Aly & Jeff Jakubowski’s Longfellows wedding was an intimate affair, with family and close friends present. Together for 10 years, Aly & Jeff knew they didn’t want a lot of fuss. Rather, they wanted their guests to be out on the dance floor and ripping it up all night long. To ensure that, they had dance professionals Dorrie Boice and Rob Robles-Mejia teach guests how to swing dance during cocktail hour! Never seen this done at a wedding before!
The Jakubowskis took it one step further – no pun intended! Leading up to their wedding, they had dance lessons from Lorraine at Lorraine Michaels Dance Centre. Dancing with the Stars had nothing on Aly & Jeff! Their amazing choreographed first dance to Lionel Ritchie’s ‘Endless Love’ was beautiful. Twirls and dips and arm and head positions in perfect form the entire dance, every eye was on them.
For me, watching couples float across the dance floor effortlessly, is such a gift. And then, to see the pros wow the guests with a lively swing dance of their own was icing on the cake. The energy from Dorrie and Rob and the music from Tom at Spinner Productions set the tone for a packed dance floor the rest of the night.
Entering the bar area of the venue for some final portraits, we bellied up to the bar and snagged 2 stools. Forgetting the restaurant was open to the public, we just went about our business. Even though some folks were waiting to slide onto the stools as soon as we vacated, they were cheering the newly married couple and wishing them well.
Jeff and I wish the Jakubowskis well too! May every anniversary remind you of the love that brought you together, and the feelings you shared on your wedding day. We hope when you look at your wedding photos 20 years from now, you’ll relive those moments and laugh/cry/dance/feel joy – hopefully all of the above. Congratulations, Aly & Jeff Jakubowski!