Alexandria & Tyler's rainy day rainbow wedding on a mountain #Real Weddings: Northeast US#colorful#converse#rainbow#umbrella#unity ceremony#vegan#vermont#wedding boots Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jan 8 2014) Offbeat Editors Photos by: Shannon Partrick We're in the mood to bring some rainbows, glitter, and colorful details into your life. It's a prismatic rainbow and colorful wedding theme week! Photos by Shannon Partrick The Offbeat Bride: Alexandria, Special Educator Her offbeat partner: Tyler, Musician/Music Teacher Date and location of wedding: Dreaming Mountain, Johnson, VT — May 25, 2013 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Tyler and I designed our wedding together with an equal amount of effort from both of us. We made as much as possible at home and kept nearly everything else local — created by family, friends, or our larger Vermont community. I had my hair done at home and did not wear makeup. Our products were sustainably-sourced, our food was vegan, our dog Jack was our ring bearer, and we spent our wedding night in a yurt! Neither Tyler nor I felt comfortable with the expectation of the woman taking the man's name after marriage, so we came up with something that worked for us. We combined letters from our surnames and our mothers' maiden names to create a new family name that held special meaning to each of us: Magnolia! During the ceremony, our parents helped us plant a Magnolia tree and we exited the ceremony to the song "Sugar Magnolia" by the Grateful Dead. Tell us about the ceremony: Tyler's best friend from childhood officiated our wedding. We wrote our own vows and included readings from Khalil Gibran's The Prophet, The Little Prince, and a poem by e.e. cummings. Our biggest challenge: We planned an outdoor wedding at the end of May in Vermont. We expected a beautiful spring day, but it rained for the week before the wedding. Roads were washed away on the way to our venue, there was mud everywhere, and we had to send out last-minute emails warning guests to bring boots and warm clothes. It even snowed during the ceremony! Our friends and family pulled together to make sure there were enough boots and umbrellas for everyone. We were able to get a tent and a heater and we danced the cold away! My funniest moment: I included a line from The Big Lebowski in my vows ("you're a good man, and thorough"), and I read a story Tyler had written when he was a little boy during our thank-you speech at the reception. My favorite moment: I loved reading our vows to one another, feeling the support of our family and friends, and sharing our first dance to a song played by the band we would go see together every week when we first started dating. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Photography: Shannon Partrick Venue: Dreaming Mountain Catering: Have Your Cake Catering Cupcakes: My Little Cupcake Photobooth: Planet Vermont Dress: Foxglove Custom Bridal Gowns Jewelry: Designer's Circle Jewelry Hair: Jordan Girouard Videography: Carter Oswood Potted plants: Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market Poster design: Shawn Rice Band: Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! PREVIOUS 4 reasons San Diego's Revolution Weddings should be your wedding DJ NEXT Set up a secret "getaway table" for a post-ceremony private meal Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] This looks like it was a fantastic time. I love the colors, and I especially love including the line: "Your a good man, and thorough" 🙂 Reply I just love all the colors! Also, fist bump from another no-makeup bride 🙂 Reply That first picture made me go "Awww." Your wedding looks fantastic and fun. You guys just look so in love and happy it just makes me smile. Also hell yes to no make up. It's so rare to see and it's great for us girls who don't want to do it. Reply How fabulous! I LOVE that arch – did you create it? I'm so glad you could access your venue despite all the flooding. Reply What a beautiful wedding and I'm really impressed by how you guys handled that weather! I have to second Sunny and ask about that gorgeous arch. My husband was just talking about building an arch for our "proper wedding" and that is absolutely exactly what I was picturing! I would love any suggestions you could pass along that would make that a reality. 🙂 Reply Sunny and Andrea, we did not make the arch, it was already at the venue! Since we were forced inside at the last minute we decided to use it to make the indoor space more outside-like 🙂 Reply Love those shoes! Gorgeous and sexy couple :). Reply I wanted to share some of our extra photos with you all! These photos include more details, like table settings, favors, my skydiving bachelorette party, and my rainbow bridal shower! 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10101575233486330.1073741826.6906113&type=1&l=cffc825187 Reply Precious! Looked at your fb pics too — it's just so sincere. ee cummings is my favorite poet!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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. 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