Missy Pope and Mark Green

Missy Pope and Mark Green

Photography by JAIME WINDON, THE BLONDE PHOTOGRAPHER
July 11, 2009

Occupations Missy is a green-building consultant and engineer for SD Keppler. Mark is an aviation consultant. Number of attendees 130. Number of attendants Five. How they met While she was studying in Sydney, Australia, on a year abroad in 2000; Mark is Australian. The engagement They had traveled to a family gathering in Australia and Mark proposed on Manly Beach in Sydney, the location of their first date. A date they’ll always remember “When I was in Australia and really missed my family dog,” recalls Missy, “he arranged with a friend of his to borrow their dog for a day so we could hang out and spend some quality time with the dog.” Wedding design inspiration Beach casual. “We wanted a natural-looking, New England coastal feel,” says Missy. Wedding colors Chocolate brown and chartreuse green with splashes of orange. Favorite details The environmentally friendly design choices throughout included recycled paper products for invitations and favors. “I tried to minimize cut flowers and use a lot of natural elements,” says Missy. Members of the Irish rock band all wore kilts. All the beer and wine was Australian. Most unexpected event on their wedding day Guests organized an impromptu dance contest including break dancing. When the band announced the end of the reception, the guests started booing. Nobody wanted the party to end. Three words to describe their wedding Relaxed, family, fun. Piece of Advice Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s all about family, friends, and people being together in one place. That said, Missy highly recommends a day-of-the-event coordinator. Do photos before the ceremony if it’s possible. Honeymoon destination The couple delayed a formal honeymoon to spend a week on the New Jersey shore with family. They’re planning a trip in the summer.

Location Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Flowers Intrigue Design and Décor
Dress Nicole Miller
Hair and Makeup Glow Salon
Cake Fiona’s Cakes
Caterer Saucy Salamander, Annapolis
Invitations Paper Source
Music/entertainment Chris Dunn of Classical Guitar Ceremonies, ceremony and cocktails; The Rovers, reception
Transportation An Extraordinar Limousine Service

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