Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Megan: “Yes, you read that right. S-U-P-E-R-H-E-R-O-E-S. Like the larger-than-life-muscles-galore figures who graced the pages of our Marvel comic books when we were kids. They conquered the world and the many challenges life threw in their direction – much like Tom and me.

“An ocean and 4,000 miles separated us for 18 months as I pursued my dream to live and work overseas in Prague, Czech Republic, while Tom continued to work on his dream as an MD/PhD student tracking towards a career in transplant surgery in Minneapolis. Worlds apart, but connected by the fervour of young lovers who shared hundreds of love letters, we made a commitment to conquer the world as one. So as we began to plan our wedding, the theme happened upon us naturally.

“We both have strong personalities, love to travel, Tom’s family is Polish, I have lived in Europe on two separate occasions in my life, we are eclectic and passionate, and we yearned to find a theme that would embody these many unique characteristics. We also adore kitschy diner food, comics and the combination of old and new. Thus, our vintage superhero, mid-century modern theme was born. We chose to take a risk on the Minnesota fall weather and have an outdoor wedding at Camrose Hill Farm, Stillwater. We were blessed with sunny skies and warm temps that set the stage for a beautiful celebration.

“I adore DIY weddings, and our invitations, which featured a custom Megan and Tom superhero sketch, were one of my favourite features of the Super Wedding. Designed by close friend Phil Kjelland, they not only conveyed the theme and our personalities, but were also designed as an eco-friendly postcard.

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“While I wore a custom designed dress, by designer-turned-friend Eva Brzáková from e:be in Prague, with a splash of red, cream and chocolate polka-dot detail, the bridesmaids wore vibrant aqua dresses with red hand-knit boleros (both fashioned by Eva as well) and red canvas TOMS shoes. Instead of flowers, we opted for apples from a local orchard as centerpieces.

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We loved everything about our wedding, but some of our favourite parts were the games field featuring bocce ball and more, our makeshift photo booth, the “candy shoppe”, the bonfire with s’mores, the ice cream truck, and the wishing lantern ceremony.

“My advice to future brides is to go with the flow on your big day. It will not be perfect and things may happen that you’d never expect, yet these are the things that will make the day so unique and special.”

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

{Steal Megan’s Pinterest board}

MEGAN & THOMAS {US}

Photography by Cat Norman / Venue Camrose Hill Farm in Stillwater, Oklahoma / Number of Guests 225 / Bridal Gown by Eva Brzáková from e:be / Bride’s Shoes by TOMS / Hair and Makeup by Megan Lally / Wedding Bands by Curly Girl Glass Jewelry / Groom’s Attire by Eva Brzáková and Banana Republic / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Eva Brzáková / Groomsmen’s Attire by Banana Republic / Flowers and Decor by Camrose Hill Farm / Wedding Dessert by Big Bell Ice Cream Truck / Catering by We Cater To You / Invitations and Stationery by Phil Kjelland / Entertainment by The Dusty Porch Sisters and John Chadbourn