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While we Love getting to capture everyone’s special moments at their wedding- sometimes a wedding comes along that is just the perfect match to AL and I. I’m not sure how many folks know this- but i LOVE Alice in Wonderland. Always have! There is just something about that white rabbit leading Alice on a grand adventure that has always stolen my heart and fueled my sense of adventure! So when we met Clare and John and heard they were having an Alice inspired Un-Wedding- we just knew it would be an awesome day!!! and we were not disappointed when they said their vows in front of 28 guests on September 3, 2011 at Duling Kurtz Inn.

Clare is magical- she is her own Alice! and she is gorgeous! She made her own wedding dress- yes i said MADE her OWN wedding dress- and it was Fabulous! She even made her garter, did her own hair and makeup, and made every last detail herself for her magical day (with her mom's help- who ALSO made her own dress!) Talent really runs in this family! John was the perfect wonderland groom with his vest imported from England, his ascot that Clare made, and his totally awesome pocket watch! There ceremony matched their styles perfectly as family members read from "The Velveteen Rabbit" and Dr. Seuss’s "Oh the Places you Shall Go!". It was the cutest thing EVER!

The couple kept this affair very low key with just a few family members for their un-bridal party (including the most adorable ring bearer), a boom box playing a CD of their favorite tunes, a candy bar for the guests, and an awesome tea party dinner! (the food was off the hook!) After taking a group picture of ALL the guests with the couple- Clare kicked off her shoes and they shared a romantic first dance on the wooden bridge they crossed to their ceremony.

The whole event was something special and Al and I were treated as one of the family as we too were assigned seats for this intimate dinner. It was so cool to be sharing in every moment with them and it seemed like we had been friends for years (not having only met twice). We look forward to knowing Clare and John for years to come and capturing all their very special moments as they make their way together through Wonderland.

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