Liza & Kyle's rustic Scandinavian-inspired wedding #Real Weddings: Western US#forest#getting weddinged#rustic wedding#washington#wiccan Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Aug 15 2014) Offbeat Editors Photos by: Sikora Photography Photos by Sikora Photography The Offbeat Bride: Liza, Licensed Massage Practitioner Her offbeat partner: Kyle, Game Developer & Music Producer Date and location of wedding: Summit Grove Lodge, Ridgefield, WA — May 3, 2014 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Kyle and I had already gotten married the year before with a very small, private ceremony with just a judge, my parents-in-law, and a friend as witness. While it felt good, I've always been close to all of my family back in Sweden and I knew I wanted to have a wedding where they could all be there with me. Kyle also lured most of his relatives up from California for the big day. No one knew we were already legally married! Tell us about the ceremony: The handfasting done by one of our closest friends (and bridesmaid) was amazing. Since I'm a Wiccan and Scandinavian, it felt important for me to incorporate that tradition as it applies to both! The judge performing the ceremony was the one who wed us the year before, too. That felt special and he was very honored to do it again. It felt like Kyle and I were renewing our vows. It was also important to me to have both my parents walk me down the aisle, as they are both equally loved and dear to me. It was really not a matter of giving someone away, but more as a way for me to honor and show them how important they have been to me and still are. Our biggest challenge: Staying calm and focused was my challenge. I was very stressed for time the day of, and people had to almost push me away from the decorations and up to get my hair and makeup done! I'm not a control-freak, but I was worried to leave everything up to others and just go with the flow. It's not fun to hear that some things are not going so well when you are in the middle of doing pre-wedding photos (with rain starting)! My favorite moment: I felt very proud and touched by the beautiful speeches from my family members and close friends. It was amazing to see my family come together with Kyle's and how well they all got along. My funniest moment: Guests' reactions when Kyle and I walked/danced out to "We Like to Party" by Vengaboys was funny. We both love '90s dance music so it was the perfect, non-traditional "grand entrance" song for us. Dancing with my dad was funny as he rocked the air guitar in the middle of our Duran Duran song! It was awesome to see people have fun on the dance floor all night and also enjoying the photo booth full of crazy props. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Photography: Sikora Photography Dresses and tuxes: Vera Wang (old collection) Shoes: TOMS Wedding collection Flowers: Flowers Washougal Music: Stumptown DJs Photo Booth: Stumptown Booth Caterer: Peter George for Summit Grove Lodge Mini cupcakes: Cupcake Jones Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! PREVIOUS 1920s-inspired wedding details you'll love as much as Gatsby loved green lights NEXT Betsey Johnson's wedding shoes just SOMETHING BLUE me away (har har har) Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] I just want to say amazing wedding. The presentation of this wedding is pretty awesome Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour 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. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.