Dive in to Dick Van Dyke's seafoam circus fantasy wedding #Wedding Porn#blue dress#blue shoes#brooch bouquet#california#celebrity#circus#fascinator#feathers#hula hoop#los angeles#nautical#outdoor#pool party#surprise wedding#tent#tentacles May 9 2013 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Rawtography Photos by Rawtography Once in a great while, celebrities take the offbeat road and we get to see fun alternatives like Mark Zuckerberg's backyard surprise wedding that caught us off guard with its fabulous simplicity. But on the other end of the spectrum, one of our amazing and talented vendors, Laura of Rebel Belle Weddings sent us this heart-stopping seafoam circus wedding from none other than actor, comedian, producer, writer, singer, dancer, candlestick-maker Dick Van Dyke and his bride, Arlene Silver-Van Dyke. With our Empire-wide love of all things octopus (and oooh-shiny things in general), we were basically this, followed closely by this. Prepare yourself for contortionists, jugglers, a circus barker (with giant tentacle hat, natch), gobs of feathers, hula hoops, faux dancing bears, electric jellyfish, an epic first duet, and the cutest darn couple this side of unda da sea! Related Post The mirrored corset at this teal and tentacles firey wedding stole our hearts Liz and Tony's wedding inspiration came from trips and involvement in the Burning Man community where they met some of their closest friends. Some of... Read more Queue the bride's entrance, to "Roustabout" by Beats Antique. Listen here for a soundtrack while you read. The pair's friend Bryan (and Dick's co-performer in their a capella singing group, The Vantastix) officiated. Watch the hilarious "first duet": singing "Old Fashioned Wedding" from Annie Get Your Gun (with both of them sounding totally era-appropriate): Here's one more vid, this time of the bride's brother's toast, which includes references to the invitation's glitter bomb, the duds she dated before Dick, and even a Chuck Norris reference: Oh, just a couple of electric jellyfish busting it out. For any of you planning a theme similar to this gorgeous madness, check out Arlene's Pinterest inspiration board, which is basically the Holy Grail of vintage nautical circus pastel undersea whimsy. You know there were some super talented vendors involved in this (the Seafoam Circus Event Team!): Event Design: King Dahl Event Design Event Coordination: Rebel Belle Weddings Entertainment and Performers: Milestone Productions, Inc. Catering: Monrose Catering Tent, Lighting & Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Graphics and Custom Artwork: Pop Ink Octopus-theme graphics: Etsy seller EphemeraAndMore Photography: Rawtography Videography: Pivotal Media Makeup and Hair: Jessica de Ben Bride's gown: Renee Strauss Bride's shoes: Under the Sea Wedding Shoes by Kristie Ann Couture via Advantage Bridal Clutch: Dove Grey Ostrich Wedding Clutch from Sara C. Accessories Octopus Cake Stand: BHLDN.com Officiant: Bryan Chadima Harpist: Brooke Weller Circus Barker: Scott Froschauer Electric Jellyfish: Scott Froschauer and Kymber Blake This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: Rebel Belle Weddings 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 Senior 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 Casual groom style board from Well-Groomed NEXT Sarah & Mark's BBQ in a barn with a big bear brawl Show/Hide comments [ 38 ] I just can't with how crazy-amazing this is. Now this is one way to spend a big budget well! All you see is the quirky fun and happiness. And how handsome does Dick van Dyke look! 32 agree Reply OMG he totally had my dream wedding. now I have to love him even more. *sigh* Oh well perhaps we can copy him for our 5 year vow renewals LOL! 10 agree Reply The best ever. 4 agree Reply Seriously. How freaking cute is Dick Van Dyke here? Love it. 14 agree Reply That last photo is the most adorable. 20 agree Reply Wow, this is realyl something different, very refreshing to find! 2 agree Reply There are no words for how happy this makes me. 4 agree Reply I've always loved Dick Van Dyke, and now I completely and totally adore him even more! He and his bride look so freaking happy in their little slice of awesomeness. I agree with the first commenter – this is a great way to use a big budget for a wedding. 14 agree Reply Thank you for the wonderful write up!!! WOW!!! 31 agree Reply Thanks for letting us show off your zomgamazing wedding! It looked like so much fun. 