My offbeat partner: Adam, Customer Service Rep
Location & date of wedding: Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
What made our wedding offbeat: We totally bucked tradition. We chose a non religious setting by having our wedding in an art museum. We also had our entire wedding party perform our ceremony!
The bride wore a pirate garter and had tiny skulls added to almost everything. There was a picture of Batman and Superman on the wedding cake. The groom wore bright red socks. The maid of honor was the bride's daughter and she was given away by her 16 year old son.
Our biggest challenge: Our wedding took place in a modern art museum. We wanted the whole ceremony and the reception to take place in one big room but didn't want the guests “displaced” while they flipped the room. To remedy this I came up with a very unique ceremony idea that included having our wedding party do more than just stand beside us.
We set up the room for the reception and had the guests sit at their tables for both ceremony AND reception. When the maids walked down the aisle, their respective groomsmen escorted them around the room so that each set of the attendants were stationed a few feet apart to create a circle within the tables of guests.
We began at our officiate who began the ceremony and then we proceeded to each set of attendants. Each set performed a piece of the ceremony; readings, vows, rings, etc.
We completed the circle by ending up back at our officiate who completed the ceremony and pronounced us man and wife. Everyone felt very involved and it made it so personal.
My favorite moment: Honestly, my favorite part was having people come up and tell me how beautiful the ceremony was and how much they enjoyed it. I loved hearing “I've never seen a wedding like this before…that was so cool.”
My offbeat advice: Don't be afraid to do something completely unusual. Don't be afraid to mix things that don't seem to mix. Invite people you love and they will love seeing your personality in your wedding — even if it's completely non traditional. (Sometimes ESPECIALLY if it's non traditional.)
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