I went to the wedding of a very good friend of mine this weekend, and although I would never have expected less, I was still blown away by the small details that the happy couple arranged to make their wedding such a perfect reflection of them. It started with the “Save the Date” notice they sent out a few months ago. They portrayed themselves as mini-South Park characters, and it didn’t stop there. The venue was an amazing Art Deco building in Downtown San Francisco, which suits their quirky-in-the-coolest-possible-way style. One half of the couple is the utmost science geek disguised by spiky hair, black clothes, tattoos and modestly sized plug earrings, while the other works in the hair biz and looks every bit the part with the amazing shade of bright red she carries around on her head.
Another friend became a justice of the peace for a day so he could officiate the wedding. Instead of the typical, “Here Comes the Bride,” the DJ played Stevie Wonder’s, “You are the Sunshine of my Life,” as the bride made her way down the aisle, and at the close of a brief but beautiful ceremony, the newlyweds walked back down the aisle to Axl Rose singing “Sweet Child of Mine.” Guests filled out Mad Libs style cards to offer them hilarious wedding advice, and we were all seated at tables that were named with quotes from The Princess Bride. I sat at the “So it is down to you, and it is down to me” table. Instead of feeding each other wedding cake, they each held half of a ginger sandwich cookie and took it apart Oreo-style.
My description really doesn’t do it justice, but they put the perfect twist on every classic element of a wedding and made it their own in a way only they could have. Congrats, J & T!