Fanny & Luis' improvised, geeky, Wonderland in Mexico wedding #Real Weddings: Global#blue shoes#church#corpse bride#fall weddings#feathers#geeky#halloween#mexico#mismatched-bridesmaids February 1 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Photos by Daniela Garza The offbeat bride: Fanny, Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Graphic novelist wannabe (and Tribesmaid) Her offbeat partner: Luis, Helpdesk, geek and muse Location & date of wedding: Ceremony: Parroquia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Reception: Akbal Lounge, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico — October 31th, 2009 What made our wedding offbeat: Luis and I where supposed to get married in July of this year in a wedding according to our culture and our families… but we aren't like that (I don't drink, he don't dance, we hate crowds and many other things). In July of 2009, we canceled everything, except our photographer and adventure, to have our wedding for Halloween, to be ourselves. After that WE DIDN'T PLAN ANYTHING — just the obvious like separate a venue, some catering, get a dress, etc. We didn't plan a first dance, an entrance, or a schedule, we let it all flow. We didn't even meet the priest until we entered the church. Our cake was, at the last minute, made by the boyfriend of one husband's cousin, and our topper (at the last minute also) was a Corpse Bride figure he gave me years ago. Also we went to a local toy store because we didn't think about the location for our pictures — the manager was thrilled. Most of the things were done by me: invitations, boutounniers, favors, presentation, my friends fascinators, etc. The rest mostly we got it from the internet. Our reception site was a lounge bar on the second floor of a really old house in downtown Monterrey. At the end was a little cozy lounge reception with lots of last minute things, close friends and family. Our biggest challenge: I guess the biggest was dealing with the external opinion of our sudden rush to get married (most thought that i was pregnant) and the things we wanted to do. We were patient and explained why everything changed, and even with the drama we remained calm and smiled — everything was going to be like we wanted it. Also the time. Getting a wedding dress was very difficult on such short notice, My husband's best friend was supposed to make our cake but he got troubles and at the end we got a cake one week before from a cousin-in-laws boyfriend, and many other things. We solved everything staying calm and smiling, if it wasn't meant to be it just wasn't. My favorite moment: Everything because it was so random! But well… I wanted a first dance but I was willing to not have it because my husband is very very shy and doesn't dance at all. When we entered the reception, on an improvised entrance speech by my husband's friend, my now husband asked to play a song wich was Lucky from Jason Mraz and he "danced" with me for thirty seconds then said, "Ok enough of the cheesy stuff let's have fun." My offbeat advice: Be very very patient and tolerant, people just don't think equal on anything, even more when you're an offbeat spirit. Try to listen and be polite and laugh! Sometimes you'll be surprised how even a really conservative persons can enjoy your ideas. Also don't plan anything to the max (believe me you will not remember lots of things) and if something goes wrong on the wedding don't get stressed it's just details that can be easily solved — just trust in your partner, family and friends. THE BRIDE IS NOT THE ONLY PILLAR OF THE WEDDING. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Reption, Akbal Lounge Dress – Marvells Bride's Fascinator – Little Von Loo Groom's suit – Zara Photography – Daniela Garza 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 Bride in striped tights NEXT Musings on feminism and weddings Show/Hide comments [ 37 ] Your dress is gorgous with a capital G and dont even get me started on the fascinators Wow Reply Where did you get those amazing shoes?! I have been looking for comfortable turquoise heels to match my petticoat. 1 agrees Reply On CharlotteRusse.com 🙂 Reply Pardon my french, but you two have serious balls to do this! I don't think I could let so much go unplanned, so I really respect anyone that can – and everything looks perfect! Oh, and that Headpiece? GORGEOUS!!! Reply OMG!i love love LOVE the dress and the fab idea to have your photos taken in a toy store!!amazing!! Reply I am SOOO in love with your wedding! 😀 The pictures are just completely amazing! Some cute, some sexy, some just fun.. just perfect! 