Beer boutonnieres, rustic details, and a headpiece that wins the day at Stephanie & Travis' wedding

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Photos by Summerhouse Photography

The Offbeat Bride: Stephanie

Her offbeat partner: Travis, Engineer

Date and location of wedding: Dover, PA — May 24, 2015

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Tell us about the ceremony:

My background and beliefs are French/Arabic/agnostic, and Travis is Irish/German/Christian. We agreed on a nonreligious wedding that would just represent our love and not our religious (or lack thereof) ideals.

Ceremony musicians

Groom walking down the aisle

Bride at the ceremony

We walked down the aisle to music played by two of our friends. Instead of drinking wine during the ceremony, we drank a bottle of Chimay Red we had saved since the first week we began dating. The cork flew off a good 20 feet when we opened it, so it was probably good we ended up drinking it.

Unity beer ceremony

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Outdoor ceremony

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Tell us about your reception:

Our first dance was to Johnny Cash and June Carter's "If I Were a Carpenter," and our reception was full of Arabic music and chair-lifting (my family is Jewish, and we wanted to share that tradition).

We also had a bonfire, photo booth, and an open bar to add to the fun. Travis danced with his mother, and I danced with my father to the same song. My dad bawled as we danced to The Beach Boys.

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What was your most important lesson learned?

Do not invite people who you truly do not want to share in your special day. It is about you and your love, not impressing people or doing what you think you must. Wedding planning can be really fun if you take your time and don't let it overwhelm you.

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  1. This wedding is sooo beautiful! Seriously my favorite wedding that I've seen. The flowers and decor are just beautiful. Congratulations!

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  2. Beautiful bride, awesome butterfly and bird tattoos, gorgeous headpiece and the brooch bouquet to die for!! Who made the bouquet for you?? I love it!!!! Your are a fantastic couple and
    I wish you health, peace and joy I your life together.

    • Thank you so so much! I tried to DIY the bouquet myself at first but then realized it would be too time consuming and I was afraid it would fall apart! I found a woman who makes these for a living, her company is called Vintage Expressions, out of York, PA!

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