We met on the internet, and on our first date we bonded over our shared love of all things nerdy, Marvel, Disney, and theme parks. We always wanted to make the wedding uniquely ours. Nerdy but classy!
If we were going to do the damn thing, it needed to be unique to us and our life and not put us into debt as the first act of our marriage! It was also important to us that despite our straight-passing relationship, our queer identity and the community we have made for ourselves was present in the day.
I was the Wedding Planner for these 2 cool kids. They reached out to me for help with their “car themed wedding” they wanted at an automotive museum in Pennsylvania – their own vehicles attended the wedding as well, parked right next to the DJ and the band!
Jen and Laura celebrated their nuptials at Olio, a newly renovated 1912 historic venue just north of Boston. The defining moment of the night had to be when the band started playing Wilson Phillips. EVERYONE joined in – if there is one correct way to enter a lifetime of wedded bliss, it’s gotta be via a sing-a-long!
Our fairytale wedding included medieval and fantasy elements, with much inspiration from The Lord of the Rings. We personalized our non-religious ceremony, and included many nods to Tolkien. We even had a “House Sword” specially forged for the ceremony!
We wanted a whimsical, herb-garden inspired wedding weekend with an outdoor ceremony, a reception in a barn, a custom cocktail… and we knew we had to incorporate puzzle games into the proceedings, a big passion of ours!