This junk shop rodeo wedding slays with country meets glam style #Real Weddings: Western US#bearded groom#blue hair#long-haired groom#seattle#washington Posted Mar 15 2016 Offbeat Editors Photos by: Bethany and Dan Photography Photos by Bethany and Dan Photography The Offbeat Bride: Meredith-Gray, Hair Stylist Her offbeat partner: Eric, Software Developer via PhD in Chemistry Date and location of wedding: The Georgetown Stables in Seattle, Washington , — October 25, 2015 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We love older buildings and vintage, kitschy decor, and we wanted the venue to have an eclectic, cozy vibe. Eric's family has a background in Rodeo and I'm from the South, so the venue's western details were a personal touch. Georgetown (the neighborhood the venue is in) has a great industrial, creative culture which we wanted to share because we like to build things and aren't afraid to get dirty. We also incorporated some of our favorite vintage pieces into our formal wedding attire. A lot of friends provided their talents to the wedding (the officiant, the baker, the DJs, the wedding photographers, the hair stylists), which made everything feel much more intimate. We got ready for the wedding at our house so everyone could relax. The day of wedding, I also let one of our cats pick out what jewelry I was going to wear. I laid a bunch of old pieces out on our bed and she sat by the ones she liked. Eric also helped design my engagement and wedding band, which was very sweet. Tell us about the ceremony: Our ceremony was a bit of a paradox. We are very private people and have broad spiritual beliefs and backgrounds and we knew guests at our wedding had varying beliefs, too. We decided to do two back-to-back ceremonies: one private (just Eric, myself, and our officiant in a secluded back room), and one public with our family and friends. We knew for the public version we wanted the ceremony to be short, sweet, and meaningful. We kept our bridal party very small, one family member and friend for each of us. Bonus: I got to walk down the aisle to a Nick Cave song that has significance for me. I totally bawled during my handwritten vows and Eric stayed calm and composed while reading his. Our officiant planned most of the ceremony as a surprise, so that was super fun. Afterwards, we divided the succulents in the bouquets and boutonnieres up among the bridal party, so we could all replant them after the wedding. Tell us about your reception: The reception immediately followed the ceremony in the same space. It rained most of the day, so people could choose whether they wanted to enjoy the lovely drizzle outside on the back patio or hang out inside. We hired a food truck for many reasons. We wanted a broad, fun, delicious menu that catered to a number of dietary needs and Jemil's Big Easy (Authentic Cajun) totally delivered. We didn't want formal seating and this saved us quite a bit of money. An "umbrella line" organically formed while people waited to order food. Once you ordered, you passed the umbrella to the person behind you. We kept decorations minimal. The venue was so unique we didn't want to take away from it: pillar candles, succulents, tablecloths, and star garlands on the stage (which I could reuse after the wedding) were basically the only decor we provided. The "itinerary" for the evening was loose: eating, toasts, dancing, and we left the venue through a glow-stick gauntlet. We played pinball for a bit after the ceremony with some of our friends then hopped in our truck and headed back to our house to eat celebratory ice cream. Vendors Photographers: Bethany and Dan Photography Venue: The Georgetown Stables Food Truck: Jemil's Big Easy Cupcakes: Kara's Cakes DJs: That Darling DJ Duo Star Garlands: CocoBella84 Succulents/Bouquets/Boutenierres/Haircomb: Succulently Urban Hair: Pinup Salon Reception Beer: Georgetown Brewing Company Custom Rings: Greenlake Jewelry Works PREVIOUS Why I ignored the magazines and turned to YouTube instead of a makeup artist for my wedding NEXT OPEN THREAD: Forget regular chairs, do we need to rent highchairs at our wedding? Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Meredith! You and your wedding look absolutely beautiful, and your handsome groom looks eerily like mine! I just showed him these pictures, and even he was freaked out! 🙂 See for yourself: http://offbeatbride.com/2015/07/rock-n-roll-wedding-pa Great hair, dude 🙂 Reply Thanks so much Jolene! I love all the color and sparkle in your wedding. And yes, both grooms look eerily similar. Great minds think alike 😉 Reply This looks so perfect! Can you share where your dress is from? I love it. Reply Hi there Stef! Surprisingly, my dress was from JCrew. I didn't need to alter it or anything (granted, I'm 5'10" so that probably helped). Wait for their big bridal sale. Big Discounts! Reply LOVE. IT.!!!!!!!!!!! Reply OMG, the bride's hair!! *drool* Also, cat! So cute! Reply Thanks Ashley! Cats do make everything awesome 🙂 Reply And I'm still in awe that you guys pulled this together while handling the house stuff and so many other things, in such a short span of time. I'm STILL venue hunting. Hats off to you. Plus OMG YOUR HAIR. And you both look so happy. Yay! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour 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. 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