_MG_6967 2The offbeat bride: Jessica

Her offbeat partner: Lorien, CEO of Pingg.com

Location & date of wedding: Wedding in Nevada desert, party in NYC loft — 10/3/09 wedding; 10/24/09 party

What made our wedding offbeat: Never a traditionalist. Always a rebel (unless it turns into a cliche). Terrified of weddings and every “walk down the aisle,” “cut the cake” part of it.

We eloped to Vegas. Got married in the Nevada desert by a woman who looked like Blondie. Just my love, me, “Blondie” and a three-person film crew who helped us film an Oliver Stone (Natural Born Killers-esque) type film involving our alter egos.

Three weeks later we had a massive 300 person party under the guise of our thirtieth and fortieth birthdays. Family and friends flew from all over figuring our joint bdays (ushering a new decade) was a big event. At 9:00 we showed them a video. At first with pictures of us both growing up… la-di-da… until a record scratch — it breaks into the short mysterious movie that ends in the grand finale — footage of our wedding. EVERYONE FREAKED as people started guessing what was happening and realizing they were actually at our wedding. Ridiculousness ensued.

No wedding cake (but we did pass out gourmet popcorn during the event), lots of dancing (but no first dances) and a wedding video like no other!

30- 40 birthday party…and a surprise wedding from Lorien Gabel on Vimeo.

Our biggest challenge: We eliminated all challenges and honestly had the wedding of our dreams. FIguring out what we didn’t want, we started from scratch and invented the rest.

Hardest part… keeping the secret for three weeks! 🙂

My favorite moment: The moment when everyone watching the video started screaming and asking “Is it real?” Also the moment in the desert, when we kissed.

My advice for other offbeat brides: Erase all that you know. Start from scratch and look f*cking HOT doing it.

Care to share a few vendor/shopping links?:

  • He bought all his clothes in the video at Lazarosoho.com
  • People who shot our video – Gpix

Enough talk — show me the wedding porn:

Comments on Jessica & Lorien’s Oliver Stone meets David Lynch fantasy wedding

  1. That's AMAZING!! The film is really incredibly shot, and what a fun and awesome way to do it up. The waiting for the surprise must have been EXCRUCIATING! I bow to you, sex kitten, i bow!

  2. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it, love it, love it. It actually made me cry. The most romantic and sexy thing I have ever seen……. I just wish I could afford something like that….. Ah well….

  3. Holy crap! That's awesome! Now I'm jeaous. I always wanted to hire a film crew for a movie style wedding, but I could only afford a super awesome photographer OR videographer. I chose the pictures.

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