November 15, 2019

The Bride(s) and the Bauer, a Sustainable Wedding | Jerica + Kathleen

It has been almost three years since my last wedding at The Bride and the Bauer, and I missed it so much. The brick, the getting ready rooms,  & the large windows make for an amazing venue. It’s only fitting that two amazing people would get married here.

This wedding had it all. I was in awe of how well thought out every aspect was. The silverware and plates were compostable. Food came from the restaurant Kathleen works for and there were vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. They made their wedding as sustainable as possible. One bride wore an emerald green jumpsuit and the other wore what I can only personally describe as ship captain’s garb. It was absolutely goddamn epic.

This is truly a wedding where I wish there was a transcript to sift through. I’d love for you to hear it and experience it all just as I did. Their ceremony included a powerful reading about all of the queer folk who came before Kathleen and Jerica in order to make their wedding possible. Their reception was decorated with an American flag and an LGBTQ+ flag in glorious symbolism as well. For their portraits, we were able to stop by St. Theresa’s, Up-Down, & Le Fou Frog. We were on a tour of their love and growth. During their processional, they walked down the aisle to Beyonce’s Love on Top. For the recessional? “Everything is Great” from the Muppets Movie. I’ve never danced so much before a reception even happens.

This wedding was an absolutely amazing end to my season and was a good reminder of why I do what I do. Their wedding was so unique and true to themselves that I had the most amazing time photographing it. See for yourself.

Wedding Vendors:

Venue – Bauer
Food – Jovitos, Le Fou Frog, Betty Raes, Donut King
DJ/Photobooth – Miles McMahon/Theater of the Imagination
Linens – Ultra Pom
Decorations – Le Fou Frog/Kathleen/Marian Nguyen
Wedding Mehendi – Eleanor Julia: Henna Artist & Calligraphy – Carolyn Alspaugh

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