Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Jen + Jon
May 28, 2011
BEFORE THE WEDDING
Occupations: Chemist/software developer
How the couple met: Swing dancing
How he proposed: Um... in the bathroom after I got out of the shower.
I sat on the toilet in shock when he knelt.
Bridal shower/Bachelorette party: Too shy
Bachelor party: "Strippers lack musicality. It's just depressing"
Ceremony Place: Our home
Date: May 28th, 2011
The bride wore: Maggie Sottero
The groom wore: Jones New York
Reception Place: our home
Wedding music: iPod
Wedding song: Cara Mia
Menu: Avocado roast beef salad, sou vide short ribs with carrot puree,
asparagus with prosciutto, and seafood pasta
Cake: German chocolate with marshmallow fondant, although the top tier
was rice crispy treats, due to allergies in the family.
Flowers: NONE! My bouquet was made by my mother-in-law with antique
jewelry from my grandmothers.
Décor elements: well, just our house.
Unique details: Crocheted table runners, string sphere lamps, banners
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
Bride's answer: Me almost crying and him making faces at me during the
Groom's answer: Cake in her face!
Oh, it's over so fast. You hear everyone say "It's just one day," but truly, it is merely that: a day. It is a first day of many happy ones, but it is only one day. Be kind to people and don't obsess about the
details, because you won't care on the day, and your relationships mean so much more and any silly detail. Also, people don't go to these things to be be mean. Everyone is there to love you and support you, so don't be scared. And think, what do YOU remember about other weddings you've gone to? It's not the pew bows, it's how happy the couple was. make sure the wedding is merely a means to an end. It's the marriage you want anyway.
Rings: Philip & Co
Invitations: Handwritten, paper from Xpedex
Rehearsal dinner: Biaggi's. They have a great menu for people with
allergies, and have private rooms.
Guest book: We had note cards and envelopes, so our guests could
privately share marriage advice with us. The advice we got was so good,
I would recommend this to everyone!
Bridal gown: Gallery by Lynette (Blech, don't recommend)
Alterations: same as above
Hair and Makeup: Nikki DeRoest
Groom's Tux/Suit: Men's Wearhouse
Decorations and rentals: Diamond rental
Catering: Groom cooked
Cake: Bride baked
Venue: Our home
Officiant: Rev. Anita Gordon