Jaye & Jeremy's eco-friendly, dessert & cocktail wedding #Real Weddings: Canada#bagpipes#day wedding#eco-friendly#fall weddings#green dress#jacket#kilts#musicians#ontario#outdoor#toronto January 8 2010 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride The offbeat bride: Jaye, musician and event planner Her offbeat partner: Jeremy, scientist (stem cell research) Location & date of wedding: Rumball Manor at the Rumball Centre for the Deaf in Toronto, ON Canada — October 5, 2007 What made our wedding offbeat: I had my wedding dress made in green silk and the groom wore a kilt. We had an eco-friendly dessert and cocktail party on a Friday afternoon. There was no bouquet, I had head flowers instead. My pipe band piped us both into the ceremony area where two officiant/friends performed the ceremony (one male, one female). I played flute as a part of my vows. The guests sat in a semi-circle with my musician friends completing the circle to play for the ceremony. We made our own colourful invitation at a paper-making studio and were made archivally to last as art pieces. We also made the programs. We used a venue that was too perfect and needed little decor. A friend of the family made a crazy-ass cake. And we kept the budget at around $5,000!!! Our biggest challenge: Biggest challenge was the photographer specifically booked to do the wedding. He was a friend and messed up completely. (Though this could have been managed if a good friend booked to manage time had not gotten ill.) He kept us doing pictures for most of the party — so we missed the chocolate fountain! Thankfully an old friend was also a photographer asked if she could shoot as well — hers were the only ones that were useable. My favorite moment: Me playing for my new husband and trying to make him cry, like he always does when I play. Him trying like mad not to… nice energy. Second thing that sticks out is looking out to my friends and family and seeing nothing but camera lenses and cell phone cameras. I felt rather like a celebrity fighting off the paparazzi! My offbeat advice: Dream big. Plan realistically. Accept everything that happens graciously. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?: Flowers from www.ecoflora.ca Venue: Bob Rumball Manor Enough talk — show me the wedding porn: 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 Marrying your BFF, losing interest in weddings, and book tours NEXT Help us make OBB even more awesome Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] I love that you did things eco-friendly…way to start your new life together on the right foot. Reply I enjoyed your info on budget friendly weddings. I think your site would be helpful to brides searching my website, http://www.everafterplanner.com/Gatlinburg-Weddin… . As a wedding planner in Gatlinburg, TN, I am constantly searching for great content and other wedding professionals to work with. If you would be interested in exchanging info. or being featured on my website, feel free to contact me. Reply Your over coat is beautiful. Where did you get it? Reply Awwww.. you guys are so sweet! Reply That dress is gorgeous! I love the two layers and especially how the color looks with the bride's hair! Reply Hi, We are having our wedding here next year and would love to ask a few questions! Could you email me? Thanks so much! Lee-Anne Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.