🙂 15 agree Reply You created an amazing event. We love it! 6 agree Reply I request on behalf of ALL offbeat empire to PLeASE submit a profile so we get to read about the event from your and Dick's perspective !! 5 agree Reply How would I go about making a profile? In the meantime, here's the link to a podcast that Dick and I did about our "Seafoam Circus" wedding http://disneyweddingpodcast.com/2013/04/03/arlene-dick-van-dykes-seafoam-circus-wedding/ 3 agree Reply Just sent the info over to you! 🙂 4 agree Reply You were a beautiful bride and I had the same clutch for my Vegas wedding!! Reply Your wedding looked amazing and you both look so happy! That's wonderful! 🙂 Reply Wow wow wow I love Dick Van Dyke and his brides awesome idea of a wedding. I would have loved to be a guest at such a fun and extravagant day. The best of luck and love to the pair of them! 4 agree Reply Congratulations Arlene and Dick. Dick, you are a true comic genius and one of my boyhood idols (and you continue to be). Not only that, you look GREAT. Much happiness to you both!! 1 agrees Reply Dude, I KNEW Dick Van Dyke was fucking cool, but I didn't know he was that. fucking. cool. 20 agree Reply I hereby declare this celeb wedding to be the best one ever! (next to Mr. Zuckerberg's nuptials of course 🙂 ) 2 agree Reply One of my favorite song and dance men…and one of my first childhood crushes! It's so good to see him so happy. Congratulations to the seafoam bride and groom! 3 agree Reply I scrolled past and went "That's funny, a groom with the same name as Dick Van Dyke. Wait, wait *scrolls back up* ZOMG, NO WAY! *fan girl squeal*" 4 agree Reply What a hoot! What fun! What joy to see Dick van Dyke, one of my absolute favorites of all time, look so happy. That "first duet" was priceless 🙂 Congratulations and many, many years of happiness to the two of you! 4 agree Reply This might, just possibly, be the best offbeat wedding ever. I mean. We throw some rocking good parties around here, but you got a first dance alternative, octopi, circus, underwater, jellyfish, acrobats, nonfloral centerpieces, smores bar, and hoola hoops. It has all the must have elements lol. I love it. Congratulations to the happy couple and I hope they enjoy their lives together 🙂 6 agree Reply Wow! Just when I thought I couldn't possibly love him any more! Best wishes to the adorable couple! 1 agrees Reply Loved the shoes—it proves you don't need glass slippers to find your Prince! 5 agree Reply Awesome, magical, beautiful. I'm so jealous!! Always loved Dick van Dyke, its so cool to see him have such a special day and how adorable he is with Arlene. 2 agree Reply WoW – this just made my day. How cool is all of this and the duet was priceless. Brilliant. Love the colours and the octopus. I 2nd how cool DVD is to have a wedding like this and the pic with the shoes is so sweet. Best Wishes to you both. 1 agrees Reply Ha! The juggler? He's one of my cirque school instructors! 1 agrees Reply I love how DVD is in his 80s and still finds a way to exude such youthful whimsy! 2 agree Reply Dick Van Dyke is from my hometown of Danville, IL, so we like to claim him as our own. 🙂 I'm so glad he has found happiness, and he and Arlene seem like a wonderful couple. Beautiful wedding. Congrats! 2 agree Reply Wow! How did I miss seeing this one? So good! I grew up watching reruns of the Dick Van Dyke show…so fun to see this. The third photo is priceless. What a lovely pair. 1 agrees Reply Incredible! I love the fantasy and spectacle! i wish there was more photos of the bride and groom!! Reply ZOMGG! *That* is what I call a celebration of love!!!!!! <3 1 agrees Reply Wow! I mean I knew the guy was cool, but not THAT cool… Thanks for sharing, this made my day! Reply Stunningly beautiful! The colour matches Dicks blue eyes! I've always had a thing for carousel horses ever since I was a little girl. Thank you for sharing. 2 agree Reply This is kind of blowing my mind right now because *our* wedding is Mary Poppins themed, which of course Dick Van Dyke starred in, and *we* have a carousel horse too!!! Reply How awesome would it have been to attend this wedding. Looks like they pulled out all the stops! I love the color seafoam and the pictures really bring out the color. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *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. 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