Tarryn & Dylan's rock 'n' roll retro wedding #Real Weddings: Global#africa#autumn#black dress#brides in glasses#dreadlocks#economical wedding#long-haired groom#piercing#polka-dot#retro#rock 'n' roll wedding#secular#short engagement#south africa#tattooed bride#tattooed groom#winter May 22 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Photos by Allan McLuckie The offbeat bride: Tarryn, administrator Her offbeat partner: Dylan, drummer/sales consultant Date and location of wedding: Die Boomhuisie, Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa — January 14, 2012 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Everything was very low-cost, but perfect for us. Everything just seemed to fall into place from the wedding cake to the venue and to the photographer, Allan McLuckie. I found this lovely little restaurant in mine and Dylan's hometown called Die Boomhuisie. It had a great vintage feel, which worked for our vintage rock 'n' roll theme. It also had some amazing scenery and tree houses. We did not have to pay a venue hire fee, which was exactly what we were looking for. 41 of our closest friends and family gathered to celebrate our special day with us. It was the happiest day of my life, and to be totally honest with you all I can remember is how happy I felt. The details get a little lost in my reverie. Tell us about the ceremony: Dylan and I are not religious, and we found a lovely priest who did non-denominational weddings. The ceremony was short, only about 15 minutes in length. It felt like it flew by. Our biggest challenge: Getting the invitations out was a challenge as we decided to get married only three months before the date. We are very spontaneous like that. Although we were planning on getting married in October 2013, we have been together for nine years and didn't know why we were waiting. A few phone calls were made and the new date was set! A Month of Mixbooks: As part of our partnership with Mixbook, this couple has been given a free wedding photo book to show off their wedding photos. We'll be featuring some of these Offbeat Bride Mixbooks in a few weeks! My favorite moment: Shortly after the wedding, my my great-great granny passed away at age 91, so the most meaningful moment was having her there to celebrate with us. Bless her soul. My funniest moment: Dylan and I forgot to include ourselves in the catering count! Everyone was tucking into their starters and we were asking ourselves, "Where is ours?" The restaurant fixed our oversight, and in a flash we had our meal. My advice for Offbeat Brides: BE HAPPY and enjoy the moment. Also try not to forget to say thank you to everyone who helped you. It will mean a lot to them. Having family and friends in your life who help is invaluable. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Photography: Allan McLuckie 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 So you feel like you gave in: 3 ways to bounce back from wedding planning disappointments NEXT 15 wedding reception games and activities for good times! Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] I love the boudoir-y pictures in the wedding porn slideshow! Great venue, too. Reply I adore this dress! Where did you find it? Reply Hi Karen My mother made my dress, as well as my brides maids dresses Reply She did a great job. It looks perfect on you. Reply I've just realised I'VE forgotten to include us in our head count for the caterers too! Thank you! Reply Hehehehe i hear these things happen to a lot of couples. I am glad i could help Reply YAY! Another South African bride! Your wedding rocked meisie! Reply Baie dankie Reply I love this! It seems very original and fun. Congratulations! Reply Thank you so much Jewcynda i had a lot of fun putting it all together Reply This is so much fun to see, something so totally different and that is why i love browsing this site!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via 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.