Check out this badass bride with a bass drum and her accordion-playing groom

January 12 2015 | mswolfgang  
Photos by: Kim Fox Photography
Singing and playing at your own wedding
Photos by Kim Fox Photography

It was a New Year's Eve just a few years ago when Danny and Johanna shared their first kiss on the dance floor after a history of popping in at each other's music shows. The two musicians said their vows at a private residence in California this year, and they pulled out all of the musical stops!

But first, let's talk about the style going on here. Johanna wore her mother's dress, a friend's veil, and some killer blue strappy flat sandals. Danny was dressed head to toe in a white suit, apparently similar to what he wore on their first date (which, yes please).

Okay, NOW let's get to the music! Johanna and Danny sing and play a lot of instruments and perform with a lot of groups. For instance, Johanna plays the bass drum in The Carmen Perez Memorial Marching Band while Danny plays the accordion. So of course the couple led their entire wedding off to the reception like a parade, complete with Johanna playing a specially marked bass drum and Danny leading the charge with the accordion.

I just… don't think I've ever seen a more perfect wedding outfit accessory than a bass drum.

Blue strappy 70s style shoes

Groom in white tux

Bride getting ready in overalls

First nonlook behind a door

Bride playing ukulele

Groom in all white

Groom singing and playing accordian

Bride walking down the aisle

Groom waiting for bride

Bride walking down aisle II

Groom sees bride

Ceremony I

Bride and groom laugh during ceremony

Bride during ceremony

Outdoor ceremony in California

Wedding day bass drum

Bride picks up the bass drum

Bride and groom prepare to lead the parade

Bride and groom leading the parade to the reception

Wedding parade awesomeness

First kiss after the ceremony

Formal wedding portrait

The hills of California

Wedding cake with accordian and bass drum caketoppers

Cutting the cake

Reception singer

First dance

Bride sings while groom dances

Bride and groom sing at reception

Reception singers

Dancing in sweaters


Catering: Sound Bites Catering • Entertainment: Love Uninhibited Orchestra • Flowers; White House Florist • Photography: Kim Fox Photography • Shoes: Ross

  1. FABULOUS photography, FABULOUS wedding. I think my favorite photo is the capture of Danny's face full of awe and anticipation as he sees Johanna walking down the aisle toward him. So much love!

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