One of my dearest friends in the world, Megan Hill, just launched her new 8mm wedding film company: Hello Super8! I’m a 15-year fan of Megan’s visual aesthetic — she designed the invitations and stickers for our wedding and also designed my business cards. And her taste in music? She was one of our wedding […]
The offbeat bride: Shana, Renewable Energy Her offbeat partner: Bill, Renewable Energy Location & date of wedding: Our farm in Gouverneur, NY on August 2nd, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: First, it was on a rundown, beat up, muddy, treacherous farm. There is no barn to speak of, and everything has been abandoned for […]
The offbeat bride: Kelly, Writer and TESL Teacher Her offbeat partner: Francis, Web Designer Location & date of wedding: Stone Mansion in Rome, NY – May 24th, 2008 What made our wedding offbeat: Both of our families are super Catholic and we are not, so we decided on a outdoor handfasting. The ceremony was presided […]
“All of the guests humored us by dressing up in wings and fancy fairy garb, and our officiant was a happy purple fairy~ We were married at Twilight, and the entire ceremony quoted from Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) or was written by us, invoking all of the faerie realm.”
We only had seven guests, and we only spent $500. We spent the tiniest fraction of money you can on a wedding — we did this because we live in Brooklyn (high rent!) and our parents didn’t have money to give us so we knew we just had to be creative.
“My husband & I eloped in my woodman friend’s backyard, which was a huge tract of natural land. We were married between a shagbark hickory (signifying solidity & strength) and a beautiful white pine, the Tree of Peace among the Iroquois Indians.”