Sarah & Davy's love in the key of honky-tonk wedding #Real Weddings: Midwest US#bar wedding#birdcage veil#indiana#kids#mama bride#rock 'n' roll wedding#rock your wedding#short dress#tattooed bride#wedding boots#western wedding April 5 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Photos by: Tall and Small Photography Photos by Tall and Small Photography The Offbeat Bride: Sarah, Artist Her offbeat partner: Davy Jay, Honky-Tonker Date and location of wedding: Max's Place, Bloomington, IN — May 22, 2011 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Having lives that in large part revolve around old-fashioned things in general, and old-fashioned honky-tonk in particular, it made sense for our wedding to be, well, old-fashioned! Sort of. It wasn't old-fashioned in the sense that it was held in a church or that any rice was thrown at us, but rather it was old-fashioned in terms of entertainment and decor. The wedding was held at Max's Place, a favorite venue of Davy's (his band, Davy Jay Sparrow & His Well-Known Famous Drovers, perform there regularly) and the decorations were cowboy and southwestern-themed. The bands who performed at the reception (held in the same venue) were all throwbacks in their own right: Leon Chance (1970s outlaw-era country), The Tillers (1930s-era olde tyme string band), and The Vallures (1950s-era Motown girl group) all made the night a-swingin' and special time for everybody. Davy even got up to do a few songs. Tell us about the ceremony: The most offbeat part of the wedding would have to be the ceremony, thanks in large part to the officiants. The Vaudevillian comedy duo Rembrandt & McGillicutty presided over the ceremony in full Tin Pan Alley fashion. Their performance came complete with a drunken preacher routine and a fantastic "Where's the ring?" bit. It was far from a traditional wedding, but it was certainly a fun and old-fashioned time for all. Our biggest challenge: The biggest challenge came after our ceremony and before our cake. Poor Jack (our six-year-old son) ran into a table and started bleeding profusely from his head! All of those tiny blood vessels really made a huge, scary mess. Davy rushed Jack to the bathroom and cleaned him up but in the process got his brand new, tailored western shirt totally covered in blood! After a lot of soap, cold water, and cussing, he was actually able to clean it all out and there was not a single stain. We felt so bad for the little guy, we actually took him on our honeymoon. My favorite moment: One of the most meaningful moments of our wedding day happened during the "Where's the ring?" bit of the ceremony. The officiants were searching for the rings, and our son Jack had them in a little sparrow's nest. He delivered his lines: "Excuse me sir, I found these two shiny round things in this nest. I believe this is what you're looking for!" It was too sweet for words. Another moment came during our first dance to Leon Chance's rendition of Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender." We were showered with balloons at the end of the song! My funniest moment: When the words "You may now kiss the bride" were uttered, McGillicutty (the drunken preacher), pretended to try to kiss me! Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Photography: Tall and Small Photography Hair and makeup: Ash Vega Bands: Leon Chance, The Tillers, and The Vallures Officiants: Rembrandt & McGillicutty Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! 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 Navy suit, gingham shirt, slim tie, and vans: advice for grooms on how to find their style NEXT All Vans, all the time: shoes for those going "dapper casual" Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] This is the sort of wedding I would love to go to, it sounds like it was a hoot! And the grooms shirt, oh my isn't it schmancy? The decor and everything look great together as well. Congrats! 3 agree Reply This is so authentically awesome. It doesn't feel theme-y or anything. It looks just right. Congrats you two! 2 agree Reply Your wedding looks like it was awesome. I really love the clothes! 1 agrees Reply What a STUNNING bride!! 1 agrees Reply What a great wedding! I love me some honky tonk and a beautiful bride! Reply Oh, yay! I have the same photographer booked for my upcoming wedding, and I remember ogling some of these pictures on their website. Looks awesome! Reply Yeeha! Amazing looking photos, so much eye candy! I really love the golden suit of the guitarist, looks like a lot of fun Reply I love that his shirt matches your tattoo! 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.