Trinity & Lucas

Veterans hall meets awesome

Trinity, Book Publicist & Lucas, Line Cook

Photographer: Emily Alt

Soundtrack for reading: “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed or “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds

Sum-up of the wedding vibe: Fun, laid-back, do-it-together, nerds-marrying-nerds

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Lucas and I met six years ago when I moved into an apartment in the house next door to his, and a mutual friend saw me walking through our shared parking lot and introduced us. After several weeks of Scrabble/SNES nights, we were becoming good friends, but Lucas wanted more and I (thought I) didn’t. One night, I saw his melodic-metal band play at the local VFW, and he had a pretty brunette hanging on his every word—which was when I realized that I DID want more! We’ve been together ever since.

Our small, backyard ceremony was held at Lucas’ childhood home on a beautiful, warm autumn day. We wrote our entire ceremony from scratch, and we had our friend Addison officiate. We had Bloody Marys and mimosas for our noon ceremony, followed by a round of toasts that brought us to tears.

Our open-house-style reception was at the same VFW hall where I first realized I had more-than-friends feelings for Lucas. We self-DJed with a playlist on shuffle, and we had a photobooth set up in one corner. Our food (which included charcuterie, pickled vegetables, pork sliders, chicken satay skewers, cucumber and cured salmon tea sandwiches, sable cookies, and more) was self-catered with help from friends and family. Our reception was very casual and allowed everyone to mingle for the entire time.

Favorite thing about the wedding

Deciding to write our vows together the night before. Seeing our friends and family come together to make the day happen. The amazing, heartfelt toasts from those who know us best. And going out with some of our nearest and dearest for a late-night after-party!


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