My first wedding of the true 2014 wedding season – and it was on a Wednesday! Andrew & Corina wanted to make sure their wedding was what they wanted, and I think it went just about perfectly!
I met Corina up in her suite in the Hyatt, where she got ready with Andrew’s mom & sister.
Andrew & Corina are avid fans of Doctor Who and Andrew hollowed out this replica of River Song’s journal to carry their wedding rings to the ceremony.
Andrew’s mom took me down to his room and I got to see this tiny TARDIS that Andrew MADE from a wooden craft box – he even got it to light up inside and on the top and everything. It’s how he proposed to Corina. If you can’t read it, the inside says, “All of time + space, Everywhere + anywhere, Every star that ever was, Will you be my companion?” It makes a ton more sense if you know the show, but you definitely get the gist.
Andrew had this AMAZING “Tenth Doctor” sonic screwdriver boutonniere and a great custom cosmic bow tie as well.
To make things easier to just transition from the ceremony into the cocktail hour smoothly, Andrew & Corina decided to do a “first look” and get all of their pictures done ahead of time. Andrew’s uncle (who was doing videography) set this up so they saw each other on the semi-private mezzanine of the Hyatt Regency.
Andrew’s sister made this awesome brooch bouquet! And there were lots and lots of selfies going on.
We quickly went down to Canalside because although it was a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky, it was still quite cold, and Corina’s dress was not exactly helping her keep warm!
The ceremony was very personal, beginning not with a traditional piece of music or by a welcoming statement by the officiant, but a voiceover of Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the universe. I wiped a tear or two.
Candy buffet is always a win. And I love the theme with the signature cocktails. “Ooh,” I said to a couple of the guests, “can you do that toast again? I love the way the light was coming through the glasses.” “I support the arts!” they said as they clinked and drank again!
We sneaked away for a few more family pictures and I love this one of Andrew with his dad, uncle, and grandfather – don’t worry if you shrink a bit in your golden years, grandpa, your boys will lift you up!
They definitely kept the “TARDIS blue” theme going in the decorations and the cake topper was different than any I’d ever seen. It looked awesome. They also made a “wedding achievements” list that included activities like “Take a selfie with the groom’s father,” “Build something with the Lego candy,” and “Start a dance off”
There were three toasts, short & sweet. I loved the quotes shared by Andrew’s father.
There was only one formal dance while I was there – the first dance for the bride & groom.
I loved this picture of Andrew’s grandparents watching them as they shared their first dance together.
Andrew & Corina wanted to make sure there was fun for everyone at their reception so they rented televisions and game consoles from Oogie Games for everyone to play throughout the night!
Corina, I’m sorry, I had to – your “concentration tongue” is ADORABLE. And look, you beat him!! I love it.
I had a wonderful time – THANK YOU for hiring me and I hope your wedding was exactly what you wanted. Have a great mini-moon – enjoy yourselves!!!!!