When Sal's small business of superheroes and princesses got booked for a school function, I got recruited to play Snow White by a mutual friend (who happened to play Elsa). As I waited in my car applying my makeup, a curly-haired guy startled me, tapped on my window, and said, "I don't mean to be a creep... but are you a Disney princess?" I was still in normal clothes, but I guess my hair and makeup gave me away.
"... Yes, I am..."
"Oh cool, I'm Batman. Or at least I will be once the kids arrive. Outside of the cape and cowl, I'm Sal."
Alongside the likes of Captain America, Elsa and a Jedi from Star Wars, Sal's Batman and my Snow White bonded over taking photographs and giving high fives to children. It didn't come as much of a shock when he asked me out on a date, it just felt right that this princess and superhero would see where things went.
As it turned out, the two of us shared a mutual love of all things geeky, from Dungeons & Dragons to comic books. In fact, a few years later, Sal even proposed to me during a D&D session. It came as no surprise to our guests when our wedding was filled with fun, geeky vibes. I came down the aisle to Princess Leia's Theme Song, our cake was topped with our D&D figures and even my dad, an ordained minister, recited the wedding speech from Princess Bride, lisp and all, as he officiated our wedding.
We are so thankful to all the vendors that helped make our day special, particularly Vanessa and Eric of All Occasions Photography who captured all the beautiful, fun moments in our wedding (and later did our maternity and newborn photos!)
Wedding Date July 27
Location Couple's backyard
Photographer All Occasions Photography
Wedding Gown David's Bridal
Bridesmaids' Dresses David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup Beau Monde Progressive Hair Studio and Spa
Groom's Attire Kohls
Flowers Hand-made leather flowers with misc craft flowers. Leather for hand-made roses provided by Townsend Leather.
Caterer Bartlett BBQ
Cake Deborah Sheeley
DJ or Band Jude Entertainment
First Dance "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Rentals Wagon Supply
Honeymoon Destination Mediterranean Cruise
Advice to pass along...
As much as you plan and agonize about the little details and the stress of bringing families together - it's important to remember this day is meant to be a celebration of your love as a couple. Everything else after that is just an added bonus to the celebration.