Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (6)

Today’s real wedding brought to us by Erin Johnson Photography is a really unique blend of quirky and refined, we just had to share it! Here is what the lovely bride has to say about their unconventional ceremony:

It was just so much fun! Jon and I spent the months leading up to the wedding brainstorming how to make our ceremony engaging and memorable. We worked with our officiant on a very unconventional structure that involved audience participation and broke with a number of what we thought were unnecessary traditions.

See more after the cut!


Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (17)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (16)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (15)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (14)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (13)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (12)

Rather than having the standard processional, we started our ceremony with Jon and me standing at the top of staircases on opposite sides of the amphitheater; we only got to advance toward the stage when the audience was able to correctly answer true/false questions about us.

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (11)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (10)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (9)

 

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (8)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (4)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (5)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (7)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (2)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (3)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (1)

It was a neat way for our relatives to get to know the bride and groom a bit better. Once we were on stage, we stood facing the audience while the officiant read some words of advice from our parents. We ended it by sharing our own vows with each other.

Congratulations Charlotte & Jon and thank you Erin for sharing! For more information about Erin Johnson Photography, please visit her website.

What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments!

Photographer:  Erin Johnson Photography
Hair Stylist:Blast! Blow Dry Bar
Reception Venue: D’Amico Catering
Bridesmaid Dresses:Heartstrings Bridal
Musicians:Jason Price Music Services
Floral Designer: LInden Hills Florist
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Mens Wearhouse
Reception Venue:Metropolitan Ballroom


Become a Certified Lovely Vendor™

We've opened up applications to become a Certified Lovely Vendor™! The WeddingLovely team is personally reviewing vendors for quality and promoting the best. Check out our media kit for more information. Interested? Apply for certification from your vendor dashboard.

Lovely. Simple. Free.

With an online planning app and fast growing vendor network, the WeddingLovely community is a supportive hub for engaged couples and boutique wedding vendors. Join our vendor directories for free and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter for the latest WeddingLovely updates!