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The paperwork. You must have the paperwork.
That’s it. There are no other rules for getting married. The groomsmen do not need to wear boutonnieres. You do not need to have flowers. Heck, you don’t even need to a wear white dress. You can literally throw all those traditions out there door because they are not rules and requirements. All you need to actually get married (besides your significant other) is the marriage license.
And an officiant to fill it out. So maybe there’s two rules: you need the paperwork and an officiant.
Side note: self-officiating (or self-uniting or self-solemnization) is allowed in 10 U.S. states – California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. Religious exemptions and witness requirements included for some.
So if you’re planning a wedding and certain things just don’t feel right to you, there’s a big giant chance you don’t actually need them. This is your permission slip to break the so called “rules.” To have zero guests, to leave on a boat immediately after your ceremony, to wear a green dress, and to dance the day away in a park pavilion surrounded by nicely decorated picnic tables.
All of the above photos were taken in Deep Creek + Garrett County, MD. The first is from a sunrise elopement on a private dock in October. The second, a lakefront ceremony in the yard of a rental home with a tented reception. Then, married photo time at Swallow Falls State Park. And finally, a Sunday wedding where the couple and their small group of guests enjoyed a waterfall overlook ceremony and an afternoon reception in the park pavilion that only costs $30 to rent.
#comegetmarriedhere at Deep Creek. 🙂
Scenes and thoughts from deep creek
Well hey now! I thought for sure it had been more than seven months since I blogged last! Wish I could do it more…and plan to as soon as the new JFP website comes out.
I’m not sure I’m starting anything consistent here, just sharing some random thoughts and scenes from Deep Creek on this random Wednesday…
Jessica is amazing and she made us feel so comfortable! Having her capture our wedding was like having my best friend with me for every moment! Jessica's photos are fun, whimsical, and sophisticated!
We are not a stoic couple and did not want posed (or trying-too-hard) photos! Jessica was able to capture our personalities and the elegance of the day! I can't stop looking at our photos!
- Jessica and brandon
The best decision I could have made for my wedding was hiring Jessica Fike as a photographer! I was in a wedding prior that she was a photographer for and seeing how organized and easy and strategic she was to work with is what convinced me! She makes you feel so comfortable and helps teach you how to pose and smile and look so natural! She keeps you on schedule throughout your day and captures so much emotion in her photos. She is worth every penny plus more!
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