When it came time for registered dietician Lorren Negrin and mobile software engineer Jason Koceja to tie the knot, the couple knew two things for certain: They wanted to commit their lives to each other—and to commit to Lorren’s long-hoped-for 1980s theme. “We agreed on a motto,” says Jason. “If we were going to do it, we had to do it right.” Thus, the “rockous” celebration at the EMP Museum included bright neon decor, a Delorian and the final touch: handmade cassette tape “place cards” for each guest.
The Couple: Jessica Reely, a dancer, and Joseph Cantû, a musician, first met through the bride’s brother when he and Joe were students together at Western Washington University. At the time of the couple’s first “real” date, Jess was the dance captain on a Disney cruise ship, so Joe flew to the Bahamas to join her on board. “For a fully tattooed guy to book a solo ticket on a Disney cruise,” says Jess, “he must have really wanted to see me.”
The spotlight is on the bride and groom on their wedding day and rightly so; nobody wants to see wild guests crash the party. We've put together some healthy tips to help you properly navigate this wedding season. For anyone new to the wedding scene, or those looking to impress, these tips can come in handy when acknowledging the couple, giving a suitable gift and dressing appropriately.