venue: Rivermill at Dover Landing, Dover, New Hampshire
caterer, cupcakes: Flat Iron Catering/Orchard Street Chop Shop, Dover
florist: Kate Parker Designs
hair: Melinda Brandt, HC Studio
make-up: Virginia Coggin
gown: Allure at Madeleine's Daughter, Portsmouth
I have now photographed my last wedding of the season and am so glad it was with Gretchen and John. These two had a nontraditional idea of what their wedding should be like from the beginning. We met at a local coffee shop last year where they told me that they were thinking about involving a green screen at their reception. I knew from that meeting that this event was going to be a little different.
And different it was, in the best way. They got ready at the Day's Inn in a room that Gretchen christened "The Neon Fortress" for its less than flattering lighting situation. Their lovely officiant (and friend) read their vows from a moleskin journal bedazzled with a G and J (while wearing a mini top hat). Their table numbers were marked by photos of WWF wrestlers from the 80's and 90's. Tofurkey was an option at dinner served alongside traditional Thanksgiving sides. Said green screen came into play as part of their "guest book". I could go on (John sported a goat mask on the dance floor).
I had an absolute blast photographing, and just being around, this couple. I laughed all day long. And I'm so excited for Gretchen to see this post because she is a self proclaimed emilie inc. blog stalker and has been faithfully following our work via Facebook all season long. I'm pretty certain that she was the first person to see most of our couples posts and Facebook albums, and we could count on her to show her support via "likes" and supportive comments. She told me about how she would get excited for Mondays to roll around because that's usually when we get posts up about recent weddings. Well here's your post! And it's not even Monday yet!