Date: April 25th
Location: FEAST Caterers at Round Hill
First Dance: Slide by Goo Goo Dolls
Last Song: Kiss Me I’m Sh**tfaced by The Dropkick Murphys
Best Parent Dance Ever!!: You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones
Heather and Derek know how to party!
Heather and Derek are self proclaimed geeks. They’re huge fans of Harry Potter, Star Wars and superheroes in general. The hashtag for posts and pics from their wedding was #425nerdynuptials and they filled the Mansion at Round Hill with personal touches. There was something that reflected their style and their sense of fun and adventure everywhere you looked, from the Star Wars style story board of their relationship history…
to the action figures that I can only guess were collected with love and care throughout the years.
That being said, they definitely know how to party! Check out this link to their photo booth pics by Mariana Feely, see if you recognize anyone 😉
Heather and Derek crossed all of the modern top 40 dance music off of our song list in favor of classic rock, ’80s, ’90s and current rock. The highlights of their request list included 99 Red Balloons by Nena, Enter Sandman by Metallica (the one heavy metal song that Heather let Derek request) and You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon.
For their first dance the couple chose Slide by Goo Goo Dolls and it really got the reception started. No one could resist joining them on the dance floor and we just knew we were in for a fun night from the start.
A sweet moment for Heather and Derek just before all the guests hit the floor!
We followed up the first dance with a round of horas to wish the couple good luck in their life together. For the parent dances Heather chose My Wish to dance with her dad (that song still gets me a little choked up each time) and Derek and his mom chose You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones. I never asked what the significance of that tune was for them, but it was awesome! Best parent dance ever. Everyone got into it and joined them on the dance floor for a tribute and well timed sing along.
For the last dance of the night we played Kiss Me, I’m Sh**tfaced by The Dropkick Murphys, a song Heather and Derek specifically requested for “later in the night”. We had to put the kids to bed for that one, but it was clearly a favorite of the couple and their friends. Every word was sung along with the band and it really was a great capper to the night!
Heather and Derek truly enjoyed every moment of their wedding day, I would guess this fun-loving couple finds joy in just about everything they do together. We had an awesome time rocking out with this unique couple and their amazing friends and family.
Here are some more fun details from Heather and Derek’s “Nerdy Nuptials”…
Heather and Derek’s Harry Potter themed cake topper.
The programs stayed right in character.
The backdrop for the photo booth shots. Just so you don’t take yourself too seriously.
If you won’t take Yoda’s word for it…
Love love love old family wedding pics that make an appearance.