🙂 Congrats to the both of you, I wish you the best 🙂 Reply Adorable! There is nothing about this that I don't love! My favorite is the photo of your husband pushing you through the toy store on a flat…so creative and cute! Reply This is beee-autiful!! And that teal just pops! Reply The pictures in the toy store are extra fantastic! Reply The photo of her in front of the Barbies is stunning. Her dress is gorgeous and so is she! I wonder if I can come up with some creative photography locations for my upcoming wedding……all these awesome and unique weddings are so inspirational. Thank you, Ariel! Reply Stunning! Reply You two are awesome! Reply The whole thing is just too sweet! It shows that when you really let go, you're in for great surprises! Congratulation! I love the thights and shoes by the way… Reply Your photographer is FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos! You two are the most adorable couple ever! And I love the colors, oh I just love it all! Beautiful!!! Reply Lovely attitude! I love your comment:"THE BRIDE IS NOT THE ONLY PILLAR OF THE WEDDING." Your wedding is as delightful as your attitude. I really delight in your 'look'. 1 agrees Reply What a cute couple you too are! I l-o-v-e your hair! Your groom's is kick butt too! The pics are amazing good for you to keep them on:) You can see your geniune love for each other and no stress in the faces, it is great and inspiration to me! Reply Love it! The colors, the attire (couple and attendants!), and especially the toy store pics! Love the couple's attitude as well. Just everything is fabulous. Congratulations! =D Reply you're shoes we're made in heaven, i'm pretty sure… Reply These pictures are absolutely amazing. I love that they managed to incorporate a traditional church wedding with the completely free form of the wedding planning. I commend them for an event well un-planned. They look beautiful and gorgeous and happy. Reply Wow, I *love* the toy store pictures! Reply Sometimes leaving things unplanned and to unfold naturally makes for some really great moments. I got married nearly 10 years ago (10 years in Aug!!), and I hadn't been to many weddings, so I didn't know the bride was "supposed" to plan every detail to the minute. One of the best unplanned moments was when my new husband and I entered the reception hall and everyone spontaneously aplaudded us. Fun! 🙂 Your wedding looks lovely, and I can tell you had fun and were relaxed. Reply Your class-but-no-stress wedding has me totally inspired! And I love that you got adorable pumps without having to pay out for a big designer. And the turquoise/gray theme = total win! Plus the random and amazing toy store pics – the one with you on the cart is fantastic. Wow. 1 agrees Reply gorgeouis! you, your hubby, the bridesmaids and the toy shop photos!!! Although I do share your pain of the rush to get married = you must be pregnant. Although it did mean I found out why my grandparents got married when they did… Reply I love this wedding. The photos standing in front of the Star Wars display ROCK MY WORLD!! The couple is totally gorgeous- what a SMASHING suit on the groom, and the bride is va-va-voom beautiful. What a wonderful, free-spirited wedding! So awesome. It just goes to show that attitude really is everything. You can tell they are going to have a fun-filled, exciting life together! Perfect for each other <3 Reply Felicitaciones! Me gustan mucho las fotos y sus sonrisas! Que dia fantastico 🙂 Reply What an amazing photographer! Reply hays pero ke wapa damita esa de tu foto HAHAHA xoxo mi mujerzuela del amors!! Reply I think you're my new favourites, FAB! The photos in the toy store are particularly amazing, I love the spontenaity of it all! Gorgeous, gorgeous couple. Reply Holy crap! This has to be the most unique, unstudied, and sincere offbeat wedding I have seen yet. Congrats, you two! Reply I LOVE the idea of having your photos taken in a toy shop, they look absolutely BRILLIANT!! I am so stealing this idea… Reply I live in Mexico City, and you just have completely destroyed my preconceived idea that having a different kind of wedding was impossible. Or at least really hard. I don't want an expensive, big puffy wedding. I REALLY don't want a wedding full of meaningless protocols, as many mexican weddings have. I'm looking foward to a fun, relaxed, small and cheap blue fairy wedding. You just proved me it can be done. Now, does anyone know any vendors lik that in México, D.F.? Un abrazo Fanny!! Felicidades, te ves hermosa!! 1 agrees Reply Hey where did you get the dress again? I followed the link the other day and it sent me to a site.. now it's not working and I found one that I loved on it. Thanks Reply Love the pictures in the toy store! So awesome! Reply I can't stress how AMAZING some of the details of your "wedding porn" are! The feathers, the keys, the toy-store, the turquoise… just awesome. Congrats! Reply your weddings is beautiful!! i love it! where did u find your dress? Reply Each picure is more fantasic than the last. You look gorgeous and the two of you are so adorable. LOVE the toy store and the venue!! Reply Amazing! I'm adding this wedding to my pintrest just so I can keep checking out the photos. I love your location photos and I adore the photo of the groom with your bouquet. It's got me thinking about wedding planning and how much is really necessary for a wedding really. Thanks! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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