The Offbeat Bride: Katie, Woman of the World
Her Offbeat Partner: Victor (Victy, Victory, Boyfriend), USAF Officer
Location & date of wedding: Qualicrest Farm, Wooster, Ohio, USA, North America, Earth — May 25, 2008
What made our wedding offbeat: We tried to make our wedding guest focused and had a GREAT time! Plus, when planning we tried to buy local, buy green, stay organic/all natural, in the family, home made (the best cake ever!) and fun.
I think the thing that made it mine (ours) was that everyone had a good time. I've heard people say it was like two comedians getting married. Plus we made it a weekend — bonfire Friday night, party at mom's house Saturday, and the wedding on Sunday! Fantastic!
A few special features: made the cake myself (did I mention best cake ever?); made the bridesmaid skirts and none of their shoes matched; I wore a fantastic organic dress I got for $300 and recycled shoes; didn't buy flowers; walked down the isle to “All You Need is Love”; Dad sang during the ceremony (just like when I was a kid!); we were outside and had great weather (weird for Ohio); choreographed our dance to Queen's “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”… and that's just the tip!
Oh, and my photographer thinks I'm so offbeat they suggested I submit this!
Our biggest challenge: Getting the wedding party to the venue early… really, I just wanted to party!
My favorite moment: When my husband used some of my favorite John Denver lyrics in his vows. That was so amazing! “My life, my love, my everything, it's you I want to be with”
My advice for other offbeat brides: Don't sweat it when people give you the raised eyebrows when describing what you're planning for your wedding. I got crap from a few family members, but I just kept my head up and said that is was exactly what I wanted. And sure enough, on the wedding day they loved it all!
Oh, and don't give up when trying to find the things you want. It's all out there, you just need to keep up the good work.
Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?:
- Venue: Quail Quest
- Dress: Get Conscious
- Caterer: Mustard Seed Market
- Photographer (best ever!): Merge Weddings
Enough talk — show me the wedding porn!:
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