Whitney Lee Photography brings you Stephanie & Kevin's wedding #Sponsors: Photographers#austin#blue shoes#first dance alternatives#gamers#no dancing#rock band#shoes#texas#video games Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jun 12 2009) Ariel arielmstallings This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Y'all remember Whitney Lee, one of Offbeat Bride's favorite Austin wedding photographers? Well, she's back again with more wedding porn, this time from Stephanie & Kevin's recent wedding. Stephanie says: I guess the main thing that made our wedding offbeat was that we tried to do things because we liked them or because they were important to us, rather than doing things because they're just always done at weddings. We had a "First Rock Band" rather than a first dance. This was because we love Rock Band and we do not love to dance. It's definitely one of my best memories of the night; my husband on guitar, me on the drums, and all our friends and family surrounding us and belting out "Living on a Prayer." Exuberance all around. It was awesome. Also awesome? My shoes: five-inch platform heels in bright teal blue satin. Comfy, too, despite their height. I heart them. I need to lead a more glamorous life so I'll have more opportunity to wear them. My husband and the groomsmen wore khakis and navy blazers because I liked the look, and tuxes seemed wrong for the relaxed feel we were going for. We figured it would be easier and more practical than renting tuxes because they could wear the blazers and khakis again. And, on some level, I guess we were going for "ironic East Coast prep" since we're Asian and we went to public schools. Take that, establishment! We added an extra step to the thing where your guests clink the glasses and then the new couple has to kiss; we drew a question about us as a couple (or us as children) out of a hat and someone had to answer it correctly before we would kiss. If he or she got it wrong, we'd draw the name of a couple out of another hat and THEY'd have to kiss. Only the questions were apparently too easy because our guests got them right every time… To learn more about what Whitney Lee can do for your wedding (whether it's in Austin, Denver, Chicago, or New York) head on over to Whitney's website, or check out her blog packed with wedding porn. Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Green wedding shoes to melt your face off NEXT Popular demand links Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] I love those shoes 🙂 Reply awesome, my fiance would LOVE to play rock band as a first dance… I have to show him this! LOL. 🙂 Reply I think my FH would cry with happiness to see me playing Rock Band drums in my wedding dress. 🙂 Reply LOVE LOVE LOVE your shoes!! Reply This is so awesome! I think this is such a great alternative to the first dance. Honestly, dancing in front of a hundred people makes me really nervous–I wonder what other cool firsts I can come up with since I've never played Rock Band (I know…totally lame). I think the question idea for the kissing is bomb–I'm totally borrowing that! Reply We did a First Rock at our wedding, too! Our choice of song was also Bon Jovi – Dead or Alive. We had it projected onto the wall on the rooftop we were having our reception on. It was AWESOME and I highly recommend it to anyone considering it. =) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessandcolin/2820587… Reply wow wow ! awesome wedding ! thanks for featuring it here ! Reply who makes the shoes?!!??!?! Reply who makes the shoes?! they are unbelievable! Reply I just want to say this is awesome!!! My fiance and I have actually decided not to have a DJ. All music will be provided by friends/family playing Rock Band!!! Ahhhhh!!! I LOVE IT!! 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.