Posts Tagged ‘offbeat’

Katie + Joe: A Rock ‘n Roll Arkansas Wedding by Liz Chrisman
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Watch out!  Katie and Joe’s rock ‘n roll real wedding is one for the books. These two meant business when they set out to plan a retro-inspired event featuring polka-dot everything (Katie’s favorite) and Joe’s perfectly suited, graphic design paper goods.  The pair poured themselves into planning and with the help of the team at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch, their dream wedding was brought to life! Photographer Liz Chrisman says, ‘Katie and Joe march to the beat of their own drum, and that was most definitely reflected in their off-beat, fun, rockabilly wedding.’  We couldn’t agree more!

Katie’s passion for polka dots started with the bridal party attire.  From the wedding dress to the bridesmaid’s frocks, all of their vintage-chic attire was sourced from Etsy designer Pixie Pocket.  As for the invites, the very talented groom whipped up these rock ‘n roll paper goods in black and red to set the tone.

Of the ceremony, Katie says, ‘A moment that will always be special to me was while we were saying our vows. All day long it was supposed to rain. The sky was gray and the sun was hidden. I was terrified that this would be the death of my dream outdoor wedding.  Of course the barn had planned an inside move if needed, but I was still nervous. The rain held off and when it finally started to drizzle while Joe and I were exchanging our vows under the arbor, the rain sprinkled in a perfect circle around us. The trees were shaking off collected drops in such a manner that it looked planned! After the trees cleared their branches, the sun jumped out from behind a cloud and shined right on us. It was seriously like something out of a movie.  Although we had dated for six years prior to our wedding, this was proof that rain or shine- we were meant to be together.’

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Offbeat Vintage Garden Wedding by Love Caryn Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Andra and Chad look like people that would be crazy fun to hang out with.  Their offbeat wedding is undeniably charming and I just love the way Love Caryn Photography captured their vintage style!

The wedding was held at the Vintage Garden Tea House in Montgomery, Texas.  There was a romantic garden backdrop for the ceremony and a cozy home for the reception.  The couple wove quirky accents into the day like Star Wars action figure boutonnieres and owl masks and décor.  The wardrobe, the setting, everything had that retro/Urban Outfitters feel.  In fact, that’s where Chad snagged his suit.  The maids were dressed in ModCloth.After they said their vows under a canopy of lush greenery, it was time for fun, props and photos!

And for the getaway vehicle?  A tandem bike- which wouldn’t have been more perfect.

Happy Marriage to Andra + Chad!

A million thanks to Love Caryn Photography for sharing these photos with us!

Bridal Gown via Artsy Wedding

Venue: Vintage Garden Tea House

Bridesmaid’s Dresses by ModCloth

Men’s Attire by Urban Outfitters

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Homespun Wedding
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

In the mood for something unique and off the beaten path?  Leave it up to a creative etsy vendor to put together the perfect rustic, DIY wedding on the edge of a pine thicket in Alabama.  Caitlin + Josh wanted their day to be a reflection of their style and they did just that using items from their home, vintage ceramics, and lots of hard work!  They pulled off quite the party.  The lovely photographs were snapped by Twin Hearts Photography.

Check out Caitlin’s vintage homegoods over at Seventh Hand…. and {click here} to see the full feature on Project Wedding.


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¡Día de Los Muertos! (A Vibrant Wedding in Mexico)
Posted by Kate. Filed under Cinematography, Destination Weddings, Real Weddings

I am in love… with this wedding.  I love the colors, the vibe, the beautiful scenery… all of the special little touches… Jeff and Allison had a Día de Los Muertos- themed wedding in Sayulita, Mexico.  Allison shares all about the planning below!  A special thanks to Jillian Mitchell and Yazmin of Sea of Dreams for sharing this vibrant wedding with us!

All Photos by Jillian Mitchell

A few words from the bride:

Jeff and I chose to look into having our wedding in Sayulita based on a recommendationfrom a friend. We went for a visit in March and knew it was the place for us. At that time we also met Yazmin from Sea of Dreams Weddings and immediately could tell that she was the person to help us make it special. Close to 50 friends and family joined us for some or all of the week’s festivities. We even had a friend travel all the way from Japan to celebrate with us (and serenade us with his rendition of ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ during the reception).

Our week at Casablanca was amazing, but nothing compared to the wedding celebration. It started off with a beautiful ceremony overlooking the ocean. Once we were pronounced “husband and wife,” the mariachi band started playing. We greeted guests, took photos and began the celebrating. My highlights of the evening included sharing a churro with my two year old nephew Cooper, my one year old niece, Lucia, taking her first steps under the palapa, and some seriously great dancing. The “grand finale” of the night was a spectacular fireworks show that helped start our marriage off with a bang!

Working with Yazmin was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. She really cares about her clients and takes time to understand their tastes, preferences, goals and special requests. Yazmin and Nierica provided custom decorations specifically for us and designed to our taste. The Day of the Dead bride and groom theme was a hit and we loved it! I will forever remember this day and all of the people (and Sayulita!) who helped make it amazing.

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