Small, affordable, a vacation (and total party!), and all rock 'n' roll? That's a wedding we can handle! Add in a fabulous red and black vintage dress, some first-time parasailing, and some barefoot on the beach vows, and you'll be ready to sink your own feet in this wedding sand. Even a last-minute date change couldn't squash the fun.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of rock ‘n’ roll wedding posts.
This pair brings the house down at their huge wedding with live bands, sci fi details (including an amazing photo booth!), gorgeous music hall venue, and even a Klingon love poem at the ceremony. PLUS, the groom planned the wedding himself and has the battle scars to prove it. Check out this space age dance party in Brooklyn.
If the costumes, kick-ass handmade dress, and three-legged dog dressed as the Black Knight (sans leg, natch) don't get you, the paper doll-inspired invitation will. And if even that doesn't get you, the officiant holding "Weddings for Dummies" will. And if THAT doesn't get you, just wait until you see the band dressed as brides and the slow-dancing Jay and Silent Bob. It's a smorgasbord of amazingness over here.
Yup, those are indeed Pacman and World of Warcraft Save the Dates you see there before you. They come from our sponsor, Save the Date Originals. Don't let their name fool you, though: Save the Date originals is more than just awesome Save the Dates. You can get wedding invitations, printed magnets, cards, stickers and more.
You might recognize our sponsor The Reverend D (the fabulous lady in the middle) as the bride from DonnaMarie & Ricky's unholy union and heavy metal cabaret wedding. In fact, it was the wedding that inspired DonnaMarie to become an officiant. The Reverend D is one bad-ass offbeat wedding officiant. What makes The Reverend D so bad-ass? Oh so many things…
Maybe you don't want to totally buck tradition, or perhaps you might get a lot of flack for showing up for the wedding in your favorite leather jacket. You can still channel a refined rocker vibe with a few unexpected accessories.
When the groom is a professional honkey-tonker, and you live near an amazing little dive called Max's Place, it makes all the sense in the world to celebrate that honkey-tonk lifestyle with a cowboy and music-themed bash. The kick-ass outfits on the bands (yep, all of them) alone are worth a look.
I'm excited about our newest sponsor Odd Lot Weddings because these invites hit the mark with so many of y'alls favorite things. Julie, the designer and owner of Odd Lot Weddings, creates awesome wedding invites specializing in Day of the Dead, rockabilly, goth, and steampunk aesthetics. But if any of those styles don't resonate with you, she also offers custom design services… and she's got work-arounds for the budget-minded.
It's one thing to take on a big wedding; it's a whole other thing to plan two back-to-back ceremonies and parties! But once you see the retro fashion, Asian-inspired details, Chinese dancing lions, and sweet band tribute from the groom, you'll totally agree that it's a double happiness moment. OH, and a ceremonial martial arts board breaking by the bride? It happened — twice.