21c: How did you meet?
W&D: We met on Match.com… our first date was at a coffee shop on a Sunday afternoon. We closed the place down.
21c: What were you looking for in a venue? How did you know you found the one?
W&D: We wanted something small and different. We’re both over 50, so we knew we would have a small guest list of just our closest friends and family. When we saw how beautiful the two galleries were, we were sure we’d found the right place.
21c: If you could channel some magic penguin-godmother magic and relive your favorite moment from your wedding day, what would it be?
W&D: So many wonderful memories from that day – but one of the things we laugh most about was the collection of 5 or 6 penguins outside our hotel room when we returned after the reception. They were sprawled all over the place, as if they had had a bit too much to drink at our party!
21c: What are people still talking about from your wedding?
W&D: How special and intimate it was. A friend married us, several other friends did the toast, another sang to our first dance. It was really a big tub of love.
21c: What was the dreamiest dish from your reception?
W&D: We were both too nervous to eat – but we heard the food was delicious.
21c: How did your wedding reflect who you are as a couple?
W&D: Every bit of our wedding was designed to reflect us – the music choices, our vows, the flowers, the food. We really just wanted to have a great cocktail party that also happened to be our wedding.
21c: Do you have any tips for grooms-to-be to make their day as stress-free as possible?
W&D: Have a friend help run the day. Our friend Angela married us, and she also helped move people from one gallery to another, and keep things on schedule.
Photos courtesy of the couple and Mikki Schaffner Photography.
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