Emily & Emory's small, vegan, indie-rock wedding

By on Feb. 11th
a moment alone

Photos by Erol Reyal

newly weddedThe offbeat bride: Emily, psychology student

Her offbeat partner: Emory, graphic and motion designer

Location & date of wedding: My parent's backyard on a small lake in Hartland, Wisconsin — Oct. 10, 2009

What made our wedding offbeat: It was an entirely vegan wedding. Our cake toppers were urban designer toys. We wrote the ceremony and our vows and wore dressy-casual clothing that suited our personalities. We played indie-rock music throughout the reception, drank local beer, and basically treated it like a laid-back party!

Our biggest challenge: The weather! It was the first week in October and, as I was getting my hair done, it got dark and started snowing! Not ideal for an outdoor wedding. Luckily, by the time the wedding started, it was still cold, but sunny and free of snow. And the tent heaters worked great!

tent at night

Another little snaffoo was that our friends, who were performing first at the wedding broke a guitar string right before heading the the ceremony! Luckily they fixed it in time and showed up about ten minutes before they had to perform. And they sounded amazing.


My favorite moment: When our friend, Joe, ran in dressed as Kanye and interrupted the father of the groom's speech to say, "Yo Marty, I'm really happy for you and I'm gonna let you finish, but Emory and Emily had one of the best weddings of all time!" Cheesy cultural reference, but man, was it funny. And, of course, it was all staged. Marty was the one who planned it.

interrupting father of groom

hand laughs

My offbeat advice: Your wedding is a means of expressing, to those closest to you, who you are as a couple. Don't let others pressure you into a wedding that doesn't fit you. It's perhaps one of the most memorable days of your lives. Make sure it's exactly what you want.

Pecan Pals cake toppers!

rice attack!

Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?:

Enough talk — show me the wedding porn:

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