I know, it’s been done. But he was so excited about it, we’re such big football people, and so are all of our friends, we just had to do it. 

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And what better music to throw a football to, than a college fight song? Appalachian State’s “Hi Hi Yikas” started playing, and the guys went wild. Except Friend LJ on the left, who didn’t go to App and is clearly confused about what’s going on. 

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When they were done cheering along, Cam finally got his turn at Center. 

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He yelled some random numbers to try and fancy it up, and off it went.

Image… directly into Friend T’s hands. 
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Funny enough, the guy to his immediate right, GM Sailor, married BM FUN. the next month. So he missed his chance. Must be the flip flops.

But all’s well that end’s well. We’re all friends here, and Friend T is getting married to Friend A this September.

ImageDid you have/will you have the bouquet and garter tosses? Are you incorporating a football or other fun thing?

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