Alexzandra & Kevin's "Afrolian" Punk Rock Wedding #Real Weddings: Midwest US#chicago#illinois#museum#punk April 23 2009 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride The Offbeat Bride: Alexzandra, Personal Assistant My Offbeat Partner: Kevin, teacher Location & date of wedding: Glessner House Museum in Chicago, IL — 08/09/08 What made our wedding offbeat: Our wedding was offbeat because it reflected my unusual African and Mongolian background, which we dubbed Afrolian, and the groom and brides love of punk rock. We wanted something fun and glamorous without going over our $5000 budget. Well, our guest list more then doubled and so did our budget, but we were able to achieve our goal of glamour, punk rock, zebra and lace within our 5 month planning period. It was a blast. And the bridesmaids have more tattoos than the Hell's Angels and our pastor was our best friend from the Teen Idol's who has a black eye. Our biggest challenge: Our biggest challenge was our budget. Since I work as an essential personal assistant I live and breath food, expensive things, and diamond encrusted everything. The only problem is my paycheck doesn't afford me the luxury to spend $300,000 on a wedding. My favorite moment: My favorite moment was when we were announced as husband and wife. My advice for other offbeat brides: Throw tradition out the window. Do something that means something to both of you… and don't fight too much. 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 Virginia & Lars' Snow White & the Red Rose Wedding NEXT Why do longtime partners split after getting married? Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] Awesome wedding photos. THis looks like a wedding I'd love to be at. Reply loveloveLOVE IT!! =) Reply The most sexy and SASSY bridesmaid ever! Looks like a blast. Reply Looks amazing! Definitely one of my favourites so far. You're all so beautiful. Reply What a fun way to capture the essence of your fabulous wedding! Glad I could be a part of it! Reply Hey! I just found your blog and what a fun site it is! Reply I love it! I am going to sound like such a geek, but everyone looks sexy! Who knew everyone in a wedding party could look sexy…. usually there is at least one person looking a lil' frumpy…. not here! Reply Hey all! Thanks for the sweet words, it turned out really fun! And I think you are all right, my bridesmaids are the sexiest girls around! It's wedding week in my world and Time Out Chicago just published an article about our wedding if anyone wants to read what we did on our big day. chicago.timeout.com/articles/features/73810/diy-wedding Reply OMG i'm getting married in chicago this halloween. where did you get your flowers??? they are beautiful! Reply Did you get your bridesmaids dresses from pinupgirlclothing.com?? Reply Where can I get a few more photos of those bridesmaids dresses? Love that look! Reply Jessica, Congrats on the nuptials! Where are you getting married? I made all the floral arrangments. If you need any help, let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org Vitya and Celeste, they did get the dresses from pinupgirlclothing.com the dress came in burgundy and black and were called the Greta dress. Reply Where did you get your hair, and the bridesmaids hair done?? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your 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. 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.