Angeline & Kirk's pink boots and kilts castle wedding

April 30 | offbeatbride  
Photos by: Shelley Povey
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Photos by Shelley Povey

The Offbeat Bride: Angeline, Registered Nurse

Her offbeat partner: Kirk, Insurance Broker

Date and location of wedding: Larnach Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand — February 17, 2012

Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Because we held both the ceremony and reception in the beautiful Historic Larnach Castle, Kirk couldn't resist honoring his Scottish heritage and wearing a kilt. My hot pink patent leather Doc Martens boots (along with my general love of all things pink) was also my inspiration for much of the wedding.

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The bridal boutique helped me stamp some personality onto my dress by adding pink around the waistline, and adding a few metres of pink satin around the hem of the dress. I also wore my pink Docs and stripe-y socks with the dress, naturally.

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Tell us about the ceremony: Neither of us are religious or particularly traditional, but we did want a personalized ceremony. Our celebrant started by introducing our bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the important roles they had played in our lives. She then told our love story (including how we sat up one night formulating our survival plan for a zombie apocalypse). Kirk and I had met online, and on our wedding day, we celebrated our seven-year anniversary.

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My favorite moment: My dad died suddenly when I was nine years old, so my amazing stepfather and mum walked me down the aisle. I still really wanted my dad to be a part of the day, so I tied his wedding ring into my dress, so that he was a part of walking me down the aisle.

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My funniest moment: Kirk's parents were married 33 years ago, and on their wedding day, for some reason, the minister never told Kirk's dad to kiss his bride after the vows. We conspired with our celebrant to invite Kirk's parents up after we kissed. Kirk's dad was then asked to finally kiss his bride after all these years! They had the biggest smooch ever, dip included, and everyone was in hysterics.

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My advice for Offbeat Brides: Remember why you're there. Try to forget all the drama, stress, and unimportant things that happen, and remember the reasons you are with your partner and how much it means to you both.

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  1. It looks a gorgeous wedding! Love the bright pink and the idea of tying your dads ring to your dress, great idea. Love the belated kiss too!

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