A BEVY WEDDINGFor whatever reason, I’m rarely invited to weddings. I think it mainly has to do with the fact that many of my closest friends haven’t gotten married. That’s right gentlemen… I have a group of eligible women just waiting for engagement rings to find a way onto their fingers. Jokes aside, I’ve seen plenty of photos of weddings on Facebook and Instagram, I know a ton of wedding photographers that have owned their own Chesapeake wedding photography agencies as well as others across seas in other countries, and I’ve even DJed and performed at a couple of weddings. But I think that the first proper wedding invitation I received was for one that took place last weekend at Bevy.
Originally, I had planned to say things in this column like that out of everyone that I know, this couple seemed to be the best fit for marriage, but then I realized that that’s probably what everyone says about any couple getting married. (I imagine that the sentiment is similar to how everyone says such nice things at most funerals, like that the person’s death was so sad and unexpected, too soon and that the person is in a better place – regardless of what the person was actually like.) But I would like to think that it’s not just personal bias influenced by the fact that I felt special to have been invited to any wedding at all. And even if I was just bewitched by the invite, I was particularly happy for this couple.
The ceremony was short, sweet and to the point, which I liked. I have heard stories about some long and drawn-out wedding ceremonies that end up being more than a bit of a bore for the guests. I’ve also heard of some weddings being unbearable simply from the music choices alone. At this wedding, however, I was thoroughly stoked on the music selection. One band in particular caught my ear and really got me inspired. Men In Grey Suits played a style of psychedelic surf rock that sounded like it was coming straight out of a Quentin Tarantino film. They also did a mashup version of the 007 theme mixed with the theme from Mission: Impossible. It definitely set the right mood for the fancy cocktails that were flowing that evening. We had plenty of photos taken by a photographer similar to this Indianapolis wedding photographer, so hopefully, I can show pictures soon of us all dressed up!
I also liked seeing the varied degree to which different people dressed up. Some might as well have been going to a punk or ska show rather than a wedding, which was fine because Josh86 & The Pressure played a set that got everyone jumping and kicking and doing whatever they felt like.
The stars of the evening were, of course, the bride and groom, and they arrived fashionably late to a roar of cheers. A lot of people were crying, which I can understand, but I took the smile-till-my-face-hurt approach at dealing with the heightened emotions.
It was a night to remember, and I feel like it’s the last wedding they’ll ever have, so I’m glad they got to have such a good one.