Elizabeth & Pip
Oct. 8, 2011 at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis
Newlyweds Elizabeth Daniel and Pip Gengenbach had one mission in mind—other than marrying—for their wedding day: treat guests to an entire day of fun. And they did just that. With the old-meets-new feel of the Mill City Museum courtyard as their backdrop, Pip's father, a recently retired pastor, performed the ceremony. He even indulged in the couple's requests for a Robert Frost poem and slightly tweaked lyrics to a Muppets song as readings. The fun continued inside for the reception, as guests answered an SAT-style test about the newlyweds (Elizabeth works in standardized testing). A vintage typewriter produced sweet, if not charmingly typo-laden, well-wishes and a photobooth with a Polaroid-style camera and props brought out everyone's funny face. Forget glass clinking though; when guests requested a kiss from the couple, they reached for their kazoo instead. For a late-night snack, D'Amico Catering served Cafe & Bar Lurcat's burgers, a favorite of the couple's, and those with a sweet tooth took home home vanilla bean macarons from Sweets Bakeshop. And for the friends and family members who couldn't make it, no worries: Pip set up a webcame to live-stream the festivities.
Alvina Valenta, from Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan
J.Crew suit, Hugo Boss shirt
Lion in the Sun
Cake and catering