The Offbeat Bride: Catherine
Her offbeat partner: Jeffrey
Date and location of wedding: Hunter's Creek, Michigan — July 27, 2013
Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Jeffrey and I worked every weekend for six months to prepare an old farm for our Alice in Wonderland and circus-themed wedding. Our entertainment was the Detroit Circus and The Reefermen. All our decorations were handmade and we did everything ourselves, with help from family.
Our biggest challenge:
Despite a gorgeous summer in Michigan, the weekend of our reception was met by a downpour! My handmade decorations were all but destroyed by the rain, and many of our guests were not prepared for the showers. But we managed and had a wonderful support system surrounding us. Everyone was very understanding of the ever-changing Michigan weather. Thankfully, we had covered porches, tented seating areas, and indoor facilities to keep all of our guests dry.
My favorite moment:
The most meaningful moment of our wedding experience was the union of two different worlds of people. The love that was expressed to us that day was the most meaningful moment I have ever felt.
Also, watching the six months of labor Jeffrey and I put into the wedding come together was incredible. It was better (and wetter) than I expected, and I wouldn't have changed a thing.
What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding?
Don't worry if it rains. It just adds to the magic of the day.
Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?
- Dress: Alice and Willow
- Band: The Reefermen
- Photographer: 586Media
- Venue: Hunter's Creek
- Entertainment: Detroit Circus
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