Jennifer and Brian told me their wedding was going to be unique and be full of emotion, moments and superheroes. Yup. Superheroes.
Brian is a big comic book fan. And for him, it doesn’t get any better than Batman. And since a wedding is a union of two people, Brian got to put his spin on half the wedding.
Jennifer planned for a gorgeous dress, pretty flowers and all the little details that fit into her style of wedding decor. And Brian got his spin with a superhero themed cake (actually half of the cake), superhero logo shirts under the tuxes, a Batman wedding band, and even superhero boutonnieres for him and his groomsmen. It was a perfect balance between the two.
The decor was planned, the location was secure, and their guest list was set. Unfortunately Mother Nature decided to throw them a curve ball. A couple actually.
Two days before the wedding, Jennifer and I talked about the weather since there was rain in the forecast for her wedding day. I told her, “It’s Idaho. Let’s wait until tomorrow afternoon to see what it’s going to do and then we’ll come up with a couple of backup plans if needed.”
The problem was the venue needed to know if the ceremony was going to be outside or inside a week before the wedding day. They were gracious enough to allow Jennifer to make the call the day before. And that posed another problem. The weather report was showing rain until mid morning and the ceremony was scheduled for late in the afternoon. Not wanting to take a chance, Jennifer and Brian decided to move it indoors.
And just like Idaho, the wedding day had a sky full of clouds with nice sun breaks and no rain. Not a drop fell after 10 a.m.
But that didn’t put a damper on the fun. Everyone was ready to go. Jennifer, Brian and I began our portrait road trip after the first look to the spots Jennifer and I had scouted out during our site visit.
Once we returned to Templin’s we continued with wedding party photos which were a blast. Then we rolled into the ceremony where the groomsmen prompted some laughs with signs asking Jennifer if she was sure she wanted to say “I do”.
And then there was the reception. Talk about a roller coaster of emotions. Both Jennifer and Brian’s fathers passed away within the year before their wedding. There were some tears as well as some laughs as they told stories about their fathers. They even had a table set up just for their dads complete with their pictures and place settings.
The laughs came in during the constant dance party that took place and Jennifer and Brian’s attempts at recreating the lift scene from “Dirty Dancing” which didn’t go exactly as planned. Luckily nobody was injured and there was a groomsman there to keep Jennifer’s head from hitting the floor. Good job Wade.
As family and friends began heading back to their hotel rooms, it seemed as if the superheroes’ real weakness was too much fun.
Venue & Catering — Red Lion Templin’s
Hair – J Miller Salon
Make-Up – Studio CG
Cake – Pastry & More
Dress – Marcella’s Bridal