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The Unfake Wedding of Marie + Vic, v.3

There are just so many wonderful, funny and inspiring photos form this wedding. The details were amazing. The venue was a stunner (albeit a tad windy, but that was the weekend those terrible tornados ripped through the southern part of the US, so I’m considering it a blessing there was no rain!). The food was awesome. All kinds of love everywhere. So let’s get on with the ceremony, shall we?

The continuation of The Unfake Wedding of Marie and Vic!




T30SB Commentary: Little Miss Attitude!

Did you include any special family traditions?

Not necessarily a tradition, but I had been saving a bottle of wine that I bought on our incredible family trip to Italy in 2004. It was from a winery bearing our Italian last name, and we drove over an hour through the Tuscan countryside to find it. Great memories from that trip! I had the caterer decant it and serve it to my family and my new in-laws at our table at the reception, to symbolize the transition from my old last name to my new one!


T30SB Commentary: The ceremony was held at the end of a long pier on The National Harbor. There were musicians and waiters handing out strawberry lemonade before the ceremony started. It was almost as if the reception had already started, with people milling about and socializing. There were hugs a-plenty and you could just tell it was going to be a great crowd.



What was your biggest day-of crisis and how did you handle it (or rather, not handle?)?

You already know about it if you read this blog!! I had a guest spill half a glass of red wine on my dress the MINUTE I walked into the reception from the ceremony. Louise the Amazing whisked me into a room, assessed the damage, put my girls to work finding club soda, salt, Shout wipes, and all the other usual remedies. When those didn’t work, she expertly sewed an additional pickup into my skirt to hide the stain!! Worked like a charm, and she wins the award for saving the day big time!!!!




T30SB Commentary: I love that grin!


What was you biggest wedding planning crisis and how did you handle it (or rather, not handle?)?

The post office ruined 30 of our wedding invitations and returned them to my parents smeared and torn. My mom went to the post office and raised holy hell, only to realize nothing could be done except re-deliver them WITH BLACK SHARPIE MARKING OUT THE PREVIOUS POSTAGE. Lesson learned: don’t send Dad to the post office to take care of something you want to look pretty. Hand canceling wouldn’t have made a difference, since they claimed it was the size of the return address (too big) that confused the electronic sorter into thinking it was the deliver TO address. Oh well. We got through it.

T30SB Commentary: Note to invitation designers: make sure your return address on the back fits US postage standards to avoid this mechanical confusion. Brides, make sure you do the same if you’re DIYing.


Who was the biggest pain in the ass on your wedding day?

Hmmm, tough one. No one was a pain in the ass at all, really. We were really lucky there. We were surrounded by wonderful family and friends all day and night, which made me so happy.


The next and final installment of this very personal and special Unfake Wedding is close at hand. I’ll be posting in just a little bit, so make sure you check back today for the reception craziness. I mean, you just GOTTA SEE the Wookie Ice Luge!

Reader Comments (4)

Love the vintage auto. Great touch! This is a gorg post all around . . .

Everything is so gorgeous and classy. Once again I am getting teary-eyed from the wonderful photos. I just love happy brides! (and greooms). Sniff!

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMom

Is that my mom or yours? LOL I can't tell.

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Mine! Yours posts as "Marie's Mom!"

June 24, 2011 | Registered CommenterLouise

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