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Brian & Mary

Brian and Mary got married on April 23, 2011 at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City. The Metropolitan Building was an old electrical factory from 1909 that's been renovated into a pretty bitchin' venue. Mary said she was going to fill the space up with spring things -- butterflies and flowers and birds. And Brian's only instructions to me were, "We don't want to say anything except 'I do'. Leave the religious stuff out of it. And try not to say 'penis'."

 

Yup. That was just about it. Luckily, I'd known them both for many years, so the ceremony was a snap to put together. Brian is a huge Star Wars fan and collects toy robots. Mary is a roller derby Jeerleader who could knit her own wedding gown if given enough yarn. Both are talented artists with great senses of humor, and since the only word I couldn't say was "penis" I was able to work references to everything from Lord of the Rings to Brian's industrial band into the ceremony. The only trouble with the service was that I had to keep stopping while the guests finished laughing.

 

One of the funniest things about the whole ceremony was the Unity Candle table. I had asked the wedding planner to get one for me, as she would be involved in the set up. When I arrived, she led me over to a table that was literally about two feet high, asking, "Is this okay? I don't know if there's time to get another one." Now, Brian and Mary are both kinda short, but certainly not *that* short. I can only assume that this lady thought they were midgets. (If you've ever seen Spinal Tap, all I have to say is "Stonehenge" for you to get the visual that popped into my head.) I laughed to myself and agreed to roll with it, and it worked out just fine. Of course, Mary's veil nearly caught fire as she bent over to light the candle, but still...as Borat would say, "Great success!"

 

Brian walked in to The Imperial March from Star Wars (that would be the Darth Vader music to those of you non sci-fi people) and Mary bounced in to Caterpillar Girl by The Cure. Our friend Trevor was the DJ (he did my wedding too) and managed to play everything from Motley Crue to Manilow over the course of the evening. Brian and Mary's first dance was "Blitzkreig Bop" by The Ramones, and Mary closed out the night by doing a bit of gangsta rap karaoke. All in all, it was some of the best fun I've had with my clothes on. It's a shame you missed it.

 

I'm not going to post most of the pictures with me in them; you've already seen them on my website and frankly, I'm tired of looking at myself. But here are some great shots of Brian and Mary's big day: 

 

 

All photos are by HenryShoots.com (could ya tell?). If you'd like to know more about anything from Mary's dress to who did the flowers, ask me and I'll try to get the info for you. Everything was awesome: the food, the decorations, the venue, the DJ, the wedding planner...the list goes on. Not to mention that Brian and Mary are two of the coolest people I know. And I hope they never read this post, because they'd probably punch me for saying: they were SO FREAKIN' ADORABLE I almost threw up several times. True fact.

 

Congrats to my first couple!

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