I got married!
It was totally amazing, and about as weird being on the other side of the lens as you'd expect. Though it was great working with one of my second shooters (and a good friend) for our photos.
We got married at home with a small guest list, a decision that appealed to us a lot but also brought its own problems. Not least of which was the weather - and of course we spent most of the last week with rain in the forecast just to end up with an absolutely perfect, beautiful day.
Our JP, Mary Pugh, was great, and helped us put together a simple, meaningful ceremony tailored to us.
Food was the first thing we settled on - New Haven PIzza Truck. I've shot a couple weddings with these guys and they're great. Appetizers, crazy amount of fresh, brick-oven baked pizza, and gelato and cappuccino for desert. They even made a gluten free pizza just for our one gluten-sensitive guest. And, of course, they let us get a picture with the truck.
We got our cake from Hope at A Little Imagination Cakes. I can't say enough good things about Hope. We met with her without any clear idea what we wanted or needed, and left with a remarkably affordable and totally delicious cake/cupcake combo that fit us perfectly and came out a work of art. The amount of time and detail she put into her work blows my mind. It tasted amazing, too (he typed, while eating leftover cake).
The rest of the day was just spending time with family and friends, laughing and crying over toasts, dancing, and enjoying the day. I won't lie - getting married at home is a lot of work, and we couldn't have done it without help from family and friends in the days leading up. But it was also a real pleasure being in a place that means so much to us, and makes it easy to be flexible on the day. We ended up moving a bunch of our tables and chairs from inside to outside when the weather turned out beautifully, and ended the night with an impromptu bonfire.
Plus we could invite our friends' dogs, which is awesome.
Needless to say, I couldn't be happier. Heather's been my closest friend and partner since we met, and I couldn't imagine my life without her.
Ok. Back to work.