Bree's elegant rock 'n' roll wedding #Real Weddings: Southern US#retro#rockabilly#tattooed bride#vintage dress#virginia January 9 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel The offbeat bride: Bree, Hairdresser Her offbeat groom: Damien Location & date of wedding: Army Navy Country Club, Fairfax VA, October 6, 2007 What made our wedding offbeat: We wanted to be different and rock a roll — but still very elegant. I walked down the aisle to a Johnny Cash tune! Our biggest challenge: We really had very little difficulty — we planned well in advance and stayed in our budget. Being understanding, compromising and remembering that it's supposed to be a fun and special time kept any disagreement and difficulty at bay. My favorite moment: Walking out to "Rose of my Heart" sung by Johnny Cash, and seeing my handsome guy walking halfway to meet me. My offbeat advice: Check out Whirlingturban. They make custom vintage style dresses that are actually affordable and one of a kind. Enough talk — show me the wedding porn: Yeah, this profile might be sorta short on words, but check out the 200+ wedding photos! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Brides in glasses NEXT It's your fingernails' special daaaaaaaaay, too! Show/Hide comments [ 17 ] Very cool! Reply I love that they had it at "Army Navy Country Club." That just sound like it would be the least likely location for an offbeat wedding. It shows that you don't have to get married underwater or in a hot-air balloon to be offbeat! Reply I adore Bree's dress! I am still considering Whirlingturban as a possibility. Anyway, love the dress, hair, bouquet — just the overall look. Very sophisticated and cool. Reply their wedding totally rocks!!! bree looks gorgeous. and i like it how most of the guests wore black or dark colors (always a plus in my book!) whirlingturban looks like such an awesome site – i'm so bummed i didn't hear of it earlier! Reply bree look so elegant and rockin! Reply "Rose of My Heart" That is the wedding song I want. Reply OMG!! Bree you look freaking awesome…you wedding looks like it rocked!! Reply I love it! That dress is to die for and "rose of my heart" is a great idea for a song to walk to! Reply THANK YOU for telling us about Whirlingturban! I am officially hooked. Reply I love love LOVE this wedding. Bree, you look absolutely stunning. Reply Oh! YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! Reply […] Angela's red wedding dress? Custom made. What about Bree's stunning pin-up style dress? Custom made. Honestly, I don't know why anyone even bothers with the demoralizing hell of […] Reply I contacted whirlingturban to make my wedding dress, and heard back from them a few times… and then never again, despite numerous e-mails and a few phone call attempts over the period of a month. They are located in Bali and have the financial part based in Idaho… I don't know if it was my fault or what, but found my vintage dress (replication) on http://www.unique-vintage.com instead. Reply Whirlingturban is doing my dress too!! I love them , and Bree looks absolutley stunning her dress!! Reply What an amazing idea! It looks like it was a lot of fun! Well done both of you! Reply I have been talking to Katherine, the designer at Whirlingturban, for months about my wedding dress. I have never had such stellar customer service in my life, anywhere. Katherine is so careful she's downright neurotic (in a good way:) ) and everybody I've had contact with at Whirlingturban has been so accommodating there, both before and after they had any of my money. Reply Katherine and the girls at Whirlingturban have been wonderful! I'm pretty picky about fit and Katherine sent me a muslin bodice to make sure it would be perfect. I've always received warm responses to my emails and my calls (within reasonable working hours, of course). Nobody believed I had my beautiful dress made online, sight unseen!! Looks like everyone else had the same great experience…. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.