This fall I had the great opportunity to officiate a wedding at Six Flags New England. Laurie and Matt were such an awesome couple to work with. They were fun and irreverent, and wanted their wedding to celebrate who they really are. That meant no stuffy banquet halls and tuxedos. Instead they had a morning wedding at an unusual and completely fitting venue: our area amusement park – and guests stayed the whole day to party and ride the rides!
It turned out to be a cold, rainy morning, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. I arrived early, and got my own special thrill of getting to go through the top-secret back entrance to the park (I know, it doesn’t take much to make my day). When I arrived Matt and Laurie were there, cuing up their music. The pavilion was beautifully decorated just perfectly for fall with pumpkins and candles. Their fun-loving guests began to arrive, ready for a day of joy and laughter.
One of the sweetest things about this wedding were the “leaf girls”. Instead of flowers, these girls walked ahead of the bride, strewing the aisle with brilliantly colorful leaves. It was just the right touch!
The ceremony was short and personal and just right, with touching true stories and heartfelt vows. It is always the most special honor to hold space for such important moments in people’s lives.