Kale bouquet, skull vest, and red boots at this Chicago wedding #Offbeat grooms#Wedding Porn#bouquet#chicago#illinois#peacock feathers#punk#skulls#vest#wedding boots Updated Aug 27 2018 (Posted Feb 25 2009) Ariel arielmstallings There are so many inspiring details packed into Olivia Leigh Photographie's photos of Sam & Ben's November 2008 Chicago wedding … I'm not really sure where to start. But, let's first look at the bride's bouquet made from peacock feathers and kale. Then there's the groom's skull-emblazoned vest … impeccable: …and of course the bride's bright red boots: You can see more photos here! Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS You might be an Offbeat Bride if… NEXT Megan & Aaron's shark-tastic beach wedding Show/Hide comments [ 43 ] HOTTTTTTTT!!!!!! Reply I looooove that dress! Who's the designer? Reply Betsy, if you click through to the photos I link to in the post, you'll find the dress designer listed. Reply OK, I really NEED those boots. Reply Yay! You posted it! This is the most elegant punk rock wedding I've ever seen! Reply Does anybody know anything about where he got his vest?! Reply ZOMG. These pictures are amazing! I love this couple!!! I also love the skull vest! So RAD! Nice work and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Reply I live in Chicago and found the "flower shop" where this wedding was held, while wandering around the city. It's the most amazing location ever and although I'm already married, I daydream about getting married there! So nice to see what it could really look like. And the wedding/bride/groom – amazing! Reply This wedding was truly amazing!! It was a joy to look at all the cool pics! Reply This venue is one of the most beautiful in Chicago. It's nice to see such a gorgeous, non trad wedding in this beautiful space. Reply Holy jumping Jesus, what a beautiful wedding. Is that an octopus tattoo? I'm stealing this girl! I love the picture of her and her mother singing Punk Rock Girl. My husband played that song the first time we went on a date and started singing embarassingly loud. Reply that is one of the most amazing bouquets i have ever seen. ever. gorgeous. thanks for posting! Reply Thank you so much for featuring some of the photos from this wedding. Sam and Ben were such an awesome couple, and their details were so inspirational! The bouquet was definitely my favourite of the year. Reply woooooow. Reply did noone else notice the groom's red creepers!? very nice alternative to chucks. Reply Great bouquet! I am also planning on using flowering kale in mine. Thought about feathers too, nice to see it done so well. Also, great subtle humor in having "cockscomb" in your bridal bouquet. Reply You have one of the best bouquets I've seen so far!! Reply Wow amazing pictures! What a stunning couple. I started to tear up when I saw the "guitar" pics – what a talented photographer to capture her tear-streaked face perfectly. Everything about this is so beautiful Reply I LOVE IT!!! Reply That bouquet is absolutely fantastic, my favourite part of a fabulous wedding. And the skull vest as well! It seems I may have to get married again, but we always have the option of getting married again in Australia as my husbands family couldn't make it to Finland… Couldn't we? 🙂 Reply OMG my fiance needs, NEEDS, that vest. Reply did u get the vest? i need to know where to find it… Reply Who was the etsy seller who made your headpiece? It's so subtle, I love it! Reply I love the use of kale. It reminds me of the work Sharon at Organic Elements in San Diego. She use succulents and vegetables often. Things you wouldn't normally consider for wedding arrangements Reply omg. amazing. I am totally going to use that bouquet for inspiration. Love love loe. And those boots? Never laid my eyes on anything so beautiful. Wow. Reply Would anyone happen to know what the pressed pennies say? I like the idea, however I wonder if they somehow had them pressed to say something custom… if so, how the HECK did they do it??? =0D Reply AWESOME BOUQUET! Drooling as usual. Reply I love the pictures! Wooooow! Reply Hey, great photos, love the style. I really like the red boots. Reply […] to the beat of a different drummer. Featuring articles on weddings as diverse as cave weddings to punk rock girl (grrl?) This site has become my first reference for the brides who call me and say, "Well my […] Reply Ooo…you got that cool vest at the Alley, didn't you. Love it. Reply does anyone know where she got those boots?? amazing…completely obsessed! Reply I was searching our name on Google and came across your kind words, thanks Rose! And it is an awesome bouquet and photoshoot! Reply Where or how did you get such an amazing bouquet ? I love it Reply love his vest who is the designer and where can i get one?? Reply I really love this bouquet! It's beautiful!! I was going back and forth trying to decide what I wanted for my bouquet. Now I know I want flowering kale! Reply can somebody please email me letting me know where Ben got his skull print vest? email@example.com Reply Great post! Useful tips and beautiful wedding flowers pictures… Thanks for sharing! Reply another request to find out where the groom got his skull vest from please!! Reply Great post! Useful tips on Chicago Weddings and beautiful wedding flowers pictures… Thanks for sharing! Reply where can i get a skull vest like that? i want one for my wedding Reply Has anyone ever found where to get the vest? 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