Sarah & Ian's Christmas Romance with a Twist Wedding #Real Weddings: Global#cake#christmas#church#corset#custom dress#headpiece#holiday#jacket#tattoo#tattooed bride#uk#winter January 14 2009 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride The offbeat bride: Sarah, head of customer support for software house Her offbeat partner: Ian, car mechanic Location & date of wedding: Norman church in the Cotswolds in Langford, Gloucestershire, UK on December 13th, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: I refused to be anyone but myself. My dress, the tiara, and the bridesmaid dresses were made specifically to my requirements. Thrones for the bride and groom, set by the Christmas tree! Regardless of family pressure, I refused to have a conventional "white dress" kind of wedding and also refused to cover up my tattoos … after all, they are a part of me. Our biggest challenge: Our biggest challenge was getting everything done as we tried to do as much as possible ourselves. Our friends and family were super helpful. My mother-in-law made the bridesmaid dresses and my sister-in-law made my skirt and jacket, and a friend's Mum made our wedding cake! My favorite moment: My favourite part was the look on people's faces as we entered the church. My offbeat advice:The best advice I have is to go with your gut instinct. Don't allow anyone to turn your head. You know best what will be just right for your wedding day. Also, try to relax and enjoy it as much as possible. A choir for Christmas carols. Some of my vendors: My limited edition corset was made by Angels Carrying Savage Weapons. My skirt, jacket and corsages was designed and created by Vikki Lafford. Last but not least, my custom made tiara was the beautiful creation of Tiararama. Super cool seasonal centerpieces. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Genuinely touching zombie wedding vows and ceremony NEXT Sarah & Roland's Art Deco Elopement Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] You are absolutely right girl! And what a beautiful dress that is – congratulations on your marriage, and having your wedding your way! Reply Wow, you got married the same day I did! Love your porn and it looks like we have quite a bit in common re: styles! Reply Beautiful! Reply Wow, thanks guys 🙂 and you are all S's The flowers on the dress were individually handmade and took on average an hour each to make. They were hand painted and used a combination of Swarovski Crystals, Czech crystals, fresh water pearls and glass beads….plus some other bits which I have no idea about…lol Reply Wow, you look absolutely fabulous. I love your dress! Reply Ahh thank you…nearly a year ago now but I still love the dress 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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.