My brother Andy got married last week and I handled the place cards for the rehearsal dinner. Since Andy was in college, he's been a passionate "geocacher". For those of you who don't know, geocaching is an activity where participants hide a cache and chart it on an online database with rough geographic coordinates. The network of caches creates an ongoing scavenger hunt. To make the place cards more personal, each table was given a a site that was important to the couple and that site's geographic coordinates. Those places ranged from Fredonia, NY where they went to school, to the Buffalo Bills and New York Mets Stadiums, each of their hometowns, vacation spots, and their current home on Long Island. Guests found their name and corresponding coordinates on a card and then went on a mini geocache to find the matching coordinates at the correct table.
I was wrapped up in family visiting on the day itself, and completely forgot to photograph the cards as a group, but the staff did a beautiful job laying them out on an antique table with delicate candles in the entryway.
Photo of Kristine's place card below taken by the wedding photographers at Neal Urban Sudio.
My brother's wedding was absolutely beautiful. While the photographers were photographing the guys at the hotel, we did a little photoshoot with the ladies at Kristine's aunt and uncle's house. Her dress and veil were stunning. As part of the wedding gift, I included a portrait of Kristine trying on the dress for the first time while her mom adjusted it in front of the mirror.
The last row of photos by Neal Urban Studio and Zach Gilyard
I sold this painting when I graduated from Alfred, and a friend happened to run into it recently. It lives in the same house as the cat it depicts. (His name is Whiskers.)
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based out of Brookline, MA.