Real Weddings

The Big House Wedding – Scott & Bryant

Scott and Bryant met in December 2011 – Scott was visiting one of Bryant’s co-workers (a friend of Scott’s) at his office, and the two were introduced. The first date to Zoo Lights in Chicago ensued, followed by their first trip together eight weeks after that. They say that they both knew that if they could survive that, they would be golden. Thankfully they had a great time together!

The proposal was simple and took place in December 2013. Scott realised that Bryant was in it for the long haul (but both knew much earlier than that, that marriage would be on the cards for them). Scott gave Bryant a watch that his father had given him, and proposed at their home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood.

A wedding on the beach with the perfect September weather and two amazing grooms – it doesn’t get much more picture perfect than that! Scott and Bryant had a destination wedding in Kennebunk, Maine at The Big House. This lovely couple, along with roughly 100 guests, travelled from all over the country to celebrate in Maine. Their wedding day was filled with tasteful, beach-inspired details with a pallet of the couple’s favourite colours – grey/charcoal with pops of colour (orange, lime green and turquoise).

When it came to their suits, the couple said that they “chose to have matching, custom suits made by Nick Roy at Gentleman’s Cooperative in Chicago – a favourite of Scott’s. Both were navy suits, with specific details individual to each of us. The interior patterns were different for both  –  polka dots for Bryant and blue paisley for Scott; Our shirts were light grey, with customised collars and cuffs – anchors for Scott and checks for Bryant). We both chose our own socks (purple and yellow ducks for Scott, green & blue geometric pattern for Bryant).”

A standout moment of the wedding included the songwriter (who happens to be one of the couple’s dear friends and was a wedding guest) performed Flo Rida’s “My House” which he wrote! Bryant says that they were both “very excited to bring Broadway Vet & County Artist Rachel Potter as our guest vocalist; Scott’s mother was a singer, and Rachel’s voice sounds similar to her voice, so she was a “stand in” for Scott’s mom who passed away. She was accompanied on the guitar during the opening of our ceremony by our dear friend, songwriter Ross Golan.”

Scott and Bryant wrote their own vows, kept their ceremony short and Scott, Scott’s Dad and Scott’s Nephew all had handkerchiefs crafted from Scott’s mother’s wedding dress. They were also married on what would have been Scott’s parents 45th wedding anniversary; Scott’s parents and grandparents were both married on the 23rd of the month, so that day had special meaning to the couple.

There was also a gelato bar and locally made whoopie pies which were handed out to guests as they left the event. The special meaning of the day was only enhanced by the fact that it would have been one of the groom’s parents 45th wedding anniversary. The love shared by all from the start to finish of the day was palpable. 

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Photographer: Garone Photography // Venue: The Big House // Event Planner: Azalea Events // Lighting: iWed Films // Floral Designer: Minka Flowers // Band: Hip Pocket Orchestra

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