The Love Story, as told by Stephen and Laura:
“In February of 2002, while Stephen and Laura were still in college, there was an 80’s themed dance for students of the dorms. After the dance, there was an after-party back at Brown that involved some dancing and a ton of drinking. Except for Stephen and Laura – possibly the only two people in Brown who just didn’t drink at all. Bound together by their love of conversation and aversion to alcohol, the two talked into the wee hours of the morning in the cramped corner of the party’s bathroom-turned-dance-floor.
We first started talking about getting married back in 2004, but frequent moves and the insanity of grad school made having a wedding a daunting endeavor until we somewhat settled down in Seattle. At the time, we were playing a lot of Space Team, an amazing phone game based all around good communication. In a lot of ways, a relationship is a lot like a Space Team; it’s an exciting and surprising adventure and you need great trust and communication to get through it. Knowing Laura’s love for the game, Stephen contacted the developer and asked him to update the game with a secret proposal mode. After weeks of conspiring with friends a group got together to play space team and Stephen secretly flipped the mode on. In Sector 4 after many minutes of seeing and shouting commands like, “Turn the Ectoflux to 6!” and, “Elect a New Council!” Laura got the instruction, “Propose Marriage,” which frankly isn’t too weird for Space Team. Laura didn’t have a MARRIAGE: PROPOSE button on her screen so she shouted the instruction to the group. Being a good Space Team member, Stephen dropped to one knee and followed the order. Black bow ties appeared on everyone else, Laura accepted, and we all won Space Team together.”
When planning their wedding day, the most important themes were friends, family, food and fun. Every time activities and decor were discussed, they focused their energy to always drive for whatever will be the most entertaining for them and their guests. So, to celebrate, just fun and be welcoming, but also a hint of circus.
This wedding was one of the most colorful weddings photographed by us, with design by Katie at Wonderstruck Event and Design, Floral by Sam and Keonii of Fleurt, custom beats (re: not your average wedding) by Mike’d Up Productions, delicious blank canvas cake by Baked. and catered by Far Eats.