Now back to the wedding. They had our first date on St. Patrick’s Day, and after sharing some beers and a few rounds of Jenga, in Mary’s words…”we were stuck with each other.” They were married at the Carriage House in Rockwood Park, and the wedding was a beautiful, fun day to spend with friends and family.
See some of my favorites from their day!
During the ceremony, Mary and Jeff had a hand-fasting ceremony, a folkloric custom in which a couple binds their hands together to symbolize their connection to each other. These are the ties for the ceremony, and included a piece of the Mary’s grandmother’s wedding dress as well as a braid with all 5 Jiu-Jitsu belt colors (how they met!).
Here is the completion of the hand-fasting ceremony.