two-step

10.28.2014

there's something you should know about my husband, whenever he isn't trying to do the robot, he's actually a GREAT dancer. sometimes people miss that about him. they think he's being goofy, if not wry - which he is - but that's not entirely who he is. i thought those things too when i first met him in college, he was sarcastic and unapologetically honest and even though i was intimidated, i was also intrigued. 

...then we danced at his graduation party. we wouldn't start dating until months later, but it was his kick-step and the commanding way he twirled me that night when i first suspected he might be the oneyou see, i'm not the easiest person to dance with, especially if my partner is a man that is accustomed to leading because i am a woman that is reluctant to follow. it can make for a frustrating and awkward tug-o-war instead of  fluid movement, but from our first two-step, andy and i had a connection. he was direct, but a good listener. he understood the subtleties of my cues and took me confidently by the hand, spinning me in circles until i was laughing and reeling like august at the sight of a bath full of bubbles. he reminds me not too take myself so seriously and to have fun; to be straightforward and sincere; to be trusting and to not over-analyze. he may have gumption that borders on audacity - which can be either inspiring or infuriating depending on your mood - but man, do we have fun dancing!
  
our sweet newly-wed friends recently shared the photos from their beautiful day with us, all the photo credit goes to their talented photographer, niles grey.

22 comments:

Erin said...

You two could be models, you're so gorgeous together. Both of you are glowing from whatever shared wavelength you're on when you dance together. I love the line " especially if my partner is a man that is accustomed to leading because i am a woman that is reluctant to follow." LOVE that. I married a guy who can't dance but will occasionally compensate with boundless enthusiasm (like at our own wedding, bless him). xoxo

andrea said...

oh i lovethat last ├▒icture of you two so much! luci, bella bella!

Amy S. said...

Ha...he sounds a lot like his brother, very sarcastic and honest.
I love these pics of you two...And I'm always jealous of the couples around here at bars, parties, etc, who can twirl effortlessly around the dance floor. I have two left feet in a major way :-)

Amy@eatsleepdecorate said...

You two are seriously the cutest! Love the pictures! It looks like a wonderful wedding. BTW..you were made for each other for sure! xoxo

Kaylan Buteyn said...

too sweet. your hair looks adorable!

Fiona Harding said...

Awww he sounds wonderful!

Claudin Mangum said...

you have a gift for finding just the right words to describe the nuances and uniquities of people! these little insights and glimpses into another's personality are so very special, thanks for sharing xoxox

Christine Dinsmore said...

you two are smokin'! these look like stills from a little independent movie. what wonderful photos to have. and i love this story. so beautifully written and insightful. love. love.

lucinda said...

shucks andru, thanks! xox

lucinda said...

yes, it is a strong smith gene they all carry and i hope august gets is too (only mixed with a bit from my side to balance it out) hehehe

lucinda said...

you know our relationship better than most (you were a witness, for pete's sake!) so it is especially nice to read that coming from you, amy. xo

lucinda said...

thank you, kaylan! it was my first attempt at "milkmaid braids", so i'm glad you think it came out nice.

lucinda said...

hi fiona! thanks for saying that, he really is. ;)

lucinda said...

hearing you say that, makes me love you, you know!

lucinda said...

gah! i'm beyond flattered, thank you christine. it's not often that we get photos together (let alone getting me in front of a lens!) so i am very grateful that our friends shared the pictures with us. xo

Hannah Smith | fox and willow said...

love this and these pictures! you two are so cute together. Brad and I are terrible dancers together! haha

lucinda said...

hehehehe, the key is to dance like no one is watching! ;)

georgia said...

Such a cute story! Great photos and wonderful hair!!!

lucinda said...

hi georgia and thank you for the sweet comment!

Erin O'Brien said...

So sweet! I have a hard time following another person's lead too, especially a man's. It's a very special thing when you find someone who is able to lead you and you don't mind it.

Petra said...

wonderful pictures. and wonderful words. I love how you talk about him.

rebecca said...

These photos are awesome, but really the way you describe your husband and his dancing and the way you feel about his dancing...that's just magic. Wow. You're both lucky, really really lucky. :)

 

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