The previous summer, while camping, we rewatched Moonrise Kingdom, which was one of the first movies we saw together when we reunited in 2012 (we'd briefly had a long-distance relationship in 1996, but went our separate ways and both ended up married to other people). We immediately realized it was the perfect inspiration for our kid-centered, end-of-summer wedding: it's romantic, but also weird, retro, and set in a Maine-like location.
We knew we wanted things to be really classy and elegant, but we had a small budget. Since we couldn’t afford a lot of flowers, we bought a ton of Christmas lights on sale the year before and just went nuts with white twinkle lights and it worked out beautifully. Chris loves dinosaurs, so I snuck them in everywhere without telling him: large ones held our table numbers and small ones were just hidden in strange places, all painted gold. The biggest highlight is that I made my own gown!
How do I include my religious dad in my wedding day without giving him a platform? I’m afraid if I ask him to read, or allow him to do a speech that he will bring religion into it and I really don’t want that at all. I’m also not sure if I’m going to have a father/daughter dance due to our slowly healing relationship. Help!
A black dress, matching Morticia and Gomez tattoos (turned into a guest book!), their son as “ring security,” and love potion favors… this wedding is an homage to one of our #goals couples, and now this couple fits that bill, too. Who better to model yourselves after than the one couple more in love than anyone? This elegantly goth Addams Family wedding has us swooning hardcore. You will, too.
“Garbage plates” (just wait and see!), animal print, a visiting polar bear at the ceremony, vibrant pink hair, “sloth” cupcakes, lipstick heels, and a dress with ultra chic black detailing — have we sucked you in yet? If not, just wait until you hear how this pair approached decision-making while planning. Inspiring, I swear!
“We made the climb by headlamp, snuggled up with each other while the day got brighter, and then parted ways to change clothes in private. When we were both ready, we just met back in the middle and went for it — no rehearsal, no audience. It was off-the-cuff, and mostly casual, and absolutely perfect.” Elopements make us teary with their intimacy, and this one is no exception. Come for the romance, stay for the gorgeous scenery.