Real Wedding: Shannon and Dennis
It was clear to both of them that they were meant to be together about six months into the relationship when they were casually planning a huge life event together. “That’s what we will tell the kids, anyway” said Shannon. In all honesty, the bride said she knew they were going to be together forever when they spent an entire weekend binge watching Bridezillas, and the groom was just as into it as she was.
The groom was incredibly close to his Grandfather, who raised him, until his untimely death. His mother, who also died when he was young, was a very important presence in his life, and they both wanted their guests to know a little more about those who meant so much to the groom. Overall the program was a fun way of telling the couple’s story in a very unique and fun way.
It meant the world to the couple to have people at their wedding who wanted to share the experience with them, front and center, and enjoy themselves. The guests were mostly from out of town since they are part of the military community. Most of her childhood friends attended too. Besides a wedding on the beaches in Hawaii, Shannon said this was her favorite wedding she has ever attended, even though she may be completely biased. Her guests said how beautifully decorated the venue was, and how amazing the food was. The couple demonstrated the importance of creating a celebration that truly represented who they are by offering a taco bar and chips, salsa and queso station for their food. This was a joint venture between Dennis and Shannon, as they have always loved tacos and thought it would be fun and a little quirky for their guests. Everyone absolutely loved the taco bar.