Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Angela and Curtis's wedding and reception on the Purple People Bridge!
Pictures started at Angela and Curtis's house in Newport. Their sweet boxer dog was hanging out on the porch when we arrived. We took some photos of the guys around the house before heading over to the Sanctuary to meet Angela. Angela and the ladies in her family wore red shoes that day in memory of her grandmother, who loved the color red. Angela and Curtis saw each other before the ceremony, a quiet moment in the stairwell of the sanctuary. It makes our job easy when a couple is so relaxed and natural with each other. Angela and Curtis's friend Jake officiated the ceremony. A sure sign of the modern era, Jake's notes for the ceremony were on what appeared to be an ipad. The wedding party walked to the reception site after the ceremony. I was told that The Penicks had the first wedding reception ever on the Purple People Bridge. Lots of personal touches were incorporated into the decorations, many of which reflected the couple's love of travel. Personally, I really love when all the centerpieces are similar in style, but use all different vessels and flowers. At each table, there was placed a small notepad and a big glass bottle. Guests were to leave the couple a message in the bottle - a fun alternative to the traditional type of guest book. I wish I knew who provided DJ services for the wedding. I meant to ask him, but there was so much going on, I forgot. He did a great job keeping people engaged and I really liked the music he played. It wasn't music I hear at a lot of receptions, so it leads me to believe that he worked with the couple to meet their personal taste in music. (which I personally enjoyed, as well. :) ) With delectable appetizers and food stations by Eat Well, a fabulously managed event by Events by Ellyn, elegant bouquets by Robin Wood, and an overall great crowd, this was a beautiful, fun, and memorable evening all around. Super fun couple! Here are just a few pics from their day.
--Suz (event photographed by Brad Smith with Suz Fleming-Smith)