Erin & Bill's brass knuckle moonshine wedding

By on Jun. 6th Photos by Melissa Miksch Photography
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The Offbeat Bride: Erin Ashleigh, tattoo artist

Her offbeat partner: Bill, works for the Navy

Date and location of wedding: Our backyard on the Puget Sound in Bremeton, WA — September 14, 2013

Our offbeat wedding at a glance:
Brass knuckles theme? Check.

Lightning bolt light-up 7.5 inch platform heels? Check.

180-year-old family heirloom veil? Check.

Custom made dress with corset top? Check.

Top hat and tails? Check.

Flowers provided by the local women's prison? Check.

Portraits on a motorcycle? Check. Homemade moonshine? Check.

A toast wishing the couple as many happy years as total combined tattoos? Check. Welcome to our bad-ass wedding.

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Tell us about the ceremony:
our ceremony was very intimate. We invited 100 of our close family and friends and gathered in the backyard of our tattoo shop. We are located right on the water, and have a beautiful view of the Puget Sound. The weather was perfect and the view was spectacular. It was exactly how we had both imagined it.

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Our biggest challenge:
Planning without a wedding planner was harder than we imagined. The event pretty much consumed our lives, but we had so much fun that we wouldn't have changed a thing.

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My favorite moment:
I loved wearing the veil that had been in the family for over 180 years. We were so happy to get family together who have not seen each other in several years.

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My funniest moment:
It was really funny when our 15-pound puggle, Tank, dragged my young cousin down the aisle by the leash. Our idea was to attach the rings to his collar and have Logan walk him. But as soon as Tank saw us at the end of the aisle, he took off after us and pulled Logan right along with him.

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