Get ready for roller skates, derby jackets, custom Converse, sparklers, lighted lanterns, and tons of Dr. Seuss centerpieces and details. This sweet little backyard wedding in Illinois is all about FUN. Plus, you’ll love their planting unity ceremony, first dance to an American Idiot song, and horse mask cake topper.
Let’s just see what might make you excited about this wedding: bacon chocolate cupcakes, heavy metal-meets-roller derby, kids vows AND rings, a Spider-Man pinball machine gift, scavenger hunt programs, a “feather girl,” a cheeseburger save-the-date…? I could go on, but I’m pretty sure you’re already heading in to read this one. And you totally should.
This destination wedding brings a reluctant to fly Midwest family to San Diego for a tiki-meets-roller derby party with cool DIY details like crocheted bouquets. Things get pretty crazy at the reception with an order to drink more booze and a lady in a chicken hat. It also takes a pretty cool bride to admit her mistake in her advice to other Offbeat Brides.
I’m a HUGE fan of Los Angeles-based wedding planner Laura Guerrie. Laura is more than a sponsor, she’s part of the Offbeat Bride family. Ariel turned to Laura to answer the “do you need a wedding planner” question, and she and I have not only worked together, but we also party together. Speaking of parties, why don’t we revel in some of the OUTSTANDING offbeat weddings she’s helped orchestrated — Star Wars cakes, Muppets, dinosaurs, and generous offbeat discounts await…
A halftime proposal (with video!) leads to a rollicking roller skating wedding. These derby kids know how to put on a show — complete with Rock Band, blackjack, and a hip-hop serenade.
“Welcome family and friends [and Offbeat Bride readers] to the wedding of Jenna and Kieran. Like me, you are here today partly because you are just a little bit scared of Jenna, but mostly to witness Kieran come good on his promise to ‘Wed this bitch.'”