I had the pleasure of working a wedding yesterday at the Popponesset Inn in Mashpee for Mallory and Matt - high school sweethearts! They introduced a new trend to me at their wedding ceremony which took place at St. Elizabeth Seton church in North Falmouth. It is called the "Unplugged Wedding or Ceremony". Basically couples formally ask their guests - on the program or with a sign or brief announcement - to put away their cell phones and cameras during the ceremony and that everyone be in the moment with the couple and their families as they share their vows and exchange their rings. Not to mention that the couple has probably spent a pretty penny on their professional photographer, who will be getting fabulous shots throughout the ceremony that could potentially be ruined by others cameras in the way or flashes at inopportune times.
Mallory and Matt's photographer - Leah Haydock - was their inspiration as Leah shared a bit about having an unplugged wedding on her blog recently. If you take a look at it, you will see some of the photos she shares and how insane it can be! Even if you do a quick search for it on Google, you will see how popular this idea has become!
Now an unplugged ceremony is not for everyone - but I have to say I was definitely into it. I mean, let's face it, the ceremony is the real reason why you are having the party, so why not just chill for those 20-40 minutes, be in the moment and save the photos for the crazy fun night you are about to have!
What do you think? Plugged or Unplugged?
Plan. Relax. Enjoy.
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