Hipster Couple’s Wedding Vows

The Bride and Groom are in their 20s — bought a house downtown in a funky Charlottesville neighborhood where no one else has yet had the foresight or temerity to venture — he on the restaurant start-up scene; she the owner of a hair salon with exposed brick walls on the Downtown Mall — and they had the brilliant idea to hold their wedding at Ix Art Park — the first  to think of it— a cool urban indoor/outdoor space. The Bridal Party simply walked from home in all their splendor to the venue.

The Bride’s arms are covered in tattoos, and the Groom’s attire adopted the Thom-Browneish “Perverse Prepster” look described in Simon Doonan’s recent Slate article, “Getting It Right; A field guide to the five tribes of modern male fashion.”

So — although they may hate this self-referencing term — they are what I’d call hipsters. And very very chill. But that doesn’t mean…. This was a first-class, all-out wedding. Equal parts hip and glamorous. One guest was driving a Tesla. There was an oyster bar and a band immediately following the ceremony.

The dining under the tent was all gold rimmed dishes and utensils, and hanging floral disco-ball decorations — with black accents, like the napkins…while the meat was being grilled on site by a small army of catering folks.

So imagine my delight when the Bride told me afterwards, at my next hair appointment, that the two things she was hearing back the most from guests who’d attended were:. The food and the Vows. The Vows! Are you kidding? For a Wedding Officiant…this is the limit! The ultimate in compliments.

So here are the Wedding Vows that stood out at this hipster couple’s wedding. I wrote them myself, by the way — or at least put my own spin on them. They might seem simple, but if observed will result in a magnificent marriage. [Read more…]