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FAL-WIN 2016

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F a l l | W i n t e r B R I D E 3 1 Ages: 46 and 49. Occupations: Owners of Regalo Gift Shop. How they met: Through friends. Engagement story: The Saturday of Mardi Gras on Valentine's Day in New Orleans at Cake Cafe with a cupcake. Rehearsal dinner: "We went to a Clue murder-mystery party at the Culbertson in Indiana dressed as Colonel Mustard and Professor Plum." Wedding guests: 300. Ceremony: On top of a giant wedding-cake foat. Reception: In a vacant lot downtown. Wedding theme: Mardi Gras costumed parade. "My siblings got us a tandem bicycle as a wedding gift, which we rode to the parade," JD says. Entertainment: "Syimone performed, Janey Faith, Robert McFarland and Karen Hamilton sang our song and we blared music of my iPod." Personal touches: "Our pups were our ring bearers. The 2 and 3 on our backs — my birthday is the 23rd of December, Jon's is the 23rd of June. We were legally married in Kentucky on the 23rd of July and the grand parade was on the 23rd of August." Firkin's dresses by Victoria Pavia; kissing booth by Vince Heichelbech; cake foat by Monica Mahoney; Brad Titzer and Regan Atkinson served champagne with a team of friends in white wigs; Alain Benitez mixed drinks; Jessica Stavros was the ofciant; Suspend was outside along the route doing acrobatics in the air; Mick Jefries and Aaron Dawkins led the second-line parade with drums; Chad Stockfeth recorded the day on video. "Every single person brought it with their costumes. This was truly a village of people putting on and participating in a wedding much like they all participate in our everyday lives. Overwhelming." First dance song: "My Love Is Your Love" by Whitney Houston. The day in three words: "Best wedding ever." Favorite part of the day: "Turning the corner on our bike to where everyone was gathered was an overwhelming site to behold." One disagreement: "We disagreed over our socks for 30 seconds." Really glad you: "Had our family there — what members could/would make it." Wish you would have: "Had my late father — Bubby loved a good party." Advice: "Do your thing, no stress, love the one you're with — all that good stuf." Honeymoon: Costa Rica. Flowers: Shawn Bierne made fowers for the couple's lapels. Invitations: "None. Facebook invite and word of mouth." Photographer: Marge Ely Wedding planner and coordinator: Kara Taylor Desserts: Deedee Diamond, cupcakes Caterer: Black Rock Grille and SnoWhat Food Trucks Rings: Sarah Schneider made sterling and copper spinner rings. Attire: Vintage tuxes with tails; pants cut into shorts by Butch Sager; 2 and 3 on the backs by Carla Terwilleger; Feather Mohawk hat by Izabella Gavric; Groom and Love socks by Gumball Poodle and Chuck Taylor high tops Hair and makeup: "Shawn Bierne dyed our facial hair." Sunday brunch: Ghyslain

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