21 Apr Couple of the month: Nina and Davis
In this article cycle, we will post interviews with some of our wedding couples to help you better understand the preparation process as well as what to expect from the dance on the big day. You can see the dance video at the end of the article!
Dance style: Rumba and Foxtrot
Song: “In My Life” by the Beatles
Amount of Lessons: 11
1. How did you pick a song for your first dance?
We were driving down the West Side Highway and Davis said he wanted to play me a song—he played “In My Life” by the Beatles, and I immediately started crying, because it was perfect for us and our relationship. We’ve both loved lots of people and places in addition to one another, and continue to do so, but it’s incredibly meaningful to know that nothing compares to the person you’re going to marry.
2. What was the most important requirement for your wedding dance?
That the choreography felt like us—we wanted it to be exciting, but not too theatrical. We wanted to be able to relax while we danced.
3. How many months in advance did you start? Did you have a dance experience before?
We did eleven lessons over a four month period. We’d both taken some dance lessons before—Davis even took some ballet in high school.
4. What was the biggest challenge for you preparing the dance and how did you overcome it?
We were so busy with so many aspects of planning the wedding that it was hard to find a lot of time to practice outside of class, so we made sure to take our lessons really seriously, and squeeze in as much at-home dancing as we could.
5. Did you feel comfortable on the dance floor on the day of the wedding?
Davis says “Yes!” Nina says she was a little nervous.
6. Tell our future couples what to expect from the wedding dance on the day of!
If you have a band, try as hard as you can to make sure they’re on the same page about the timing. As a couple, be confident that your guests will enjoy watching you regardless of how precise the dance is.
7. How did you feel after the performance on the day of?
We felt thrilled—Davis says “I wanted to keep dancing with my wife.” We did end up dancing together for almost all of the night!
8. What advice can you give to the couples?
Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
9. Are you going to dance after the wedding? 🙂
We dance whenever we get the chance—we’d love to take a few more lessons with Emily, too!