"The quick version is: We met at work; I proposed to Alex while our dog Frank chewed on my suitcase." That's what Heather said when I asked how they got together. And aside from the location in rustic Vermont where Alex's family is from, she had one word to sum up the plans for her wedding: games.
To warm up, they invited their friends & family on a morning trail run they called "The Cold Feet 5k." This prepared them mentally for a wedding day that involved gaming throughout every phase: They were married by one of their best friends, who used a vow book made from a Scrabble board. At the end of the ceremony, they high-fived instead of kissing each other (because obviously, they both won). The seating chart was a custom board game with a map of the tables and a piece for every guest. Each table had a tabletop or card game, which everyone enjoyed until the team trivia game show began (which the newlyweds hosted themselves). The guestbook was a directory of characters, where guests had to draw their own "character" and fill out their origin, motto, and special power. Later in the night, we were introduced to the hilarious "balloon-popping game," which made for some amazing photos, and the after-party centered around Rock Band.
The only intermission these two had from their competitive shenanigans was a walk around Vermont's gorgeous scenery at sunset, where Matt & I had our own little contest for wildest portraits (who won? You be the judge!)
Congrats to this imaginative, unstoppable couple. May your journey through life be filled with many epic adventures!
Venue & catering: Mad River Barn / Everything else: DIY!
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