This Non-Traditional Wedding Will Hit You Right In The Feels
Justin and Simon wanted a wedding that would blend their different backgrounds, cultures, and traditions. They got all of that and more.
Meet Simon McNorton and Justin Johnson.
Married in May of last year, they're the first to admit they're a somewhat unlikely pair.
Their backgrounds, upbringings, and stances on things like politics and religion? Totally different.
But at their wedding — held at the D.C. War Memorial in Washington — they celebrated those differences in a beautiful way.
"It was an interesting challenge," Justin told BuzzFeed Life, of planning the big day. "But we agree on more than we disagree — and we certainly learned a lot from each other in the process."
To start, they knew they both wanted a non-traditional wedding — one that blended their different styles and cultures.
On their big day, Justin wore his Marine Blues, and Simon donned a traditional Indian Sherwani.
"I had my heart set on it the same way a bride might have [a] vision of the perfect dress," Simon told BuzzFeed Life. "Got it tailored, spent far too much money on it, but I felt like a Maharaja when I put it on. I'm still looking for excuses to wear it."