LaSherra & Brandon's Spring wedding with a hip-hop soundtrack

Updated Oct 12 2015

You've seen the breakdancing/broom jumping awesomeness from this wedding before, now get the whole story.

You may kiss the bride

The Offbeat Bride: LaSherra, Mission Support Assistant (aka. Tribe member Butterbean.)

Her Offbeat Partner: Brandon, Logistics Specialist

Location & date of wedding: Backyard of Spring Park Center, Texas — March 21, 2009

What made our wedding offbeat: I wanted a comfortable, outdoor wedding during my favorite time of the year, Spring. We had the traditional elements with a preacher, bridal party, the white dress, the bouquet/garter toss, broom jumping, etc. I also wanted some classic hip-hop playing for the reception. With that, I had breakdancers performing at our reception, thanks to a wedding I had seen featured in OBB.

Dancers
Breakdancers from Rhythm Nation Studios.

Our biggest challenge: With a spring themed wedding, I was ready to have flowers galore! But I had no idea that a real bouquet would cost so much. So I turned to Ebay and found a few sellers that made luscious silk arrangements for the entire bridal party for a fraction of the price of real flowers.

Hi, were the cutest flower girls ever. How are you?
Hi, we're the cutest flower girls ever. How are you?

We also had to scramble to create "flower baskets" for my flower girls since I had left the store-bought stuff at home. One of my bridesmaids grabbed some tissue paper from our goody bags, some plastic cups, and a few stray silk flower buds. They made for the ugliest, but the most charming baskets. HAHA I was very thankful for her help and that memory.

Trashing the Dress
Another photo for Grooms on Swings!
Line dancing.
Line dancing.
My favorite moment: There were a few people in my family with well known problems going on in their lives. They could have just stayed home, or came to the wedding with a "dark cloud" hanging over them.

I was happy to see them not only make it to my wedding, but to be in great spirits and health with smiles on their faces and enjoying the fresh air. That made me more happy than anything.

My advice for other offbeat brides: Try not to listen to anyone that suggest "No Ring, No Bring" when it comes to the guest list. I know that some situations are different than others, but let the single people bring someone if it's going to make them feel more comfortable. The guest count to food ratio will always work itself out in the end.

FatherDaughter
Adorable father/daughter dance.

One more thing; do not waste your time with a seating chart and don't feel obligated to have a head table or a "sweetheart table." We were just fine sitting amongst friends. However, do put on your comfortable shoes and visit EVERY table.

Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?: I have to thank my DJ, my ceremony guitarist, and my dancers for providing the best entertainment that most of my guests have ever seen at any wedding they had attended, from what they have told me.Leaving

  • My DJ was CJ Spencer
  • The jazz guitarist that I had found from Myspace and made my daddy eat his words can be found here.
  • Last but not least, my talented dancers can be contacted here.

Enough talk — show me the wedding porn!:

  1. What a fantastic wedding! Can I borrow your flower girls?

    I agree with tossing the no ring no bring rule out the window. I have kind of a funny story on that and seating charts. My fiance and I have been dating for over six years now, and we were both seated at a singles table for a wedding! We weren't engaged yet though, but really?!

  2. OH MY GOSH! Those flower girls are freaking ADORABLE! I wish I could rent them for my wedding!!!
    And congrats to you–the whole event looks beautiful.

  3. I second the love for the colors. The greens look so gorgeous – the perfect shade for an outdoor springtime wedding. And that is one epic cake, by the way.

  4. I love spring weddings. The flower girls are so cute!! And of course the bride and groom look so happy! (I am going to check out the photos as soon as I finish typing this!)

  5. I love the reception scene — the open park environment, the lovely green tables, and the dance floor.

    Fiance and I are going to play lots of 60's-90's R&B and hip-hop at the reception. Breakdancers would be so awesome!

  6. how lovely! and i agree.. the CUTEST flower girls in the world!

    and in the one pic, i don't think it was line dancing.. looks like the cha cha slide to me!

  7. Thanks everyone for your compliments!! It's pretty cool having my wedding featured here. 🙂
    BTW, Rosa, I found my cake topper on Ebay. If you pull a search for "whimsical cake topper" on Ebay or even Google, that topper will pop up first thing. hehe
    THanks again for the love!

  8. The cake topper is great and that dress just can't get any cuter.

    I've never even heard of the "No Ring, No Bring" rule. We're inviting all significant others and I guess I've been lucky that my non-husband has been on every invite I've received.

  9. I love this whole thing & we're using the same green. Where did you get those adorable flower girl dresses?? (And OMG, yes, cutest girls ever).

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