Khaki & Carl's tattoo infested wedding in the swamplands #Real Weddings: Southern US#black dress#outdoor#pin-up#south carolina#tattooed bride July 10 | Offbeat Editors The Offbeat Bride: Khaki, photographer Her Offbeat Partner: Carl, Musician Location & date of wedding: The Inn at Middleton Place (plantation), Charleston, SC — 4/18/09 What made our wedding offbeat: We got married on a plantantion in Charleston, SC (The Inn at Middleton Place) on April 18, 2009… sounds traditional, I know. But, I wore a black wedding dress and the bridal party wore pin-up style pink dresses by Stop Staring. Being a photographer, and my husband a musician, we knew we wanted to do things our own way and didn't want to follow all the traditional wedding customs. I don't think anyone was really shocked. It was a smaller wedding (80 people) and everyone knows us so well, and knew better than to expect something very traditional. Our biggest challenge: The biggest challenge was planning a wedding out of town, and only visiting once. We live in Brooklyn, NY and the wedding was in Charleston so we had to be very specific and detailed with our instructions to the vendors and planners. Unfortunately we had to pick a lot of our vendors blindly, and in one instance it turned out to be quite a nightmare. To make it short: We hired an event producer for our floral and furniture/decor. In the beginning (eight months prior… before they had our deposit), they seemed great! Then a couple months before my event there were issues that I didn't know existed. Apparently, the woman assigned to our wedding was no longer working there and my file was totally unorganized. I had a hard time getting anyone to contact me and finally the owner did. She was so totally far from customer friendly. Apparently her employee underquoted us, and so she acted as if she was doing us a huge favor and even suggested I go elsewhere for my furniture almost one month before my wedding. We are still trying to get reimbursed for things that were not delivered. My favorite memory: Singing and dancing to my favorite songs with my husband and all our friends! My advice to other brides: Don't let wedding planners sway you into fitting their "wedding mold." Be sure and tell your photography specifically everything you want shot. Eat some food. Don't sweat the small stuff… nothing will be perfect (your fantasy is always much different than the reality, so be prepared for that). Relax… delegate jobs to your friends and bridesmaids. If you're a control freak, this is your chance to stop being so crazy! Have fun! Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?: Dress: Morgan LaFey Save the Date Illustrations: Avi Spivak Photographer: Josh Reeder Cake: Lady Fingers Confections Venue: The Inn at Middleton Enough talk — show me the wedding porn!: 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 PREVIOUS Hope & Gavin's Head banging, Footy sock, Pantsing party Wedding NEXT Fall into Red Ruby Rose's clutches Toggle comments [ 18 ] WHERE did she get the guitar pic favors?? I LOVE THEM! Reply Thanks! We loved how they came out. I ordered them from pickworld.com. The price was not bad and they did a great job. The weren't quick to respond to my email, so your best bet is to call them first, and then email your artwork. Our friend, who is a comic book illustrator did the artwork of me and my hubby. We used it on the save the dates, stickers, picks, thank you cards, and gift boxes… everyone loved it! Reply The guitar pic's were sooooooo cool. Where???? I can't believe I sat through all those pics and wasn't bored. lol. Reply I feel the same! Everyone just looked so gorgeous – what beautiful photography! Reply I've been looking high and low for super cute guitar picks for my October wedding and haven't found anything! Where did these come from? We must know! Reply don't know but if your computer savvy you can send Legendsguiarpicks.com a design or just have words on them.. I loved the turnout of ours. Reply YAY!!!! Another wedding in the Lowcountry. Your wedding looked absolutely beautiful! Middleton Place is one of my favorites. The gardens are amazing and it had been a fantasy of mine to have been married at the point. The Inn itself is far from traditional and the bath tubs are worth the stay alone.. It's been years since I've stayed there but I can't wait for a long weekend! Thanks for the heads up on the one vendor! Congrats. Reply hey.. we had our faces on guitar pics for our guests. Reply this is rare, but i enjoyed every picture i saw on that album! everything was so classy, yet rock n roll. kudos to you for pulling off such a badass affair Reply Your dress is amazing!!! And so are the bridesmaids dresses!! I love stop staring. And your shoes!!! Pretty much in love with your whole wedding right now… gush!! Reply love the pink and black combo! Off beat brides are some of my MOST FAVORITE clients!! Totally cool and totally unique Reply I love the centerpieces…where did you find the vases? Reply Love this site sooo much…very liberating! Before I came accross it I was wondering about whether to hide my tattoo on my wedding day or not…in mainstream wedding photos there are NEVER any tatts. Now Im like OMG these tattooed brides are SO hot…I want more tatts Reply […] wedding day, donâ€™t despair. Look to these offbeat brides for inspiration. Whether itâ€™s a black wedding dress, a couple who rode to their ceremony on bikes, or a romantic tea party, thereâ€™s sure to be […] Reply Absolutely stunning and has given me muchos ammunition to use against my mother's "hide your tattoos" tirade when we go wedding gown shopping. Whoever took these photos really captured the energy of the moment, its truly beautiful! Reply Please please please tell me where the bridesmaids dresses came from! Reply ha, it already says. Nevermind. eheh… Reply I love love love love love that dress!!!!! 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. 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