I've been friends with Pelton since we were about thirteen and could tell pretty early on after meeting Dorit after they started dating that they were meant to be. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who kept asking him when he was going to finally propose. Their wonderful wedding was well worth the wait, however. Look at these two lovebirds...
We arrived at the Please Touch Museum which would have seemed like an unlikely spot for a wedding if Dorit hadn't already shown me pictures of the gorgeous interior and the CAROUSEL they were getting married in front of. I practically skipped inside, excited to show Jesse.
The wedding ceremony was sweet and funny and personalized (everything a wedding should be, if you ask me), officiated by their favorite professor from the University of Michigan and lit from behind by the carousel. I don't think I have ever seen a wedding ceremony like it before.
After the ceremony we headed into cocktail hour while the happy couple headed deeper into the museum to take pictures. This venue had to have the most varied, interesting places for a ton of stunning wedding portraits:
As Dorit and Pelton smiled for the cameras, everybody else got their drink on. At about 10 weeks pregnant, I headed to the cheese table while my friends headed to the bar. And this was not a cheese table that disappointed...
Dorit and Pelton had also set up a "Mad Libs" table which included pre-printed cards with plenty of room for adding nouns, adjectives, and verbs. I thought it was a really sweet touch and kept people entertained while they sipped their cocktails and ate many of the passed appetizers, rolls from the sushi bar (!!), and of course, forty varieties of cheese.
After cocktails, we headed into the museum's main hall for dinner and dancing. Though there were 200+ guests there, it managed to feel very cozy and intimate. I was obsessed with the stars on the ceiling.
The tables were gorgeous and had flower arrangements that were coordinated from table to table but varied and not too matchy-matchy.
The band played late into the night and hit on classic wedding favorites for everyone to enjoy, but did their own renditions of "Party in the USA" and "Call Me Maybe". I went about as nuts as a sober wedding guest could go at midnight. Also imagine me leaping out of my chair with glee at the start of the Horah and grabbing the hands of strangers to dance in a circle.
All in all, it was an amazing wedding. Thanks again to Love Shack Photos for the images (way, way better than mine) and so many gorgeous shots to choose from. Congrats, Pelton and Dorit - your wedding was just amazing and I know you have already started on your wonderful life together. Go Blue!