Casual carnival madness and an interactive ring warming

By on Apr. 2nd Photos by Justine Johnson

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Meg and Carrie live in our favorite kind of wedding world where corsets and shorts and red mohawks and pinwheels and piercings all come together and live in peace. And we breathe it all in until they send us off with their sparklers and singing slow dances (and little boys seriously grooving on the dance floor). It all started at their carnival-themed wedding in Meg's parent's backyard in New Hampshire. They put a really fun spin on a ring warming ceremony by making it interactive. Instead of passing the rings around the room, they greeted each guest personally and handed them the rings to bless and wish upon.

Here's where it gets ultra FUN. The reception included lawn games galore, an iTunes playlist keeping the outdoor dance floor alive, Mad Libs, a guest book quilt, coloring pages, seed bomb favors, and carnival-style signs with each member of the wedding party as a traditional carnival character. Justine Johnson PhotographyThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them got to play and frolic all day long with these guys (oh, and photograph the event).

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