When a tuxedo-clad "gride" and "broom" get married by a self-described drag clown nun #Wedding Porn#genderqueer#lesbian weddings#LGBTQ#officiant#outdoor#rainbow#tuxedo January 9 2014 | Stephanie Kaloi Photos by: Nataworry Photography All photos by Nataworry Photography. Nicole and Melissa's Washington wedding at Nature's Connection Place is one for the books! For starters, they had hand-crafted "gride" and "broom" signs for their chairs and were wed by a bearded be-glittered member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who officiated while rocking a massive rainbow sequined headdress. There were hints of purple in everything from the couple's matching boutonnieres to the violets cascading down the side of their wedding cake. Vendors! Photography: Nataworry Photography Venue: Nature's Connection Place Caterer: Cabbage Patch Restaurant Cake: Xtra Special Cakes Brides' tuxes: Susan at The Tux Shoppe (Seattle) Officiant: Sister Krissy Fiction of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Order of Benevolent Bliss Flowers: Flowers by Shamay Harpist: Alishia Joubert Rings: Shane Co. Gride and Broom signs: Watson's Wooden Words Video: Edit1Media Jumping Broom: Skagit BroomWorks 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 Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Have your wedding party tie ribbons to show support for your commitment NEXT From coast-to-coast, Angelic Affairs wants to plan your offbeat wedding Show/Hide comments [ 19 ] Now THAT is a wedding I would have been honoured to be a part of- so awesome! 8 agree Reply Love this! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are the best! It looks like a wonderfully happy day. 13 agree Reply GOD I LOVE THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE!! 28 agree Reply Wow! Absolutely love the vibrancy and color choices. Talk about putting a stamp on your wedding! Love it! 2 agree Reply Hi all! We are the happy couple. Thank you for a wonderful blog and sweet comments. We poured our hearts into designing every detail (even the invitations) of our wedding and really made it our own. We believe we succeeded in beautifully melding our cultural and spiritual backgrounds with harmony. Our guests contributed their warm positive energy. We are specially grateful to all of our amazing vendors, who were truly a perfect match for us and all of whom are incredibly talented. In addition to those listed, we wanted to ensure the following vendors are recognized: Gride & Broom Signs: Watson's Wooden Words (www.signsinwood.com) Video: Edit1Media (www.edit1media.com) Jumping Broom: Skagit BroomWorks (www.skagitbroomworks.com). They make the brooms by hand with true passion. We found them online but meeting them in person was an amazing experience. They are amazing people. To everyone who helped make our special day unforgettable… THANK YOU!!! 17 agree Reply Thanks for letting us know! I added them to the list. 🙂 1 agrees Reply I love the picture of you mildly flashing the camera. And the one with the super serious bejeweled officiant. This looks crazy awesome! 8 agree Reply I actually gasped out loud when I saw the sparkly rainbow headdress and then started plotting how I could get it for my wedding! 1 agrees Reply I THOUGHT that looked like Krissy Fiction! She's fabulous, and a very kind person in real life too. 🙂 4 agree Reply That was my first thought too. I skipped down to see if a name was given. Reply We love Krissy too, as well as Sisters Flo and Shomi who honored us with their presence at our event as well. And yes, they are awesome people in there secular lives as well. Most Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are. 5 agree Reply I couldn't possibly love this more. Congratulations!!! 1 agrees Reply I just have to say that only on OBB will you ever see a wedding blog post with that title. I love the photos – congratulations! 😀 1 agrees Reply Those tuxes look AWESOME. I mean, everything's pretty and cool, but the outfits are really great! Reply THIS IS AMAZING. 1 agrees Reply WHY IS NO ONE ELSE FREAKING OUT ABOUT THAT AMAZEBALLS CAKE???? I mean, I guess the rest of it is so goddamn beautiful as well, that the cake kind of blends in with the awesome vibe, but HOLY COW. Seriously, though, this looks like the most fun that could possibly ever be had at a wedding ever. 5 agree Reply These pictures remind me of what a fantastic day this was. As the owner of the venue I have to say this was one of the most creative and heart felt weddings we had ever seen. Nicole and Melissa, as well as their families and friends, were such a joy to work with. I felt honored to be a part of it all. Yes, that cake too! So amazing! The day was beautiful in every way from beginning to end! The pictures say it all! 1 agrees Reply The gride and broom's flowered headpieces made me giggle. In a good way. Clearly fun people! Wishing you many happy years 🙂 Reply I love that rainbow fan and the topsy-turvy cake! 1 agrees 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. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.