FIRST: PLEASE CUE THIS WONDROUS RENDITION OF "ISLANDS IN THE STREAM" THAT ANDY AND MARY CREATED AND PRESSED AS A FLEXI-DISC/WEDDING INVITATION!
When I heard a few days before boarding a plane to Boston that the groom of the wedding I was shooting had broken his foot playing basketball, I wasn't concerned in the least bit. Usually I would be freaking out: "how am I going to pose a groom on crutches!?" "How the heck is he going to make it through the first dance!?" Luckily for me (and everyone really) this was no ordinary couple. Andy and Mary in my mind are the archetype of the creative super couple: immensely talented and uber resourceful. They artfully balance their careers with their exuberant art making- both sonic and visual. Their wedding day was no different. When Mary informed me of her groom's new accessories (boot and crutches) she did so jovially. I knew right away the day would be somehow made better by his little mis-step on the court. Andy ended up squeezing his swollen foot into a sleek dress shoe and walked down the isle and danced all night. For 9 or so hours one wouldn't have suspected anything. He went in for surgery the following Monday. All the point being, I'm so honored to have spent such a radical day with such an inspiring couple. Thank you so much to the Lewey's, the Sadoways and all the incredible guests.
Ceremeony: MIT Chapel
Reception: Cambridge Multi-Cultural Arts Center