Okay, how much fun can I truly have with one couple?
Some couples are just pure joy. When I first met Marques and Christy Johnson last year for coffee/tea, I thought immediately to myself, “sign me up for this!”
And I was right.
Picture this. A formal evening ceremony at the Washington Athletic Club, gorgeously designed by Wedding Planner Rebecca Grant. 150+ people. Large wedding party. Gorgeous Bride. Festive Groom. Did I mention lots of joy?
This I know for sure. Incorporating fun and laughter into a wedding ceremony is a gentle dance. In this work that I do, this means being fully in the moment with a couple and having an easy mastery of the “room” – knowing the couple, their family/tribe and a gathering a “temperature” of guests.
And this past Saturday evening, April 14th, we had so much fun, laughter and joy. Most of the moments weren’t planned – they weren’t “written in.” This is the funny thing about a wedding ceremony – for humor to be real and authentic, it most often has to be in the moment. The more I know a couple, the most license and ease I feel in fully showcasing who they are with each other and in the world – especially the “fun parts.”