We previewed this couple's AMAZING neon bicycle part centerpieces before, and now we've got the whole (just as amazing) wedding to share!
The offbeat groom: Mitch, Artist
His offbeat partner: Kelley, Artist
Date and location of wedding: Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, PA — April 13, 2013
Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We did almost everything on our own. Kelley modified my tuxedo, and we had a friend in New York City design her white and neon dress out of a thrift store purchase. We created the place cards from a set of animal information cards we found. All the centerpieces were welded from bicycle parts, and Kelley made the flowers out of origami and bicycle wheel spokes.
The menu was our selection as well: steak, salmon, and tater tots(!) with a selection of pies for dessert.
Kelley is also an acrobat, so we set up a rig inside one of the rooms, and she did a performance immediately after the ceremony. Later in the reception, two of our other friends performed, as well.
Tell us about the ceremony:
We had a Reform Jewish ceremony.
The funniest part was when I put the ring on Kelley's wrong hand… and it didn't fit!
Our biggest challenge:
My family is huge, and Kelley's is very small. We were worried it would be unbalanced, but everyone seemed to have a good time anyway!
My favorite moment:
Seeing all of our friends and family having a fantastic time (especially Grandma Bunnie), was definitely our favorite element. We did it as much for them as for us.
What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding?
Don't discount a large DIY project, if it means a lot to you. With careful planning and timing, you can do it yourself.
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- Photography: Avi Loren Fox
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