The Biltmore Estate in North Carolina has always had a soft spot in my heart, so I may have squee'd kinda loud when I saw Ben and Samantha's wedding. The couple chose the stunning American castle for their venue because it reminded them of the country estates of the UK, where Ben's from. Ben's also in a band, and the juxtaposition of the couple's colorful, fun, rock-n-roll spirit with the palatial Biltmore is AMAZING.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of rock ‘n’ roll wedding posts.
If you want your big day to be a "solid gold hit," I have just the invitation for you. Check out this vinyl record invitation. If you and your partner are music purists, and have a shelf loaded with vinyl, then be sure to grab the free template downloads and follow along with the photo tutorial below to create this fun invitation at home.
For those about to rock: here's some rock 'n' roll wedding inspiration for you! Ant and Alana met while playing in different local rock bands, and they managed to include a lot of fun music-heavy details in their wedding day. As you can see in the video, each member of the bridal party walked into the ceremony to the rock song of his or her choice — think Madonna, Led Zeppelin, and Prince. Guests were given customized guitar pick wedding favors, and floral centerpieces were ditched in favor of numbered albums. Vinyl fans, get ready: the record-shaped wedding cake looks incredible!
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 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.