Well it’s that time again– time for you to read another exhilarating blog post from Oconee Events that leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world. Lucky for you, over the past few weeks I’ve filled my iPad’s Notes app to the brim with absolutely NO helpful ideas, NO interesting quips, and ZERO relevant inspiration for you to read about in tonight’s post. The only note I’ve written to myself in the last three weeks? I quote directly, “centaur family.”
Yes, you read that correctly– centaur family. Apparently, my Saturday-night self felt that centaurs played an important enough role in the wedding/event industry to create an entire blog post around the topic. Or maybe I just wanted to post this amazing picture of a centaur somewhere on our website. (Though I wish to claim this photo as my own creation, I cannot. What’s worse? I have no idea who to credit. Please let me know if you can help with this. :))
Although I feel like this picture alone constitutes an entire blog post and needs no explanation whatsoever, I’ll give you a little back story…
The centaur obsession started when my husband, Rhett (a.k.a. the owner/operator/brains of our business), wanted to make a Christmas card of himself as a centaur and mail it to all of our friends, family, and acquaintances around town. (Lucky them!) Of course, as the loving, amazing, and supportive wife that I am, I always encourage his passion for centaurs, but we just never got around to mailing any cards at all last year– much less the amazing centaur holiday edition. (Let me know if you’d like to be added to this December’s mailing list, lol.) Thankfully we held off on the Christmas card because we’re now thinking of hiring one of our photo partners (wink, wink… get ready Melissa Pepin) to take professional photos of our family, transform us all into professional-grade centaurs, and let us create a super professional billboard advertisement out of it to plaster around town! I’m sure we’ll get tons of business and respect around the community.
*le crickets begin to le chirp*
Okay so we’re a little weird. And as you read through (and were permanently scarred by) this account of our centaur fascination, I hope that you were also secretly inspired to embrace a little bit of your inner color, too.
And now to answer the burning question for all three of you wedding professionals and engaged couples reading the blog. How can you integrate a little of your own personal weirdness into your upcoming wedding day? I’m not asking you to transform your engagement photos into Centaurs Gone Wild (which, thankfully, is not a real series but still deserves to be italicized out of sheer respect); however, I’m willing to bet that all your guests (and future wedding-related memories) will appreciate a little personality, flair and tastefully-integrated humor in the day-of details.
Here’s a great example of wedding photo fun—this couple worked with the photographer to capture a shot of the bridal party fleeing maniacally from… nothing. A few [billion] Photoshop clicks later and voilà! These folks will be able to cherish that memory of the entire wedding party almost being devoured by an invisible T-Rex for years to come. (Btw, this amazing photo comes from Quinn Miller Photo + Design.)
Okay, so maybe you aren’t that weird and your grandpa might lose his freakin’ marbles if you push the envelope with the invisible-bipedal-carnivore theme, but I will at least encourage you to incorporate a little bit of fun. First ask yourself these questions…. 1- What are the running jokes and/or moments of hilarity you’ve experienced with your soon-to-be spouse? 2- What makes you unique as a couple? 3- How can we make this an interesting part of our wedding?
Perhaps you both collect ivory dog statuettes. Make them part of the reception decor and poke fun at the hobby! Do you have a hilarious “first time we met” story? Share it on programs or a on a chalkboard at the reception. If you’re just not that into a wedding-day humor (or you don’t really know how to make stuff sound funny), order a pack of marriage advice mad-libs (like the one pictured below) from the Etsy shop Cami’s Paperie, and let your guests fill in the funny after a few drinks at the reception. You’re bound to look back on those things for years to come. Heck, I’m feeling unusually nice tonight… if all else fails, feel free to send me an email about your situation, and I’ll help you create the funny somewhere!
Well, now that you’re feeling enlightened and uplifted by my blog post, I’ll invite (beg) you to comment with your weird stories below (so I don’t look so weird).