Hazel & Ash's all black, red & white wedding #Real Weddings: Global#birdcage veil#black dress#colored wedding veils#fans#hat#non-floral bouquet#top hat#uk Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Sep 16 2009) Offbeat Editors The Offbeat Bride: Hazel, Chef Her Offbeat Partner: Ash, Specialist Sports Sales Supervisor Location and date of wedding: Cambridge Register Office, Pub Crawl Wedding Breakfast and Whittlesford Memorial Hall, UK — 8/11/08 What made our wedding offbeat: We tried really hard to make the day fun and totally relaxed while still being totally fabulous. I really wanted a non-white dress, no bridesmaids, speeches or wedding cake. And I everyone to wear black, white and red. We hired the best ska band in the entire of Cambridge and managed to fit in a pub crawl as well. We couldn't have made it more "us" if we'd tried. It was exactly the day we'd hoped for. Our biggest challenge: Our families. The specific things we wanted were not too everyone's tastes and I certainly felt a lot of pressure to go with a more traditional approach. We stuck to our guns and on the day everyone said how wonderful it was to be at such a different wedding. Everyone in black and red! My favorite moment: I actually have loads… Our hairdressers and make up girls getting really excited to see the dress. Seeing Ash when we first walked in. My heart leaped, he looked goooooooooood! Having "Bohemian Rhapsody," by Queen, playing during the ceremony and the obligatory "Waynes World" head banging moment. The food was amazing, as were my friends and family. Eating just cooked jammy scones — yummy! When the singer from the band stage dived into the crowd in the evening. Everything actually, it was all brilliant. My advice for other offbeat brides: Plan, plan and plan some more. If you can get everything sorted a day before the big day it'll iron out any small problems that may crop up. Don't let anyone tell you you're doing the wrong thing. Don't doubt your vision. Have the picture in your head of your wedding and make it happen! Enough talk — show me the wedding porn!: PREVIOUS Kilted groomsmen NEXT Chloe & Tank's Fiery Red UK Wedding Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] Ska band? Black white and red? Sounds AMAZING. I wish I could have been there! Reply Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the bride's gothic Lolita hat!!! Where can you buy those outside of anime conventions? Reply Try online, especially at Etsy. Here's one seller I found: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5294440 Also, if you're crafty, you can decorate one yourelf. I bought a doll's top hat for a dollar at a craft store, then added feathers and silk flowers myself! It's also cheaper that way. Reply Thanks so much! I'm all about doing it cheaper, and being able to say, "I made it myself." My sweetie was checking our internet history last night, to see if my 20 year old had been sneaking onto the net (she's banned right now), and he said, "someone's been looking at wedding dresses". I said, "That's strange" and changed the subject. I guess it was one way for him to find out that I want to get married! Reply i love that you had a color theme for your friends and family. Reply just based on the fact that you had Wayne's World head banging, I would say that your celebration was a great time! So far I have a dee red dress, my husband to be is wearing white (hahha), our cake is basically a replica of the Mad hatter's top hat and I've registered at MyRegistry.com for some pretty cool Etsy art. how did you break the news to family that you weren't going the traditional route? Reply I just told them straight from the beginning, It's my way or no wedding. I'm a bit feisty like that. Reply Oh this is just so scrumptious 🙂 Reply I'm glad you stuck to your guns, certain members of family don't always approve of non-traditional stuff so good on ya! You all looked great! Reply I don't know what I love more- the gorgeous dress, the amazing rings, the feather fan…amazing! Reply Cool…love the black and red. It's great when people are willing to be a bit daring on their wedding. Seems to make a much more of a unique occasion. Reply Cool…love the black and red. It's great when people are willing to be a bit daring on their wedding. Seems to make a much more of a unique occasion. Reply Thank you all! We had a fabulous day! I'm so pleased to have been included on the blog! I can't tell you how many hours I spent scouring the posts for inspiration. Oh and the hat(and dress!) was specially made by Heart Brides from Ely, Cambridgeshire. x x Reply ha ha….it was fantastic…one to never forget…can't belive my feet on on the internet Hazel LOL and me and my best mate's hubby…tongues will wag….I think it was the best wedding I have been to…and I went to 5 last year alone!!!! Michelle xxxxxxxxx Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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. 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