A lakeside wedding with ribbon wands and spontaneous singing #Wedding Porn#art gallery#bride in pants#chicago#first look#illinois#lake#lesbian weddings#outdoor#park June 13 2012 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Looking at these photos from iluvphoto gives me goose-bumpy happy chills. Hailing from my hometown of Chicago, Briavael and Nikki had an outdoor ceremony in Berger Park, right next to a very hazy Lake Michigan, and then hopped on the El to their reception at Portfolio Annex. But the best part that I can see is that everyone (guests included) all broke into song during the ceremony. They sang "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, which is totally a song a group can sing with vigor. Briavael said, "We put the lyrics in our program and had kazoos for the bridal party. We started it after we did our vows, then led everyone out as we sang and danced down the aisle!" Sometimes you CAN'T STOP THE JOY! So much excitement! Related Post Get starry-eyed with this creative DIY wedding in a historic Chicago park Amanda and Melody tied the knot after almost ten years of being together. Melody is an artist so aesthetics were key. They chose a geode... Read more White sky, white water. What an effect! Flower circle of love! Ribbon wands are great for major photo fun. Briavael said, 'We wanted to have a singalong because music is a big part of our courtship and relationship, and my family (especially) LOVES to sing. Converting the flower circle into relaxation circle. Check out more photos of this sweet outdoor songfest in Chicago over at iluvphoto's blog. 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 Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Make a toast with actual toast! NEXT Screw "timeless" weddings, I WANT my wedding to look dated Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Love the flower circle!! So cool. Reply such amazing photos capturing such powerful emotion! i can feel the love bursting through my computer screen!!! Reply Oh my gosh, I have the same dress! It's so gorgeous, I hope I can pull it off half as well as you do! I kind of want to steal the group sing thing at the end of the ceremony, what a beautiful way to close a family-oriented wedding! Reply That is fabulous, I sang to my husband at my non-wedding! http://voices.yahoo.com/sing-husband-wedding-11435970.html?cat=23 Reply I love the white suit with the wine colored vest. You both looked amazing! ^_^ Reply LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Everything is so beautiful, the cranberry color is stunning and you two look fabulous. The sing a long at the ceremony, genius and so fun! 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. 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.