Kelley & Mitch's bicycles, acrobats, and neon formal wear wedding #Real Weddings: Northeast US#bicycle#chuppah#colorful#diy centerpiece#jewish#multi-colored dress#museum#neon#non-floral centerpiece#paper flowers#pennsylvania#philadelphia#print dress Updated Oct 3 2016 (Posted Nov 26 2013) Offbeat Editors Photos by: Avi Loren Fox We previewed this couple's AMAZING neon bicycle part centerpieces before, and now we've got the whole (just as amazing) wedding to share! Photos by Avi Loren Fox The offbeat groom: Mitch, Artist His offbeat partner: Kelley, Artist Date and location of wedding: Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, PA — April 13, 2013 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We did almost everything on our own. Kelley modified my tuxedo, and we had a friend in New York City design her white and neon dress out of a thrift store purchase. We created the place cards from a set of animal information cards we found. All the centerpieces were welded from bicycle parts, and Kelley made the flowers out of origami and bicycle wheel spokes. The menu was our selection as well: steak, salmon, and tater tots(!) with a selection of pies for dessert. Kelley is also an acrobat, so we set up a rig inside one of the rooms, and she did a performance immediately after the ceremony. Later in the reception, two of our other friends performed, as well. Tell us about the ceremony: We had a Reform Jewish ceremony. The Ketubah! Kelley and I designed the Ketubah (marriage contract), and we stood under a Chuppah. The funniest part was when I put the ring on Kelley's wrong hand… and it didn't fit! Our biggest challenge: My family is huge, and Kelley's is very small. We were worried it would be unbalanced, but everyone seemed to have a good time anyway! My favorite moment: Seeing all of our friends and family having a fantastic time (especially Grandma Bunnie), was definitely our favorite element. We did it as much for them as for us. What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding? Don't discount a large DIY project, if it means a lot to you. With careful planning and timing, you can do it yourself. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Photography: Avi Loren Fox Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! PREVIOUS Geoff and Michael's globally-focused but intimate San Francisco wedding NEXT Keep guests toasty warm with blankets Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Is that a paper crane necklace!? I love all the origami details. Congratulations to you both on a fantastic wedding! Reply Whoa, what a GORGOUS wedding! I especially adore the pictures of the acrobatics, it looks like so much fun! Reply &@$*%# those colors!!!! That dress!!! Those centerpieces!!! I totally agree with you on embracing a big DIY if it means a lot to you. I'm doing all the bouquets and my wrists are dying from all the sewing. But they'll be awesome! Reply that dress!!! Reply Beautiful! Congratulations! I love that she kept on the striped neon socks for the acrobatic performance. She looks so graceful up there! Reply I love that she is so confident when performing on the silks and looks terrified when being lifted in a chair!! 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. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.