Julee & Ross' Casual Quirky Children's Theatre Wedding #Real Weddings: Southern US#budgeting#candy#diy wedding#kids#tennessee#theater December 6 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Here's a really neat venue option… a theater! Lots of stage space, seating and a funky atmosphere to boot! Take a look at some other offbeat venues like cave weddings or movie theater weddings or even zoo weddings! The offbeat bride: Julee, Theatre Education Director Her offbeat partner: Ross, Actor/Director/Playwright Location & date of wedding: Nashville Children's Theatre in Nashville, TN on May 17, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: We made a conscious effort for our wedding to be simple, DIY and to rebel against the industry. It really felt like a party — which is exactly what we wanted! We wanted a fun party where no one stressed. Since we are in the theatre industry, we had the help of actors/designers/technicians to help up prep for our wedding onstage and for the reception in the entire theatre. Our biggest challenge: We really worked to keep the budget low and not be swept up into extras. Our priority was just enjoying the party with our friends and it all worked out! My favorite moment: When the kiss came, we threw the disco ball onstage and blasted the music. It really felt like a party — which is exactly what we wanted! My offbeat advice: Find ways that make the day belong to you and your guests. The day is about everyone in your lives — not just the bride! Don't stress either, no one will even know if something doesn't go as planned — and those are the best stories so look forward to what unexpected things will happen! Enough talk — show me that wedding porn: Click on the picture below to see glimpses of Julee & Ross' Casual Quirky Children's Theatre Wedding! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME 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 Whitney Lee Photography presents Joy & Alec's kid-friendly state park wedding NEXT 10 reasons you need to read Offbeat Bride the book, and not just offbeatbride.com Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] Ahh.. the theatre kid in me loves this wedding!!! Reply Ah, Julee I'm soooo glad you said the day isn't just about the bride, it's about everyone. I watch Bridezillas just for fun, but those crazy ass brides always, always, always stomp around, talking about how it's their day — not even about the groom. They say "I'm getting married on…" never "we're getting married…" Just based on that, I think you and Ross will rock on forever 🙂 Reply My Fiance and I are getting married in a theatre in two weeks! Reply Your wedding is fantastic! I love the scenery behind you. The whole event seems to really be a reflection of the two of you. Reply Amazing! The theatre kid in me is doing a little dance, haha. Reply This is one of the most outrageous and fun weddings I've ever seen — IRL and online 😉 Reply Hooray Julee!!! I'm so glad to see you two displayed so prominently on Offbeat Bride. We had a great time at the wedding…the tone of the evening was so fun and relaxed. That's precisely what Matt and I hope to acheive for our day. Cheers, love! Reply Wow so many ideas..makes me want to get married..again..wheres my guy? Ross is a hottie! Reply I saw many many plays at this theatre as a child, and I'm quite certain it's the reason I'm in the industry today. It's wonderful seeing such a beautiful event at a place that means so much to me:) Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. 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.