Brit didn't let getting sick ruin her wedding! #Real Weddings: Northeast US#boston#bride in pants#fall weddings#lesbian weddings#massachusetts Updated Oct 17 2019 (Posted Feb 23 2008) Offbeat Editors The offbeat bride: Brit, Admin Her offbeat partner: Cecilia, Accountant Location & date of wedding: Historic building outside Boston, MA, October 13, 2007 What made our wedding offbeat: We made the decision early on that we would keep whatever traditional wedding elements we liked, and ditch those we didn't! This meant the white dress was out, along with "tossing" of anything, but the ceremony and reception with all our friends and family were in. We had a modest budget, and incorporated lots of DIY. I made all of our paper products, centerpieces and my bouquet. We also used rented audio equipment and mix cd's for the music and did all the decor ourselves. Other things that puzzled our families included walking down the aisle together, not having a bridal party and planning the entire thing ourselves. Our biggest challenge: The process of planning was actually very smooth. We did encounter lots of confused expressions and questions from family members who weren't sure what a lesbian wedding would look like, or how it would work, but we always responded with openness and honesty, and I think in the end everyone "got" it. The real challenge arrived when I came down with a flu-like virus two days before the wedding! I had a high fever and body aches and was put on a strict regime of aspirin, fluids and rest, which caused us to cancel our original rehearsal dinner plans. I was feeling a little better for the wedding day – but still decidedly sick! My favorite moment: Hearing Cecilia's vows. Generally I am more the "words" person and she is more the "numbers" person. But her vows just completely blew me away. It was an incredible feeling that I'll never forget. A close second would be when we sat at our table for the reception and got to look around and really take it in – I couldn’t believe how beautifully everything came together! My offbeat advice: Don't stress! Just allow yourself enough time to plan and do what feels right. Enough talk — show me the wedding porn: Brit doesn't look green around the gills at all — well-rallied, for a feverish bride! PREVIOUS How to combat "DIY-er than thou": an interview with Khris Cochran, author of DIY Bride NEXT How to style your dreads on your wedding day Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] Awwww. She did not look sick at all and the wedding looks so sweet.The pictures are so moving. Reply Love the Fall theme and the brown cake. Super cute! Reply This lovely wedding is something I aspire to one day! Congrats and may you both have a long and happy marriage! Reply Hooray! Thanks so much for including us on your site Ariel! I'm a big fan 😀 And thanks for all the kind words! Reply Brit and Cecilia definitely deserve recognition for thier beautiful wedding. Cheers! Reply What a stunning wedding – Brit looks radiant, had you not said she was sick I would have never guessed it! I'd love to know the location you used (I'm in Boston too), so if you feel like sharing you could email me at email@example.com Reply Hi – we're looking to plan a wedding near Boston, too – what historical building was this one at? 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. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.