My Offbeat Partner: Chris, Software Engineer
Location & date of the wedding: New York, NY courthouse, and reception at Alice's Tea Cup. March 20, 2009.
What made our wedding offbeat: I bucked tradition by having a mid-day tea party wedding: Everything was exactly like the tea parties I had in mind when I poured (water) tea for my dolls at age 6!
My maid of honor and I wore the most frilly, girlie dresses and hats… it was so beautiful. (Mine was beige and pink and hers was turquoise and pink)
And I wore dark lipstick — to the horror of my mother-in-law!
Our biggest challenge: I could not find any dresses, flowers, hats… I just couldn't find any non-traditional bride anything! I made most of my wedding attire and did all of the flowers. After I started sewing, two months before my wedding, I opened my own Etsy site. Not finding the right dress has lead me down a new career path!
My favorite moment: When my new husband and I came out of the courthouse, we stopped to take pictures on the steps and saw a NYPD traffic cop stop and take our picture with her cell phone. She said we were the most beautiful bride and groom she ever saw!
My fashion advice for other offbeat brides: You didn't settle for your mate, don't settle for anything less than your perfect outfit.
I didn't get my shoes until five days before, but they were perfect and I was so glad I didn't just settle on whatever to check it off the list.
Somewhere, some how, that crazy dress or hat you imagined is out there. Worse case: design it and have it made.
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