I have attended many, many weddings. Each one is always different from the next, and that's what makes my job such fun and keeps the gig fresh. I've seen a lot of creative touches that work, and some that don't. So I think that this blog serves as a great arena to share the great ones!
For instance, I photographed a particularly unique wedding last weekend in Meredith, NH.
The bride wore a custom-made blue dress; the groom wore a tux and magenta argyle socks. The outdoor ceremony was presided over by two female friends who invited the guests to introduce themselves to those seated around them at the start and then later to stand and share their blessed wishes for the new couple out loud. After saying I Do, a 75-person marching band greeted the couple at the end of the aisle (a huge surprise to all the guests) and played a series of numbers to get everyone in the celebrating spirit. It worked! The reception began with another muscial act- this one, a Barbershop chorus including the bride's grandfather. A swing band got everyone on the dance floor and provided some great tunes for a twist contest (complete with competitor number bibs) led by a friend and her professional dance instructor husband! Instead of a cake, there was a pie station featuring many flavors made by friends and relatives. We all left with big smiles and warm fuzzy feelings after such a great, fun night. Congrats, Sarah and Tad!