Camp Wing – alison & gareth

alison was my pen pal for almost a year before her wedding day. she sent me thoughtful emails, sweet cards and even a box full of books. the handwriting on the labels always looked like i had addressed them to myself. when you have nearly the same handwriting as your pen pal you know that you must meet! i knew from the start that this pair would have a wedding that we wouldn't want to miss. i have a thing for creative couples, alison is a gifted writer and gareth an amazing illustrator. every little thing about their wedding was artful and original. they had their wedding at camp wing in masschushets. their guests had the full camp experience from lanyard making to archery (some even slept on bunk beds). since alison and i both love poetry, i was excited for their ceremony and to hear their selection of love poems. 

*we are doing a little alison and gareth love triangle today! you can read about the details over on alison's blog publishers weekly, shelftaker and see more photos over on green wedding shoes.

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one of the many wonderful poems that friends read during their ceremony… 

To My Valentine

More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That's how much I love you.

I love you more than a duck can swim,
And more than a grapefruit squirts,
I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,
And more than a toothache hurts.

As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,
Or a juggler hates a shove,
As a hostess detests unexpected guests,
That's how much you I love.

I love you more than a wasp can sting,
And more than the subway jerks,
I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,
And more than a hangnail irks.

I swear to you by the stars above,
And below, if such there be,
As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes,
That's how you're love by me.

-ogden nash

and if you want to see even more, go check out their slideshow.