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Real Wedding: Jonathan Skinner & Scott Thompson

Playful Country-Style Afternoon | August 11, 2012

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NAMES Jonathan Skinner and Scott Thompson LIVE IN Wallingford OCCUPATIONS They’re both lawyers HOW THEY MET In law school at a LGBT meet-up WEDDING-DAY WEATHTER Sunny and warm WEDDING TIME 2:30 NUMBER OF GUESTS Somewhere between 90 and 100 THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING They had an idea what they wanted the day to be like, but because they were both working in New York at the time they weren’t able to obsess over all of the details; the venue’s event specialist stepped in to provide personalized flair WEDDING VIBE A summer gathering with lawn games, good food, good drink, and good dancing NONTRADITIONAL ELEMENTS It was before Referendum 74 passed, so they weren’t tied to any requirements or conventions; most important to them was walking hand in hand down the aisle together—it was a symbol of the journey they’ve taken together COLORS No specific colors; the venue staff arranged the tables and lined the processional with an array of brightly hued chrysanthemums and other local flowers FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT  The sight of their family and friends tearing up during their vows, and then standing and cheering as they walked down the aisle together FAVORITE PART OF THE RECEPTION MENU Grilled wild Pacific sockeye salmon and ginger sesame Penn Cove mussels DESSERT COURSE Marionberry and raspberry cobbler served with locally made vanilla ice cream Favors for guests Glossy Washington apples tied with handmade name tags UNEXPECTED ELEMENT One of the Wayfarer’s alpacas photo-bombed them HoW THEY DAY WAS DIFFERENT THANT THEY IMAGINED They expected it to be festive, but they did not expect it to be so relaxed and laid-back, or to go by so quickly THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Joyous, carefree, heartwarming HONEYMOON Zanzibar, Tanzania

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The Wayfayer fit our theme perfectly—great expansive lawn for games, beautifully landscaped grounds for the ceremony, country tables for dinner, and candlelit mason jars in the trees.
—Scott and Jonathan

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Regional Vendor List

Ceremony, Reception, Event Coordination, and Flowers Whidbey Wayfarer Farm
Catering Serendipity Catering
Photography Those We Fancy Photography
Formal Wear J. Crew, Zara
Rehearsal Dinner Useless Bay Coffee Company on Whidbey Island
Registry REI, Crate & Barrel