Samantha & Ryan's New York, Alice in Wonderland, guerilla wedding #Real Weddings: Northeast US#alice in wonderland weddings#black dress#couples of color#fall weddings#guerilla wedding#halloween#hat#new york December 30 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride The offbeat bride: Samantha, Fashion Designer Her offbeat partner: Ryan, student/cook/construction worker Location & date of wedding: Central Park's Alice in Wonderland Statue, New York, NY — October 31, 2009 What made our wedding offbeat: We had a planned elopement to NYC so we could get married in front of the Alice in Wonderland statue on Halloween. My biggest inspiration as a designer and artist is Alice and we figured it would be the perfect place to start our new adventures together. Love the kids playing in the background. Samantha's hair is amazing. We had a friend fly out from California to marry us (he registered so he could be the one to do it). It ended up being kind of a guerrilla wedding. We descended on the statue, waited for people to disperse a bit and went right into it. Strangers watched and clapped. Our ceremony included a recitation of "All in a Golden Afternoon" from Alice's Adventure in Wonderland. There were even two girls at the park near us dressed as the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit. They posed with us for our wedding picture. 🙂 After our wedding we went to Little Italy to celebrate and in lieu of cake had sweets at Ferrera's, followed by the World/Inferno Friendship Society's annual Hallowmas show. It was very adventurous and very us. Our biggest challenge: We stayed in Queens so transportation back and forth each day of our wedding/honeymoon was sky high! We saved a bit of money by having the cabs drop us at the closest subway station to us each day and bought two seven-day unlimited subway passes. My favorite moment: When we exchanged our free-style vows. Looking into his eyes and seeing him cry. Hearing my favorite Alice poem. Having our officiant say, "Now kiss already, Mother-f**kers!" My offbeat advice: Do what makes you the most happy. While you want everyone you love to be there, if it's not possible, don't feel bad. This is about you and your spouse. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? I made my dress, fascinator, necklace and cardigan – Blasphemina's Closet My bloomers were made by Megan Maude My hat was made by Apatico Shop 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 Drool-alicious Texas wedding porn from Whitney Lee Photography NEXT Spokane couple aims to recycle 400,000 cans to pay for their wedding Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] gorgeous! Reply Congrats! I hope married life is treating you well. It's funny, I was just looking at your website last night, trying to decide which of your vests would look best on my boyfriend …. Reply All of them!!! But seriously, they are all on sale :3 Reply Aww you guys are so cute! Its good to see you both so happy^^ Reply 😀 That is still so beautiful!! I am soo happy for you two! Nothing could of been more fitting! Reply :O a new york halloween wedding + mosh pit? FUCK YES Reply I love this! I'm going with Wonderland-inspired stuff as well so it's great for ideas. Reply Yay! I can't wait to see pictures XD Reply Love that hat!! Reply I'm a big fan of her work and also of Megan Maude who she got her bloomers from! Awesome that she was featured here! Reply I have bought many things from Blasphemina's closet and everything has been fantastic. My favorite skirt was made by her, and I might be asking her to make me something for my wedding too 🙂 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.