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real moments Shelley Houk & Michael Wade October 13, 2012 Photographed by Lynn terry PHOTOGRAPHY

HOW THEY MET: Both skate for premier roller derby leagues and fell in love on the rink HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED: Michael proposed on a pier on Lake Erie in Cleveland, where he grew up NUMBER OF GUESTS: 130 WEDDING COLORS: Vintage aqua blue and candy apple red SOMETHING OLD: Vintage pearl earrings SOMETHING NEW: Shoes from Pin Up Girl Clothing SOMETHING BORROWED: Cameo necklace SOMETHING BLUE: Bluebird hair piece HOW THEY PERSONALIZED THE EVENT: With a traditional Buddhist ceremony, which included adornments blessed by the Dhali Llama. Every decoration was handmade by the couple, from the cupcake record stands to the details on the bridesmaids’ shoes. WEDDING FAVORS: Vintage candy (including candy cigarettes from the 50s!) DJ: CJ’s Disc Jockey Service WEDDING STORYBOOK TITLE: Juke and Starry’s Rockabilly Bash BRIDE’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT:

“Seeing Michael for the first time when I stepped out to walk down the aisle. He had tears in his eyes and he mouthed the words “Oh wow.” I'll never forget it because he swore he wouldn’t cry but he did and we locked eyes the whole walk down the aisle.” GROOM’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: “When the music changed right before Shelley was about to walk down the aisle. A slow Elvis Presley song came on, and I realized this was the moment my life was about to change.” RESIDE: St. Louis

FLORIST: Botanicals Design Studio • BRIDE’S DRESS: Clarice's Bridal • GROOM AND GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Shirts from Warrior Clothing, in England • BRIDESMAID DRESSES: David's Bridal • WEDDING AND RECEPTION LOCATION: Mad Art Gallery •caterer: Hollyberry Catering

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