Kale bouquet, skull vest, and red boots

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:
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Then there's the groom's skull-emblazoned vest … impeccable:

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…and of course the bride's bright red boots:
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…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!)

  1. Betsy, if you click through to the photos I link to in the post, you'll find the dress designer listed.

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  2. Does anybody know anything about where he got his vest?!

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  3. ZOMG. These pictures are amazing! I love this couple!!!

    I also love the skull vest! So RAD!

    Nice work and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  4. 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!

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  5. This wedding was truly amazing!! It was a joy to look at all the cool pics!

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  6. 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.

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  7. that is one of the most amazing bouquets i have ever seen. ever. gorgeous. thanks for posting!

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  8. 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.

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  9. did noone else notice the groom's red creepers!? very nice alternative to chucks.

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  10. 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.

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  11. You have one of the best bouquets I've seen so far!!

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  12. 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

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  13. 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? :)

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    • did u get the vest? i need to know where to find it…

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  14. Who was the etsy seller who made your headpiece? It's so subtle, I love it!

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  15. 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

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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

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  18. Ooo…you got that cool vest at the Alley, didn't you. Love it.

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  19. does anyone know where she got those boots??

    amazing…completely obsessed!

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  20. I was searching our name on Google and came across your kind words, thanks Rose! And it is an awesome bouquet and photoshoot!

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  21. Where or how did you get such an amazing bouquet ? I love it

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  22. love his vest who is the designer and where can i get one??

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  23. 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!

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  24. another request to find out where the groom got his skull vest from please!!

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  25. where can i get a skull vest like that? i want one for my wedding

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