There are two significant parts to this wedding:
1.) The Princess Bride theme based on William Goldman's 1973 fantasy novel. Along with our two "Princess Bride" Brides, attending the wedding were Westley, Inigo Montoya, Prince Humperdinck, Fezzik, The Grandson and Grandfather (the whole event planning team!!), The Albino, Miracle Max, Queens, Pirates, The Brute squad, ROUS's AND Shrieking eels. Read the book, then see the movie...so great.
2.) Historical June 26th:
06/26/2003: a divided Court said in Lawrence v. Texas that a Texas law making it a crime for two persons of the same sex to engage in intimate sexual conduct was unconstitutional.
06/26/2013: a divided Court in United States v. Windsor said that the Defense of Marriage Act (or DOMA) was unconstitutional as a “deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.”
06/26/2015: The Supreme Court legalized a national right to same-sex marriages. SOURCE
06/26/2016: Jada and Katharine wed after 24 years of commitment
I really cannot think of a better way to start the week than to be a part of history. All you need is love.
Rock Star Vendors:
Ceremony & Reception: The Rigmor House, Chapel Hill, NC
Coordinator: Jennifer Ball, Knot Your Average Events, Burlington, NC
Officiant: Rev. Malcolm Marler, Birmingham, AL
Florist: Flowers By Gary, Durham, NC
Catering: Hillsborough BBQ, Hillsborough, NC
Cake: Friend Laura Maisel, An amazing talent!!
Cupcakes: Christiane Voisin, Joie de Vegan, Chapel Hill, NC
Chocolates: "As You Wish" specialty bars by Theo Chocolate, Seattle, WA
DJ: Paul Cordts, Triangle area of NC
Rentals: American Party Rentals, Durham, NC
Hair & Makeup: Christy Davis-Swaso, of Salon 135, Chapel Hill, NC
Dresses: custom-made by Armstreet Medieval Clothing & Frock Follies
Jewelry: "As you Wish" bracelet was custom-made by DesignsbySamra
Hotel: Guests and family members stayed at The Aloft Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC and were treated like royalty
Music: Guitarist was Tom Meltzer, Chapel Hill, NC
Decor: Michael Edwards, Dreambuilder Co, & Whitney Reese, Abba Design, Triangle area of NC
Thank you to the ten special friends of the Brides who were designated as "The Brute Squad". "We could not have done it without all of them!" ~J&K
Jennifer, Knot Your Average Events, "It was just exactly 'as we wished'."~J&K
Heading next door for the ceremony: