Scooter & Robert's small rustic wedding #Real Weddings: Northeast US#bonfire#logs#memorial#mohawk#pennsylvania#pink hair#s'mores#small wedding August 20 | Offbeat Editors offbeatempire Photos by: Black White and Raw Photography Photos by Black White and Raw Photography The Offbeat Bride: Scooter, Hair Salon Owner and Hairstylist Her offbeat partner: Robert, English teacher Date and location of wedding: Terrain at Styers Garden, Glen Mills, PA — June 29, 2013 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We got married at the Pump House at the Lake in Ridley Park, which is the town I grew up in. To get married there, we had to make a donation to the Taylor Hospice House, which we were totally cool with because the hospice house took great care of my dad before he passed. After the ceremony, we all went back to my mom's house for a laid-back cocktail hour before the reception. It was great getting to see my family and Rob's family interact in such a personal setting. Then it was off to Terrain at Styers Garden, which was number 21 on Buzzfeed's 22 coolest places in America to get married. I was so excited when Terrain made Buzzfeed's list because it is such a great garden store and cafe. The servers were dressed casually rustic. The bar was a table and cabinets in a green house. Our tables formed a "U" so we could see everyone we loved. Our bread was baked in flower pots. We are both Jurassic Park lovers so our wedding song was the Jurassic Park theme song. We closed out the night around a bonfire roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. Tell us about the ceremony: Our ceremony was at the lake in my town. The mayor did some traditional readings and we wrote our own vows. I did not realize how emotional I would be, from the minute I saw Rob to the mayor announcing us as husband and wife. My heart was just so overjoyed that we just got married, I teared up the whole time. Rob's vows were my favorite. I vowed that Rob would always be my "silent guardian, watchful protector, and dark knight" (since he's a huge Batman fan), and Rob vowed to always protect my positive spirit. He is so great with words, so his vows were something I will cherish forever. Our biggest challenge: At first we were planning a more traditionally-sized wedding, and when things got out of hand, we decided to downsize the guest list. So deciding who to invite became a challenge. To avoid hurt feelings, we cut it even more to just family and no friends. We did have a big BBQ with all of our friends the following week, though, which was perfect because it was like two weeks of celebrating! My favorite moment: I enjoyed the little ways we included our loved ones who passed, especially my dad, into the wedding. I had a little charm on my shoes with a picture of my dad, so it was like he walked me up the aisle. I also loved the window picture frame I made from trash-picking an old window and cleaning it up. I made a lot of stuff for the wedding, so my bouquet and all the flowers were synthetic, our runner was burlap that my sister hand-monogrammed, our unity candles were candles I made from pieces of a tree that I burned our initials into, and our guest book was two slabs of a tree with our last name initial burned into it. What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding? I vowed to myself that on our wedding day, our love would stay the main focus. The day wouldn't be about lavish details or hundreds of guests, but just getting married to each other. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Venue: Terrain at Styers Garden Photography: Black White and Raw Photography Dress: David's Bridal Shoes: Payless Candles, centerpiece, bouquets, wristlets, and flower pins: DIY with materials from National Decorative Distributors Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! allowFullScreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=photos%2F99625214%40N08%2Fshow%2F&page_show_back_url=photos%2F99625214%40N08%2Fshow%2F&set_id=99625214@N08&jump_to=" width="800" height="500"> This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: Black White and Raw Photography 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 My "Big Day" as an annual event: Why my less-than-perfect wedding isn't a big deal NEXT A rainbow fairy dress that fulfills all your childhood dress-up dreams Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] I really dig her hair. Just love that first photo. 4 agree Reply "I vowed to myself that on our wedding day, our love would stay the main focus. The day wouldn't be about lavish details or hundreds of guests, but just getting married to each other." Exactly!! THIS! 5 agree Reply What a cool cake! And cool window picture frame decor! Looks like a great day- congrats! Reply The best part about her hair is that she is a hair stylist and salon owner. In the hours before her wedding she was doing the hair for her mother and her sisters in her "bride" robe! 1 agrees Reply I love the cake, and the rustic look of the venue! Fabulous! Reply What a lovely wedding! I love the bright colors and the pink hair!! The shoe charms with your fathers photo have me teary-eyed. What an awesome idea. 1 agrees Reply I really like the hand and ring photo (with mom and grandma?). I wanted one like that with my mom, and we never got around to it. Reply Having the mayor do the ceremony, what a unique idea! Great wedding, the location deserves its Buzzfeed crown. Reply I love the brides hair . I love the style of this wedding . Although we don't see this often in NYC . I can def relate . Great stuff Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail 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. 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