The Offbeat Bride: Jackie, Comedian
I curated my wedding's aesthetic choices based on my own kooky vintage pink glam vision I dreamt up. My first thought was of the movie Steel Magnolias: “My colors are blush and bashful.” “Her colors are pank and pank.”
I am a southern belle with a pink obsession — please see my cell phone case, all my clothes, and my dog's tail; so I knew I wanted a pink wedding. I wanted to look just like Ariel The Little Mermaid after she became a human. With seven hair extensions and a good coat of paint, my vision came to life!
Tell us about your reception:
I had two semi-big deal breakers that made selecting a venue in Los Angeles more difficult. I had to be able to have an all-vegan menu, and our dog had to be able to attend. This was, after all, her big day, too.
Once I found The 1909 (which I randomly found through Instagram hashtags one night), I knew it was the perfect place. It was romantic and outdoors which were huge checks off my list.
They also allowed us to bring in a caterer of our choice, and Eco Caters was a no-brainer. My pals the Spork Foods sisters created a delicious and special all vegan menu that isn't just tofu with veggies, but hearty, fun, and flavorful dishes that my entire carnivorous Texan family enjoyed. I had portobello cordon bleu and Thai peanut noodles with grilled jackfruit.
What was your most important lesson learned?
The advice I have for other couples is, DO YOU, HONEY. If you have an idea that might seem offbeat, go for it. Have faith in yourself that with some elbow grease and a vision, you can make it happen.