While I appreciate and enjoy weddings in general, I'm not into fluff and pomp. So, much to my mom and FMIL's shock (hehe), we are not having a traditional wedding (no church). I just thought that it would be hypocritical of us since we don't go to church anymore (we were born and raised Catholic). We wanted a more meaningful wedding that would reflect who we are.
We are having a dressy 60s, Beatles-inspired wedding. Since both of us, as well as a lot of our friends, are (rock) musicians, there will be some jamming involved.
Let me also add that we are a budget couple so....
Our DIY PROJECTS, so far...
Our emailed STD (Save-the-Date)
I bought boxes of blank invitation cards with envelopes and additional cardstock at Michael's (on sale), made a rough design on Photoshop and had a graphic designer friend finesse my work.
Another designer friend created our monogram (add - haha).
PRELIMINARY PERSONAL PURCHASE: Shoes
Got my wedding boots on sale at Amazon (teehee) - Dr. Marten's Stacey boots in White
I'm having my mom's wedding gown (vintage!) altered/de/reconstructed to fit me. Hers was a 60s trapeze style fully beaded ivory colored gown.
I wish we could afford this specific lighting design...
specifically the Scrolling Clouds one
Finally, some pics taken by our official photographer and other friends + family....
Here is a music video we made using pictures and video from our engagement photo shoot. My then-fiance/now-husband rearranged the Beatles song "Two of Us" and recorded our vocals. A few friends of ours helped us shoot the video.
I suggest watching this in 720p.
Happy viewing, everyone!
Here are some videos taken by friends (using their non-pro cameras) from our wedding. Enjoy!
Ceremony - when I walked down the aisle with my mum
Reception - entourage intro + our grand entrance...
I have yet to work on our wedding video so here is something my hubby put together as a "teaser" - using photos from both our rehearsal dinner and wedding.