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Bruise and BOT’s Wild and wonderful wedding

What a day for Nicole and Jaime (aka Bruise Control and Notorious B.O.T. of Green Mountain Derby Dames fame). I have photographed hundreds of weddings over the years, but I have NEVER shot anything like this wedding.

Nicole wore a vintage black lace dress and Jaime donned a page boy outfit reminiscent of one worn by Pee Wee Herman! The ceremony took place in the middle of Lakeview Cemetary, the J.P. was none other than Burlington drag queen Amber Lemay and half the guests came in costume! How many weddings does one go to where the bridal procession begins with someone dressed up as a sock monkey?

The details were so fun and creative: skulls and skeletons, a bicycle-built-for-two for the bridal couple to ride off on after the ceremony, wedding rings designed with their fingerprints embossed in the bands. The reception, held at a local barn, included a penny candy table, jello shots, fake mustaches for all and Sparklers for the end of the night. And I set up a “Take Your Own Photo” studio for some extra laughs.

I love watching Jaime and Nicole together, how their eyes dance when they look at each other, how they giggle and play together. Their love is infectious, truly. When I meet a couple like this, so meant to be together, I breathe a sigh of relief that we live in a state where marriage is celebrated and embraced for everyone, regardless of their sex.

(Of course, I also curse the federal government for refusing to honor these marriages and I wonder how long it will be until all Americans really have the same rights… but I guess that’s a discussion for another day!)

Congratulations, Bruise and B.O.T., and thanks for including me in your unforgettable day!

I had so much fun making this slideshow. Enjoy…

If you’d like to see all the photos from Jaime and Nicole’s wedding, click HERE. This is a password protected gallery, so you’ll need to get the top secret password from the bridal couple.