I will tell you right now - you're going to love today's featured couple. Eric and Courtney look like they had such a great time at their wedding, as captured by their photographer, Candace Jeffery. They weren't afraid to be goofy and have fun with it; a lot of times, it looked as if they had no idea there was a camera in the room.
I call their wedding "Modern," although that has more to do with the venue choice - the Marquee in an historic art deco building in Hartford, Connecticut - and the couple's entire attitude about their wedding, rather than the actual wedding decor. "Eric and I didn't get all matchy-matchy, and we did not sweat the small stuff. We didn't have favors, we didn't do the garter toss or the bouquet toss. We didn't follow the 'rules' of a wedding. As soon as we walked onto the dance floor to be introduced, we danced. We got everyone up and dancing right away. We wanted it to be a party, a celebration of love and happiness (God, that sounds hippie-dippie, but heck! It's who I am). If we liked something, we added it, asked for it, or did it ourselves."
"The venue was amazing - the G Fox Marquee has great history, and amazing art deco architecture," said the bride, Courney. "The space itself was so beautiful, we really didn't have to do much, which I loved. We went with black and cream with a hint of purple (Eric's favorite color), [which] worked well with the venue and it helped keep everything simple. That being said, my bouquet was yellow - why? because I love yellow! Eric and I love the movie, Harold and Maude, and I wanted daisies anywhere they could fit them. I saw my bouquet, and it was exactly what I wanted - I didn't care that it didn't match anything else."
Besides her bouquet, Courtney also loved their homemade escort cards, which were made using clothespins decoupaged using paper maps and tea-soaked paper tags that had a worn, vintage look to them. "Our cards looked great, we had beautiful books all over, and our typewriter set up with the timeline of events was simply lovely. Just enough details to be 'us', but not too many that we went crazy putting it together before the wedding."
One last detail of note? The memorable father-daughter dance, which was a recreation of "Tequila," from Courtney's favorite movie growing up, Peewee's Big Adventure. "My dad has a great sense of humor, so I knew he would be on board. My dad and I are not sappy - we are funny and have a fun relationship. It was such a great part of the night because no one expected it."
See? Told you you'd like them...and you haven't even seen the photos yet! ;)
Fun Modern Wedding at the Historic Art Deco Marquee - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Candace Jeffery Photography
Venue: Marquee Events & Catering
Floral Designer: Azalea Floral Design
Wedding Dress Designer: Watters
Cake Designer: Modern Pastry Shop, Inc.
DJ: Butch Gray Disk Jockey/Entertainer