Thursday, July 8, 2010


"if you'd like it put more simply - never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

The floral arrangement pictured on the left looks like something from the other side of the looking glass. The fiddle heads, ferns and hostas seem like something that just bloomed from the shady floor of a hidden forest glen...but the blazing orange gerber daisies and sunny yellow spikes are just screaming "look at me!" The aptly named florist? Your Enchanted Florist

Weddings, by their very nature are about unity. Ironically, JP and Katy's marriage celebrated contradiction. Not contradiction in the disagreeable sense (any hint of a disagreement between the bride and groom resulted in a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors), but in the sense that traditional and the non-traditional, sensical and non-sensical, formal and informal were paired to create a very unique celebration.

The non-traditional floral was paired with a traditional Jewish wedding chuppah (made by hand by the great-great grandmother of the groom). A Chantilly lace wedding gown was paired with blue fingernail polish and yellow Converse high tops. The groom wore a suit and Birkenstocks.

The buffet of assorted heavy appetizers and the wine bar was provided by Green Mill. Here the contradictions continued; chocolate covered strawberries and blue octopuses? Or is it octopi?

All the elements of this wedding were surprising, and certainly unique. Sometimes bringing many different themes or elements together does not work at all, but because everything was authentically JP and Katy it was a huge success. Nobody walked into the Library and said "Wedding robots?" Instead they smiled, and nodded and said "Wedding robots!" Afterall, with this bride and groom, the nonsense just makes sense.

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