“You make the goods great and the bads bearable” Brendon said to Shawn during his vows.
These two met working at Whole Foods a long time ago. He was a butcher, she was a baker. When I first sat down with Shawn and Brendon last winter, she recounted the beginning of their relationship, “ He’s the exact opposite of me. And his jokes were awful,” to which he responded, “They’re awesome.”
Shawn wanted to elope, Brendon wanted a wedding. “I had to go out of my comfort zone. He does it all the time for me. It was more important for him to have a wedding than it was for me to elope.”
Their wedding came together beautifully, the handiwork of their friends and family. They had a ton of ideas to make it a super-nerdy, totally-them affair. Included were their favorite toys, games, pop culture tributes, and much love for David Bowie. A couple weeks before the wedding, they hired my good friend Meredith of Auburn & Ivory to help with the finishing touches and their super clever signs. She did an amazing job researching and creating the most amazing signs, placed all around the barn. When Shawn walked in after it was all set up, she remembers thinking, “Meredith MADE the wedding. Going into the barn brought it up to a whole ‘nother level of realness for me.” After the ceremony, Shawn and Brendon had a mini-food truck fest, amazing dessert table with lots of vegan options, as well as a room full of games. The nerdage was on fleek.
Thank you, Shawn and Brendon, for sharing yourselves with me, letting me be there to witness and document and all the joys in between. You’re the coolest and I will gladly follow you around with my camera for the rest of our days.
Venue: Jorgensen Farms
Signs: Auburn + Ivory