Funny Girl and Guy - Nicole and Adam's Charles River Museum of Industry Wedding
Nicole and Adam were married on September 19th, with a ceremony and reception at the Charles River Museum of Industry.
I first met these two amazing (and tall!) people at a coffee shop in Somerville, and all we did was laugh . . . a lot! Turns out Adam is a stand-up comic and Nicole is a writer who does PR for a cool company, so between their senses of humor and my crazy brain, the chemistry was bound to happen.
And so after that amazing meeting, I was hired—a good thing, let me tell you, because I loved them! They described their wedding as sort of a World’s Fair-themed one, and they wanted to do their engagement session at the Topsfield Fair. When I hear stuff like that, I just squeal with delight, because it means the couple is up for anything and everything. Seriously, I was in love with them.
Nicole told me how they met, and she does a hilarious job of story-telling, so I’ll give you the story in her words:
We tell people we met at a Texas-Style Clam Bake. That confuses them enough to stop asking so we don't have to admit we met on an online dating site. Adam searched "Vonnegut" and found my profile. Not only did we have similar taste in literature but also humor. We're hilarious. After some witty back and forth e-mails (which later wound up in our wedding ceremony), we met up for drinks and bundt cake. Adam forgot the bundt cake. I still agreed on a second date.
Six years later, we went on an epic New Zealand road trip, two six-foot-tall lovebirds in a compact camper van, somehow not murdering each other. On our last day, also my birthday, we enjoyed a sunrise hot air balloon ride (Adam didn't propose), walked through a beautiful bird sanctuary (Adam didn't propose), and ended the day in a quiet lakeside park in Queenstown (Adam proposed). He got down on one knee and presented me with a stand-in costume jewelry owl ring that was safer to travel with than a diamond but not as believable at our gate when we tried to schmooze an upgrade for the flight home.
On the day of the wedding itself, my second shooter, Meg Belanger, and I showed up to hang out with Adam at the museum while we waited for Nicole and her bridesmaid posse to arrive. When they did, I rushed downstairs to hang with the ladies while Meg stayed with the guys and even helped them set up their DIY photo booth.
We did the first look in the middle of this large space in the middle of the museum and then cranked out family formals. The weather was amazing that day, and the actual ceremony was held in a courtyard outside the museum. During their vows, that perfectly captured who they are as individuals and as a couple, they began by reading the string of emails they sent to one another before meeting—and everyone was cracking up the entire time! Then, Adam broke the glass at the end of the service, and it was party time.
At the reception, the food was all types of World Fair fare. We had flavored popcorns, finger foods, and a delicious buffet of mini bundt cakes, caramel-covered apples, and whoopee pies. They did a traditional hora, and when Nicole landed off the chair, she literally kissed the ground . . . like 10 times. After, Nicole's father has this very elaborate skit planned where her bridesmaids were the backup singers while Nicole and Adam read from a script about how to have a perfect marriage—hilarious.
Nicole and Adam, I love that we are still in touch with each other months after your wedding. I love that you love to laugh like me, and I so happy that you chose me to laugh with you!
Make up - Beauty By Jana Lamas Catering - Tastings Caterers Cake was made by a friend Wedding gown - Reem Acra from VOWS Watertown Hair - Lindsay Griffin Boston Hairstylist + Co Music - Baker Thomas Band