Kale bouquet, skull vest, and red boots #Offbeat grooms#Wedding Porn#boots#bouquet#chicago#illinois#peacock feathers#punk#skulls#vest February 25 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel There's so many inspiring details packed into Olivia Leigh Photographie's photos of Sam & Ben's November 2008 Chicago wedding … I'm not really sure where to start. But, let's first look at the bride's bouquet made from peacock feathers and kale: Then there's the groom's skull-emblazoned vest … impeccable: …and of course the bride's bright red boots: …But the whole wedding was freaking amazing and you must go look at the photos RIGHT NOW. I'm especially fond of the one of the bride and her mother singing "Punk Rock Girl" to each other. (Thanks to Kirsten for sending this one to me!) 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 You might be an Offbeat Bride if… NEXT Megan & Aaron's shark-tastic beach wedding Toggle comments [ 43 ] Comment navigation Newer Comments → HOTTTTTTTT!!!!!! 1 agrees Reply I looooove that dress! Who's the designer? 1 agrees Reply Betsy, if you click through to the photos I link to in the post, you'll find the dress designer listed. 1 agrees Reply OK, I really NEED those boots. 0 agree Reply Yay! You posted it! This is the most elegant punk rock wedding I've ever seen! 0 agree Reply Does anybody know anything about where he got his vest?! 8 agree Reply ZOMG. These pictures are amazing! I love this couple!!! I also love the skull vest! So RAD! Nice work and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 0 agree Reply I live in Chicago and found the "flower shop" where this wedding was held, while wandering around the city. It's the most amazing location ever and although I'm already married, I daydream about getting married there! So nice to see what it could really look like. And the wedding/bride/groom – amazing! 0 agree Reply This wedding was truly amazing!! It was a joy to look at all the cool pics! 0 agree Reply This venue is one of the most beautiful in Chicago. It's nice to see such a gorgeous, non trad wedding in this beautiful space. 0 agree Reply Holy jumping Jesus, what a beautiful wedding. Is that an octopus tattoo? I'm stealing this girl! I love the picture of her and her mother singing Punk Rock Girl. My husband played that song the first time we went on a date and started singing embarassingly loud. 0 agree Reply that is one of the most amazing bouquets i have ever seen. ever. gorgeous. thanks for posting! 0 agree Reply Thank you so much for featuring some of the photos from this wedding. Sam and Ben were such an awesome couple, and their details were so inspirational! The bouquet was definitely my favourite of the year. 0 agree Reply woooooow. 0 agree Reply did noone else notice the groom's red creepers!? very nice alternative to chucks. 0 agree Reply Great bouquet! I am also planning on using flowering kale in mine. Thought about feathers too, nice to see it done so well. Also, great subtle humor in having "cockscomb" in your bridal bouquet. 0 agree Reply You have one of the best bouquets I've seen so far!! 0 agree Reply Wow amazing pictures! What a stunning couple. I started to tear up when I saw the "guitar" pics – what a talented photographer to capture her tear-streaked face perfectly. Everything about this is so beautiful 0 agree Reply I LOVE IT!!! 0 agree Reply That bouquet is absolutely fantastic, my favourite part of a fabulous wedding. And the skull vest as well! It seems I may have to get married again, but we always have the option of getting married again in Australia as my husbands family couldn't make it to Finland… Couldn't we? 0 agree Reply OMG my fiance needs, NEEDS, that vest. 2 agree Reply did u get the vest? i need to know where to find it… 4 agree Reply Who was the etsy seller who made your headpiece? It's so subtle, I love it! 0 agree Reply I love the use of kale. It reminds me of the work Sharon at Organic Elements in San Diego. She use succulents and vegetables often. Things you wouldn't normally consider for wedding arrangements 0 agree Reply omg. amazing. I am totally going to use that bouquet for inspiration. Love love loe. And those boots? Never laid my eyes on anything so beautiful. Wow. 0 agree Reply Would anyone happen to know what the pressed pennies say? I like the idea, however I wonder if they somehow had them pressed to say something custom… if so, how the HECK did they do it??? =0D 1 agrees Reply AWESOME BOUQUET! Drooling as usual. 0 agree Reply I love the pictures! Wooooow! 0 agree Reply Hey, great photos, love the style. I really like the red boots. 0 agree Reply […] to the beat of a different drummer. Featuring articles on weddings as diverse as cave weddings to punk rock girl (grrl?) This site has become my first reference for the brides who call me and say, "Well my […] 0 agree Reply Ooo…you got that cool vest at the Alley, didn't you. Love it. 0 agree Reply does anyone know where she got those boots?? amazing…completely obsessed! 0 agree Reply I was searching our name on Google and came across your kind words, thanks Rose! And it is an awesome bouquet and photoshoot! 0 agree Reply Where or how did you get such an amazing bouquet ? I love it 0 agree Reply love his vest who is the designer and where can i get one?? 5 agree Reply I really love this bouquet! It's beautiful!! I was going back and forth trying to decide what I wanted for my bouquet. Now I know I want flowering kale! 0 agree Reply can somebody please email me letting me know where Ben got his skull print vest? firstname.lastname@example.org 2 agree Reply Great post! Useful tips and beautiful wedding flowers pictures… Thanks for sharing! 0 agree Reply another request to find out where the groom got his skull vest from please!! 2 agree Reply Great post! Useful tips on Chicago Weddings and beautiful wedding flowers pictures… Thanks for sharing! 0 agree Reply where can i get a skull vest like that? i want one for my wedding 4 agree Reply Comment navigation Newer Comments → 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.