Last weekend, Eventi had the pleasure of officiating and coordinating a bright, upbeat wedding for couple, Maria Daluz and Mark Lynch, who planned a fun ceremony and reception with delicious food, exciting music that had everyone dancing, a photo booth, and a surprise dance number by the groom.
The couple incorporated the groom's love of comics into the wedding theme as well as other touches to make the wedding reflect "them" including having the entire bridal party wear Chucks.
Photographing the special wedding day moments for the couple was Josi Giordano of Josi Photo.
The fun-loving couple also encouraged their guests to get their silly on by hiring Lilah of Classic Photographers to run a photo booth at the reception chock full of props, including a treasure chest (literally) of superhero props including various masks and the ever-popular Hulk hands.
Snapping pics for Eventi was Cassandra LaPlante, Eventi's hard-working, creative assistant and Jill-of-all-trades who helped Eventi pull everything together on the wedding day.
Keeping it comfortable, the bride, groom, bridesmaids, and groomsmen all wore Chucks with their respective suits or dresses.
The outdoor ceremony and tented reception were held at the Meadow at Red Ridge Farm in Salisbury, Massachusetts.
Despite the heavy wind and rain from Hurricane Joaquin in the days leading up to the wedding, including a drenched rehearsal the night before, Mother Nature relented and the rain cleared on Mark and Maria's wedding day so their hopes of an outdoor ceremony were not dashed. It was chilly and very windy, but the sweet, heartfelt, and--at times--funny ceremony was performed by Rena of Eventi Planning & Coordination.
The couple were the winners of Eventi's 2015 Officiant Services Contest, so in addition to providing coordination services, Eventi also married the couple and helped them create custom, personalized vows.
The bridal party walked down the aisle to music and vocals provided by the couple's friend, Christopher Driscoll, who provided music for guests as they arrived as well as processional and recessional music. The bride walked down the aisle to "Take Me The Way I Am."
After the ceremony, guests headed across the meadow to the cocktail hour and reception. Sides were put on the reception tent to give guests a refuge from the wind and chill; between the sides and heaters, the guests and party atmosphere were unaffected by the cold.
No lulls! DJ Alfredo Steward had the party hopping from start to finish with blends of reggae, Latin, and old school and contemporary hip hop and R & B. I will admit to some salsa moves of my own in the corner.
Food & Drink
Guests raved about the delicious BBQ meal provided by the Wooden Spoon Catering Company. Classic BBQ fare included pulled pork, corn bread, baked potato salad, cole slaw, and herb grilled chicken.
Custom-made bunting with the couple's wedding colors and comic printed fabric adorned the cake/cupcake table, DJ station, and gift and cake corner.
The couple gave customized shot glasses to guests as favors and used them for the whiskey shot toast after the maid of honor and best man's toasts.
The couple offered seasonal Pumpkinhead Ale poured in cups rimmed with sugared cinnamon. Slinging drinks was bartender Stephanie.
Ambrosia Gardens of Portsmouth, NH created this beautiful brooch-laden bridal bouquet for Maria and enhanced Etsy-created bridesmaid bouquets and boutonnieres made out of comic book pages by adding flowers and floral elements.
Bam! Pow! The bouquets and boutonnieres were wrapped in ribbon bearing classic comic book phrases, incorporating the groom's love of comics.
Blue wine bottles filled with white hydrangeas placed upon wood slabs at every guest table served as the centerpieces.
Rustic and personal touches could be seen in the wood signs and card box, wooden spool cake table, handmade decor items and signs, and paper flower seating chart holders.
The custom seating chart consisted of ribbon strung across an empty frame with table listings affixed with flowered clothespins.
The gift and card table was an old door resting atop two hay bales.
This cool couple wanted a lively, fun and laughter-filled event with plenty of food, music, dancing, and activities for guests to enjoy. This wedding delivered!
Arbor decoration by Ambrosia Gardens, Portsmouth, NH held up to the day's strong wind.
"Just Married" sign from local business, 8 by Design.
Congratulations Mark and Maria!!!
Rena Dandurant, owner of Eventi Planning & Coordination.