â€œItâ€™s never too late to live happily ever after.â€
The betrothed hand made decorations, borrowed linens, and collected hand-me-down mason jars to use as drinking vessels.
Meanwhile, numerous friends pitched in for all the logistical aspects.
One friend was the officiant (and also brought fantastic corn soufflÃ© and bug cakes), one served as the DJ, one created gorgeous flower arrangements, 6 professional photographers (wedding guests) swarmed around them, one friend prepared all the accoutrements for pulled pork tacos, and everyone brought dessert.
â€œA happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship
All the elements of sense and reason
And indeed all the sweets of lifeâ€
~ Mary Engelbreit
The venue was Blueberry Dune Farm, which I want to revisit for other festive occasions. The barn was a lovely backdrop for our party, and blueberry picking was a boon.
We enjoyed savory meals by a fabulous chef.
Then danced off our sugar high into the night.
In a culture that markets weddings as high-end elaborate productions, it was wonderful to attend one that went back to the true meaning of this celebration: the gathering and joining of families and friends and the bliss of finding and committing to true love.
Lauren Levato (now Coyne) and Rory Coyne are now preparing for their upcoming show, Symbiosis at Century Guild – Chicago which opens October 12. Lauren will then have a solo show, The Age of Spontaneous Generation, in January.
Congratulations Lauren and Rory!
â€œMay you have warm words on a cold evening
A full moon on a dark night
And the road downhill all the way to your door.â€