Let's be clear. Ours was a gay wedding, so tradition was already being upended. We wanted our event to be different, but not so different that it wasn't a wedding. Here's how we did it.
The ceremony and reception were both held at Philadelphia's Downstairs at World Cafe Live.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted with food and an open bar. We didn't want them to wait for us to say "we do" to eat something and get a drink.
The payoff? No tummy rumbles or 'hangry' sighs were heard. The bar did close during the hour-long ceremony, though.
We asked our photographer to follow one simple rule: Don't make us pose for any photos. Unless it made sense. We never left our guests because we didn't want to miss a moment.
We used WedPics.com as a way for us to easily collect and share smartphone pics. (The site had some great tools to ensure people would sign up and share, too.)
No, No, & No.
We didn't have bridesmaids, groomsmen, or any sort of dedicated parties. We could never have picked.
No flowers, but we had lots of color. As you'll see in the Gallery pages, our theme was a modified rainbow - bright neons set by black & white. Our guests were even asked to wear black and/or white. It was our way of keeping things uniquely elegant.
No cake cutting, but we had cupcakes that we forgot to announce. (Sorry about that, folks.)