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Rock and Roar, a Real Wedding – Christina & Chris

Posted on: 17/11/2010

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Basically, this wedding ROCKS.  It roars with style, if you will pardon the pun.  This is a super fun, DINOSAUR themed wedding.  Yes, you read that right.  And you know what, I really think it works.

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Christina and Chris

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Introducing, Christina (who I think is uber cool, don’t you agree?) :  If you would have told me I was going to have a dinosaur theme wedding a year ago, I would have laughed at you.

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Christina and Chris

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All I wanted was magenta and lime green.  Magenta and lime green EVERYTHING. Flowers, linens, walls, everything.  Then I entered to win a free ice sculpture and my name was chosen at random.  Our choices were basically ice swans or ice flowers.  My husband asked if we could custom order an ice T Rex, the venue said yes, and I couldn’t come up with a compelling reason why not.  So we did.  And so it began.

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Christina and Chris

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I found an "I heart dinosaurs" button at the mall and thought it would be cute to add to my bouquet.

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Christina and Chris

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I ordered T Rex cuff links for Chris as a wedding gift. 

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Christina and Chris

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We carefully sorted 50 pounds of gummy dinosaurs into lime green take-out containers with magenta tulle.

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We learned the line dance to "Everybody Walk The Dinosaur" and requested that our DJ play it–along with the Jurassic Park theme song.

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Christina and Chris

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I painstakingly stamped pink dinosaur heads on the place cards.  Before we knew it, we had  a magenta and lime green dinosaur theme wedding with either NO back story–or an awesome one, depending on how you looked at it. 

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Christina and Chris

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Christina and Chris

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It took us a year and ten months to plan the day and it was probably the worst year and ten months of my life.  I had bridesmaid drama, family drama, reception food drama, shuttle bus drama and MAJOR dress drama thanks to a hatchet job seamstress.   Up until about 72 hours before the wedding, I didn’t even know what my final dress would look like!

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In the end, it all worked itself out and the food was delicious (chicken francaise and sliced sirloin with my favourite sides–haricot verts and red bliss potatoes), the shuttle bus was only 20 minutes late, and my dress was everything I dreamed it to be.  My shoes were even relatively comfortable for most of the night and I escaped with just 2 blisters.

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Christina and Chris

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Christina and Chris

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We kept the ceremony on-site and extremely short so our guests could get on with the reception.  I’m so glad we decided to make our wedding fun and tongue-in-cheek with the dinosaurs–people seemed to enjoy it and I don’t regret a thing–except that it wasn’t my idea to begin with!

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Christina and Chris

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Wedding location: Spring Mill Country Club, Ivyland, Pennsylvania, United States on 9 October 2010.

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All photography by Brett Martelli.  

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2 Comments

  • November 17, 2010 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks to everyone for the fabulous feedback on the blog yesterday.

    I thought I would treat you all to this fantastic Real Wedding today!

    Julia x

  • November 18, 2010 | Permalink | Reply

    what a fun idea! love those cuff links + the ice sculpture- wow!

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