Making the big day 'big'

For some reason, June seems like the most appealing month to tie the knot. Perhaps it’s the warm weather and the springtime feeling of things new and fresh that makes people want to get hitched.

Whether you’re going to the chapel to get married or having a quiet backyard wedding, many people want to step out so that they and their guests have the time of their lives.

Was it the Jell-O shots served at the reception, the cameras on each of the tables or the barefoot wedding party?

We’ve asked some locals what made their weddings unique, unconventional or maybe a little bizarre.

Steve Campbell, Realtor at Century 21 Ski Town Associates, said his wedding was unconventional and unreligious but a total blast.

“We had a big volleyball party,” Campbell said of his 1978 wedding. “It was just a big outdoor party. I thought it was fun.”

After playing a few games of volleyball, the bride and groom snuck away to change into their respective attire and showed up in the woods with 60 to 70 friends and family members to exchange vows, Campbell said.

When the ceremony ended, it was back to volleyball for the newlyweds and their guests.

“They all followed us down to the woods, and there was someone taking pictures,” Campbell said of the party atmosphere.

The Campbell’s definitely get the award for the most unconventional wedding.

And the award for the most heartfelt wedding goes to one that Bill Stewart, owner of Stewart Photo Service, attended not long ago.

Stewart said this particular wedding was so memorable because relatives stood up during the ceremony or the reception to give a personal anecdote about the two people.

“It’s great when they mix humor into a deep, strong emotional story,” Stewart said. “When people get up it really binds the whole event.”

Compiled by Kelly Silva

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