My brother got married last weekend! This is really exciting as my brother has been with his girlfriend since 2007. She’s one of my best friends and I’ve called her my sister-in-law for 5 of those 9 years. So hooray for them!
Their wedding was so… fun. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of weddings are fun. But they pursued a pretty non-traditional wedding route, coupled it with a board game theme, and it fit their personalities so perfectly! I got married in a Catholic Church. We didn’t have a full sermon, but still had the traditional wedding. My wedding was beautiful and was how I imagined it but the way my brother and sister-in-law did their wedding was so personal.
The wedding was outdoors at a park’s gazebo. The wedding party, -all wearing Converse All-Stars – walked in to “The Lord of the Rings”, the bride walked in to Dr. Who’s theme song, and we all exited to “Everything is Awesome”. Their Corgi Puppy, clad in a bow tie, acted as the ring bearer. My brother’s best friend got ordained for the celebration and married them. He also acted as their best man. Their ceremony was just over 9 minutes long. Yep! Nine Minutes.
Still, probably because the Best man had known both the bride and groom for 15 years everything that needed to be said was said perfectly in those 9 minutes. The wedding was hilarious and touching all at once! The groom got teary eyed and I was close! At the end of the wedding, even people who didn’t have as close a connection to the bride and groom didn’t have anything poor to say about it. (Except that they were cold -br. October weather in Wisconsin is like playing darts in the dark.)
I was going to turn this post into something more than just giddiness for my brother. Something about their theme or about pursuing a non-traditional wedding or about using a Best Friend as your minister, but I’m not going to. Check back if any of those interest you. For now, I’ll just close with a CONGRATS E&K!