A wedding all their own
By Lauren Dunn | Photography by Chuck Eaton Photographers
Posted: Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
Kelly Gendreau and Adam Zetzers first meeting marked the punch line for the couples very first inside joke. Where did they meet exactly? Dont know, theyll answer. Indeed, theyre not lying; the bar in Baltimore, Md. where Kelly and Adam first laid eyes on each other was named Dont Know. Something they do know, however, is how they wanted to represent their love on their wedding day; through personal touches and a whole lot of fun mixed in.
The soon-to-be Zetzers had been dating three years when Adam offered Kelly the ring from Diamonds Direct that shed fallen in love with. The diamond in Kellys ring was a family heirloom. Originally it belonged to Adams grandmother before being passed down to him. His grandmother passed away just a month after the couple became engaged.
Family is very important to both Adam and I, Kelly says. So it means a lot that I get to wear this ring that is a constant reminder of his grandmother.
That night, after the engagement, the newly engaged couple met friends and family for dinner and drinks for a fun-filled celebration, a spirit they carried over to their wedding.
I think our friends will tell you that we are always having fun and dont tend to take things too seriously, Kelly says. We are both very outgoing and energetic people, so the energy just multiplies when we are together. Theres never a dull moment in our household.
When it came time to plan, Kelly and Adam wanted to blend their individual qualities. Adam is Jewish while Kelly is Catholic. Adam grew up in Baltimore, Md., Kelly in Connecticut.
From substituting coffee-table books representing their hometowns for the guest book to an interfaith ceremony with Kellys family Bible, the Zetzers managed to merge all of their differences into one harmonious celebration. They wrote the entire ceremony themselves.
The wedding had a really personal feel to us as a couple because it reflected both of our religions and our families, Kelly says. The entire day was perfect and really reflected who we are.
To capture the wedding theyd worked so hard to create, they knew their photographer had to be the best. After looking at local photographers, Kelly says it was Chuck Eaton Photographers that caught her eye.
His fun, relaxed style of picture-taking made us feel very comfortable, and we barely even noticed he was there, Kelly says. It allowed us to enjoy our day that much more because we knew he was getting the shots he needed without interrupting and taking us away from enjoying our special day.
After all the planning was over and the big day had come, Kelly says it was having her father walk her down the aisle in a gown shed chosen from J. Majors and seeing Adam waiting for her under the chuppah that literally took her breath away.
I've dreamt of that moment ever since I was a little girl, and nothing can really prepare you for the feeling you have in the moment, Kelly says. It was perfection!Featured Vendors
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