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!
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.
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.
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