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“As You Wish…” ~ The Princess Bride

Everything about Nanda & Pete’s wedding was exactly as she wished. It was unique, unexpected and so much fun!

“Sometimes I wish that I could say all of my lines in life from movie quotes – they often say things so much better than we think to do in the moment”

This is how Nanda & Pete’s ceremony began. And it continued in such a fun and unique way as some their guests (friends staged in the crowd) read quotes and dialogue from some great movie moments. Quotes that hold a special place in Pete and Nanda’s life and represent their shared love of movies and trivia.

From My Best Friend’s Wedding “If you love someone you say it, you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise the moment just…passes you by.”

Some quotes seemed to have a direct correlation to Nanda & Pete. Nanda’s from Michigan and Pete’s from Wisconsin. Did you know the state bird of Wisconsin is the American Robin and the state bird of Michigan is also the American Robin? “True love is your soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in another” ~ Wedding Crashers

They had the perfect script that led their ceremony from one beautiful movie moment to another.

“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together…and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home…only to no home I’d ever know…I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like…magic.” ~ Sleepless in Seattle 

Everything about Nanda & Pete’s date was fun and unique. First of all, location. They took over an entire campground so friends could celebrate and spend the night in their own little cabin. It was obvious from the size of the wedding party that friends are an important part of their lives so having a location where they could all stay and hang out was perfect.

Their movie theme was carried throughout the campground with quotes and decorations. Nanda even got the party started announcing it was time for “Everybody to cut Footloose”!

Oh, and speaking of fun and unique – Nanda was a glowing “Princess Bride” and  a beautiful “Lady in Red” in her flowing wedding dress!

The toasts were amazing & the bridesmaids even had a surprise rap song to perform for the newlyweds. The campground was rocking with dancing, sparklers, and marshmallows around the campfire. It was a beautiful day full of laughter, tears, and fond memories with family and friends.

What a perfect beginning for the beginning for the start of your lives together – congratulations Nanda & Pete!

“ When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” ~ When Harry Met Sally.

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Vendors – Photography: Cathy Fitzgerald// Second Shooter: Casey Willour// Venue: Outland’s Long Lake Resort// DJ: Lawton Lunce// Hair & Makeup: Safari Sun// Cupcakes: Classy Girl Cupcakes// Food trucks: Lakeside Weiner Wagon and Woodfired Up Pizza

Cathy Fitzgerald is a wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of Traverse City, Michigan and available worldwide. She loves the great outdoors, adventures, intimate moments, and candid images. Her style is fun, relaxed, and authentic. She believes in capturing genuine moments that evoke feeling over perfectly posed photographs.

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